IFAJ Congress 2016 Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

We still have a 2015 IFAJ Congress coming up but now you can look ahead to 2016. The 2016 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress is being hosted by the Association of German Agricultural Journalists (VDAJ). Here’s an excerpt from the welcome letter by Joachim Rukwied, President of the German Farmers Association (DBV). It is an honor for the German …

IFAJ, International, Media

Corn Growers in Cuba

Cindy Zimmerman

Nine farmer leaders and staff members from the National Corn Growers Association, the U.S. Grains Council and the North Dakota Barley Council traveled to Cuba last week to see first-hand opportunities for expanding U.S. coarse grain exports if trade is fully normalized with the island nation. The mission was part of an ongoing effort by the grains industry to assess …

Audio, Corn, Grains, International, NCGA, Trade, USGC

Going Big with the New Holland T9

Chuck Zimmerman

Looking for a big boy tractor for those large acre row crop applications? Take a look at this New Holland T9 Series tractor that was on display for ag media on La Belotta Sustainable Farm near Turin, Italy. Darragh Mullin, CNH Industrial, APAC Product Marketing< Tractors gave us a walk around tour of the machine. New T9 4WD tractors give ...

Agribusiness, International, New Holland, Tractor, Video

Faith & Ag Event in Italy to Discuss Modern Ag Challenges

John Davis

U.S. agricultural leaders will join world leaders in Milan, Italy, to talk about how faith traditions can inform solutions to modern agricultural challenges. The National Farmers Union will send several of is leaders to the June 27-28 Faith, Agriculture, Food and the Environment symposium, including Doug Peterson, the president of Farmers Union Enterprises and the Minnesota Farmers Union, who will …

Ag Group, Ag Leader, International

Nebraska Governor Concludes European Trade Trip

Cindy Zimmerman

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts wrapped up his first agricultural trade mission this week with a visit to Novozymes world headquarters in Denmark, where a company tour showcased the production of unique enzymes and microbial products used in the animal nutrition, agriculture, and biofuels industries. The visit marked the end of the trade mission with agriculture industry representatives that also included …

Audio, Biotech, Government, International, Trade

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Canadian Ag Minister Gerry Ritz

John Davis

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. Ritz says the US is out of options and out of time with regard to Country-of-Origin labeling. He discusses the retaliation timetable and the billions of dollars in tariffs that could be placed on U.S. goods. In addition, Ritz says Canada is closely watching the Trade Promotion Authority vote …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Government, International, Trade

FFA Winners Tour Costa Rica’s Agriculture

Kelly Marshall

48 national FFA award winners will depart for ten days in Costa Rica this summer.   The trip will educate participants about the global agricultural industry and the opportunities and challenges of international trade.  The country offers some of the most diverse agriculture and geography in the world, while being small enough to all students to gain a complete ag …

Ag Group, Award, FFA, International

Nebraska Gov Visits New Holland at #ExpoMilano2015

Cindy Zimmerman

CNH Industrial welcomed Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts this week at the Expo Milano “Sustainable Farm Pavilion” sponsored by its agricultural machinery brand New Holland Agriculture. The governor was accompanied by a delegation that met with CNH Industrial management to discuss activities and investment in Nebraska through its manufacturing facility and commercial network. The Governor is on his first trade mission …

Agribusiness, International, New Holland

Alltech REBELation Brings Together World on Food Issues

John Davis

This year’s Alltech REBELation Symposium brought together a diverse audience of more than 3,000 people (10,000 if you also count the half marathon before the event}. But while there was diversity, there was a lot of similarity reflecting how the world’s consumers present that two-sided coin. “Consumers are more diverse and more similar at the same time,” explained Alltech’s Dr. …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, International