World Food Championships Move to Alabama

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World Food Championships! Learning about this got my blood pumping and my mouth salivating. Best of all, it’s moving right next door to ZimmComm World Headquarters. It’s on my calendar. I want to go and blog about food competition as the fruits of our farmers provides the base for what’s cooking. It sounds like a #FoodPorn Festival doesn’t it? Here …


Policy Priorities for Ag Retailers

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The Agricultural Retailers Association is holding its winter board meeting in Washington, DC after a day of visits on Capitol Hill. Before the meeting started I visited with ARA Chairman, Harold Cooper, Premier Ag. We talked about the policy priorities for ARA this year. The first and foremost one he says is the retail exemption to OSHA’s Process Safety Management …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio, Farm Policy

Ag Retailers Storm the Hill

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It’s a beautiful sunny day in Washington, DC. Perfect timing for members of the board of the Agricultural Retailers Association to take their priorities to Senate and House offices. All day these members will be visiting with their elected leaders to distribute information and talk with the Representative, Senator and/or their aides. They have been briefed. They are on a …

Ag Group, ARA

Beck Ag Acquires Adayana Agribusiness Group

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Beck Ag has just announced the acquisition of Adayana Agribusiness Group and I spoke with Stephanie Liska, President/CEO of Beck Ag to learn more about it. The acquisition of Adayana brings its focus on strategy and management consulting, and learning solutions delivery to strengthen the total customer offering from Beck Ag according to Stephanie. It also diversifies the customer base …

Agribusiness, Audio

The IPPE is Bigger Than Ever

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Hello from the Georgia World Congress Center and the International Production & Processing Expo. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, North American Meat Institute and American Feed Industry Association. There are 1,300 exhibitors occupying almost a half million square feet. It’s big! The trade show opens at 10am this morning and is where I’ll be …

Ag Group, IPPE, Meat, Poultry

Soil Health Summit Starts Today

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My current home is the Alexander in Indianapolis where the Soil Health Partnership is about to kick off the 2016 Soil Health Summit. Cindy attended the first one last year. It’s my turn this year. I’ll be sharing interviews with staff, supporters and farmer who are participating in the organization’s work. Here’s what the SHP 5 year initiative says: Over …

Ag Group, Conservation, Environment, Monsanto, NCGA, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

#SpudNation Food Truck Chefs

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Bettie the Spud Nation Food Truck was unveiled in dramatic fashion last week at the 2016 Potato Expo, but while Bettie is pretty and shiny, what makes her really special is the unique potato recipes that she will be offering for spud lovers. That’s where United States Potato Board (USPB) Executive Chef Travis Howard and Chef Derek Johnson come in. …

Food, Potato, Video

Real Interviews with Real Growers about LibertyLink

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If you listen to farm radio you probably have heard spots for Bayer’s LibertyLink system. Last fall they included promotion for the RealYield game which ended December 31, 2015. Those commercials, moderated by Cindy, came from real interviews with real growers like Reid Atha from northwest Missouri. I thought you might want to hear one of the full interviews instead …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Soybean