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TPA Signed With Eye Toward New Agreements

President Obama signed two trade bills passed by Congress on Monday, one authorizing Trade Promotion Authority and one renewing Trade Adjustment Assistance. The president pointed out that while the bills will help negotiations move forward...Show More Summary

Hoeven, Conaway Presented with ‘Champion of Ag’ Awards

The American Agri-Women (AAW) presented Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas with its “Champion of Agriculture” awards. This news release from the group – the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women – says the the award goes to outstanding members of the U.S. Congress for their steadfast courage in upholding the... Read More

NCBA CEO Forrest Roberts Moving On

After six years of serving as the Chief Executive Officer for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Forrest Roberts has announced his resignation, effective July 31. Roberts is leaving NCBA to “pursue other opportunitiesShow More Summary

U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Assembly

The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, started in March of this year, announced today the first general assembly meeting. When: July 14 and 15, 2015 Where: Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center 650 15th St., Denver, CO 80202 Program here. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

On June 16, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced its long anticipated regulation to revoke the “Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS)” status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) – a source of artificial trans fatty acids (TFAs) – for use in food. Show More Summary

2015 Golden ARC Winners Announced

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) has announced its Golden ARC Awards 2015 Winners. This elite awards program added 23 Golden ARC Awards members and 18 Merit Awards recipients. For the fourth consecutive year a Golden ARC de Excellence Awards was given. Show More Summary

Roberts Bill to Make Bonus Depreciation Permanent

New legislation could make bonus depreciation on farm equipment permanent. U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) says his bill will encourage investments and economic growth by making permanent a fifty percent depreciation bonus on new equipment and property purchases. Show More Summary

Allergen-Free Peanuts Among USDA Innovations in FY 2014

Allergen-free peanuts is just one of the many innovations in ag during fiscal year 2014 for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) says USDA received 83 patents in FY2014, up from 51 patents...Show More Summary

Drake Named to Ag Public Relations Hall of Fame

The Agricultural Public Relations Hall of Fame will be adding Steve Drake, ag communicator and consultant.  The honor is to recognize those who have contributed to public relations and the Ag Relations Council (ARC).  ARC along with Agri Marketing magazine sponsor the program. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to be a part of the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced it has been named a 5-star member of the National FFA Foundation. DuPont...Show More Summary

Corn Growers Tell EPA the #RFSWorks

Corn growers from across the nation were in Kansas City, Kansas yesterday to testify and rally in support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Leaders of the National Corn Growers Association were among over 200 stakeholders to provide...Show More Summary

Dancing Bachelor Farmer Supports Ethanol

He’s been a guy handing out roses to the ladies on “The Bachelor” and wowing everyone with his fancy footwork on “Dancing with the Stars.” Now, Chris Soules says he just a “normal famous guy” back home in Iowa supporting agriculture and getting back to what he loves: farming. He recently served as the grand marshal for the American Ethanol... Read More

The Passing of the 2014 Farm Bill

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... Read More

Going Big with the New Holland T9

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 Read More

Ag Relations Council Annual Meeting

Thank you to Den Gardner and Kristy Mach for some photos from this week’s Agricultural Relations Council Annual Meeting. In the image below the group is in class getting one of many lessons that are on the program. Of course it’s not all work. The group does know how to have fun as seen in this photo of one of... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

The American Farm Bureau Federation announced that Trudy Wastweet has joined the organization as director of congressional relations in the Public Policy Department. A corner of downtown Lancaster will transform into a mini music festival...Show More Summary

And Now, The Rest Of The Story…

This week, Aunt Jeanette writes: Last week I shared a picture of my clematis and promised “the rest of the story” about the unusual trellis. A very good friend (who also happens to be my sister-in-law) has exceptionally green thumbs – yep, both of them. Her lawn, flower garden, vegetable garden, and any outside plants are always gorgeous. She can... Read More

Ag Leaders Recognized for Excellence

The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City honored three individuals whose leadership in agriculture policy, practice and academia have contributed to the growth of the industry. The Jay B. Dillingham Award for Agriculture Leadership and Excellence was awarded to Senator Bob Dole, Dr. Show More Summary

Fast Track Makes it to the Finish Line

After lots of drama and much political posturing, Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) finally cleared the final hurdle before being sent to the president’s desk, passing the U.S. Senate Wednesday by a vote of 60-38. “The Senate’s bipartisan...Show More Summary

Interns at O+B Advocate for Agriculture

Catalina, an aspiring art director from Argentina, sits down beside Laura, a Midwest farmer’s daughter. Nearby, former FFA state officer Jacob rubs elbows with a songwriter-turned-journalist, Zach. What unites this eclectic group? A passion for agriculture and an internship with St. Show More Summary

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