economics

Dr. André Williamson - The Cost of Increased Regulation to Producers and Consumers


The Cost of Increased Regulation to Producers and Consumers - Dr. André Williamson, Agralytica Senior Consultant, from the Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Real Farmers Real Food, Celebrating Tradition and Technology, May 2-3, Arlington, VA, USA.

Eric Boles - Healthy Animals = Healthy Planet


Healthy Animals = Healthy Planet - Eric Boles, University of Arkansas, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

Ag Supply Chain and Regulation Impacts

Dr. Anderson slices and dices regulations and offers his view on what the costs of excess regulation do to the agriculture supply chain.

Dr. Terry Barr - Advancing Animal Agriculture with Scarce Resources


Advancing Animal Agriculture with Scarce Resources: An Economic Perspective - Dr. Terry Barr, Senior Director of Knowledge Exchange Division, CoBank, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

PoultryCast Update for March 30, 2012, Public Health, Food Safety, Animal Health and Welfare


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Information To Help Your Operations

  1. Audio: Washington Gridlocked, Farm Bill, and You - House Ag Committee Chair Congressman Frank Lucas recently spent some time walking through the current climate in Washington, D.C. and gave his thoughts on the next Farm Bill, where it stands and what might happen. Please pass this one to others in your organization [audio].
  2. Video: Public Health, Food Safety, Animal Health and Welfare - Initiatives to Ensure Public Health, Food Safety, Animal Health and Welfare of Antibiotic Use in Food Animals - Dr. Tom Shryock, Senior Research Advisor of Microbiology, Elanco Animal Health, from the 2011 Antibiotic Use In Food Animals conference, October 26-27, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA [video].
  3. Video: Antibiotic Product Development Challenges - Dr. William Flynn, Deputy Director for Science Policy, Food and Drug Administration, shares how the U.S. FDA is approaching antibiotics in food-producing animals. Dr.

PoultryCast 0297, Why Is Washington Gridlocked And How Will The Farm Bill Be Affected?

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  • House Ag Committee Chair Congressman Frank Lucas recently spent some time walking through the current climate in Washington, D.C. and gave his thoughts on the next Farm Bill, where it stands and what might happen.  Please pass this one to others in your organization. 

Monitoring the Drought

Drought Monitoring This Drought Monitor resource helps people plan short term and long term planting resource needs, harvest, vacation, gardens, and other water focused activities.

PoultryCast 0296, Are Feed Prices Finally Settling Down?

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  • The moment we've been waiting for may finally be approaching.  Less pressure from ethanol demand, Catch up inventories with trend-line yields.  Bottom line - prices moderating albeit at higher levels than we'd like.  Purdue's Dr. Chris Hurt shares what's happening and why we should see a bit less volatility in the days to come.

How Are Organic Sales Bucking the Trend?

organic poultry grows globally Going organic is a serious commitment that can pay off in global markets. While there has long been a general agriculture industry dismissal for organic production, it is what consumer want and will pay for it. Food distributors and processors are moving to serve that need on a large scale.
Despite the tough economic times, the organic market around the world is growing and going against the trend of generally falling sales, cuts and reduced expenditure.
Organic cannot be the only answer to agriculture production (read Mythbusting 101: Organic Farming > Conventional Agriculture) but it is an option to create strong value for producers. Farm operations that take the time to plan and understand the organic market and business model can be rewarded handsomely.
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