Pork Board Crashes Grills

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The National Pork Board wants you to fork more pork this summer and has launched a multi-platform summer grilling promotion – Grill Crashers. “We know that Americans love to grill, but our research showed that many people aren’t sharing and talking about flavor as much as they could be,” said Randy Brown, chair of the Pork Checkoff Domestic Marketing Committee …

Ag Group, Food, Pork, Video

High Def Corn Planting

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Via Twitter alert from Robert Frye comes, “Iowa Corn Planting In High Definition.” Robert is obviously a drone pro judging by how he commanded his quad copter to take this gorgeous video. He published it on May 11, 2015. Here’s how he described it on YouTube: A “birds-eye-view” of Jim, Matt and Jay’s 2015 corn planting. Please watch on full …

Corn, Farming, Gadgets, Planting, UAV, Video

Scarlett Johansson in Feeding America PSA

Chuck Zimmerman

Two celebrity activists have lent their voice to the need to feed hungry children in America – Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner. Feeding America teamed up with them and the Ad Council on this project. You can see a Johansson psa below. “My family grew up relying on public assistance to help provide meals for our family,” said Scarlett Johansson. …

Food, Video

Tweet Your New Holland Tractor – #TractorTweet120

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s Our Tractor of Perpetual Help at Mass this morning during the Agri-Marketing Conference. He’s providing you with early inspiration to get creative with the New Holland tractor in the registration bags for the conference. New Holland will pick one winner a day this week and a Most Creative winner with the prizes being new iPads! So, get started. Another …

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Propane Program Pays Off for Growers

Cindy Zimmerman

The Propane Farm Incentive Program paid off for participants last year, according to the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC). PERC reports that participants of the program, which provides up to $5,000 toward the purchase of new propane-powered irrigation engines, reduced their per hour energy costs by more than 40 percent in 2014 compared with their previously owned diesel-fueled irrigation …

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Whistleblower Speaks Out Against HSUS

Chuck Zimmerman

It looks like the tables have been turned on animal liberation group Humane Society of the United States. A former undercover investigator for the extremist group is featured in a just released video by HumaneWatch.org discussing gestation stalls or also called individual maternity pens (IMPs) which are used to house pregnant pigs. You can watch the video below. IMPs provide …

Animal Activists, Animal Agriculture, Video, Wackos

Eggs and Kevin Bacon

Chuck Zimmerman

Please don’t make puns about Kevin’s last name. He would appreciate it. I’m sure he’s also appreciating the American Egg Board for including him in their latest campaign, Wake up to Eggs with Bacon. Nobody knows eggs better than bacon, which is why America’s egg farmers are teaming up with the most famous bacon of all, Kevin Bacon. The new …

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BASF Invites Stakeholders to Discuss Food Future

Cindy Zimmerman

As part of activities to mark 150 years, BASF hosted a two-day “Creator Space” jamming event in Washington, D.C. last week to discuss the future of food. The event brought together more than 30 stakeholders from the entire food value chain including farmers, academics, food manufacturers and logistic companies to discuss long-term challenges and trends that may impact the food …

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