NCBA Encourages Comments on WOTUS

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, AgWired Animal, NCBA 0 Comments

The comment period for the repeal of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) ends Monday, August 28, 2017 and members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) want to encourage farmers and ranchers to participate. The organization has released a video featuring Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt urges farmers and ranchers to let their voice be …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, NCBA

Drive to Feed Kids Combats Childhood Food Insecurity

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, Audio, Brownfield, Food, Food Security 0 Comments

The Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) launched the Drive to Feed Kids on the opening day of the Missouri State Fair in an effort to combat childhood food insecurity and showcase Missouri agriculture. Funds from the Drive will leverage food bank distribution networks to deliver kid-friendly meals to hungry children across Missouri. The Drive is led by Missouri Farmers Care, Feeding …

Ag Group, Audio, Brownfield, Food, Food Security

International Buyers of U.S. Soy Convene in Omaha

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Exports, Soybean, USSEC 0 Comments

Next week, U.S. soybean farmers will have the opportunity to meet the international buyers responsible for purchasing the 60% of soybeans exported from the U.S. each year. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) will host its 5th annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Aug. 15-17 at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. It will be our second year to cover the event and …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Exports, Soybean, USSEC

Adam McClung Recognized as Transformational Leader

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Beef 0 Comments

It is still hard to believe our friend and fellow ag communicator is no longer with us. We wanted to share the latest information from the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association remembering Adam’s life and spirit. We send continued prayers to his family and close friends. – Adam McClung Recognized as Transformational Leader – Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Executive Vice President Adam …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Beef

Perdue Remarks on Bilateral Talks in Mexico

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, International, NAFTA, Trade, USDA

While meeting with Mexican Secretary of Agriculture José Calzada Rovirosa, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today held a teleconference for U.S. media. The two leaders engaged in bilateral talks, including a panel discussion with U.S. and Mexican producers, several agricultural site visits, and a joint press conference – seeking to build on the U.S. and Mexico’s well-developed track record …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, International, NAFTA, Trade, USDA

#AgMedia Student Award Winners

Jamie Johansen AAEA, Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, LPC

Ag Media Summit is in full swing here in Snowbird, Utah. The Livestock Publication Council (LPC) and American Ag Editors’ Association (AAEA) student awards and recognition luncheon honored the future of our industry. Special thanks to the Pork Checkoff for sponsoring the wonderful lunch we had. The LPC Forrest Bassford student award winner was Topanga McBride, Kansas State University. Alltech …

AAEA, Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, LPC

Beef’s Environmental Stewardship Award Finalists

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Beef, Conservation, Environment, NCBA

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) announced the six finalists in the Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). The award recognizes the operation’s outstanding stewardship and conservation efforts. This year’s regional winners will compete for the national award, which will be announced during the Annual Cattle Industry Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., in February 2018. Regional Winners: – Flying Diamond Ranch in …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Beef, Conservation, Environment, NCBA

Mark Your Calendars: It’s Bison Hump Day!

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Audio, Consumers, Food, Meat

Increased demand for sustainable meat has the bison industry poised to grow significantly this year, and the industry recently announced the “Bison One Million” campaign, which sets sights on helping the North American bison population grow to one million strong this year. North America’s bison population, once on the verge of extinction in the 1880’s with less than 700 bison, …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Audio, Consumers, Food, Meat

ZimmCast with NCGA Communications

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Marketing, NCGA, ZimmCast

In this week’s episode of the ZimmCast I talk with Mary Hagan, Vice President of Communications, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). Although Mary didn’t imagine a career working in agricultural communications she has become a farm lover after the opportunity to work for NCGA came about. Mary’s background has suited her well to work on some of the challenges facing …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Marketing, NCGA, ZimmCast

Zimfo Bites 7/3

Cindy Zimmerman Ag Group, Agribusiness, Zimfo Bytes

Five county Farm Bureaus were selected from a competitive pool of applicants to each receive a $500 grant from the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program to help fund “Our Food Link” projects. The new Potato Expo Innovation Hub is now open and accepting abstract submissions for the Potato Expo 2018, which takes place January 10-12, 2018 at the Rosen …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Zimfo Bytes