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Candidate Trump Addresses #Farm Labor Issues

Like Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump also had the opportunity to address the issue of immigration as it relates to farm labor during a CNN town hall forum Tuesday night. Wisconsin dairy farmer John Pagel...Show More Summary

Culver’s Raises Money for 153 FFA Jackets

The average age of the American farmer gets a little older each year, but Culver’s restaurant is working with their franchisees to encourage the next generation of farmers.  Culver’s Support Center in Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin and the...Show More Summary

First of its Kind Report Details Impact of Fertilizer

While we often take for granted the important role fertilizer plays in food production, the economic impact in terms of jobs provided by the industry has been generally overlooked.  Now a study sponsored by The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) is shedding light on those numbers at both the state and congressional district levels. “We are excited to be able to share... Read More

Candidate @TedCruz Addresses #Farm Labor Issues

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas had the opportunity to address the issue of immigration as it relates to farm labor during a CNN Town Hall forum Tuesday night. Jason Vorpahl, who operates a 2800 head dairy farm in Wisconsin, questioned Cruz about the issue. “We offer a competitive wage and offer full benefits to all our employees,”... Read More

Farm Bill Survey Helps Shape NFU Policy

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is offering growers a chance to have their opinions heard regarding the next Farm Bill by offering a survey for farm and ranch families across the U.S.  The survey is in addition to multiple member listening sessions being held that also offer a chance for feedback. “As a farmer-led organization, we work closely with our... Read More

Agronomist Authors Children’s Book on Soybeans

In honor of Soy Foods Month this April, an agronomy professor has created an interactive book to help spread the message of Coolbean the Soybean and teach youngsters in grades 3-5 how to think like scientists about the important field of agriculture. “I wanted to develop a fun, yet educational, tool to help teach today’s youth about where food comes... Read More

Deere Aligns with Hagie for High-Clearance Sprayers

Deere & Company and Hagie Manufacturing have entered into a joint venture.  Hagie is a national market leader when it comes to high-clearance sprayers.  In this new agreement Deere gains majority ownership of Hagie Manufacturing. The...Show More Summary

NCGA Partners with SoAR for Ag Research

The National Corn Growers Association recently told us of their new strategic plan to increase demand and improve productivity and sustainability.  Now they’re showing us just what it is they plan to do about it.  The organization has...Show More Summary

GROWMARK Partners With Climate Corporation

GROWMARK has partnered with The Climate Corporation to become an official dealer of Climate Pro, The Climate Corporation’s premium web and mobile offering. Climate Pro is a web-based data information system that provides weather information specific to the farmers field of interest. Show More Summary

US Ag Colleges Stand Out in World Ranking

The QS World University Ranking system has released its latest standings for the world’s top agriculture universities, showcasing fifty exceptional programs on their website. While the top spot went to Wageningen University in the Netherlands,...Show More Summary

Tweet a Bee, #FeedABee

Bayer is gearing up to make a significant impact on pollinator health in 2016 by planting more forage and spreading the word about the importance of pollinators with the debut of the Feed a Bee song and video and new social media initiatives to help keep pollinators healthy. We talked with our favorite Queen Bee Becky Langer, Bayer Bee Care... Read More

GROWMARK Announces Essay Contest Winners

What can young people do to ensure the sustainability of agriculture?  Two FFA students answered this essay question for GROWMARK and are being announced as winners of their state’s contest. Trygve Lien from Castalia earns the award in the state of Iowa and Logan Korff of Norborne takes top honors in Missouri. Show More Summary

Farm Futures Predicts More Corn, Less Soybeans

Farm Futures is Penton Agriculture‘s market-leading ag business resource and they are seeing a lot of red on the ledgers right now.  In fact their latest survey suggests farmers may react to the agriculture market by cutting back almost 2 percent of the crop acreage this year.  Of the major row crops, only corn and cotton are seeing gains– but... Read More

I AM USFRA – Dawn Caldwell

Dawn Caldwell is a very busy woman. Besides helping to run her family’s cow-calf operation in north central Kansas, not far from where they live in Clay County, Nebraska, the wife and mother of two works as head of governmental affairs for the Aurora Cooperative. In addition, she serves on the board of the Federation of State Beef Councils, and... Read More

AgNerd Cloud – Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

I recently upgraded my backup phone from a Samsung Galaxy S6 to the new S7 Edge. Mine is covered with an Otterbox Symmetry case. One of the features of I was most looking forward to is the camera that is supposed to be far superior in low light than even my iPhone 6S. I haven’t really had a good test... Read More

Deere Adds New Features to S-Series Combine

It may be planting season now, but it never hurts to look ahead to the harvest, and John Deere has added some new features to its S-Series Combine, the workhorse of its grain harvesting equipment. Deere Senior Marketing Rep Britney Guidarelli provided a guided walk-through of some of the latest updates to the S-Series at the recent Commodity Classic. “One... Read More

#LibertyLink Seed Still Available

Spring has sprung and planting has already begun in some areas, but there’s still time to include Bayer Liberty® and LibertyLink® soybeans this crop year. At the recent Bayer AgVocacy Forum, we talked with Al Luke, Bayer U.S. strategic business lead for row crops, about the LibertyLink system. “We’ve had great uptake this year, we think our sales will be... Read More

Virtual Soil Field Day This Week

As farmers head to the fields this spring, the Soil Health Partnership is offering a virtual field day to learn more about the soil that makes up their livelihood. This summer begins the third year of field days which focus on sustainable practices that improve the environment and the bottom line. Before those events kick-off, however, United Suppliers is helping... Read More

Do You Have a Degree in Agriculture?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What should Congress do about GMO labeling?” It looks like we have many opinions on what Congress should do about the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO). Most agricultural organizations...Show More Summary

Golden ARC Contest Deadline One Week Away

The Agricultural Relations Council reminds you that the deadline for the Golden ARC Awards Contest is only one week away!  Public relations professionals are invited to submit their best work by April 1, 2016 to see how it compares to others in the nation. Instructions for online submission are available, but the system is very user friendly.  Google Chrome is... Read More

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