Questioning Support in Ag, Biofuels from Trump-Pence

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is the Trump-Pence Republican ticket good for agriculture, energy?” During his campaigning Trump has been supporter of biofuels and has repeatedly said he could “be a farmer.” Indiana Governor Mike Pence has vocally supported the ag industry understanding and supporting small farms and large agribusinesses. However, this week’s pollers seem to think differently with …

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LPC Elects New Leadership

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Livestock Publications Council (LPC) members gathered for the 2016 Ag Media Summit and one item of business was electing new leadership. Congratulations to new LCP president, Scarlett Hagins, and her new team. 2016-2017 LPC Officers: President – Scarlett Hagins, Kansas Stockman 1st Vice President – Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board 2nd Vice President – Carey Brown, Cow Country Secretary-Treasurer – …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Livestock, LPC, Media, Publication

Meet New ACT President, Kelsey Litchfield

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It was easy to get excited about the future of agriculture when I saw so many young people attending this year’s Ag Media Summit. Those young agriculturalists are Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) members and took on St. Louis this week with fellow American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) and Livestock Publications Council (LPC) members with professional development sessions, networking and …

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Cookout Cuisine – What do you bring to the table?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What does Brexit mean for ag?” It’s been about a week since the United Kingdom voted themselves out of the European Union. I will have to agree with the majority in this poll. It is too early to tell the complete global impact this decision will have on the agricultural industry. The value of …

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A Conversation With Novus’ Innovation Expert

Jamie Johansen

Novus International held a special informational session during its 25th Anniversary Celebration, with Scott Hine, VP, Products & Solutions and Chief Innovation Officer, leading a question and answer session about the importance of science, technology, and innovation to Novus. Hine discussed Novus’ vision for the future, and emphasized the company’s sustained commitment to research and innovative discoveries. He was asked …

Agribusiness, Novus International, Nutrition

Realizing the Hidden Value at Novus

Jamie Johansen

The concept of value is one we discuss a lot throughout animal nutrition. We typically try to measure value, but there is qualitative value. Let’s think health and well-being, trust, scientific expertise or partnerships. Novus International gets all that and put together a panel of senior leadership to share their personal stories from the field where they have uncovered the …

Agribusiness, Feed, Novus International, Nutrition

Antibiotic-Free Solutions from Novus

Jamie Johansen

The antibiotic-free movement has taken shape throughout the animal ag community. And it’s not going away, so it’s time to listen. Novus International hasn’t taken the movement lightly and brought key leadership in to lead discussion on antibiotics with media as they celebrate 25 years in animal nutrition. Novus is committed to providing solutions in answer to customer problems and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Novus International, Nutrition

Tickets on Sale for Farm Aid 2016

Jamie Johansen

Farm Aid 2016 tickets are officially on sale today, Monday June 27th beginning at 10:00 am EDT. This year’s will be in Bristow, Virginia, on September 17th. Farm Aid will feature Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and many more artists. “Folks are educating themselves …

Ag Group, Entertainment, Food

What Does #Brexit Mean for Ag?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Did/do you have a summer job on a farm?” Growing up on a beef cow/calf operation in Southwest Missouri meant my summers were spent in the hay field or showing my Herefords at local, state and national livestock shows. I was thrilled to see such a diverse response to this week’s poll. No matter …

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