Nebraska USFRA Food Dialogues to Focus on GMOs

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is joining with the Nebraska Soybean Board to host a “Food Dialogues: Pivoting the GMO Conversation” at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln September 6 from 1:00-2:30 pm. Among the Dialogue participants will be Hilary Maricle, a Nebraska cattle, corn, pig and soybean farmer and CommonGround volunteer; and USFRA Face of Farming & …

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Animal Ag Bites 8/21

Kelly Marshall

Nath Morris has been promoted  to executive vice president- expo for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).  He has served as vice president- expo and before that as IPE sales director. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council gave the 2017 safety awards to 147 chicken and turkey facilities at their recent conference in Destin, Florida.  The awards were …

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Secretary Perdue in Florida

Chuck Zimmerman

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited the Citrus Expo in Fort Myers, Florida this week to learn more about citrus greening and hold a farm bill listening session with Congressman Tom Rooney of the local district. The only opportunity for reporters to ask questions of the secretary was a short, crowded, disorganized gaggle that covered a wide range of non-agricultural …

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NCBA Encourages Comments on WOTUS

Kelly Marshall

The comment period for the repeal of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) ends Monday, August 28, 2017 and members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) want to encourage farmers and ranchers to participate. The organization has released a video featuring Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt urges farmers and ranchers to let their voice be …

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Animal Ag Bites 8/14

Kelly Marshall

This year’s Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar, sponsored by USPOULTRY and the Poultry Protein & Fat Council, will be held October 5-6, 2017 at the Marriott Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is accepting applications for their Marketing Ambassador Program that combines social media and the cattle industry.  Applications are due Tuesday, August 29th. …

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International Buyers of U.S. Soy Convene in Omaha

Jamie Johansen

Next week, U.S. soybean farmers will have the opportunity to meet the international buyers responsible for purchasing the 60% of soybeans exported from the U.S. each year. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) will host its 5th annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Aug. 15-17 at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. It will be our second year to cover the event and …

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Adam McClung Recognized as Transformational Leader

Jamie Johansen

It is still hard to believe our friend and fellow ag communicator is no longer with us. We wanted to share the latest information from the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association remembering Adam’s life and spirit. We send continued prayers to his family and close friends. – Adam McClung Recognized as Transformational Leader – Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Executive Vice President Adam …

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PERC Announces New Propane Farm Incentive Program

Kelly Marshall

If you’ve been thinking about switching to propane, now is the time, says Cinch Munson, director of agriculture business development at the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).  The Propane Farm Incentive program has been newly revised, taking it from a two-step process to one-step where farmers receive their application packet from the dealer when they purchase a piece of …

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Ag Community Remembers Adam McClung

Jamie Johansen

UPDATED The beef and agricultural media communities lost a great man and passionate spokesperson for the industry. Adam McClung, executive director, Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, passed away over the weekend after a brief but severe illness. Just weeks ago many Livestock Publications Council and American Ag Editors Association members were gathered together and Adam was among us. We all have such …

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