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Seed Industry to Take to Capital Hill

Tomorrow members of the American Seed Trade Association will come together to tell the story of the seed industry to members of Congress. Members hope to highlight the 2017 ASTA priorities, including the need for a strong trade agenda, funding for key research and science programs through the USDA, the need to review the Food Safety Modernization Act, and policies... Read More

Passing of Legendary Farm Broadcaster Cliff Mitchell

We called him legendary back in 2009, and he was inducted into the NAFB Hall of Fame in 2005. Cliff Mitchell, one of the great farm broadcasters, passed away on his 89th birthday March 30. Cliff is remembered for his service to the NAFB Foundation auction as auctioneer and as host of Aunt Sara’s Partyline. Those who were privileged guests... Read More

Outstanding Young Farmers Recognized

As part of National Ag Day, John Deere welcomed four new inductees to the Outstanding Farmers of America (OFA) Fraternity as National Outstanding Young Farmers at the OYF Awards Congress.  This year Jessica Niederer spoke on behalf of the inductees. Show More Summary

Soy-Biobased Grassmaker Partners for Pets

SYNLawn, a leader in soy-biobased artificial grass, has teamed up with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) International to offer turf to pet shelters, a discount to homeowners with a rescue pet, and sponsor a military pet rescue. Show More Summary

CAPA Launches New Website

The Coalition to Advance Precision Agriculture (CAPA) is excited to present their new website, CAPA is comprised of ag organizations, grower groups and agribusiness associations. Their goal is to facilitate...Show More Summary

How to Subscribe to a Podcast

Here’s a Monday morning, “Ask the AgriBlogger” question. “How do I subscribe to a podcast?” Good question. And it is one I am getting a lot all of the sudden. Farm podcasting has been around about 13 years now but seems to be getting quite a bit of traction as a communication channel now. So let me provide you with... Read More

Tebow Wins 2017 Charles Eastin Award on Ag Day

Sue Tebow was the recipient of this year’s Charles Eastin Award, presented on National Ag Day. The award honors advocates who communicate between rural and urban audiences; Tebow’s Facebook page, agri.CULTURE, certainly does that job. Show More Summary

FMC to Acquire Portion of Dupont Crop Protection

In an early morning call FMC and DuPont made a major announcement: FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for FMC to acquire the portion of DuPont’s Crop Protection business it must divest to comply with the European Commission ruling related to its merger with The Dow Chemical Company. Show More Summary

More Beans and Cotton, Less Corn and Wheat

The first estimate for crop plantings this year by USDA is calling for less corn and wheat but more soybeans and cotton. The 2017 Prospective Plantings report based on farmer surveys estimates that corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 will be 90 million acres, down 4 percent or 4.0 million acres from last year. Soybeans planted area for... Read More

World Backup Day 2017

It is back. It is more important than ever. It is World Backup Day. C’mon, what are you waiting for? Back up your phone, tablet, computer. You don’t want to be one of the ones who does not and waits to think about it when they have lost all their photos, music, confidential company documents, etc. Do you? Check out... Read More

It’s Time for IFAJ in Africa

It looks like the Two Gregs Guide Team is ready for action in Africa as the 2017 IFAJ Congress gets underway this week (Greg Lamp & Greg Hillyer). The AgriBlogger and FarmPodcaster could not make things work to be there for this year’s event but we are able to attend virtually. BTW. The IFAJ email software got hacked and sent... Read More

Bridger Gordon Wins Ag Day Essay Contest

Bridger Gordon is more than just junior from South Dakota. He is one of the bright, enthusiastic youth who are part of bringing the message of agriculture to the world. Gordon’s message rang loud and clear as he read his winning essay to the attendees of last week’s National Ag Day. “I think about the many families, like mine, who... Read More

Ag Groups Applaud EPA Decision on Chlorpyrofis

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently dismissed a petition regarding the crop protection tool chlorpyrifos, a decision the National Corn Growers Association and American Farm Bureau Federation have praised. The Obama administration had considered a ban on chlorpyrifos in 2015, but the decision had not been finalized. Show More Summary

Can the Farm Bill Help Bring Back the Next Generation?

Agri-Pulse‘s final panel discussion at their Farm Bill Summit covered “How the Farm Bill Can Help Bring the Next Generation Back to the Farm Through Investments in Infrastructure, Research, and Rural Development.” The moderator was Spencer Chase, Agri-Pulse Associate Editor. Show More Summary

Novozymes & Boehringer Ingelheim Collaborate in Probiotics

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and Novozymes announced a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize probiotics for global poultry production. The parties will focus on developing products for hatcheries. As part of the agreement, Boehringer Ingelheim will market and distribute Novozymes’ FloraMax® probiotic product for the U.S. Show More Summary

Perdue Moves Toward Confirmation

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry today moved the Trump Administration one step closer to a full cabinet by voting to favorably report nominee Sonny Perdue to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, which means he will now be considered by the full Senate for confirmation. Show More Summary

Crappie Fishing and Ethanol

We went fishing for this edition of the ZimmCast, which comes from Grenada Lake, Mississippi and the Mississippi State Championship, one stop on the 2017 Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail. The Renewable Fuels AssociationShow More Summary

Bridging the Farm/Food Policy Gap at #FarmBillSummit

The “Bridging the Gap Between Farm and Food Policy” panel hosted by Agri-Pulse  during National Ag Week was moderated by Agri-Pulse Senior Editor, Phillip Brasher. The panelists were all veterans of past farm bills, familiar wrestling with issues like SNAP its inclusion in the farm bill. Show More Summary

What Works, What Doesn’t in Conservation

As part of the Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit, Sara Wyant moderated the panel “Conservation- What Works, What Doesn’t.” Panel participants included: Tina May, Sr. Director of Sustainability, Land O’Lakes; Eric Lindstrom, National Manager of Agriculture Policy, Ducks Unlimited; Suzy Friedman, Sr. Show More Summary

SMART Farmer Lauren Schwab

This edition of the SMART Farmer podcast comes from National Ag Day in Washington D.C. last week where USFRA Faces of Farming and Ranching representative Lauren Schwab talked about SMART Farming. Lauren, who is known as FarmGirlWCurls...Show More Summary

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