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Bill Medley - How Wall Street is Impacting Credit to Farmers

How Wall Street is Impacting Credit to Farmers.

Bill Medley, Vice President, Market Segments, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.

NIAA 2009 Annual Meeting The Changing Face of Agriculture, March 31 - April 1, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Dr. James MacDonald - The Transformation of United States Livestock Agriculture

The Transformation of United States Livestock Agriculture.

Dr. James MacDonald, Chief, Agricultural Structure and Productivity Branch, Economic Research Service, USDA.

NIAA 2009 Annual Meeting The Changing Face of Agriculture, March 31 - April 1, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Phil Seng - The World's Changing Views of U.S. Livestock Agriculture

The World's Changing Views of U.S. Livestock Agriculture.

Jon Caspers (Chairman of the Board, United States Meat Export Federation) speaking on behalf of Phil Seng, United States Meat Export Federation Service.

NIAA 2009 Annual Meeting The Changing Face of Agriculture, March 31 - April 1, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

CropVillage 0142, Agricultural Impact of Current Economic Morass

CropVillage 0142 Show Notes:

  • Ag Economist Allen Featherstone looks at factors responsible for current economic scenario and discusses the impact he sees on agriculture at large

CropVillage 0141, Economic Backgrounder - Less Than Positive Outlook For Ethanol

CropVillage 0141 Show Notes:

  • Economist Mark Edelmann looks at the current economic landscape and the forces which conspired to land us here
  • Transition to ethanol economy.  Not positive currently but long-term the outlook is hopeful
  • A new use for an old gene 'amps up' the productive capability of a corn plant.  Not for grain, but biomass and silage producers can see benefits

CropVillage 0140, Changes In Direct Payments Proposal Evaluated - Food Demand

CropVillage 0140 Show Notes:

  • Kansas State's Troy Dumler takes a look a the recent administration proposal to limit direct payments to certain producers, who coincidentally are responsible for 75% of U.S. agricultural production
  • A special report comparing last year's 'food riots' with this year's economic downturn around the world

CropVillage 0136, Commodity Classic - NCGA Initiatives and Producer Perspectives

CropVillage 0136 Show Notes:

  • NCGA Board Member Garry Niemeyer discusses challenges facing U.S. growers and the industry at large
  • Producer perspective - Guy Davenport of North Carolina manning the NCGA booth at Commodity Classic... answering questions about the association and his own farm situation

CropVillage 0135, Commodity Classic - ASA Press Conference

CropVillage 0135 Show Notes:

  • At the annual gathering of corn, soybeans, wheat and now sorghum growers in Dallas... the ASA looks at policy achievements and answers questions on the USB challenge
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