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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages - AgMinute for July 31, 2014

The full appellate panel heard the case after a three-judge appeals panel ruled against the industry but suggested that the full court may want to review its decision. The first panel had ruled that the industry’s claims were unlikely...Show More Summary

New Holland Welcomes the Media

“We’ve got new balers!” I think that’s what Abe Hughes, Vice President, New Holland North America, is saying in this picture. Abe welcomed a group of agricultural journalists to New Holland North American Headquarters this morning. The company is launching 25 new products and for those of you going to the farm shows this summer/fall, you’ll get to see some... Read More

New Holland Ag Journalist Contest

This is for you ag journalists out there. It’s a reminder that New Holland, one of our AMS coverage sponsors, is going to give a way a trip to Italy in 2015 to one lucky winner. All you have to do is take a creative picture using your little New Holland tractor or a creative selfie using your New Holland... Read More

FMC Anthem Singing Contest Nears Finalists

On August 4th FMC will announce the four finalists for their Stand Up and Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest. At the Ag Media Summit, our sponsor, FMC, was in the InfoExpo. I stopped and visited Paul Redhage for an update. Paul loves interacting with all the students that have entered this contest which is in its third year. He says... Read More

Policy Issues; Ag Economy; and, Regulations- Thursday

Policy Issues Benjamin Goad reported yesterday at The Hill Online that, “Legislation introduced Wednesday in the House would establish a tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks, reprising a national debate over the role of government in shaping the diets of Americans. “The bill authored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) would amend the Internal Revenue Code to […]

Ag Media Summit Concludes

The 2014 Ag Media Summit has come and gone. But not here on AgWired. Sara and I will have lots more to post including our interviews from the InfoExpo trade show. The Chair for the AMS this year is Jennifer Carrico, Associate Editor, Midwest Ag Journal. We sat down during AMS to talk about this year’s program and what is... Read More

PrecisionAg Legacy Awards

There were two PrecisionAg Institute Legacy award winners recognized this year at the InfoAg 2014 Conference in St. Louis. Dr. Scott Shearer, Professor and Chair of the Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio StateShow More Summary

BASF Helping Fight Corn Leaf Blight

Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) has been reported in numerous fields across the U.S. Corn Belt. If the disease isn’t controlled, it will continue to spread and decrease corn crop yields.the pathogen that causes this disease is spread by wind and rain, the disease could be more widespread. Show More Summary

Court upholds FDA’s animal antiobiotic plan - AgMinute for July 30, 2014

A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn't have to begin the process of withdrawing antibiotics from subtherapeutic use in animal agriculture. Click here for the full story

Farm Bill; C.O.O.L.; Ag Economy; Climate; and, Regulations- Wednesday

Farm Bill A news release yesterday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) stated that, “[USDA] today announced continued progress in implementing provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill that will strengthen and expand insurance coverage options for farmers and ranchers. Show More Summary

InfoAg 2014 on Track in St. Louis

For the first time in its 14 year history, the InfoAg Conference is being held at the historic Union Station in St. Louis, instead of in Springfield, Illinois, and they have the largest number of attendees pre-registered and more registering on site. Show More Summary

Beginning to process the LA Reclaim Your Domain Hackathon

Parts of the 1981 documentary The Decline of Western Civilization were filmed at “The Church”, a 1920?s-era Baptist church in Hermosa Beach that eventually came to be a rehearsal/living space ($16 a month) for Black Flag. It was a bit of a trip, on my first visit to Los Angeles, to be sitting at an […]

New Holland Ag Journalist Italy Trip Contest

Hey ag journalists. Want to win a trip to Italy courtesy of New Holland? Here’s what you have to do. Go to the New Holland booth and pick up a cap or tractor and then make a creative selfie and tweet using the hashtag, #Time2Shine. Yep, it’s that easy. I did it with this selfie as I interviewed New Holland’s... Read More

July cattle inventory lowest on record - AgMinute for July 29, 2014

The decrease in overall number of cattle and calves in the U.S. on July 1 is no surprise to the industry. But the decrease in beef replacement heifers is, considering other USDA numbers showing signs of herd rebuilding. Click here for the full story

Producers wonder when cattle price bubble will burst - AgMinute for July 28, 2014

Record-breaking cattle prices, bringing strong profits up and down the beef supply chain, have many concerned about a market downturn. Feedlots are the most at risk but have a pretty good cushion through October. Click here for the full story

Lake Lowell water rapidly declining - AgMinute for July 25, 2014

Farmers in southwestern Idaho have been asked to voluntarily conserve water in an effort to avoid a possible shortage at Lake Lowell near Nampa. Click here for the full story

AAEA Update from the President

The President of the American Agricultural Editors Association is Holly Spangler, Associate Editor, Prairie Farmer. She’s pictured here with the current board of AAEA. They met yesterday and I sat down with her to talk about how AAEA is doing and what was on the agenda. Holly says that the board talked about the structure of the organization with several... Read More

Welcome to the MapShots AgStudio Expo

The 2014 InfoAg Expo kicks off tomorrow at St. Louis Union Station, but prior to that event, MapShots has brought in about 140 farmers and crop consultants for an AgStudio Expo today. “Little day session that goes through some of the aspects of AgStudio and that line of products from the farm version to the pro version,” said Clint Ingram... Read More

Serious Thoughts from a Funny Guy

Damian Mason is a seriously funny guy. Chuck interviewed him twice last year – at the NAMA conference and then again at the O.H. Kruse event – but the first time I have seen him was over the weekend at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference, and I suspect it won’t be the last. He is making a name for himself... Read More

GROWMARK Picks AgIntegrated for Info Platform

GROWMARK has teamed up with AgIntegrated (AGI) for the development of FS Advanced Information Services (FS AIS), a suite of tools to “connect data, analysis, insight, and application into one complete user experience for advanced field...Show More Summary

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