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DairyCast 0461 - The Future Of Electronic Payments

DairyCast 0461 Show Notes:
  • The future of retail payments is online and easy to access.  Think about the businesses you do business with and get ready.  This short presentation features Carleligh Jaques of Visa, Inc., speaking at the Web 2.0 Expo in NY.  It comes to you courtesy of the IT Conversations Network.

DairyCast 0460 - Flex-Fuel Vehicles May Cause More Corn To Disappear

DairyCast 0460 Show Notes:
  • Additional corn stocks may eventually work their way into fuel tanks as this conversation with Kansas State Ag Engineer Ed Brokesh illustrates. The Flex-Fuel vehicles can up their ethanol intake substantially.

Dr. Elwynn Taylor - Weather Outlook

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What's Up With The Weather? High temperatures across the USA have been a departure from the 1981 2010 average. The persistent heat from the summer of 2011 had more than 70 days over 100 degrees in some spots across the USA and every state has had temps over 100 degrees. What are the impacts on agriculture going forward? What should we do?

DairyCast Update for June 21, 2012, Farm Bill Passes Senate - With What?

Information To Help Your Operations

  • Audio: Farm Bill Passes Senate Without HSUS-Egg Amendment - Troy Dumler, Economist, Kansas State, discusses the details in the recently passed Senate version of the 2012 U.S. Farm Bill. The HSUS-UEP Egg Bill amendment did not get added to the passed version while direct payments were replaced with additional crop insurance support [audio].
  • Video: How To Look At The Weather - While this presentation is from the World Pork Expo, the topic and information are just as valuable to you on dairy farms: weather. High temperatures across the USA have been a departure from the 1981 2010 average. The persistent heat from the summer of 2011 had more than 70 days over 100 degrees in some spots across the USA and every state has had temps over 100 degrees. What are the impacts on agriculture going forward? What should we do? Dr.

DairyCast 0459 - Farm Bill Passes Senate Without HSUS-Egg Amendment

DairyCast 0459 Show Notes:
  • Kansas State Extension Economist Troy Dumler discusses the details in the recently passed Senate version of the 2012 U.S. Farm Bill. The HSUS-UEP Egg Bill amendment did not get added to the passed version while direct payments were replaced with additional crop insurance support.

DairyCast Update for June 8, 2012, How Will Europe's Mess Affect My Grain Prices?

Information To Help Your Operations

  1. Audio: How Will Europe's Mess Affect My Grain Prices? - Kansas State Research and Extension Ag Economist Dan O'Brien discusses the relationship between the European Community Crisis and commodity prices around the world [audio].
  2. Audio: How Do We Make Animal ID happen? - Veterinarians and computer IT folks don't speak the same launguage. Yet, information technology plays a critical role in animal identification, standards, and software to help pull together efficient and accurate animal identification systems [audio].
  3. Video: Authentically Agriculture - Who is leading the conversation about agriculture today? Many people would answer with consumers, HSUS, Michael Pollan, and Jamie Oliver, to name a few. Why can't people in agriculture be leading the conversation and thought leadership?

DairyCast 0458 - How Will Europe's Mess Affect My Grain Prices?

DairyCast 0458 Show Notes:

Working With Media: It Can Be A Slimy Business

Media Deconstruction On Agriculture Stories
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Agriculture has been in the main stream media several times this year. Janie Gabbett, Meatingplace Executive Editor, provides a perspective on where people get their news, how stories about agriculture spread, and what farmers and ranchers need to be aware of.

DairyCast Update for May 24, 2012, Do We Have A Secure Milk Supply?

Foot and Mouth Disease presents special problems for the dairy industry which are reason for special planning, like the Secure Milk Supply Project. Dr. Pam Hullinger, University of California-Davis, shares this update with attendees at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture annual meeting. Dr. Hullinger's full presentation along with many others from this important industry meeting are available online at TruffleMedia.com.

DairyCast 0457 - What's The Status Of The Secure Milk Supply Project?

DairyCast 0457 Show Notes:
  • An update on the status of the Secure Milk Supply Project supplemental to ongoing Foot and Mouth Disease prevention and response planning with Dr. Pam Hullinger, currently with UC-Davis Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology.  Dr. Hullinger's presentation was part of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's 2012 Annual Meeting in Denver. 
  • Dr. Hullinger's full presentation with slides
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