Culver’s Gives Back to Farmers

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Culver’s restaurants across the nation continue to build support for America’s farm families as part of the chain’s Thank You Farmers initiative. After the second year of the program, Culver’s has connected with people all over the United States, spreading the Thank You Farmers message through efforts such as: – A larger-than-life Thank You Farmers corn maze in Tracy, Minn. …

Agribusiness, FFA, Youth

Sustainable Nutrition Solutions from Novus

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The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is well underway and the Novus International team was out in full force to share key elements in their sustainable nutrition solutions for the animal protein industry. I spoke with Ed Galo, Managing Director for Novus in North America, and he said that beyond presenting their sustainable nutrition solutions to customers they were …

Agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, IPPE, Novus International, Nutrition, Sustainability

John Deere’s $35,000 Green Fever Giveaway

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As John Deere kicks off its annual Green Fever sales event to start its 2015 product marketing year, the company is launching a new $35,000 Green Fever Giveaway program, which includes a $25,000 landscape makeover. Also during Green Fever sales event, customers can get major discounts and financing incentives on select models of equipment purchased from November 1, 2014, to …

Agribusiness, Equipment, John Deere

AFB Women’s Leadership Program Elects Chair

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Members of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program elected Sherry Saylor, an Arizona row crop farmer, to a two-year term as chair of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. Saylor and her husband, Rick, are partners in R&S Farms, where they grow cotton, wheat, alfalfa, and barley. Saylor, pictured here on the right with outgoing chair Terry Gilbert …

AFBF, Ag Group

ZimmPoll Results Find Ban on U.S. Poultry Extreme

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is China’s recent ban on imports of U.S. poultry & eggs justified?” On January 8, the Chinese government imposed a nationwide restriction on U.S. imported poultry and eggs following the detection of avian flu in wild birds in the Pacific Northwest. There is no doubt the majority of those polled agree with the rest …

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ARC Reinstates Ag Comm Scholarship

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The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is pleased to announce it is reinstating its scholarship program for college students studying ag communications. The organization, through its foundation, will grant one, $1,500 scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year. ARC conducted a scholarship program up until about 10 years ago. Through the financial contributions of recent Hall of Fame recipients Richard Howell and …

Ag Group, ARC, Education

Introducing The Uganda Community Farm

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The answer to extreme poverty in Africa could be Africa itself, if a new agricultural initiative lives up to its vision. The Uganda Community Farm (UCF) aims to create a prototype for self-sustainability within Uganda’s poor rural communities. Pursuing a comprehensive agricultural program, it intends to set a precedent for Africa’s rural poor to tread their own path out of …

Ag Group, Food, International

Veteran Ag Journalist Joins Agri-Pulse Team

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Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce that award-winning veteran agricultural journalist Ed Maixner is a contributing editor, effective Jan. 5. Maixner most recently served as editor of the Kiplinger Agricultural Letter and as food and agribusiness editor for other Kiplinger publications. Before joining Kiplinger, he wrote and edited for Farm Progress Companies. Before Farm Progress, Maixner served as an associate director …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Company Announcement

FMC Partners With Emerge Application Solutions

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FMC Agricultural Solutions has partnered with Emerge Application Solutions, Owensboro, Ky., to commercialize the new 3RIVE 3D™ in-furrow crop protection delivery platform. The FMC patent-pending 3RIVE 3D technology seamlessly integrates formulation technology, application technology and active ingredients to increase the number of acres planted in a day. “This system is streamlined for speed and efficiency. Growers can plant up to …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, FMC