If you're hoping for lower volatility soon, economist Dr. Steve Meyer says it won't be evident in 2012. Noting he could see corn prices at $4, and just as easily see it at $8, the tight supply concern will likely continue. The potential for drought in the midwest only heightens the risk of supply interruption as Dr. Meyer noted in this abbreviated presentation for producers.
Dr. Ken Macklin, Auburn University, provides an overview of his International Poultry Scientific Forum on the effect of DDGs on necrotic enteritis. Dr. Macklin seems to believe there is a relationship between the two.
From the International Poultry Scientific Forum in Atlanta, we talked with Dr. Malcomb Mitchell of the Scottish Ag College about transportation configurations which ensure animal comfort and harvest quality. Tunnel ventilating your transport.
Ian Davis, retired Senior Partner at McKinsey and Company, recently
shared his top five leadership traits with Stanford's Graduate School
of Business students. Ian has consulted with major international
management leaders, seeing very good... and some not very good
management teams. This half hour program is a great thought provoker
for your management team and might be a good point of initiation for the
'up and comers' that are ready for advancement. Best wishes in the New
The Climate Corporation provides insurance against weather. Based on conditions in and around the growing season, this risk management tool provides coverage against the biggest unknown in our industry.
Dr. Marty Strauss 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.