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How To Open the Barn Doors, Connect With Community

focused on the community

Commitment to connecting to the community is a key mission for this feed company. Tim Belstra, President, Belstra Milling Co., Inc., shares who they are, what they do, and why they do it.

"It should always be the challenge of food producers and food consumers to understand what it takes to provide 2 to 3 meals per day, to the world" Tim states

From the 2011 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, May 5-6, Arlington, VA, USA.

Two issues facing the world: food versus population

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Population growth and increased per-capita consumption are driving global changes to how food is produced and distributed.

In particular, higher incomes have caused per-capita consumption of livestock products (and feed grains) to increase. However, these trends, like population growth, will not continue indefinitely.

Dr. Douglas Southgate, Jr. Professor of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics, The Ohio State University, highlights several of the issues that will cause stress in the system of food production to support a slowing growing population. From the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

Marcine Moldenhauer - Importance of Traceability in Protecting USA Export Trade


Importance of Traceability in Protecting USA Export Trade - Marcine Moldenhauer, Meat Link, LLC, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

DairyCast 0416 - How Will WTO Country Of Origin Labeling Findings Impact Border Beef Trade?

DairyCast 0416 Show Notes:
  • Today we present two perspectives of the Country Of Origin Labeling issue, as we hear from Kansas State Extension Livestock Economist Glynn Tonsor and Canadian economist Kevin Grier. The World Trade Organization recently found the U.S. Country Of Origin Labeling law to not be fulfilling the stated objectives and impeding access to U.S. markets by our trading partners. 

David Schmidt - Addressing Consumer Concerns with Modern Food Production


Addressing Consumer Concerns with Modern Food Production - David Schmidt, President & CEO, International Food Information Council, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

Ted McKinney - Making Safe, Abundant Food Supply a Global Reality


Making Safe, Abundant Food Supply a Global Reality - Ted McKinney, Senior Director of Global Affairs, Elanco Animal Health, from the 2011 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, May 5-6, Arlington, VA, USA.

Tim Belstra - Opening the Barn Doors to Connect With Your Community


Opening the Barn Doors to Connect With Your Community - Tim Belstra, President, Belstra Milling Co., Inc., from the 2011 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, May 5-6, Arlington, VA, USA.

Dr. Douglas Southgate, Jr. - Food Security and the Implications of World Food Economy and the Role of Animal Agriculture


Food Security and the Implications of World Food Economy and the Role of Animal Agriculture - Dr. Douglas Southgate, Jr. Professor of Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics, The Ohio State University, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

Chris McDonald - Legal Challenges and Ramifications of Food Production Systems and Food Safety


Legal Challenges and Ramifications of Food Production Systems and Food Safety - Chris McDonald, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

Charlie Arnot - Consumers' Perceptions and Role in Understanding Current and Future Production Practices


Consumers' Perceptions and Role in Understanding Current and Future Production Practices - Charlie Arnot, CEO, Center for Food Integrity, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

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