SwineCast Industry

Looking into USDA Dietary Guidelines

USDA Dietary Guidelines: Why aren't they telling us to eat like pigs?USDA Dietary Guidelines: Why aren't they telling us to eat like pigs? Dr. Eric Berg, North Dakota State University, talks about the USDA human dietary guidelines, and how they are created. Dr. Berg provides background on the state of American diets today and the current impacts to health. Dr. Berg also shares the results of a study that used swine as a model for humans, feeding them what humans would eat, replacing the sugar in a modern, average American diet with cooked ground beef: Would this change alter body composition and risk factors for obesity-related metabolic disorders [video]?

What Can We Learn From The Chesapeake Bay: A Producer Perspective

What Can We Learn From The Chesapeake Bay: A Producer PerspectiveThe Chesapeake Bay Producer Perspective Ms. Jennifer Debnam, Maryland Pork Producers Association, highlights more about agriculture in the state of Maryland. Ms. Debnam shares the experiences of phosphorus risk assessment and management in Maryland, highlighting how the relationships between farmers, legislature, Federal government, and environmental groups adversely impacted agriculture. Ms. Debnam closes with observations on how farmers need to be diligent in their relationships with environmental researchers and groups, and understand how environmental science evolves [video].

Be Safe When Working The Pits

Pit pumping ventilation safetyPit pumping ventilation safety Dr. Brett Ramirez, College of Engineering, Iowa State University, walks through the issues of poor ventilation during manure pit pumping. There are dangerous gases generated from manure pits, which can cause serious health issues if not planned for during manure pit maintenance. Dr. Ramirez outlines safety procedures to be implemented when handling manure pits. Key message: the procedures will changed depending on the weather [video].

Can Republicans Govern in the Age of Trump?

Washington in the Age of Trump: Can Republicans Govern?Washington in the Age of Trump: Can Republicans Govern? Jim Wiesemeyer of ProFarmer, shares his take on the politics behind the actions taken in Washington. Mr. Wiesemeyer runs through the various political players and their personalities, who is or is not advising the President, and addresses questions on the global economy [video].

Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update

Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case UpdateIowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update Mr. Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm, details the environmental cases on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, and the regulations governing CAFOs. Mr. McAfee closes with a series of agriculture nuisance cases and their status [video].
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