USFRA and ZimmComm Produce SMART Farmer Podcast

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Consumers like technology. The smartphone, the smart home and the smart classroom all encompass innovation and technology that helps improve people’s lives. Similarly, with agriculture continually evolving resembling every other forward-thinking industry, today’s SMART Farm utilizes technology to be more sustainable and efficient. To share personal stories about ways farmers and ranchers are using technology, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance …

Audio, Podcasting, SMART Farmer, USFRA, ZimmComm Announcement

Welcome @SecretarySonny

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Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tuesday and officially introduced his new Twitter handle – @SecretarySonny. Welcome to Twitter Secretary Perdue. After he took the oath of office, Perdue’s first order of business was to address employees at the USDA. “The only legacy that I seek is the only one that any grandparent or …

Ag Group, Audio, USDA, Video

Ag Unites – Now Time for Business

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As Monday came to a close, news in ag circles was still streaming in. We now have a leader at the USDA and agricultural organizations have welcomed the news of the confirmation of George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III as the next Secretary of Agriculture. But this appointment comes with a long list of to-dos. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy …

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Go Big with ZimmComm at #NAMA17

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Bring your eyes and ears to the ZimmComm New Media booth at the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference Connection Point trade show to see and hear about agriculture’s virtual newsroom and podcasting as we Go Big with Facebook Live. Joining us is the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to provide demos of their new 360-degree pig videos, which utilizes a virtual …

NAMA, Podcasting, Social Media, USFRA, ZimmComm Announcement

A Little Lesson on the Water Markets

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Mammoth Trading’s President, Richael Young sat on a panel during the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference called, “Drought, Water Risk and the Context for Water Markets.” Drought risk management was positioned as a focal point as panelists discussed the water transaction outlook, water policy trends and the role of public versus private investment in water markets. Mammoth Trading develops …

Ag Group, Audio, Water, Water for Food

Moving Africa from Rain-Fed to Irrigated Farming

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Now founder and CEO of KickStart International, Martin Fisher, at first wasn’t quite sure what he wanted to do with his life. A Fullbright scholarship took him to Africa for a year to look for the potential use of technology and engineering in development. That one year turned in to 17 years in Kenya. Martin presented his case study at …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, Irrigation, Technology, Water, Water for Food

Positive Innovation in a World of Sustainability

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Elanco Animal Health’s seminar at the Central Plains Dairy Expo highlighted the role of innovation in the dairy industry. Dr. Roger Cady, Global Sustainability Lead, Scientific Affairs & Policy for Elanco talked about the positive impact of innovation on the I-29 Dairy Corridor which includes Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. “Producers along the I-29 Corridor are recognized as leaders …

Agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Dairy, Elanco, Environment, Sustainability

The Rebrand of AgNewsWire as Ag’s Virtual Newsroom

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We would like to introduce AgNewsWire as Agriculture’s Virtual Newsroom for organizations and companies to efficiently distribute materials such as photos and audio to media and other interested parties. “Content is king in today’s world and getting it out quickly to as many places as possible is the best way for a company or organization to amplify their message, whether …

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A Champion of Water for Food Recognized

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As a world leader in agriculture innovation and development, Jeff Raikes, Co-founder Raikes Foundation & Daughterly Water for Food Board Chair, was a guiding source throughout the formation of the institute. He is said to be the inspiration for this conference when it comes to the concept of local solutions to global challenges. Jeff is stepping down from the board, …

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Raising Protein for a Sustainable Future

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Future Food-Tech took place in San Francisco last week and brought together over 300 food business technology leaders, investors and food-tech innovators. Brad Greenway, Chairman, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) sat on a panel titled, “Creating Consumer Demand for Healthier and More Sustainable Ingredients.” As the sole panelist who represented the animal agriculture community, Brad was able to share …

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