WD Farr Scholarship Winners

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Congratulations to two young agricultural professionals who were awarded the WD Farr Scholarship during the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference. Ariel Overstreet-Adkins from Big Timber, Montana and Josh Ison from Batavia, Ohio were honored at the first session by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the Farr family. They each received a $12,000 graduate scholarship. Ariel will use it to finish …

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Farmer Veteran Coalition to Hold Stakeholders Conference

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Organizations that support military veterans pursuing food, farming, and agricultural careers will gather in November to hold a stakeholders conference. The event will be hosted by the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), in coordination with the Drake University Agricultural Law Center (ALC), November 14-15, 2014 at Drake University Olmsted Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The conference is being held to “empower …

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NAMA Fall Conference Reminder

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This is a reminder about the NAMA Fall Conference. I’ll be there. Will you? There is a great lineup of speakers coming to Chicago. Here are a few of them: Steve Hughes, founder and President of Hit Your Stride, LLC., has made it his mission to help people look and sound smart when they talk. He will give you great …

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How Ground Beef & Hamburgers are Made Video Released

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Ground beef and hamburgers are two of America’s most beloved meat products, yet also among the most misunderstood when it comes to how they’re made. With that in mind, American Meat Institute (AMI) has developed a new video as part of its “Glass Walls” series featuring a tour of a processing plant that produces ground beef for several major restaurant …

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Missouri Farmers & Ranchers Say Thank You

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I have always taken pride in my ability to cast a vote, but this year it fell really close to home. As a Missouri farmer, I sat on pins and needles last night as I watched the votes come. I could not be more proud of my state’s ability to rally together and stand strong against those whose goals aim …

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C’mon Let’s Ditch the Rule, Okay?

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American Farm Bureau Federation has just published an animated video that helps describe what this whole Ditch the Rule campaign is all about. The two-and-a-half minute movie explores how EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule is regulatory overreach and unnecessary. “This video offers a fresh take on a serious subject of concern to …

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NCBA’s Update From Washington

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NCBA’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Kristina Butts, was on-hand during last week’s Cattle Industry’s Summer Conference to update producers on current and future issues the Washington office is tackling. “Washington is always an interesting place in a midterm election year. The one thing NCBA is really focused our efforts on this year is more on the regulatory side of a …

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NCBA CEO Expresses Upbeat Spirits Towards Next Fiscal Year

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Cattlemen’s grassroots organization, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), held their annual Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, CO. last week. Producers and state organizations gathered to tackle and plan the coming year. Forrest Roberts, NCBA CEO, commented on the event and shared what we can see throughout the next fiscal year in terms of policy and markets. “This conference is …

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Missouri Right to Farm Vote Tomorrow

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It’s down to the wire in the final push for the Missouri Right to Farm amendment and the opposition, led by the Humane Society of the United States is pulling out all the stops. “Humane Society of the US has put in nearly a half a million dollars in (opposition to) the issue,” says Missouri Farm Bureau president Blake Hurst. …

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#RealPigFarming

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Cindy is my model, wearing the #RealPigFarming t-shirt I got from another Cindy at Ag Media Summit. Sara conducted an interview for us which she’ll be sharing soon. I just thought I’d make sure you know about this now. Welcome to the Real Pig Farming Facebook page. This is a place for pig farmers, academics, youth, veterinarians and allied industry …

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