Virus Path To Farm Lisa Ferguson, DVM, National Director, Policy Permitting and Regulatory Services, APHIS, VS, National Import Export Services, shares an update on the Pathways Analysis Project, which is looking for potential pathways for exotic viral pathogens to come into the USA. The goal is to estimate the likelihood that each identified pathway may introduce exotic viral pathogens of swine into the USA.
Pathways Analysis Project - Lisa Ferguson, DVM, National Director, Policy Permitting and Regulatory Services, APHIS, VS, National Import Export Services, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.
2014 NIAA The Precautionary Principle, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA. The precautionary principle---sometimes thought of as the most innovative, pervasive, and significant new environmental concept in the last 25 years. Is it Better Safe Than Sorry or a politically charged over-simplification blocking innovation? How will animal agriculture balance the future and feed a population of 9.1 billion by 2050?
Good information widely shared thanks to Bruce Cochrane and Farmscape.ca. The Manitoba Pork Council pulled together several sources and experts to update producers on PEDv, where it's at and what's happening on the front lines.
Pork Summit is the grand prize which awaits the winners of the various 'Taste of Excellence' events we enjoy throughout the midwest. Ceci Snyder, Vice President of Domestic Marketing for the National Pork Board shares what Pork Summit is about and why it connects the dots on center plate preparations.
2014 Boehringer Ingelheim Pre-AASV Conference, February 28, 2014 - Dallas, TX, presents updates on the understanding and research of porcine circovirus. These presentations aim to bring swine vets up to speed on the current state of the virus and the efforts research is producing.
2014 Missouri Pork Expo, February 11 - 12, 2014, Columbia, MO, USA. While PEDV is still a top concern among pork producers, other topics are in need of refreshed info. Included in this year's Missouri Pork Expo were several sessions on manure and lagoon management. Dr. Steve Meyer also helped bring focus on the meat markets and how recent US government shut down issues disrupted the flow of information.
As the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks continue, Japan is taking a giant step backward. NPPC's Nick Giordano shares the mic with Sen. Charles Grassley and other ag industry spokesmen to get the word out.
Feeling High and Dry? In many parts of the US, water is taken for granted. But there are concerns about the future "easy access" to water. In the last few years the concerns about water for agriculture have gained national prominence, mainly through the news about fires and lack of hay for cattle. This AgChat conversation shares some thoughts on what farmers and ranchers are doing to take on the challenges the lack of water brings.
From the National Pork Industry Forum, NPPC's Vice President and Counsel, International Affairs, Nick Giordano is sounding the alarm on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations. Japan is trying to maintain tariffs on agricultural products from the U.S. and they may get their way... unless you contact and tell your congressman why this is a bad idea.