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Nick Giordano - Pork Trade Update


Pork Trade Update - Nick Giordano, vice president and counsel, international trade policy, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), from the Minnesota Pork Congress, January 20-21, 2010, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Gregory Thoma - Pork’s Carbon Footprint


Pork’s Carbon Footprint - Dr. Gregory Thoma, professor, agriculture chemical engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, from the Minnesota Pork Congress, January 20-21, 2010, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

SwineCast update for January 21, 2010, Twenty-Ten Impacts of 2009's Top Ag Law Provisions and MN Congress Agenda Overview

Producer interest in technology and risk management was high at the Minnesota Pork Congress. While exhibitors felt the turnout was down slightly, general attitudes were positive following months of unprofitability. Steve Meyer noted profitable hedging opportunities are now available and suggested growers lock in those positive margins when they’re available.

Many thanks to the John Morrell company and United FCS for sponsoring SwineCast coverage of the MN Pork Congress. Those excellent presentations will be coming online in the next week to extend the value of the information provided.

U.S. bioenergy policy: Time to refuel?

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A recently-released policy paper by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is questioning the United States’ biofuels policy, and rightly so. The paper, “Fundamentals of a Sustainable U.S. Biofuels Policy,” challenges the economic, environmental and logistical basis for ethanol production.

SwineCast 0493, So... Is Carbon Legislation Good or Bad for Swine Industry?

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  • A group of Kansas State researchers evaluated several reviews of the House bill dealing with climate change and carbon credit markets to determine which segments of agriculture could be most affected.  Research assistant Bill Golden shares the results

Swine Forecast 2010 presentations


Presentations from the Swine Forecast 2010, November 18, 2009.

Thomas Elam - Presenting international pork and poultry outlook


Presenting international pork and poultry outlook - Thomas Elam, Ph.D., FarmEcon LLC, from Swine Forecast 2010, November 18, 2009.

Dr. Jennifer Greiner and Associates - Washington Watch


Washington Watch - Dr. Jennifer Greiner and Associates, National Pork Producers Council, from Swine Forecast 2010, November 18, 2009.

SwineCast 0483, Climate Change Legislation Issues From NPPC's Environmental Council

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