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Andrew Campbell's Blog – September 2009 Archive (2)

People Watching

Over the last several years I've been fortunate to be part of the Western Fair - the big fall fair in London. Each year I'm in the barns doing some livestock show announcing and new this year kids pedal tractor pulls. In between events barn staff tend to find each other for a visit and some people watching. You really do get people from all walks of life coming to the fair in the city and the one thing I've learned from all of them, is that people really don't know anything about agriculture.… Continue

Added by Andrew Campbell on September 14, 2009 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

It Isn't Always Our Fault

Covering agriculture has meant I've been to a pile of meetings. Meetings on getting more profit on your farm, meetings on government regulations, meetings on just about anything you can think of in order to help you be a better farmer. One of the topics that comes up a lot for livestock producers is developing a consistent product. While this usually is directed towards beef producers today, at one time it applied to everyone. Processors and retailers say if you want a better price - they need… Continue

Added by Andrew Campbell on September 7, 2009 at 12:44am — 1 Comment

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Seaboard Foods Welcomes New President and CEO Chad Groves

Seaboard Foods has announced the appointment of Chad Groves as the new President and CEO, following the retirement of former CEO Peter Brown. Groves, who previously served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing, and Innovation, officially assumed his new role on July 1. His extensive experience in sales and marketing is expected to drive Seaboard Foods’ commitment to innovation, customer service, and product quality. Under Groves’ leadership, Seaboard Foods aims to further strengthen its renowned Prairie Fresh® and Daily’s® brands in both domestic and international markets. The company looks forward to leveraging Groves’ expertise to continue its trajectory of growth and excellence in the pork industry. In his previous roles, Groves has been instrumental in advancing Seaboard Foods’ market position and enhancing its product offerings. His leadership is anticipated to bring a renewed focus on strategic initiatives, including sustainability and technological advancements i

NPPC Outlines Key Policy Priorities at 2024 National Pork Industry Conference

Pork producers and allied industries gathered at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI, for the 28th annual National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC). With over 900 attendees, the event featured seminars on biosecurity, sow and nursery production, animal traceability, industry financial health, and policy issues. Key Highlights: Sustainability and Animal Housing: NPPC Vice President and Iowa producer Rob Brenneman, along with NPPC board member and Ohio producer Pat Hord, shared insights on sustainability practices and advancements in animal housing. Policy Priorities: NPPC CEO Bryan Humphreys addressed critical topics such as animal health, workforce issues, trade, and industry advocacy. He underscored NPPC’s 2024 policy achievements and discussed future priorities, including the 2024 Farm Bill, California Proposition 12, Massachusetts Question 3, international trade, and foreign animal disease prevention. Q&A Session: Humphreys, Vice President of Government Affairs Maria C. Zie

Cool Weather Delays Crop Development But Warmer Weather Expected to Give Crops a Boost

Manitoba Agriculture reports cool wet weather continued to delay crop develop development over the past week but warmer weather over the next few days is expected to help advance crop progress.

Saskatchewan Crops in Good Conditions Despite Rain in Some Areas and Lack of Moisture in Others

Saskatchewan Agriculture reports, despite excess rain in some regions of the province and dry conditions in others, crops are in good condition overall.

WCVM Research to Develop Tools and Techniques to Reduce Swine Mortality

Research to be conducted by foreign trained swine veterinarians working through the Western College of Veterinary Medicine to qualify for veterinary certification in Canada, will focus on reducing swine mortality from birth to market.

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