New Holland Finalist Celebrates B-day with Florida Georgia Line

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One of theNew Holland Voice of the Next Gen Contest winners got a special way to celebrate her birthday. Rachel Markwiese of Chicago, Illinois, celebrated her 23rd birthday as one of the five finalists in the contest who traveled to Hershey, Pennsylvania, to meet Tyler Hubbard and enjoy a Florida Georgia Line concert. “This is the best birthday present ever!” …

Agribusiness, Audio, Contest, New Holland

Growing the Farmers Business Network

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In a very short amount of time the Farmers Business Network (FBN) has not only registered a lot of farmers as members but also millions of acres. This means there is a big and growing amount of data in the system. In this week’s ZimmCast you can listen to Charles Baron, co-founder, talk about what the Farmers Business Network has …

Agribusiness, Audio, data, Farming, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Antimicrobials in Livestock – A Thing of the Past?

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Dr. Karl Dawson, Chief Scientific Officer and VP at Alltech, talked antibiotics at the recent REBELation in the beef breakout session. Companies like McDonald’s and Costco have said no to antibiotics. Is it time for the industry to be a REBEL and say no too? “The term antibiotic is somewhat controversial. I prefer to talk about antimicrobials. The use of …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Livestock

Administration Finalizes WOTUS with Few Changes

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule that has become known as the Waters of the United States or WOTUS. According to EPA, the rule “ensures that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably determined, making permitting less costly, easier, and faster for businesses and industry.” The …

Audio, EPA, Government, Water

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Adrian Smith

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith. The Republican representing Nebraska’s 3rd District outlines a challenging agenda for House members following the Memorial Day break. As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Smith expects a great deal of debate over Trade Promotion Authority, tax reform, and identifying financial resources for the Highway Trust Fund. …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Government

Coach Cal Receives 2015 Alltech Humanitarian Award

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John Calipari, head men’s basketball coach for the University of Kentucky, received Alltech’s prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award for his extensive work in Haiti. Dr. Pearse Lyons presented it to him on his home court at Rupp Arena while addressing the congregation of attendees at REBELation. Known as a “dream maker,” Calipari has guided six college basketball teams to the Final …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, leadership

Water is Focus of USFRA Toledo Food Dialogues

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Last year’s toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie at Toledo, Ohio, that left half a million people without clean water, underscored the delicate balance that exists between farming and drinking supplies. So it’s no wonder the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) chose Toldeo as the site for the next Food Dialogues on Thursday, May 28, starting at 9 a.m. …

Ag Group, Audio, USFRA, Water

Changing Media ZimmCast from Alltech REBELation

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It has been interesting to see some of the tweets and Facebook posts following my panel discussion on The Changing Face of Media during the Alltech REBELation. I was hoping a lively discussion with good audience questions would stir up some debate and feedback. In this week’s program I’m sharing interviews with Frank Mulrennan, Celtic Media Group, who moderated our …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Media, ZimmCast