Blog Profile / AgWired

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Young Farmers Still Concerned About Adequate Land

A new survey shows that young farmers are still worried about getting adequate land to grow crops and raise animals. This news release from the American Farm Bureau Federation says the group’s annual outlook survey of participants in...Show More Summary

Yeutter Kicks Off UNL Trade Center Fundraiser

Former agriculture secretary and trade ambassador Clayton Yeutter was honored at the Agri-Pulse Ag Day event last week in Washington DC, the day after he made a $2.5 million dollar commitment to establish an international trade and finance institute at his alma mater, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Show More Summary

Food Tank at Bayer Ag Issues Forum

Food and social justice go hand-in-hand, and producers need to find more ways to bring balance to what is produced and how people on the producing side and the consumption side are treated. Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank, an organization founded two years ago to highlight the role of food in social justice, spoke with Chuck at the Bayer... Read More

Reaching Out to Millennials Starts Locally

Millennials have a lot of questions and concerns about agriculture, and it’s up to their age counterparts to help explain what modern farming is all about. One of the great “ag-vocates” for today’s farmers has been the Peterson brothers, whose YouTube video parodies of pop songs have reached millions in a fun way. Greg Peterson, who sat on the Millennial... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition has announced several new additions to its leadership, marketing and sales teams, as well as new roles for current team members. The 2015 Midwest Regional Workshop co-hosted by American Agricultural Editors’ Association & Livestock Publications Council will be held Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 in Omaha, Nebraska. Show More Summary

Osborn Barr Hires Brian Deverman

In support of the mission to be ag and rural America’s greatest advocate, St. Louis-based agricultural marketing and communications company Osborn Barr (O+B) is expanding its practice groups in 2015, which are focused on fostering specialized expertise, in a more consistent manner to enhance growth with current and prospective clients. Show More Summary

Undersecretary Michael Scuse Addresses Ag Day

The annual Celebration of Agriculture dinner at the USDA was an opportunity for many agricultural leaders and students to gather and hear about the work being done by the agency. Our keynote speaker, Michael Scuse, Undersecretary for...Show More Summary

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

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