Deadline for Farm Foundation’s 30-Year Challenge Nears

John Davis

Just a month to get in entries for a competition that’s looking for innovative and promising public policy options to address challenges facing agriculture and the food system. The Farm Foundation’s competition with its June 1st submission deadline is based on the group’s report released last December… The 30-Year Challenge: Agriculture’s Strategic Role in Feeding and Fueling a Growing World. …

Farm Foundation

A Missed Opportunity

Amanda Nolz

Apparently, I need better watchdogs. While I spend a lot of time scouring the internet and combating online misconceptions and issues pertaining to agriculture and food production, I sometimes will miss a situation happening right under my nose. A friend of mine brought this flier to me yesterday. This flier about reducing your carbon footprint was hung in the Student …


Update at 3 Strikes Ranch

Amanda Nolz

Without a doubt, my past post on the 3 Strikes Ranch incident created an incredibly heated discussion from both animal rights supporters and animal welfare advocates. The mistreatment of animal wasn’t the only topic discusses as readers debated horse slaughter, the secret agenda of HSUS and how the horses were treated after the owner was placed into custody. I promised …

Animal Health

USCP Selects Broadhead + Co

Chuck Zimmerman

To help it build domestic demand the United Sorghum Checkoff Program has selected Broadhead + Co to launch a new campaign. As part of these efforts, Broadhead + Co will provide domestic marketing strategy for the new sorghum checkoff program. Initially work will focus on growing the use of sorghum for ethanol and as well as opening new edible-uses markets …

Ag Group, Agency

New Novus Headquarters is Certified Green

Cindy Zimmerman

The new global headquarters for Novus International in St. Louis has been awarded the Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Platinum certification is the highest designation available to buildings that demonstrate energy efficiency and sustainability. The building, which is located in Missouri Research Park, is only the fourth building in Missouri …

Environment, Novus International

Thank You Larry Quinn

Chuck Zimmerman

Those of us who have attended a lot of NAFB Washington Watches over the years know that they wouldn’t be anywhere near as beneficial without the help of Larry Quinn, Assistant Director for Communications Operations, USDA. Everyone in ag communications should know Larry and for those in farm broadcasting in particular, he’s documented our “happenings” in his weekly e-newsletter for …

NAFB Washington Watch, USDA

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Melissa Sandfort

Bayer CropScience LP presented United Fresh Produce Association with a $1.1 million endowment over the next four years to create the Center for Global Produce Sustainability. Schillinger Genetics has announced the opening of new southern Illinois research station this coming May at their new facility located in Vandalia, Ill. This spring, USDA will conduct the first-ever, wide-scale survey of organic …

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