Dr. Marty Strauss, a consultant with Kahn Strauss and Associates was a speaker
and panelist at the recent Food Systems Summit where discussion focused
on creatively communicating what today's agriculture provides; food
safety, low cost, convenience, etc. I asked Dr Strauss how to better
bridge that gap when today's consumer doesn't really understand what
they're getting and why.
2011 NIAA Antibiotic Use In Food Animals The use of antibiotics in animal agriculture fuels discussion based on few facts and much misinformation. Dispel many of those myths as you review these presentations from the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's 2011 Antibiotic Use In Food Animals conference, held October 26-27, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA.
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.
Forage / hay quality and availability is tight this year. Many operations are facing tough decisions on acquiring feed options. If you are faced with using lower quality forage or hay, this post will help in identifying the quality and storage options for fall and winter.
The quality of the hay will vary greatly, depending on the time of year, maturity and weather conditions when the hay was made in addition to how it is stored. While we encourage forage testing as the only real way of knowing the feed value of your hay, very few farmers are following through with this practice.
Looking at the impact world economic uncertainty is having on U.S. exports, and why we should see less volatility in the years to come in our feed grain markets. We talk with Purdue economist Dr. Chris Hurt.
Drought and forecasts for little rain and high feed prices pressure producers into herd liquidation. How and when to move your steers under these conditions with Oklahoma State livestock economist
Darrell Peel as he talks with Eric Atkinson.
Dr. Terry Barr, CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Group, and Ross Anderson, Chief Credit Officer with AgriBank, look at finance and economic questions asked by ag producers. Do we feed or export grain? Turn it into ethanol? When will the Washington debate turn to the Farm Bill?
Orlando Gil, TCTS Global, shares his thoughts on the future of Latinos in agriculture.
The old story “Acres of Diamonds” told by Russell Conwell in the early 20th century, may ring true today when one considers the growth of the Latino population and our present and future needs for talent in Agriculture.
What does this have to do with Latinos and the present and future needs for talent in Agriculture? Do Latinos represent “acres of diamonds” when it comes to future leadership in Agriculture?