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

Agri-Pulse recognized by NAAJ

Lizzy Schultz

The North American Agricultural Journalists (NAAJ) presented Agri-Pulse with the Audrey Mackiewicz Special Award at the group’s annual banquet last week. The award is named after the first woman president and long-time Executive Secretary-Treasurer of NAAJ, and is presented to publications that have expanded their coverage of agriculture. The Agri-Pulse mission is devoted to covering agriculture, food and rural issues …

Ag Group, Agri-Pulse, Award, Communications, Journalism, NAAJ

Agri-Pulse: Farm to Fork Panel

Jamie Johansen

To kick off National Ag Day, Agri-Pulse hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill tackling “Farm to Fork Politics: How Sustainability is Reframing Food Production and Marketing.” Agri-Pulse Editor, Sara Wyant, moderated the discussion between panelists including Rod Snyder, president, Field to Market, Chris Policinski, CEO, Land O’Lakes Inc., Dave White, co-founder, 9B and former NRCS Chief, and Gregg Halverson, …

Ag Day, Agri-Pulse, Audio

Agri-Pulse Presents 2016 Doan Award

Jamie Johansen

Yesterday during the Agri-Pulse Farm to Fork Politics discussion and reception the annual Doan Award was presented to Ben Nuelle, Iowa Agribusiness Farm Network. The award is sponsored by Agri-Pulse and was presented by Senator Pat Roberts from Kansas and Greg Akagi current National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) president. The Doan recognizes and encourages excellence in reporting agriculture. The …

Ag Group, Agri-Pulse, Award, NAFB

Trump Tops @AgriPulse Poll of Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

As Iowa voters gather to caucus today, a new Agri-Pulse poll shows most farmers support Donald Trump for president. In the most extensive poll of how U.S. farmers and ranchers plan to vote for president, respondents overwhelmingly say they’ll support a Republican, and 40 percent of those are Trump supporters. That compares to 15 percent for Sen. Ted Cruz, 11 …

Agri-Pulse, politics

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Farm Bureau Pres. Bob Stallman

John Davis

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Bob Stallman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation. In this interview, Stallman reflects on his tenure as leader of the nation’s largest general farm organization and many of the changes that occurred. Stallman discusses accomplishments in the last session of Congress and identifies ominous challenges still facing the industry on Capitol Hill and …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agri-Pulse, Audio, Farm Bureau, GMO, Government

Agri-Pulse Poll Ranks Top Farmer Issues

John Davis

A new poll from Agri-Pulse shows that national security and terrorism are among the top issues for farmers going into the 2016 election, and in turn, billionaire businessman Donald Trump has a slight lead as their choice for president. This article from Agri-Pulse says the poll, conducted in partnership with the Iowa Soybean Association, shows Trump with a slim lead …

Agri-Pulse, politics

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with ASTA CEO Andy LaVigne

John Davis

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Andy LaVigne, CEO of American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). The seed industry is among many groups hoping Washington will approve legislation to establish a national voluntary GMO labeling standard. In this in-depth interview, Andy LaVigne discusses industry implications if Congress fails to develop national guidelines to override state statutes and how the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

Ag Group, Agri-Pulse, ASTA, Audio, GMO, Government

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Collin Peterson

John Davis

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Rep. Collin Peterson,ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee. In this interview, the Minnesota Democrat shares his concerns with the current farm law and on how farmers are using its risk management tools. Peterson identifies what he sees as two flaws in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and shares his thoughts following a recent …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Farm Credit, Government