Blog Profile / AgWired


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Win an Autographed New Holland/Tyler Hubbard Poster

Hello Florida Georgia Line fans. This past weekend I had the opportunity to meet Tyler Hubbard, the Georgia part of the band, during a pre-concert Meet and Greet. I’ll be sharing an interview with Tyler as part of my mini-series of the New Holland Voice of the Next Gen Contest party weekend. Thanks to Tyler’s photographer for the photo. New... Read More

Former FFA Member Donates Money for Ag Ed Teachers

A former FFA member from Texas is donating money to support agricultural education teachers. This news release from FFA says Herman Wilson of Houston was inspired by his ag ed teacher in east Texas more than 62 years ago. Now he’s giving back in the form of $250,000 to establish an endowment to kick start a multi-level initiative. “We want... Read More

BASF Starts 150th Year With Higher Sales

BASF’s 150th anniversary year is off to a great start, due in a large part to the chemical company’s innovative crop protection business. Compared with the first quarter of 2014, sales grew by 3% to €20.1 billion ($22.5 billion USD) in the first quarter of this year. Sales in the Agricultural Solutions segment rose by 15% to €1.9 billion ($2.1... Read More

Pakistani Companies Tour US Cotton Belt

Representatives from Pakistani companies are touring the U.S. cotton belt. The tour is going on now through May 9. It’s put on by Cotton Council International (CCI), the National Cotton Council’s export promotions arm, and shows theShow More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

Minnesota Soybean is pleased to announce the addition of Kim Nill as Director of Market Development. The American Farm Bureau Federation announced applications for the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge will be accepted beginning June 1 through June 30. Show More Summary

2nd Annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest

The National Corn Growers Association has just kicked off its second Field-of-Corn Photo Contest. The entry period is May 1-November 30, 2015. The National Corn Growers Association is calling on photographers to help tell the story of farming field corn in America. The goal is to capture high-resolution photos of growing corn from seed to harvest, the women and men... Read More

Cal-Davis Tops in Ag, Veterinary Sciences

The University of California, Davis, is rated as the top school in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry as well as veterinary sciences. This news release from the university says the information comes from the QS World University Rankings and is the third consecutive year that UC Davis has been ranked first in ag and forestry.... Read More

Support for Food Labeling Act

Hundreds of organizations representing various sectors of the food and agriculture industry signed on to a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives this week asking them to support the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. Show More Summary

Senators Call for Repeal of WOTUS

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators today introduced a bill that would repeal EPA’s “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) proposal. The senators, including John Barrasso (R-WY), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Heidi HeitkampShow More Summary

Mixed Signals on Biotech from EU

Mixed signals regarding biotech crops coming from the European Union last week have left representatives of the agriculture community shaking their heads. First the EU announced it would allow member nations to ban the import of food...Show More Summary

Two Peas…

Last week, Aunt Jeanette wrote about a bird’s nest perched atop of her old wagon wheel. The story made me chuckle because it only reminded me of how many things we have in common: 1. We both love to read (although I must admit I don’t have as much time to do so anymore). 2. We both enjoy writing (and... Read More

U.S., Honduras Trade Deal to Promote Ag Development

A new trade deal between the U.S. and Honduras is expected to promote agricultural development. This U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) news release says Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden and Honduras Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock Jacobo Paz inked the agreement. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

Lessing-Flynn recently added another enthusiastic, talented member, Abby Miesner, to the team as a Project Manager. Rhiannon Branch of Iuka, Illinois, has been named the Illinois state winner of the 2015 GROWMARK essay contest for FFA members. Show More Summary

New Award for Agricultural Reporting

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists in conjunction with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization is introducing a new annual award for excellence in global food security reporting. This is part of the cooperation agreement between the two organizations. Show More Summary

2015 NAMA Boot Camp

Registration is now open for the 2015 National Agri-Marketing Association Boot Camp. The 2015 NAMA Boot Camp is a great way to cap off your summer. Boot Camp will take place on August 18-20; mark your calendars now so you don’t miss it! The Hotel: The Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. The room rate is $137.00 and the... Read More

The Science Behind Food Safety

Food safety is on the hearts and minds of all throughout the agriculture community. So, there is no doubt it was a hot topic during the recent Chicken Media Summit held on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and sponsored by the National Chicken Council and US Poultry & Egg Association. Dr. Ashley Peterson, VP of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for the National... Read More

Famous Idaho Potato Tour on the Road

The Big Idaho Potato on wheels and Tater Team is back on the road. Track it’s progress here. This is its fourth cross-country tour with a new mission to help local charities across the U.S. In a five-month period, the truck will visit 60 cities, travel 22,087 miles and help dozens of charities better serve their communities. “The Truck has... Read More

TekWear in Elite 8 for TAG Business Launch Competition

Congratulations to AgNerd Extraordinaire Bruce Rasa, TekWear. According to his FB feed his company has placed in the elite 8 of a major Georgia-based business launch competition. Team TekWear has been selected as an ‘Elite 8? finalist for the TAG Business Launch Competition. Show More Summary

Scarlett Johansson in Feeding America PSA

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.... Read More

McCormick Company Plays Together Well with sandbox

McCormick Company recently announced becoming part of the sandbox agency. According to Mark Perrin, President of McCormick and a principal with sandbox, the agencies that make up sandbox “play together well.” I spoke with Mark about this new relationship. Show More Summary

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