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

DairyCast 0456 - Manual To Help Watch For Residue Violations Updated

DairyCast 0456 Show Notes:
  • The importance of catching residue violations before the tank cannot be overstated, according to Dr. Karen Jordan with Dairy Farmers of America.  She overviews the recent updates to the Milk and Dairy Beef Residue Prevention Manual.  PDF version available here.

DairyCast 0455 - How Do Retailers View The Producer-Consumer Relationship?

DairyCast 0455 Show Notes:
  • National Grocers Association VP of Public Affairs, Greg Ferrara offers his insight on today's social media world as he shares with the recent Stakeholders Summit of the Animal Agriculture Alliance meeting in Alexandria, VA.   In the case of consumer concerns and food safety issues, "We can't wait a day or two.  We've got to respond in minutes!" and when a problem surfaces, "Let the know we've taken care of it immediately."  For both producers and retailers, loss of trust in food safety equates to loss of customers at the counter.

DairyCast 0454 - Farm Bill Update From Animal Ag Alliance

DairyCast 0454 Show Notes:
  • Anne Hazlett, chief counsel to the Senate Ag Committee, and Pete Thomson, senior professional staffer with the House Ag Committee, break down the significant portions of the 2012 Farm Bill negotiations as related to livestock production.  The Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholder Summit in Arlington, VA marked the organization's 25th year of raising awareness of the value of animal agriculture to legislators and media. 

DairyCast Update for May 11, 2012, Impacts to Regulating Animal Agriculture?

Information To Help Your Operations

  1. Audio: Are There Impacts to Regulating Animal Agriculture? - Modern animal ag has become a math problem: reduced land use, more people, more food consumption, less water, and transit costs changing. Add in the need to be global and the need to understand animal welfare and the idea of raising livestock become more complex. Dr. Anthony Frank, DVM, President, Colorado State University, suggests farmers and ranchers need to avoid the trap question "Do you want safe food or affordable food?" and that the real answer is to provide both and turn back to the dialog within the middle ground [audio].
  2. Video: Do Producers and Consumers Absorb Regulation Costs? - Dr. André Williamson, Vice President & Senior Consultant, Agralytica, asks "What are some of the economics of regulation to animal agriculture?".

Impacted by Regulation?

Regulation Impacts on Producers and Animal Health Professionals
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Regulation Impacts on Producers and Animal Health Professionals Modern animal ag has become a math problem: reduced land use, more people, more food consumption, less water, and transit costs changing. Add in the need to be global and the need to understand animal welfare and the idea of raising livestock become more complex. Dr. Anthony A. Frank, President, Colorado State University, suggests farmers and ranchers need to avoid the trap question "Do you want safe food or affordable food?" and that the real answer is to provide both and turn back to the dialog within the middle ground [audio].
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