Feeding America PSA Featuring Voice of Julianne Moore

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Feeding America has partnered with the Ad Council and McCann New York to launch new public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to raise awareness about child hunger in the United States. Featuring the voice of Julianne Moore, who volunteered her time and talent, the PSAs call upon Americans to help children facing hunger in America by supporting the Feeding America nationwide …

Advertising, Ag Group, Food, Food Security

Agrible & The Equity Partner to Offer New GoSmart Tools

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Agrible, Inc. and The Equity (formerly Effingham Equity) are working together to offer the predictive analytics tools inside Agrible’s Morning Farm Report to The Equity’s GoSmart Analytics customers. GoSmart Analytics users can now access industry-leading data insights as well as help with on-farm decision making. By signing up for GoSmart Analytics, growers receive up-to-date weather forecasts, in-season yield forecasts, and …

Ag Group, data

NAMA Professional Development Award Winners

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NAMA announced the winners of the 2016 Professional Development Awards. Each year, NAMA recognizes industry leaders at the very top of their respective fields. These prestigious awards acknowledge excellence in the areas of marketing communications, public relations and sales. The 2016 Marketing Communications award recipient is Marcy Tessman, President and Partner at Charleston|Orwig. In her tenure with Charleston|Orwig, she has …

Ag Group, Award, Marketing, NAMA

Eric Whitley Joins Protect The Harvest Board of Directors

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Protect The Harvest is expanding its Board of Directors with the addition of long-time social and political activist Eric Whitley. Whitley is President and principal of Downforcemarketing LLC, a manufacturing, marketing and consulting firm working with Fortune 500 companies around the world. He is also Director of Business Improvement at Leading2Lean.com, a manufacturing software provider that drives data focused businesses. …

Ag Group

Malaysian Market Resumes Import of US Corn

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It’s been five years since U.S. grain landed in Malaysia.  Member of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) were recently on hand to welcome the first vessel of corn into the country since the drought in 2012/13.  The grain was loaded from the Pacific Northwest and was sold from one USGC member to another, destined for serval key USGC allies. “This …

Ag Group, Corn, Exports, Grains

New Poll Shows Strong Support for TPP Agreement

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A new poll from Morning Consult shows most voters favor fair trade. Which is something the American Farm Bureau Federation said all candidates should keep in mind as a congressional vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement comes closer to reality. “Most Americans support free trade,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said, “and most farmers do, too. Exports …

AFBF, Ag Group, Farm Bureau, Government, Trade

Announcing 2016 Borlaug Dialog

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Registration is now open for the 2016 Borlaug Dialog in Des Moines, Iowa. The event will be held on October 12-14 at the Marriott Downtown Hotel and will focus on the crucial role of nutrition in global food security. The 2016 conference celebrates the 30th anniversary of the World Food Prize by bringing together international leaders, policy makers, farmers, executives, …

Ag Group, Events, Food Security, Nutrition

“Farmer of the Year” Contest Announced

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Farmers’ Almanac and American Farm Bureau Federation are partnering together to recognize three farmers or ranchers as “Farmer’s Almanac Farmer of the Year.” The 200th Collector’s Edition of 2017 highlights the hard work and dedication of farmers who bring food to our tables.  The edition contains their stories, along with the announcement of a contest designed to recognize some of these …

AFBF, Ag Group, Contest

DBA Launches Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance

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A diverse group of partners came together this afternoon at Endres Berryridge Farm in Waunakee, Wisconsin for the official launch of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a collaborative sustainability campaign featuring representatives from every facet of the dairy community, including farmers, processors, retailers, government agencies, universities, and dairy and trade non-profits. The alliance seeks to engage individuals from across …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Company Announcement, Dairy, Sustainability

AgExplorer.com Helps Students Find Careers

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The National FFA Organization, Discovery Education and AgCareers.com are working together to prepare the next generation for careers in agriculture.  Collectively they have created a website, AgExplorer.com, that offers comprehensive career resources that allow students to explore a wide range of job choices. “We’re excited to introduce this transformational resource that will allow students to explore the 235 unique careers …

Ag Group, AgCareers, Agribusiness, FFA, Website