Dr. Steve Meyers - Economic Grain Situation and Outlook

Economic Grain Situation and Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyers, Paragon Economics, from the 2012 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

Dr. Elwynn Taylor - Weather Outlook

Weather Outlook - Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Climatologist, Ag Meteorologist, Iowa State University, from the 2012 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

CropVillage Update for March 27, 2012, Maximize Return On your Forage Investment?

Information To Help Your Operations

  1. Audio: Future Of Swine Nutrition - Iowa State's Dr. John Patience shares his thoughts on the current state of swine nutrition and where profitable producers will focus in the future [audio] [full presentation video].
  2. Video: Global Feed Economics in a Biofuel World - Dr. Chris Hurt shares some economics updates and what producers need to consider in their feed management as 2012 moves forward.

What are the concerns about antibiotics 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, held October 26-27, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA.

Do You Have The Right People?

Jack Welch

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Jack Welch, past Chairman and CEO of General Electric, shares his thoughts on leadership and management training with MIT's Sloan School of Management students and others in attendance.  Some good content on how to find the right people for your team and why its important.

Burn out is theoretical, psychological, a fuzzy thing. Burn out is standing at a lathe for 10 hours doing the same thing. (In) an exciting job, you are turned on every minute and wanting more and more and more....

Is the UN FAO Using Science to Compare Livestock to Transportation?


Did the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations apply balanced comparisons between livestock and transportation, with respect to environmental impact? According to Dr. Frank Mitloehner, Agricultural Air Quality Center Director, University of California, Davis, the FAO's published report "Livestock's Long Shadow" misses the mark by comparing apples to oranges.

A true lifecycle assessment must be done on any system being compared.

You need to perform a complete life cycle assessment of both systems before any statements about livestock and transportation can be made and compared.

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