Key Issues Top Farm Bureau’s 2016 Strategic Plan

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Farm Bureau’s strategic action plan for 2016 includes several key issues for agriculture, including the government’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) action, protecting farmers’ rights to use biotechnology and trade issue. This news release from the group says the policy issues are a result of deliberations by delegates to the AFBF’s 97th Annual Convention in Orlando. “We will continue …

AFBF, Ag Group, Farm Bureau, Trade, Water

Improving Production with Farm Controllers

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The 2016 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) is all about innovation, with several companies using the expo to showcase innovative new strategies to help improve production. Intelia has always been a standout when it comes to electronic innovations, and their latest products offer producers the potential to see exceptional improvements in both production and sustainability efforts. The Canadian company, …

Ag Group, Audio, Gadgets, IPPE, Technology

NFMS Will Hear From Ag Executive Panel

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) will be hosting an agribusiness panel discussion featuring some of agriculture’s leading manufacturers at the National Farm Machinery Show. On February 10, the AEM Ag Executive Outlook panel will discuss key issues including the future of agriculture, new technologies, and the vital role of ag advocacy at the local and national level. The AEM …

AEM, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show

USPOULTRY Elects New Chairman

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The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) elected a new chairman at a board meeting held during the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). Previous vice chairman of the board, Paul Hill, of Ellsworth, Iowa, was elected into the position, and was presented with the time-honored “working man’s gavel” by Sherman Miller, the 2015 chairman. Hill is a native …

Ag Group, IPPE, Poultry

John Deere Strengthens Partnership with FFA

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John Deere has been partnering with the National FFA Organization to ensure the future of agriculture for more than 72 years.  2016 will continue the tradition of providing opportunities for members of the FFA to grow into leaders who can strengthen their communities as well as agriculture.  John Deere has pledge one million dollars annually for the next five years …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, FFA, John Deere

2016 CIC & NCBA Trade Show in Sunny San Diego

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I have touched down in warm and sunny San Diego for the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention & National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show. Cattlemen & women from across the country have made their way West to take in the latest beef industry issues and network with fellow cattle producers. The trade show is like no other and the Cattlemen’s …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Events, NCBA, New Holland

Grassroots Movement Expanding through CommonGround

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CommonGround volunteer farm women from across the country met in Washington D.C. at the National Museum of American History to learn how to share their story.  Presentations from various ag groups, like the Center for Food Integrity, helped give the women tools to reach urban and suburban moms online, through public speaking, and in media interviews.  Attendees talked about prevalent …

Ag Group, NCGA, USB, Women

The IPPE is Bigger Than Ever

Chuck Zimmerman 1 Comment

Hello from the Georgia World Congress Center and the International Production & Processing Expo. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, North American Meat Institute and American Feed Industry Association. There are 1,300 exhibitors occupying almost a half million square feet. It’s big! The trade show opens at 10am this morning and is where I’ll be …

Ag Group, IPPE, Meat, Poultry

FamilyFarms Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

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FamilyFarms Charities is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors planning to pursue college training in fields related to agriculture. Each recipient is then eligible for a $500 follow-up scholarship for the next three years of their undergraduate program provided they remain on a career path in agriculture and maintain good grades. The FamilyFarms Charities Scholarship was created to …

Ag Group, Education, Farming, Youth

Ag Marketing Advice from Buzzfeed VP

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The 2016 Dairy Strong conference featured a variety of exceptional keynote presentations, with many presenters coming from outside of the agriculture sector, but few would argue that any of them made as strong of an impact as Jonathan Perelman. Perelman is the Head the Digital Ventures at ICM Partners, the former Vice President of Motion Pictures at Buzzfeed, the former …

Ag Group, Audio, Communications, Marketing, Media, Technology