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Talia Goes

broadhead, the leading agency in the United States specializing in the business of rural America, will help Dutch cattle genetics giant CRV grow its brand stateside. Nigeria has released two extra-early maturing maize hybrids with combined resistance/tolerance to Striga, drought, and low soil-nitrogen developed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). The National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees announced …

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The Business Value of Social Media

Jamie Johansen

Each year the National Agri-Marketing Association brings you NAMA Boot Camp. A conference on marketing and agriculture basics, for those just entering the agri-marketing industry and veterans just wanting a refresher. Today anyone with Internet capabilities is considered media. Thus, the ability for anyone to serve as your marketing and PR team. The ability for instantaneous information has lead businesses …

Agribusiness, Audio, Communications, Marketing, NAMA, Social Media

NJ Christmas Tree Grower Wins National Honor

Melissa Sandfort

A Warren County Christmas tree farm, which in the past has honored U.S. troops by donating trees to the families of servicemen and women, was itself honored on Aug. 10 as its 8-foot Blue Spruce was named the Grand Champion in the Tree of the Year contest held by the National Christmas Tree Association. As winner of the national award, …

Agribusiness

Why Share Your Beef Story

Jamie Johansen

During the 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver cattlemen and women gathered to discuss current issues, work on programs and initiatives to better the beef community. Committees met and workshops were attended too. Chuck covered the event and spoke with former beef ambassador and current intern for the American National CattleWomen, Malorie Bankhead. Malorie hails from California and is …

Audio, Beef, NCBA, Social Media

Pork Summer Advertising Success

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Pork Board has just recently concluded a summer domestic marketing advertising campaign and the results seem to be very successful when looking at supplies and demand. The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that June 2013 frozen pork supplies are down 14 percent from the previous month, and down nearly 5 percent on a year-over-year basis, reflecting …

Ag Group, Audio, Pork, ZimmCast

Marketing to Producers of All Generations

Jamie Johansen

The 2013 NAMA Boot Camp kicked off last week in Kansas City with the popular producer panel. The coveted voice of Max Armstrong, Penton/Farm Progress, moderated the panelist of Missouri and Kansas farmers. Communicating with producers effectively is a key element when it comes to staying profitable in this industry. Jarrod Bowser, Kansas; Brad Bray, Missouri and Calvin Pearson, Kansas, …

Audio, Farming, Marketing, NAMA

Risk Factors for Salmonella in Swine Production

Cindy Zimmerman

Food safety is one of the major factors driving consumer food demand which makes salmonella a food safety priority for the pork industry. Dr. Marcos Rostagno with USDA-ARS at Purdue University told producers at the Boehringer Ingelheim North Carolina Health Seminar that awareness of the on-farm risk factors for salmonella contamination is the first line of defense. “Particularly paying attention …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Minimize Exposure and Maximize Immunity

Cindy Zimmerman

A systematic whole herd approach to controlling all types of swine respiratory diseases hinges on the two-pronged effort of minimizing exposure and maximizing immunity. Dr. Eduardo Fano, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica‘s technical manager for the Americas, explained the approach during the North Carolina Health Seminar for producers on Friday. “You can do it through the whole production/infection chain,” said Dr. Fano. …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

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Doane Advisory Services will bring together market leaders, national speakers, and recognized financial strategists from the agricultural economic community when it convenes its 28th annual agricultural conference October 21 and 22 in St. Louis. Syngenta announced that it received import approval from Japanese regulatory authorities for the Agrisure Duracade™ 5122 and Agrisure Duracade 5222 trait stacks. The Pro Farmer Midwest …

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PEDv Update for Swine Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus became a brand new problem for the U.S. swine industry to deal with this past spring, and Dr. Darin Madson with Iowa State University gave an update on the situation to producers at the Boehringer-Ingelheim North Carolina Health Seminar on Friday. “Basically what we determined is that this virus, previously not known to be here, …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine