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NRCS Talks Changes at #AgMedia 2016

The USDA National Resources Conservation Program (NRCS) took the opportunity to get the word out about the latest in the program services at the recent Ag Media Summit in St. Louis, Missouri. Jamie Johansen had the opportunity to speak with Mark Rose, Director of NRCS, about the upcoming changes for fiscal year 2017. Show More Summary

Cover Crop Survey Reflects Enthusiasm

A new report from 2,020 farmers nationwide shows growers find a boost in corn and soybean yields when they use cover crops.  This is the fourth survey conducted by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and...Show More Summary

3rive 3D Leading Growers to Success

FMC Agricultural Solutions recently introduced 3rive 3D insecticide technology, and the product is already leading growers across the country to increases in planting speed, in-furrow protection, and early-season success. Bob Hooten,...Show More Summary

Questioning Support in Ag, Biofuels from Trump-Pence

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is the Trump-Pence Republican ticket good for agriculture, energy?” During his campaigning Trump has been supporter of biofuels and has repeatedly said he could “be a farmer.” Indiana Governor Mike Pence has vocally supported the ag industry understanding and supporting small farms and large agribusinesses. Show More Summary

I AM @USFRA – Mike Geske

Mike Geske farms in a unique area in southeast Missouri because it has such a diversity of crops including rice, wheat and corn, a crop Geske grows with pride. For many years, he has served on boards of both the Missouri Corn Growers Association and National Corn Growers Association and today represents Missouri Corn on the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers... Read More

AgCareers.com Introduces Virtual Career Fairs

For companies and candidates who can’t travel, AgCareers.com has a new option – a Virtual Career Fair. The company says the online technology provides employers with a time-efficient and cost-effective platform to complement a company’s current recruiting strategy. Show More Summary

ZimmCast With #AgMedia Steering Committee Chair

The head of the organizing committee for this year’s Ag Media Summit is Molly Schoen, Editor, Charolais Journal. We got a chance to talk about the process of putting together an AMS which starts in the fall. One of the first orders of business is to determine location and start working with the hotel and venue. Sponsors are very important... Read More

LPC Elects New Leadership

Livestock Publications Council (LPC) members gathered for the 2016 Ag Media Summit and one item of business was electing new leadership. Congratulations to new LCP president, Scarlett Hagins, and her new team. 2016-2017 LPC Officers:...Show More Summary

Meet New ACT President, Kelsey Litchfield

It was easy to get excited about the future of agriculture when I saw so many young people attending this year’s Ag Media Summit. Those young agriculturalists are Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) members and took on St. Louis...Show More Summary

Grad Student Talks Community Approach to Sustainability

Water sustainability was the topic at the most recent Food Dialogues event from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), and while much of the discussion focused on the concerns facing our environment and the quality of the nation’s natural water resources, panelist Vanessa Perry had a different conservation to bring to the table. Show More Summary

AgWired Editors Visit Vietnam Agriculture

Missouri Agricultural Leadership of Tomorrow (ALOT) has nearly completed their two year program.  As a wrap-up of their study of agriculture the group recently visited Vietnam to gain a global understanding of the industry.  The 20 member participants include two of AgWired’s editors, Jamie Johansen and Kelly Marshall. Show More Summary

Working Together On Water Conservation

Water conservation was the focus of the latest installment of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) series of Food Dialogues, held this week in Minneapolis, and for panelist Rebecca Flood, Assistant Commissioner for WaterShow More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

FamilyFarms Charities has established a memorial scholarship in memory of the late Roger Booth, an employee of AgriSolutions for nearly 38 years. Booth passed away on June 30 from pancreatic cancer. Sixteen students from throughout the U.S. Show More Summary

From #AgMedia- FMC Grows Corn Division

Perhaps when you think of FMC you think of soybeans- but that is changing, says Chris Reat, Corn Product Manger.  At the recent Ag Media Summit in St. Louis, Missouri Reat told AgWired they’re expanding their corn sector with a full range of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. When asked about corn crops for this year Reat’s advice was not to... Read More

#AgMedia Recognizes Scholarship Award Winners

The Ag Media Summit is well underway in St. Louis, Missouri with many important topics being covered this week.  Few, however, are as important as preparing the next generation to be involved in the agriculture industry, a concept Alltech and the American Agricultural Editor’s Association (AAEA) understand well. Show More Summary

Keeping Farmers in the Sustainability Dialogue

At the latest Food Dialogue from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota, a panel of experts kept the focus entirely on water sustainability, an issue that has continually placed significant blame on production agriculture. Show More Summary

The Corporate Commitment to Sustainability

The latest installment of the Food Dialogues, held this week in Minneapolis as part of a joint effort from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota, kept the focus on water sustainability. Show More Summary

Marketing Peanuts to Millennials

Southern Peanut Growers Executive Director Leslie Wagner and National Peanut Board Senior VP of Marketing Ryan Lepicier teamed up at the opening session of the 18th Southern Peanut Growers Conference to talk about what they are doing to market peanuts to the important millennial generation. Show More Summary

Ag Lender Poll Shows Commodity Prices as Top Challenge

Midwest Farm Credit lenders reported in a recent poll that commodity prices were the greatest challenge currently facing customers. Senior lenders from 17 Farm Credit Associations said they are responding to this difficulty by offering services that restructure the finical situations of their customers. Show More Summary

Bayer Pleased with EU Approval of Balance™ GT Soybeans

One of the three soybean traits just approved by the European Union is Balance™ GT (Event FG72), developed by Bayer and MS Technologies. According to Frank Terhorst, head of the Seeds business unit of Bayer’s Crop Science division, the Balance™ GT trait confers tolerance to both isoxaflutole (an HPPD inhibitor) and glyphosate herbicides. Show More Summary

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