The Passing of the 2014 Farm Bill

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Here’s an interesting mini documentary of the passing of the Agricultural Act of 2014. It features the work of Rep. Frank Lucas, Agricultural Committee Chairman. Every few years a farm bill must be passed to ensure the state of American agriculture. Farmers like Danny Davis of Oklahoma rely on the provisions granted in the legislation to maintain their farms, and …

Farm Bill, Video

Going Big with the New Holland T9

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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

ASTA Chairman Presides Over Busy Year

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s been a busy year for John Schoenecker of HM Clause as chairman of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). One priority for the organization has been to develop a communications strategy and Schoenecker says they have moved forward with that plan in the past year developing a new video message that stresses the importance of seeds in our daily …

ASTA, Audio, Video

RFD-TV Ready to Host Presidential Candidates

Chuck Zimmerman

Presidential candidates are getting a great opportunity to talk to the rural community. It’s also a great opportunity for the country to see them in a different than normal setting answering questions they may not be asked otherwise. It’s RFD-TV and a series of programs called “RURAL TOWN HALL.” The series is being produced in conjunction with Mediacom Connections Channel. …

Media, Video

I’m a Farmer Video

Chuck Zimmerman

I got a heads up from the boys and girls of the 11,000 ha Bulla Burra farms in South Australia that they have put out a new parody video about the importance of farmers feeding the world (with some big machinery and bad singing thrown in!). 12 year old Aimee and the Bulla Burra team in the Northern Mallee region …

Farming, Social Media, Video

Our Barn Door is Open

Joanna Schroeder

“If we don’t tell our farmer story then someone else will,” said Erin Brennemen, Iowa pork producer during the panel discussion “Our Barn Door is Open,” that took place during the 2015 World Pork Expo (#WPX15). The #RealPigFarming panel was hosted by the National Pork Board (NPB) and moderated by outgoing vice president Brad Greenway, a South Dakota pork producer. …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Pork, Swine, Video, World Pork Expo

Pork Board Crashes Grills

Chuck Zimmerman

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

Chuck Zimmerman

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