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How Might Viruses Get Into The USA?

Pathways Analysis ProjectVirus 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.

Dr. Lisa Ferguson - Pathways Analysis Project


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

2014 NIAA The Precautionary Principle2014 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?

SwineCast 0817, Manitoba Town Hall Discussion On PEDv

SwineCast 0817 Show Notes:
  • 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.

SwineCast 0816, Pork Summit - The Place To Be For Chefs

SwineCast 0816 Show Notes:
  • 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

2014 Boehringer Ingelheim AASV Pre-Conference Seminar2014 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

2014 Missouri Pork Expo2014 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.

SwineCast 0815, NPPC Presser Shares Critical Details On Trans-Pacific Partnership Discussion

SwineCast 0815 Show Notes:

SwineCast 0812, Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement Needs Your Help

SwineCast 0812 Show Notes:
  • 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.
  • Contact The Congress
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