U.S. & Cuba Trade Workshop at #AFBF17

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Cuba has become a near and dear topic for me since visiting the country a few months ago with fellow ag media. The people of Cuba are eager to normalize relations with their big neighbor to the North opening trade and opportunities for U.S. agriculture. During the 2017 American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show experts gathered …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, Exports, Farm Bureau, Government, Trade

Food Safety Rule Session at #AFBF17

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Bob Ehart, senior policy and science advisor with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), spoke to farmers and ranchers during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show on the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). NASDA and AFBF simply want to ensure farmers have the tools needed to meet these …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, Farm Bureau, Food, Food Safety, NASDA

Top 10 AgWired Posts from 2016

Jamie Johansen

It’s time for the AgWired team to reflect on 2016. We weren’t short on ag news this year and 2017 will be no different. It has become a tradition for us to compile our Top 10 viewed posts as we wrap up each year, so here goes. Our most viewed posts of 2016: 1. Welcome to First ZimmComm General Manager …

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ZimmPoll Comes to a Close

Jamie Johansen

As we say farewell to 2016, we also say goodbye to our ZimmPoll. For the past six years we have brought you a weekly poll on current events and issues impacting agriculture. The first ZimmPoll took place in November 2011 and asked the question, “How do you think agricultural interests will fare in the new Farm Bill?” Since then we …

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Alltech Selected to Host ARC Intern

Jamie Johansen

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) has announced Alltech will host the ARC intern in the spring and summer of this new year. ARC member Susanna Elliott of Alltech plans, among other traditional duties, to utilize the intern to assist with communications efforts surrounding its ONE: Alltech Ideas Conference, an event that attracts more than 3,000 leaders in agriculture from nearly …

Ag Group, Alltech, ARC, Communications, Education, Internship, Marketing, Public Relations

Alltech Acquires Spanish Ag & Hort Crop Company

Jamie Johansen

Alltech has acquired Solbiosur, a specialised agricultural and horticultural crop solutions company in Spain. Solbiosur is a provider of innovative agricultural and horticultural solutions dedicated to improving yield and efficiency for the producer. Solbiosur manufactures and distributes solutions that are respectful to the environment and are cost-beneficial for the producer. “Solbiosur has worked in collaboration with Alltech for the past …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Crop Protection, Nutrition

Should EPA Increase Biofuels Use? Yes, It’s the Law

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Should EPA increase biofuels use?” Energy diversity takes the win this week. EPA set final levels for biofuels use in 2017 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that are in line with the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, calling for the maximum 15 million gallons of conventional ethanol for the first time and …

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Measure, Model, Fix – Big Data’s Role in Animal Ag

Jamie Johansen

When the term ‘big data’ is used in agriculture, we generally think crops. However, we are hearing it more and more in animal agriculture circles. “Big data and models: Are they really useful in disease management?” turned the conversation towards swine health at the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium as Dr. Jim Lowe, University of Illinois, took the stage during …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, Research, Swine