Wyant Named 2016 Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award

Jamie Johansen

During the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Night of Honors, Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse, was given the 2016 Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award. As member of the NAFB Foundation Board of Directors, Sara has brought her leadership, knowledge of industry, and willingness to work. She has single-handedly added funds for additional scholarships, raised new money for the Foundation, and has …

Ag Group, Agri-Pulse, Audio, NAFB, politics

Farmers Favor Trump in Agri-Pulse Poll

Joanna Schroeder

A new nationwide poll commissioned by Agri-Pulse reveals that a majority of farmers and ranchers favor Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said they support Republican Trump while 18 percent indicated they support Democrat Clinton. Only 2 percent plan to vote for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and just 1 percent for …

Agri-Pulse, politics

Disruptive Innovation Goes Beyond Silicon Valley

Joanna Schroeder

When many people hear the term disruptive innovation, they think of Silicon Valley start-ups in the 90s that changed the way we deliver information and communicate. But like many things born in California, disruptive innovation is just not limited to Silicon Valley and technology parks. Coined in 1995 by Clayton M. Christensen, disruptive innovation describes a process by which a …

AEM, Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Audio, Precision Agriculture

#RuralSummit – The Good, Bad & Ugly

Joanna Schroeder

The Rural Infrastructure Summit provided a great arena to begin the discussion on how the U.S. is going to connect ag commodities to future markets. The needed infrastructure includes a wide-array of areas including broadband, waterways, the electric grid, transportation infrastructure, and more. In the words of Leif Magnusson, Association of Equipment Manufacturers Chair, during his opening remarks, one reason …

AEM, Agri-Pulse, Audio

Iowa Ag Secretary Keynotes #RuralSummit

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey kicked off the Rural Infrastructure Summit in Ames on Monday, sponsored by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Agri-Pulse Communications. “This is an important conversation,” said Northey. “We don’t want to miss our turn to invest competitively in our infrastructure.” Northey talked about why rural infrastructure is so important to agriculture in his state …

AEM, Agri-Pulse, Audio, Equipment

Rural Infrastructure is Hot Topic

Cindy Zimmerman

Hope you are planning on attending the Rural Infrastructure Summit, sponsored by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), in conjunction with Agri-Pulse Communications. The event is being held Monday, August 29 in Ames, Iowa, the day before the 2016 Farm Progress Show kicks off right next door in Boone. AEM Senior VP Charlie O’Brien says they are working with Agri-Pulse …

AEM, Agri-Pulse, Audio

Agri-Pulse & CaseIH Host Farm to Fork Politics

Kelly Marshall

Agri-Pulse and CaseIH are teaming up at Farm Progress Show to bring you everything you need to know for the upcoming election.  A special daily program, called “Farm to Fork Politics: Elections, Economics and the Next Farm Bill” will run on Aug 30, 31, and Sept 1 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Case IH tent, Lot 102. “With the November …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Case IH, Government

AEM and Agri-Pulse Team Up for Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, in conjunction with Agri-Pulse Communications, is sponsoring a Rural Infrastructure Summit prior to the start of Farm Progress Show on Monday, August 29 in Ames, IA. The Summit will address how we develop new, innovative ideas to solve the infrastructure challenges that rural America faces today and in the future; both in the day-to-day operations …

AEM, Agri-Pulse, Equipment

1st ZimmComm NAFB Foundation Weekend

Cindy Zimmerman

We were thrilled to host our good friends from Agri-Pulse this past weekend at our Pensacola beach retreat condo. Sara Wyant and Al Johnson were the winning bidders for our first ZimmComm weekend getaway at the beach offering at the NAFB Foundation auction last fall. Also joining us were Agri-Pulse Marketing and Sales Association Jason Lutz and his lovely wife …

Agri-Pulse, ZimmComm Announcement

Agri-Pulse Poll Shows Growers Ready to Act on Prices

Kelly Marshall

Soybeans won’t be sitting in the bin much longer, says a new farm opinion survey by Agri-Pulse.  The $2 per bushel rise in market prices has Iowa producers getting rid of last year’s inventory. “Thirty-seven percent of respondents said a price of $10.25 would compel them to sell their 2015 crop while another 12 percent said $10.75,” Wyant said. “Ten …

Agri-Pulse, politics, Soybean