Record Breaking #Classic15

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The 20th annual Commodity Classic was one for the record books. Total attendance was 7,936, more than 600 over the previous record, 7,325, set in 2014. Other records broken were the number of growers, at 4,328 (compared to 3,874 in 2014); and the number of first-time attendees, at 1,409 (compared to 1,261 in 2014). Additionally, the trade show featured an …

AEM, Ag Group, Commodity Classic, Corn

Celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week

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National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8-14, is a good time to learn how to become a good steward of our very important natural resource. Ninety-nine percent of all available freshwater in the world is groundwater, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That means all the world’s rivers, lakes, and streams make up only one percent. “Life as we know it …

Ag Group, Water

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

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The MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Wis. this weekend had record attendance, illustrating the dramatic growth of organic agriculture. More than 3,500 people participated in the 26th annual conference, organized by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES). The MOSES Conference included 67 workshops, 10 pre-conference all-day courses, an exhibit hall with 177 vendors, and organic meals. …

Ag Group, Organic

Roundy’s CEO to Address United Fresh Produce

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The head of one of the Midwest’s largest grocers will speak to a major fresh fruit and vegetable supply association. This news release from the United Fresh Produce Association says Roundy’s Chairman, President and CEO Robert Mariano will speak at the group’s meeting, United Fresh 2015, during the opening general session on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at McCormick Place in …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Grocery

2014 Nebraska On-Farm Research Results

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The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network continues to grow and this year the program expanded to include three update meetings with over 250 in attendance. Growers and educators discussed results from over 75 on-farm research studies. A number of topics were covered: cover crops, foliar fungicides, growth promoters, harvest methods, seed treatments, foliar micro-nutrients, planting operations, corn and soybean planting populations, …

Ag Group, Farming, Research

PR Newswire Blog Highlights Ag Blogs

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Each week PR Newswire’s blog, Beyond Bylines, publishes Blog Profiles. The section dedicates a post on an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting, contributing, and blogging about the given topic. PR Newswire media relations manager Christine Cube, serves as it’s author and we were excited about her most recent subject matter. …

Ag Group, Blogging, ZimmComm Announcement

AFBF and NFU Policy Panel at #Classic15

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John Deere sponsored an ag policy panel at the 2015 Commodity Classic, moderated by our friend Sara Wyant with Agri-Pulse, and featuring the policy specialists from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Farmers Union (NFU). With trade being a top issue on Capitol Hill right now, NFU’s Chandler Goule and AFBF’s Mary Kay Thatcher voiced their respective organizations’ …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, John Deere, NFU

Lewis Named Agribusiness Leader of the Year

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The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has named Clint Lewis, Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Operations, Zoetis, as the 2015 Agribusiness Leader of the Year. This award, which is NAMA’s highest honor, recognizes outstanding leadership in private, public or academic service and is conferred each year to a senior agribusiness executive who not only exemplifies excellence in agribusiness but has …

Ag Group, NAMA

Task Force to Make Case for Investment in Nutrition

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A task force made up of policy, business, civil society and scientific leaders will make the case for investing in nutrition and lay out opportunities for those working in agriculture and food to make healthy foods more widely available and affordable. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs announced the convening of the group ahead of the Global Food Security Symposium …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Nutrition

Phoenix Welcomes 2015 Commodity Classic

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A record number of farmers and exhibitors from all over the country have descended on Phoenix for the 20th Commodity Classic – the annual event for corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum producers. The massive trade show at the event is the largest ever with 355 booths – a record by a large margin according to the Commodity Classic officials. Attendance …

Ag Group, Commodity Classic, NCGA, sorghum, Soybean, Wheat