Conversation with Secretary Vilsack Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack joins Farm Journal Editor Clinton Griffiths Thursday September 2 at 2:00 pm Central for conversation and audience questions in a town hall-style virtual event webinar. During this very special Farm Journal Farm Country Update, Secretary Vilsack will discusse policy priorities, COVID assistance, trade, climate, market transparency and goals for the upcoming year. Click here …

Farm Journal, USDA, webinar

Pro Farmer Estimates Top USDA Forecasts

Chuck Zimmerman

Prior to this week’s Farm Journal Field Days, Pro Farmer, a division of Farm Journal, conducted it’s 29th annual Pro Farmer Crop Tour. To learn about the results I spoke with Brian Grete, Pro Farmer, about the data they collected across seven key midwestern states for corn and soybeans. You can listen in here. Interview with Brian Grete, Pro Farmer …

Audio, Corn, Farm Journal, Soybean

Report Shows How U.S. Farmers Can Fight Climate Change

Cindy Zimmerman

A new report commissioned by Farm Journal Foundation finds U.S. farmers have the potential to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and become part of the global solution to climate change. U.S. agriculture contributes about 10% of the total greenhouse gas emissions of the entire national economy, but farmers could greatly reduce those emissions if they were provided with the …

Audio, carbon, climate, Environment, Farm Journal, Farming, USDA

Farm Journal to Acquire AgFax

Cindy Zimmerman

Thanks to Farm Journal, the legacy of Owen Taylor and Debra Ferguson will soon have a new home. Farm Journal has reached an agreement in principle to purchase the assets of AgFax, a multi-eNewsletter company that primarily serves producers growing cotton, rice, peanuts and tree crops. The weekly AgFax eNewsletters include: Southwest Cotton, Midsouth Cotton, Southeast Cotton, Southern Grain, Rice-Midsouth-Texas, …

Cotton, Farm Journal, Media

Trust In Food Symposium Theme is Regenerative Reset

Cindy Zimmerman

The annual Trust In Food Symposium is being held this week with the theme Regenerative Reset and a focus on trends in carbon and climate, animal ag and innovation. Trust In Food, a Farm Journal initiative, has a record-setting audience of leaders from across the food value chain, the conservation community and public agencies registered for the event, which is …

Animal Agriculture, Environment, Farm Journal, Farming, Food

Top Producer of the Year Award – Longview Farms

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2021 Top Producer Summit several awards were presented. A big congratulations goes to the Henry family and LongView Farms. They are the recipients of the 2021 Top Producer of the Year Award. Accepting the award were Scott and Eric Henry, sons of Steve and Laurie Henry who started the farm. The sons are now the primary managers of …

Audio, Farm Journal, Farming, Media

Farm Journal Grows 2021 Great American Farm Show

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm Journal is ramping up its Farm Journal Field Days™2021 building on the momentum and audience engagement of the inaugural event in 2020. The one-of-a-kind Great American Farm Show Experience™ features the Pro Farmer Crop Tour™, Farm Journal Field Days and #FarmON™Benefit Concert. It will crisscross through farm country Aug. 16-27 offering attendees the opportunity to participate in person and …

Events, Farm Journal, Farm Shows

Overview of the 2021 Top Producer Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

Farm Journal’s 2021 Top Producer Summit is underway in Nashville, TN where we’re live in person. The event will continue next week in a virtual format. To learn more about this unique hybrid type event schedule I visited with Sara Schafer, Editor, Top Producer. Sara talks about the program here which includes several major awards like the Top Producer of …

Audio, Farm Journal

Farm Journal Adds New Positions to Fuel Growth

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm Journal has just announced a whole crop of talented new professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. Rebecca Bartels, Director of Business Development, Trust In Food — Bartels leads overall revenue strategy and execution for the initiative, including creating differentiated value propositions for Trust In Food’s diverse set of clients from the agribusiness, food, non-government, government and academic sectors. …

Farm Journal, Media

Farm Journal New American Farm Show is a Hit

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm Journal‘s 10 day “New American Farm Show” experience, which included Pro Farmer Crop Tour, Farm Journal Field Days and the #FarmON Benefit Concert, set a new industry standard for agricultural information exchange, with more than 50,000 farmers and ranchers from all 50 states participating. The interactive experience included live crop reports and analysis, dynamic content, live discussion and virtual …

Farm Journal, Farm Shows, Farming, Media