Pork Export Touch Points Various experts provide an update on the impacts of exports on pork producers. The speaker series includes Becca Hendricks, National Pork Board; Dr. Paul Sundberg, National Pork Board; Laurie Hueneke, National Pork Producers Council; and Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University. The US is the largest exporter of pork in the world, passing the EU as top exporter in 2012. With the US pork producers exporting 27% of their products, any policy shifts or regional changes can have a large affect on the US pork business. Of note are comments by Laurie Hueneke (NPPC) on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Dr. Hayes' comments on the impact of trichinae restrictions.
Export Issues & World Markets - Becca Hendricks, National Pork Board, Dr. Paul Sundberg, National Pork Board, Laurie Hueneke, National Pork Producers Council, Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.
PEDV Has Been Found, Now What? Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) information flowing from the World Pork Expo continues to evolve. The National Pork Producers Council, National Pork Board, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and the USDA are working to help collect data, understand the risks, educate all parties, and put in place actions to contain and eliminate PEDV. [Photo CDC]
Consumers are asking about carbon footprints and sustaining agricultural practices because they're interested. Who's answering? Jim Fallon of the Center for Food Integrity takes up the flag at the recent National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Conference.
Grand Societal Challenges Mr. Lowell Randel digs into the challenges facing agriculture and how animal sciences can play an important role to funding, research, and policy. Issues to tackle? Water use, understanding pathogens, and growing food in a changing climate.
2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA., highlighted that the world’s population is projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050. This presents a challenge of feeding a growing global population, with U.S. animal agriculture expected to play a significant role in meeting this challenge.