New Holland Finalist Celebrates B-day with Florida Georgia Line

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One of theNew Holland Voice of the Next Gen Contest winners got a special way to celebrate her birthday. Rachel Markwiese of Chicago, Illinois, celebrated her 23rd birthday as one of the five finalists in the contest who traveled to Hershey, Pennsylvania, to meet Tyler Hubbard and enjoy a Florida Georgia Line concert. “This is the best birthday present ever!” …

Agribusiness, Audio, Contest, New Holland

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Adrian Smith

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith. The Republican representing Nebraska’s 3rd District outlines a challenging agenda for House members following the Memorial Day break. As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Smith expects a great deal of debate over Trade Promotion Authority, tax reform, and identifying financial resources for the Highway Trust Fund. …

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NAFB Taking Applications for College Scholarships

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The National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation is accepting applications for three $5,000 scholarships for college students studying agriculture communications. Application deadline is June 6, 2015, and the scholarships are named after farm broadcasting pioneers: Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship. Glenn dedicated himself to the farm broadcasting industry, and was a respected authority in ag radio. He was a true friend …

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#RealPigFarming Finalist in PR Awards

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A program that features real pork producers telling their stories has been nominated for a top national public relations award. The National Pork Board’s #RealPigFarming campaign, developed by Des Moines, Iowa-based PR firm Lessing-Flynn, is a finalist in the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Silver Anvil awards competition. “We’re incredibly proud of the #RealPigFarming campaign and the results we’ve …

Advertising, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Pork, Public Relations

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Heidi Heitkamp

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The North Dakota Democrat was instrumental in crafting the 2014 farm bill and now has proposed legislation to address uncertainty over renewable fuels and waters of the US as well as expanding trade with Cuba. In this interview Senator Heitkamp shares her thoughts on food labeling and outlines senate debate …

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Farm Bureau’s 2015 Photo Contest to Begin

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Farm Bureau’s 2015 photo contest begins soon. This news release from the group says it is open to all state and county Farm Bureau members and staff above 18 years of age at the time of entry, including professional photographers. Photo submissions will be used to accurately portray today’s agriculture and the safe practices of farmers and ranchers, and also …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Collin Peterson

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features the House Ag Committee Ranking Member Rep. Collin Peterson. The Minnesota Democrat discusses his position on Trade Promotion Authority for the Obama administration and the dangers of change to the nation’s crop insurance program. He also believes environmentalists have control of the White House and favors congressional action to thwart implementation of the new …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Government

Lots of Jobs in Ag for New Grads

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May is graduation month, and a new survey shows that agriculture is a great place for those new college graduates. This article from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the information from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and Purdue University shows there are nearly 60,000 high-skilled agriculture job openings expected each year in the U.S., there …

AgCareers, Agribusiness, University, USDA