Panel Offers Food Company Perspectives

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Food Security

The Opening Session of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting featured three speakers offering “Perspectives from Today’s Major Food Companies.”  John Wiebold from General Mills, Jenny Verner from Cargill, Inc., and Autumn Price representing Land O’Lakes each addressed the audience before participating in a panel discussion and taking questions from the audience. Each spoke of the challenges of …

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ASI Debuts SheepCast

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Audio, Sheep

The American Sheep Industry (ASI) debuts their broadcast, SheepCast. The weekly audio program is designed to keep you up to date on the latest happenings in the sheep industry. This week, ASI discusses the efforts on behalf of the nation’s 88,000 sheep producers. Top priorities are maintaining support for agricultural research in the upcoming farm bill and continued work toward …

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Trump Commits to Agriculture in Iowa

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Government, politics

President Donald Trump stood among various models of John Deere and Case IH farm equipment as he pledged to boost agriculture exports, loosen federal regulations on the agriculture industry, and support ethanol and biofuels yesterday while speaking to a crowd of about 250 at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “Today we are celebrating the dignity of work and …

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Joe Funk Earns ASTA Distinguished Service Award

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Award

Joe Funk, Editor at SEED TODAY, was selected as this year’s American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Distinguished Service Award winner. He was honored during the Opening General Session of the ASTA Annual convention in Minneapolis, MN. The award is given to a member who has made a significant contribution both to ASTA and the seed industry. “Joe has been faithfully …

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ASTA Annual Conference in Full Swing

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, politics, Seed

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual conference is in full swing in Minneapolis, MN with both Cindy and Kelly on the ground to bring you all the news.  To kick off our coverage of the event Cindy spoke with President and CEO Andy LaVigne about the past year’s work and what ASTA hopes to accomplish at the conference for the …

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Joe Swedberg to Lead Farm Foundation Board

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Farm Foundation

Joe C. Swedberg of Longmont, CO., was elected to serve as chairman of the Board of Directors of Farm Foundation on June 9th at the Board’s annual meeting in Charlottesville, VA, succedding Mark Scholl from Owensboro, KY. Larkin Martin, Courtland, AL, was elected to serve as Vice Chair. In addition to the election, the Farm Foundation Trust Agreement name has …

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2017 World Pork Expo: The Highlights

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Audio, NPPC, Pork, World Pork Expo

More than 20,000 pork producers and ag professionals from throughout the world attended the 29th World Pork Expo, June 7-9, in Des Moines. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the 2017 Expo hosted more than 1,000 international guests from nearly 40 countries. We spent the days mainly in the media room covering the latest from the pork community. …

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NCGA Moves Forward with Farmer Success

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, AgWired Precision, NCGA, Soil, Water

It should be noted that the efforts of growers to create healthier soils and cleaner water are having an impact, which is why the National Corn Growers Association is taking that momentum forward. Last week the staff of the NCGA in Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio met to learn more about the balance between …

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NCGA Urging Innovators To Consider Corn

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Audio, biobased, Contest, Corn, NCGA

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and innovation facilitator NineSigma recently announced the launch of The Consider Corn Challenge, a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable chemicals with significant market demand. Corn production in the United States has increased from 105.5 million metric tons in 1970 to 345.5 …

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Dairy & Poultry Groups Say Modernize NAFTA

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Dairy, Eggs, Exports, Poultry, Trade

Leading animal agricultural groups representing the dairy and poultry sectors spoke out this week highlighting what a NAFTA modernization would mean for each of their prospective industries. The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) sent comments to the U.S. Trade Representative describing the existing North American dairy landscape as one in which U.S. dairy …

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