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DairyCast 0438 - We Know The Importance Of Technology, But How To Tell Consumers?

DairyCast 0438 Show Notes:
  • 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

2011 NIAA Antibiotic Use In Food Animals 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.

DairyCast 0432 - How Will Recently Signed Free Trade Agreements Impact U.S. Beef Exports?

DairyCast 0432 Show Notes:

How Can Farmers Learn More About Consumer Perceptions?

Food System Summit
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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.

Approaches To Forage and Hay

forage and hay
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.

DairyCast 0425 - Economics And Exports, How Does The World Economy Affect Your Feed Prices?

DairyCast 0425 Show Notes:
  • 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.

DairyCast 0423 - What is Pushing Cows To Slaughter?

DairyCast 0423 Show Notes:
  • 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.

DairyCast 0422 - What Are Impacts To Ag Financing And The Farm Bill?

DairyCast 0422 Show Notes:
  • 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?

How Much Food Will Be Needed In 2050?

There have been many articles that compare the population of 2050 and the food requirements needed by that population. Examples include "Making Safe, Abundant Food Supply a Global Reality" and "Food Needs and Population" (additional resources). Dr. Terry Etherton highlights some of the approaches to population estimates and then seeks to translate into the quantity of food that would be needed to feed that 2050 population.
The question emerges, then, of whether there is more accurate approach for estimating projected food needs in 2050?

What is the future of Latinos in agriculture?

Latinos and diamonds 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?
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