Do Iowa Caucus Results Reflect Ag Views?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your planting intentions prediction for 2016?” Are you still debating what will inhabit your fields this growing season. If so, it’s crunch time. It looks like many will be planting more soybeans this year or keeping it similar to 2015. Here are the poll results: More corn, less soybeans – 7% Less corn, …


New Holland’s Commitment to Cattlemen

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The New Holland booth at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention features plenty of new equipment for cattle producers, and the New Holland team is on hand to talk quality forage production with attendees. Seth Doman, Hay and Forage Marketing Manager, sat down during the event to discuss the company’s new series of round balers, as well as New Holland’s long-standing …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, NCBA, New Holland

Innovation Feeds the World

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Monsanto‘s GMO crop technology is arguably one of the most influential innovations of the past century; while it remains incredibly controversial among members of the public, the science has led to unprecedented advancements throughout the realm of biotechnology, and has held a key role in the process of creating a food secure world. This year marks the 20th anniversary of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Cattle Industry Conference, Monsanto, NCBA, Technology

2016 CIC & NCBA Trade Show in Sunny San Diego

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I have touched down in warm and sunny San Diego for the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention & National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show. Cattlemen & women from across the country have made their way West to take in the latest beef industry issues and network with fellow cattle producers. The trade show is like no other and the Cattlemen’s …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Events, NCBA, New Holland

FamilyFarms Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

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FamilyFarms Charities is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors planning to pursue college training in fields related to agriculture. Each recipient is then eligible for a $500 follow-up scholarship for the next three years of their undergraduate program provided they remain on a career path in agriculture and maintain good grades. The FamilyFarms Charities Scholarship was created to …

Ag Group, Education, Farming, Youth

Latest #FoodD Talks Sustainability at Dairy Strong

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The 2016 Dairy Strong Conference was able to serve as a host for the U. S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) latest installment of Food Dialogues, a comprehensive discourse on food production between a panel of food industry experts. This group of panelists was asked to focus discussion around the controversial topic of sustainability. One panelist was Lauren Linsley, RDN, …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Sustainability, USFRA

Planting Predictions for 2016?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think of new dietary guidelines?” Referring to the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, many of those who took our recent poll feel nothing has really changed from past dietary guidelines and even more simply don’t care. Here are the poll results: Fair – 0% Nothing new – 37% Good news – …


Apple Co-Founder to Keynote Alltech Ideas Conference

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Experts and industry leaders from around the world will convene in Lexington, Ky., USA from May 22-25 for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. Alltech will welcome Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, to its main stage on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, an event dedicated to inspiring innovation. The annual international conference, now in its 32nd year, …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Events

Farm Foundation Forum Set for Jan. 20

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The Farm Foundation Forum will take place January 20, 2016 and focus on the issue of antibiotic use in both humans and animals. If you have an interest in agricultural, food and rural policy, including members of Congress, congressional staff, executive branch officials, industry representatives, NGO representatives, academics and members of the media, the Farm Foundation encourages you to attend. …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Farm Foundation