Marcine Moldenhauer - Importance of Traceability in Protecting USA Export Trade

Importance of Traceability in Protecting USA Export Trade - Marcine Moldenhauer, Meat Link, LLC, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

What Are Global Perspectives on Commodity Price Spikes?

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The Diane Rehm Show brought together four experts on world economies and agriculture to address the current commodity prices and their impact on food, fuel, and fiber.

Dr. Steve Meyer - Pork Industry Economic Update


Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, provides an in-depth pork industry economic update, from the Swine Forecast 2011 webinar, December 1, 2010.


Key factors for 2011: Ethanol and biofuels policy; Grains and costs of production; Policy decisions; Macro-economic situation – esp. $US; Last month’s elections

What is the Economic Outlook for Farms and Ranches?

The Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University and the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri recently published their Representative Farms Economic Outlook for December 2010. This baseline report offers an assessment of farms, crops and their financial outlook.

Feed grain producers across the nation should increase the financial strength of their operators over the next five years, helped by strong commodity prices. Farms that have been in marginal or poor financial position in the last several years because of lower grain prices should recover and climb into stronger financial positions.

Some highlights include:

BeefCast 0504 - True Cost Of Proposed GIPSA Rules

BeefCast 0504 Show Notes:
  • Key livestock organizations joined forces to underwrite a deep analysis of proposed rule changes in GIPSA.   Dr. Rob Murphy, Sr. Vice President of Informa Economics shared their findings during the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasters meeting in Kansas City.  I also spoke with economist Steve Meyers for his perspective.
  • GIPSA summary from Informa Economics
  • Link to comment page at NCBA

BeefCast 0501 - Protein Markets Perspective From Wall Street

BeefCast 0501 Show Notes:
  • From the recent Leman swine conference, keynote presentation featuring Ms. Farha Aslam of Stephens, Inc.  How Wall Street views the protein markets and what it means in the greater picture for the industry future.
  • Link to full video presentation here.

BeefCast Update for August 25, 2010, How Does The Asian Consumer Feel About American Beef?

Below are some recent additions to BeefCast to help you manage your operations and understand consumer markets.

BeefCast 0498 - Make Estate Taxes Your Leading Issue For Returning Congressmen

BeefCast 0498 Show Notes:
  • Estate planning efforts may roll off the table according to American Farm Bureau Federation Tax Policy Specialist Pat Wolff.  Yes, we may still see action but if not, the tax clock roles back ten years come January 1.  You need to talk to your congressman because you really don't want that to happen.

BeefCast 0497 - Export market updates from Asia - part 2

BeefCast 0497 Show Notes:
  • Joel Haggard, US Meat Export Federation Vice President for Asia, updates us on the export picture for US beef in Asia and the Pacific communities. Part 2 or 2 (Catch up on Part 1).
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