Biodiesel Benefits Farmers and Livestock Producers

Carrie Muehling

Midwest soybeans are fueling the country from coast to coast. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has a goal of supplying 10 percent of the nation’s diesel fuel by the year 2022, equating to about four billion gallons per year. NBB Board Member and Nebraska Farmer Greg Anderson said the northeast market for heating oil is a bright spot, while California …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Biodiesel, NAFB

SMART Dairy Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

This episode of the SMART farmer podcast comes from the 2017 World Dairy Expo where Jamie Johansen sat down with Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) to have him explain some of the many ways dairy producers are SMART farmers when it comes to efficiency and sustainability. NMPF was one of the founding members of the U.S. …

AgWired Animal, Audio, Dairy, USFRA

Top Priorities for Cattle Producers

Jamie Johansen

Each year the NAFB Trade Talk allows us to get updates from each segment of the agricultural community. As a beef producer, I am always eager to step into the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) booth to hear the latest on policy issues impacting my family. Colin Woodall, senior vice president government affairs, is no stranger to the Golden Mic …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Audio, Beef, Government, NCBA

Animal Ag Bites 11/20

Carrie Muehling

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is applauding U.S. House of Representatives passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. NCBA President Craig Uden said the approval is a “step in the right direction,” but promised to continue to fight the provision in the bill that would limit the ability of some businesses from deducting interest expenses. The Leavenworth …

AgWired Animal, Animal Bites

Thanksgiving Dinner Will Cost Less Than Last Year

Carrie Muehling

This year’s Thanksgiving dinner should cost slightly less than last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation‘s 32nd annual price survey of items traditionally used in the Thanksgiving meal. The cost of the dinner is the lowest since 2013, according to Dr. John Newton, AFBF director of market intelligence. The price decrease is primarily driven by the lower cost …

AFBF, AgWired Animal, Audio, Food

Trade, Farm Bill & Taxes…Oh My!

Jamie Johansen

Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst represented the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) at last week’s NAFB Trade Talk. As you can guess, trade, 2018 farm bill and tax reform were key issues we discussed. When it comes to NAFTA renegotiations, Hurst said, “U.S. agriculture can see some benefits from this renegotiation. We can see changes to phytosanitary rules. We …

AFBF, Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Bill, Farm Bureau, Government, NAFB, Trade

Kicking Veal Misconceptions to the Curb

Jamie Johansen

The 2017 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk gives voice to agriculture. There we were able to speak with the American Veal Association (AVA) for the first time. Misconceptions flood this industry and I for one, learned many things while speaking with Dr. Marissa Hake, AVA veterinarian who covers herd health in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. “One of the …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, American Veal Association, Animal Agriculture, Beef, Food, Meat, NAFB

Blaze A Trail to #CattleCon18

Jamie Johansen

How many have already registered to #BlazeATrail in Phoenix, AZ for the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show? The AgWired team will be heading West to bring you all the #BeefMeet news and views. We spoke with NCBA’s Marvin Kokes last week at NAFB’s Trade Talk to get the scoop on the latest details on #CattleCon18. Man, that’s …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, NAFB, NCBA

Get Ready for the Census of Agriculture

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s that time farmers. The 2017 Census of Agriculture is coming in December. The survey is conducted by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. It has been conducted since 1840 and is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It takes place every five years. During the NAFB Trade Talk session I visited …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Government, NAFB, USDA

Propane Can Do That

Carrie Muehling

The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) has launched a new website dedicated to agricultural applications of propane. “It’s a really good site. I think if you’re excited about saving money and having reliable, powerful, clean equipment, it will be a great site for you,” said Cinch Munson with PERC. The site also offers details about the Farm Incentive Program …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, NAFB, PERC