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Trace minerals for reproductive success in sows

Copper, zinc and manganese are the 3 trace minerals most demanded by sows. Feeding the right amounts of these minerals is essential to the longevity and reproductive success of sows.

Meet the American Star Winners from #TransformFFA

56 minutes agoIndustries / Agriculture : AgWired

The most prestigious honor awarded to students by the National FFA Organization is the American Star awards and was presented Thursday at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. The American Star awards – including the...Show More Summary

National FFA Advisor Challenges Members to Be Engaged

56 minutes agoIndustries / Agriculture : AgWired

National FFA Advisor Dr. Steve Brown addressed FFA members at the 89th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN during the opening general session. He encouraged not only the thousands in attendance but all 649,355 FFA members from across the country to get the most out of their FFA experience. “FFA is not a spectator sport. The education, the experience, the... Read More

AFBF Lesson Plan Connects Students to Food

57 minutes agoIndustries / Agriculture : AgWired

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is offering pre-K through first grade teachers a Thanksgiving-themed activity.  “Thank an American Farmer or Rancher” explains where food comes and asks students to write, draw or create thank you letters and cards for America’s farmers. Show More Summary

AEM Issues Call for Agriculture Infrastructure Ideas

58 minutes agoIndustries / Agriculture : AgWired

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is asking for help to find answers to the infrastructure challenges facing the U.S. agriculture sector. On the heels of its recent Rural Infrastructure Summit, AEM has issued a call for papers and research as part of its Infrastructure Vision 2050 thought-leadership initiative. Show More Summary

Summit Agricultural Group Launches Summit Advantage

59 minutes agoIndustries / Agriculture : AgWired

Iowa-based Summit Agricultural Group has introduced a new service model for farm and agricultural land management that brings the concept of ‘unbundling’ to traditional farm management offerings. According to Joel Waskow, accreditedShow More Summary

Feeding public policies: local public policies for food sovereignty, 16-17 November

EHNE-Bizkaia, Bizilur and EHESK, together with support from Hands on the Land alliance partners TNI, FIAN and ECVC invite you to join the first International Seminar on Local Public Policies for Food Sovereignty. Under the banner ofShow More Summary

Moldova after ASF: trade, campaigns and causes

2 weeks after the first-ever outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Moldova, the country is trying to manage the virus as good as it can. Prices of pigs have come down, and at the same time information campaigns have been started and more clarity has been obtained on the causes.

Tips and TIPs welcome

Center for Rural Affairs is seeking participants in Conservation Reserve Program - Transition Incentives Program (CRP-TIP). Are you a landowner in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota or South Dakota who has participated in CRP-TIP, or know someone who is? We’re interested in hearing from you. Show More Summary

Live in New Holland Booth at #TransformFFA

Never at a loss for words, New Holland Agriculture’s J Cole Sanford, is the perfect person to toss a mic at. In fact, it has now become a tradition for us to climb a combine or tractor while at events, chat ag and all the new happenings at New Holland. This year at the 98th National FFA Convention we weren’t... Read More

LGMA to honor retiring congressman

Retiring Congressman Sam Farr, D-Carmel, will be honored by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement and the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California at an Oct. 28 breakfast in Salinas, Calif. Retiring Congressman SamShow More Summary

FMC’s “Buck” Buckwalter Awarded Highest CAPCA Honor

Each year, the California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) honors a member with its “PCA Advisor of the Year Award and Service to CAPCA.” The highest honor given by the association was awarded to Henry “Buck” Buckwalter, state regulatory government affairs manager for FMC, during the 2016 Conference & Agri-Expo luncheon. Show More Summary

21k students participate in Apple Crunch

On Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, nearly 21,000 students in the Midwest states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota celebrated National Farm to School Month by signing up to crunch into locally and regionally grown apples at noon from the comfort of their own schools. Show More Summary

Sec Vilsack Says Diversity in Ag Key to Future

Diversity was the simple message Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack shared with FFA members at the 89th National FFA Convention. He encouraged each young person to be proud of our history in agriculture and to use their voice to tell that inspiring story. “I am here first and foremost today to thank FFA for it’s commitment to diversity. Each of you... Read More

Some in Massachusetts are concerned with animal welfare and yet not voting for Ballot Measure #3

In a commentary for WBUR this week, my faculty colleagues Will Masters and Jennifer Hashley write about Massachusetts Ballot Measure #3, which would ban the sale in Massachusetts of eggs, pork, and veal from confined production methods.This...Show More Summary

Illinois 4R4U Partnership Launched

A partnership has been launched between the Illinois Farm Bureau and affiliated county Farm Bureaus, with GROWMARK and a number of FS companies, designed to demonstrate and investigate at the local level the impact and efficacy of 4R nutrient stewardship practices – the right source of nutrient, at the right time, at the right rate, and in the right place.... Read More

FFA Takes Lessons from Great American Wheat Harvest

The story of custom wheat harvesters is one of a kind. That is the simple reason Conrad Weaver quickly grew passionate about telling their story. The Great American Wheat Harvest documentary shares the story of the hard working folks who harvest the wheat we use daily and Conrad knew FFA members from across the country could learn many life lessons... Read More

Webinar: Milking cows in a healthy and sustainable way

At the upcoming EuroTier, Dairy Global presents a webinar on the challenges and opportunities for dairy farming. How to feed cows and how to farm in a sustainable way? 3 experts shed their light on this issue.

Land for the women who work it: struggles in Latin America

Lack of access to land is one of the most serious problems facing rural women in Latin America and around the world—and is the cause of numerous other problems that are often “invisible” for society at large. Its consequences affect women everywhere, humanity in general and the planet. Show More Summary

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