Hutch, KN Native Wins USFRA’s I am FARMLAND Gator

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When Hutchinson, Kansas native John Wildin put his entry form into the I Am FARMLAND sweepstakes box during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention this past February, he never dreamed he would win a John Deere Gator. The promotion was the brainchild of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to help create awareness about the documentary FARMLAND and encourage …

Ag Group, USFRA

What Does Sustainable Mean to the Consumer?

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The 2015 NAMA Bootcamp was again held in Kansas City, MO. The event attracts those new to the world of agri-marketing or simply new to the agriculture community. Sustainability and the consumer was one breakout session which discussed how farmers and ranchers can communicate with food connectors and millennials about sustainability. U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) CEO, Randy Krotz, …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, NAMA, Sustainability, USFRA

Many Opinions in GOP Race

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Who’s your pick now for GOP candidate?” When you have nearly 20 GOP candidates, you are bound to have many opinions. Our latest ZimmPoll proves that, but one opinion was clear. Donald Trump took the majority of the votes. The rest were scattered. Candidates from both sides had the opportunity to speak at the …

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Priority Issues for Missouri Policy Makers

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Missouri State Fair’s legislator day brought policy makers together to talk about issues facing not only Missouri farmers and ranchers but about regulation that affects those involved with agriculture across the country. On that list was immigration. We have heard many of the front running political candidates give their opinions, but few have touched on it’s impact on agriculture. Missouri …

Ag Group, Audio, Government, politics

MO Farm Bureau Speaks Out Against Over Regulation

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The Missouri Farm Bureau has put together interactive maps to give a feel of how the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that goes into effect this weekend will impact the state. Well over 95% of the state of Missouri will qualify as a water of the U.S. under this rule. I spoke with Blake Hurst, president of the …

Ag Group, Audio, Environment, EPA, Farm Bureau, Government, Water

Missouri’s Agriculture Stewardship Assurance Program

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Missouri Department of Agriculture held a press conference on the opening day of the Missouri State Fair about the launch of their Agriculture Stewardship Assurance Program (ASAP). The program goals are to encourage sustainable agricultural practices throughout the state, increase consumer confidence in Missouri agriculture and provide global marketing opportunities for the state’s producers. ASAP is a verification program that …

Ag Group, Fairs, Farming, Livestock, Sustainability

Who’s Your GOP Candidate Today?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What brings you to the county, regional or state fair?” People all across the country are flocking to their local, regional and/or state fairs. It looks like tradition topped out lasted poll as to why many attend. But exhibiting livestock and a fair corn dog were runners up. Whatever your reasoning for going, we …

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Cheese & Beverage Pairing App

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To the delight of cheese-loving smartphone users, the Wisconsin Cheese Cupid cheese and beverage-pairing app from Wisconsin Cheese is now available for Android mobile devices. Developed by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Wisconsin Cheese Cupid takes the guesswork out of pairing cheese with wine, beer and spirits. With its easy-to-use features, the app can help users create expert pairings on …

Ag Group, Apps, Dairy, Food, Wine

It’s Fair Season – What Gets You to the Fair?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How are you connecting your precision equipment and data?” It looks like many of our readers haven’t quite adopted the wireless capabilities when it come to connecting precision equipment. It looks like the majority of you are utilizing memory cards and USB sticks. However, after attending the 2015 InfoAg Conference the Cloud is here …

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Learn More About New Holland Sprayers

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Sprayers at New Holland Agriculture fall under the specialty products division along with grape harvesters. During New Holland’s Media Days, members of the trade media received a hands-on learning experience to grasp all the specs on their line of sprayers. The advantages of a front mount boom are many. With a front boom, you get the best of all views …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Farming, New Holland