How Can Farmers Learn More About Consumer Perceptions?

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Charlie Arnot, The Center for Food Integrity, provides an overview of the Food System Summit program October 25-26, 2011 in Chicago. Dr. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Market Transformations with the World Wildlife Fund, will present a keynote address during the Summit; Jim Moseley, Co-Chair, AGree Transforming Food & Ag Policy, will be the featured speaker; and Joe Quinn, Senior Director, Issue Management and Strategic Outreach for Walmart Corporate Affairs, will provide the closing keynote address.

DairyCast 0414 - Connecting With Consumers On Their Terms

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Kay Johnson Smith - Animal Activists & The Food Industry - Targets & Tactics

Animal Activists & The Food Industry - Targets & Tactics - Kay Johnson Smith, Animal Agriculture Alliance, from the 2011 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, May 5-6, Arlington, VA, USA.

DairyCast 0413 - Consumers Want To Know YOU

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  • Consumer education efforts are central to your ability to continue business for the long haul.  Why we do what we do when we do it,  Aaron Putze, Director External Relations, Iowa Soybean Association, joins the conversation with these selected comments from his presentation at the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit.

DairyCast 0398 - BQA Seeks To Meet Consumer Needs

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DairyCast 0358 - The Raw Milk Controversy in Wisconsin

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  • Today we take a look into the raw milk controversy in the state of Wisconsin and the potential impact on the dairy business climate with David Ward, Director of Government Relations in Dairy, Cooperative Network, WI.
  • David recently presented at the NIAA's One Health: Implications for Animal Agriculture, March 15 - 17, 2010, Kansas City, MO, USA. His slides are available here.
  • Raw Milk has recently received more coverage due to illnesses. Now the consumer press and conversations are occurring. To stay on top of these conversations, review the Raw Milk Debate Information Page.

DairyCast 0270 - Gates Ridell, AABP, on enhancing the business climate for our products

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  • Dr. Gates Ridell, Executive Vice President of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, focuses his discussion on protecting our technological advantages

DairyCast 0211 for November 18 2008

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  • Philip Lobo, Animal Agriculture Alliance, provides perspectives on Proposition 2 passing in the state of California and what implications it may have for the rest of us in animal agriculture

DairyCast 0194 for September 19 2008

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  • Results of a recent survey of consumers on thoughts of what matters most to them. Is it the Iraq war or food safety? The answer may surprise you.
  • Predict when she may calve? Some new technology may help you know better

DairyCast 0156 for May 6 2008

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  • How will we feed a growing world population with mounting challenges? Trent Loos, Loos Tales, offers his unique perspective of our future and what we need to do to make it brighter.  Checkout Trent's work at
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