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Listen to Ag Day Essay Contest Winner

The winner of the 2015 Ag Day Essay Contest is Theresa Seibel. During last night’s Celebration of Agriculture Dinner we heard her read that essay which focused on this year’s theme, Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations. Theresa...Show More Summary

Farmers Unite to Fight Organic Attack Video

Both conventional and organic farmers joined together last week on social media to criticize a video that uses cute kids to attack modern farming practices. The YouTube video was produced by a group called Only Organic and features children...Show More Summary

Charles Eastin Award Presented on Ag Day

The recipient of the 2015 Charles Eastin Award is Dennis Pennington, Michigan State University Extension. The Eastin Award presented by the Agriculture Council of America and honors an individual who stands out as an advocate for accurate communications between rural and urban audiences. Show More Summary

American Agri-Women Veritas Award

During the National Ag Day Celebration of Agriculture Dinner Orion Samuelson received another award. This time Sue McCrum, President of the American Agri-Women presented him with their Veritas Award. The award is given annually to aShow More Summary

House Ag Committee Chair at Ag Day Luncheon

National Agriculture Week was a busy one in Washington DC and with the House Agriculture Committee. Chairman Mike Conaway of Texas spoke at the National Ag Day luncheon on Wednesday. “Production agriculture has a wonderful story to tell,” said Conaway. Show More Summary

AgChat & Valent are #Relentless

The newest sponsor of the AgChat Foundation, Valent, is running a contest called “Relentless As You.” It’s easy to enter by submitting a 100 word essay & a pic and you may provide your community $1K! One of our newest sponsors, Valent U.S.A. Corporation wants to honor YOU! They have launched the “Relentless As You” initiative which aims to recognize... Read More

Do you get your 3-a-day?

My family is a dairy kind of family. We go through at least three gallons of milk per week, cheese slices, string cheese, shredded cheese, sour cream, yogurt cups, Greek yogurt, “squeeze yogurt”, “drink yogurt” – you name it! I don’t keep ice cream in the house because I work from home and can tell you exactly who would consume... Read More

Wheat Bagel Breakfast with Side of Politics

The National Wheat Foundation and National Association of Wheat Growers hosted a bagel breakfast for Ag Day in DC on Wednesday featuring a panel discussion highlighting topics such as biotechnology, sustainability, Big Data and research. Show More Summary

FMC Offers Financing Through John Deere

Postemergent herbicides and insecticides can be a very expensive proposition for producers that do pay off in the long run. To help growers pay for that initial investment that pays big dividends, FMC is offering no-payment, no-interest...Show More Summary

Quiz Tests Ag Knowledge During Ag Week

Agriculture and agriculture-related industries are a $775 billion contributor to the U.S. gross domestic product. But even with it being such a major factor in Americans’ lives, how much does the average person really know about this...Show More Summary

Rep. Lucas on Protecting Ag

Former House Agriculture Committee chairman Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) stopped by the Agri-Pulse Ag Day kickoff event Tuesday evening and commented on the budget plan unveiled by House Republicans would protect 2014 Farm Bill programs.Show More Summary

House Panel Hears Testimony on WOTUS

Representatives of agricultural organizations unanimously condemned the proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule during a hearing held Tuesday by the House Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. American Farm Bureau Federation...Show More Summary

USDA: Family Farms Vast Majority, Backbone of Farming

The family-owned label applies to the vast majority of farms in this country. The latest information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) agriculture census shows that these farms are the backbone of the ag industry, making up 97 of the farms in the U.S. “As we wrap up mining the 6 million data points from the latest Census of... Read More

FFA Takes Message to Capitol Hill on National Ag Day

The future of farming is in Washington, D.C., this week to bring the message of agriculture to those who govern this country. Thirty-six FFA state officers are on Capitol Hill for the the 42nd anniversary of National Ag Day, which is celebrated today in classrooms and communities across the country. “Agriculture plays a key role in all of our everyday... Read More

Agri-Pulse Farm to Fork Politics

Innovation was the topic of discussion at this year’s Agri-Pulse “Farm to Fork Politics: Unleashing Innovation in Agriculture” in Washington, DC. The panel consists of Bill Horan, Farmer and Chairman, Truth About Trade & Technology;Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

ADAMA, a world leader in customer-focused agricultural solutions, announced that NIMITZ nematicide received state registration in California for use on tomatoes, peppers, okra, eggplant, cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupe and squash....Show More Summary

USFRA Keeps Growing to Educate Consumers

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA) recently surpassed 80 affiliates with the addition of nine new industry partners, but board members Mike Geske of Missouri would like to see that grow even higher. “We’re all affected by this same food conversation in the United States,” said Geske during an interview at Commodity Classic. Show More Summary

Ag Secretary and EPA Chief at NFU

The heads of both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency spoke to the National Farmers Union (NFU) convention in Wichita Monday. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $97 million in programsShow More Summary

Senators Call for Dietary Comment Extension

A bipartisan group of senators have asked for a 30-day extension of the public comment period for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s (DGAC) Scientific Report. Senate Ag Committee chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, and Health,...Show More Summary

March Madness to Choose the Weiner

March Madness will determine the winner of the college basketball world. Well, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) will be choosing the weiner – the best hot dog in Major League Baseball. In March Madness style, the NHDSC even has a bracket to determine the champ in the classic and unique hot dog categories. Voting will be conducted... Read More

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