Data Drives Sustainable Solutions

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Farmers are being challenged to grow more food more sustainably with less resources moving forward, and the key to making that possible is data. An Ag Media Summit panel focused on how companies are working to help growers collect and analyze the right data to enhance their sustainability efforts. Willie Vogt, Farm Progress, moderated the Newsmaker panel on “Data Drives …

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New Holland Values Ag Media

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New Holland was among companies interacting with journalists at the 2019 Ag Media Summit in Minneapolis. “We came out here to the Ag Media Summit to meet with journalists because we wanted to support the journalists who do a great job sharing the story of the American and the North American farmer, as well as the great story of companies …

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ZimmCast 623 – From Ag Media Summit

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They partied like it was 1999 in the Purple Rain at the 2019 IFAJ Congress and Agricultural Media Summit in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota last week. It was a milestone year for many at the event, including Diane “Lady Di” Johnson, who served her last year as Executive Director of the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) and manager of the Ag Media Summit. …

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IFAJ Congress Hears from Reporters Without Borders

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Here in the United States we tend to take freedom of the press for granted, since it is specifically guaranteed in the First Amendment. But it’s not so free in many other countries. The 2019 IFAJ Congress last week featured a presentation from Daphne Pellegrino with Reporters Without Borders, more properly known internationally as Reporters Sans Frontieres or RSF, which …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, IFAJ, Journalism

Trump Announces Deal to Expand U.S. Beef Exports to EU

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President Donald J. Trump congratulated members of the nation’s beef cattle industry Friday as the United States and the European Union signed an agreement that is expected to nearly triple the duty-free access for high quality U.S. beef exports to Europe. . “This is a tremendous victory for American farmers, ranchers, and, of course, European consumers because American beef is …

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GROWMARK Moves Forward with AgValidity

Carrie Muehling

GROWMARK is helping member customers to wade through the new technology available in agriculture with its AgValidity platform. “Ag Validity is really what we’re calling a platform to test and vet out a lot of this new technology,” said Chris Grogan, GROWMARK media relations manager. “So there are upstart companies, there are companies that have been around, and they are …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, GROWMARK, Technology

FMC on Timely Topic of Managing Prevent Plant Acres

Chuck Zimmerman

Prevent plant acres may be record high this year and farmers are having to decide now how to manage that land. FMC Agricultural Solutions Regional Technical Service Manager Brandon Schrage was at the 2019 Ag Media Summit Info Expo earlier this week talking about how the company is helping farmers managing prevent plant acres with weed control and soil protection. …

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IFAJ in the USA

Cindy Zimmerman

Some members of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) are continuing their U.S. journey today with tours in California, South Dakota and Minnesota, but most are on their way back to their home countries after the 2019 IFAJ Congress officially concluded Tuesday evening. The international gathering was held in conjunction with the annual Ag Media Summit this year in …

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InfoAg Featured Exhibitor – Iteris ClearAg

Cindy Zimmerman

As a global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, Iteris ClearAg is in the “e-intelligence business,” according to Joel Lipsitch, vice president of sales for the company’s Agriculture and Weather Analytics. “That means we bring data and analytics of weather and soil to help our customers understand how to manage those variables and optimize their business around those …

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Coalition Goes to Court Over Biofuel Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

A coalition of seven agricultural and biofuels organizations is seeking court action to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to account for lost biofuel volumes resulting from small refinery exemptions granted by the agency. The coalition consisting of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Growth Energy (Growth), National Biodiesel Board (NBB), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), …

ACE, Audio, BIO, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA, RFA