Educators Named to FFA Board

Lizzy Schultz

Two agricultural education teachers were recently named to the National FFA Organization’s Board of Directors. Kurt Dillon, of Kansas, and Matthew Eddy, were both recognized for their skills and reputations within the realm of agricultural education, and will begin to serve in new leadership roles as board members for FFA. Dillon grew up in a rural area of northeast Kansas, …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Award, Company Announcement, Education, FFA, Youth

USDA Announces $8.4 Million For Disadvantaged Farmers

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that $8.4 million in competitive grants are now available to support the work of partner organizations that provide training, outreach and technical assistance for socially disadvantaged, Tribal and Veteran farmers and ranchers. The financial support is offered through USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, also …

Ag Group, Award, Farming, Government, Ranching, USDA

Happy National Hot Dog Month! 🌭

Lizzy Schultz

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) has estimated that Americans will eat 150 million hot dogs this Independence Day, which also acts as the kick off for National Hot Dog Month, a celebration of our nation’s iconic food. To mark the occasion, the NHDSC has gathered several hot dog icons in a new series of videos to discuss …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Contest, Food

Nobel Laureates Say Stop Blocking Golden Rice

Kelly Marshall

This morning three Nobel Laureates presented at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to call on Greenpeace, the United Nations and governments around the world to support GMOs. They are the public face of more than 100 Nobel Laureates who signed a letter asking that campaigns agains products like Golden Rice be abandoned.  The letter condemns practices that are …

Ag Group, Biotech, GMO, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Food Labeling Efforts Supported by 1,000 Organizations

Kelly Marshall

More than 1,000 ag and food industry organizations have come together to show their support for the food labeling solution.  Co-chairs for the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF), Pamela Bailey and Charles Conner are excited by the show of support for this critical legislation and hope a letter to the Senate will demonstrate the necessity of moving forward quickly. “The …

Ag Group, Food, Government, Labeling

4th of July Cookout Costs Still Under $6/Person

Lizzy Schultz

An informal survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) dug into the cost of summer cookout season. The survey looked into the cost of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, and found that, while the food products will cost slightly more this …

AFBF, Ag Group, Cooking, Farm Bureau, Food, Grocery

Tickets on Sale for Farm Aid 2016

Jamie Johansen

Farm Aid 2016 tickets are officially on sale today, Monday June 27th beginning at 10:00 am EDT. This year’s will be in Bristow, Virginia, on September 17th. Farm Aid will feature Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and many more artists. “Folks are educating themselves …

Ag Group, Entertainment, Food

ADC Appoints Farmer Advisory Board

Kelly Marshall

The Agricultural Data Coalition (ADC) is adding a ten person farmer advisory board to help the organization as it develops a  data management reponsitory. “The full potential of our agricultural data is not currently being realized because of management, storage, portability and delivery challenges,” said Joe Luck, Assistant Professor and Precision Agriculture Engineer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a founding …

Ag Group, data

35 Years Experience Advocating at #ASTAannual

Kelly Marshall

Today’s news might make you believe the fight against agriculture technology is a modern issue, but Katie Fast of Oregonians for Food and Shelter told an audience at the American Seed Trade Association annual meeting, her organization has been dealing with consumer misinformation since 1980. This grassroots network of farmers and foresters began focusing on the responsible use of resources, crop protection …

Ag Group, ASTA, Audio