Industry Leaders Meet In Florida for PBIAS

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Top business and industry leaders from Florida, New York, and Israel convened this week in West Palm Beach for the inaugural Palm Beach International Agricultural Summit, an event designed to raise awareness about the county’s $1.41 billion ag industry, address modern farming and its role in advancing Florida’s economy and quality of life. The Summit was presented by the Economic …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Economy, Events

FB Members Testify on EPA Concerns

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Earlier this week, three Farm Bureau members testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry regarding the involvement of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the ongoing Chesapeake Bay cleanup. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Richard Ebert, former Ohio Farm Bureau President Terry McClure, and Florida Farm Bureau member Kate English, all testified before the subcommittee that they believe …

Ag Group, Conservation, EPA, Farm Bureau, politics

Celebrating The Bees Behind Craft Beer

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Rogue Ales is celebrating all 7,140,289 of their honeybees with the release of two new products, Honey Kolsch and Marionberry Braggot. Both are made with honey foraged from Rogue Farms spring nectar sources including marionberry, cherry, jalapeño, cucumber, pumpkins and wildflower blossoms. This spring’s honey harvest brought its own unique flavor, and it is highlighted in both beer and braggot. …

Ag Group, Bees, Conservation, Environment, Food, pollinators

Meet Mark Poeschl – CEO of @NationalFFA

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This week I visit with Mark Poeschl, incoming CEO of the National FFA Organization and Foundation. Mark officially takes over the position August 1. Mark comes from a strong farm background and he has some significant experience in agribusiness, including on the global level. He has also been very involved in FFA. Poeschl, a former FFA member and past state …

Ag Group, Audio, FFA, ZimmCast

ARA Says Don’t Allow OSHA to Circumvent the Law

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Misdirection may work well for magicians, but the Agricultural Retailers Association has not been distracted by the Occupational Health Safety Administration’s latest antics.  The organization is responding to OSHA’s attempt to enforce rules on farm supply retailers before the rules have even been written.  On May 6 the ARA sent a letter to Congress and the U.S. Court of Appeals for …

Ag Group, ARA, Government

NPPC Names New World Pork Expo GM

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The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has hired Sheila Warrick as the general manager of World Pork Expo. In her new position, Warrick will be responsible for the oversight and execution of the annual World Pork Expo, being held this year June 8-10, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. She will also serve as NPPC’s director of …

Ag Group, Events, NPPC, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

LPC Selects Finalists for 2016 Forrest Bassford Award

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The Livestock Publications Council (LPC) have announced the four young agricultural journalists have made the cut for the 2016 Forrest Bassford Student Award competition to be held at the Ag Media Summit in St. Louis, Missouri, July 23–27. The award, sponsored by Alltech, supports the journalists’ travel fees and participation at the LPC annual convention as well as the 18th …

Ag Group, Alltech, Award, Journalism, LPC, Marketing

Bettinghouse Joins Brownfield Sales Team

Lizzy Schultz

Learfield News & Ag is delighted to announce that Stacy Bettinghouse has become the latest addition to the Brownfield Ag News Sales Team. Stacy will work with Brownfield’s advertising partners in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. “Stacy will be a great addition to the Brownfield team and will strengthen our relationships with advertisers in these key states,” said John Baker, Senior …

Ag Group, Brownfield, Communications, Journalism

Poeschl Named CEO of National FFA

Kelly Marshall

The National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation are welcoming Mark Poeschl of Brookville, Ohio, as their new chief executive officer of both organizations.  Poeschl will begin his responsibilities on Aug. 1, 2016. “Mark’s management and leadership experience will embrace the mission of FFA and enhance our vision to grow leaders, build communities and strengthen agriculture, says Dr. Steve A. …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, FFA

AFBF Concludes Farmers Want Data Control

Kelly Marshall

The American Farm Bureau Federation has released the results of a survey that shows America’s farmers and ranchers want to control their data.  The survey also showed that farmers believe a cooperative-style central repository for their information would be the best way to control security and ensure its value. “We asked our members what they thought about data, and it …

AFBF, Ag Group, data