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‘We Have Never Ignored Cuba’

"The decision was made, very quickly, that they did not choose to let this revolution succeed, and that they were going to do everything possible to overthrow it."

Ethanol Trade Mission to Peru

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) took part in a recent trade mission to Peru led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack which included discussions about increasing cooperation with that country when it comes to ethanol production and exports. Show More Summary

Amicus: The Case Against the Case Against Confirmation

Listen to Episode 41 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. More than two weeks have passed since President Obama tapped Merrick Garland to fill Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

Trump: 'What Kills a Skunk Is Its Publicity'

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Lowry & Lamarche discuss if this time Trump's been finally & fatally stabbed like the victim of Murder on the Orient Express. Which civil war will GOP choose: w/ Trump, w/ Cruz, w/ 'new face'? Nader says new-face while Lowry thinks that'd destroy party (that a bad thing?). Show More Summary

ScoutPro is Growing

AgWired first introduced us to ScoutPro back in 2011 but the company has come a long way since then. ScoutPro co-founder Stuart McCulloh says the company started by three entrepreneurial Iowa State University students is now full service crop scouting program. Show More Summary

Corn Up, Soybeans Down in #USDA Report

The 2016 Prospective Plantings report out today from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) shows farmers expect to plant more corn and less soybeans this year. U.S. corn growers expect to plant 93.6 million acres toShow More Summary

Candidate Trump Addresses #Farm Labor Issues

Like Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump also had the opportunity to address the issue of immigration as it relates to farm labor during a CNN town hall forum Tuesday night. Wisconsin dairy farmer John Pagel...Show More Summary

Candidate @TedCruz Addresses #Farm Labor Issues

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas had the opportunity to address the issue of immigration as it relates to farm labor during a CNN Town Hall forum Tuesday night. Jason Vorpahl, who operates a 2800 head dairy farm in Wisconsin, questioned Cruz about the issue. “We offer a competitive wage and offer full benefits to all our employees,”... Read More

#ThrowbackThursday: Past #Lean April Fools’ Day Fun

It’s been a tradition of mine here, since 2010, to present a Lean April Fools’ Day joke. You might have noticed, but I’ve had more guest posts the past two weeks. My wife and I have been finally doing our physical move from San Antonio to the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Last week, we […]

GROWMARK Partners With Climate Corporation

GROWMARK has partnered with The Climate Corporation to become an official dealer of Climate Pro, The Climate Corporation’s premium web and mobile offering. Climate Pro is a web-based data information system that provides weather information specific to the farmers field of interest. Show More Summary

Tweet a Bee, #FeedABee

Bayer is gearing up to make a significant impact on pollinator health in 2016 by planting more forage and spreading the word about the importance of pollinators with the debut of the Feed a Bee song and video and new social media initiatives to help keep pollinators healthy. We talked with our favorite Queen Bee Becky Langer, Bayer Bee Care... Read More

Podcast #13: Ponzi Schemes

Frank and Martin talk about Ulink opening for a bit, then shift to the ST3 draft plan.  We take a detour through the sustainability of the suburban model and speculate about a low-carbon future. Finally, the Washington caucuses.

I AM USFRA – Dawn Caldwell

Dawn Caldwell is a very busy woman. Besides helping to run her family’s cow-calf operation in north central Kansas, not far from where they live in Clay County, Nebraska, the wife and mother of two works as head of governmental affairs for the Aurora Cooperative. In addition, she serves on the board of the Federation of State Beef Councils, and... Read More

Amicus: The Contraceptive Mandate          

Listen to Episode 40 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. This past week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary

#LibertyLink Seed Still Available

Spring has sprung and planting has already begun in some areas, but there’s still time to include Bayer Liberty® and LibertyLink® soybeans this crop year. At the recent Bayer AgVocacy Forum, we talked with Al Luke, Bayer U.S. strategic business lead for row crops, about the LibertyLink system. “We’ve had great uptake this year, we think our sales will be... Read More

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 379 – Happiest Birthday

Welcome everyone we are back and with another episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show! There’s a bit of housekeeping with this one. This one covers a lot of news from the latter part of February into early March as we recorded this on March 9th. Show More Summary

Strong Interest in Agricultural Careers Says AgCareers

A recent survey conducted for Land O’Lakes suggests that there is very low interest in college grads to pursue a career in agriculture. However, sees a very different trend. AgCareers has a 33% increase in the number of visits to their website in the last year. I just spoke with Eric Spell, President. He says that enrollment at... Read More

New @JohnDeere 9RX Tractors Arriving for Spring

The John Deere 9RX tractor, which was launched last year at Farm Progress Show, was a big hit at the recent Commodity Classic. The new tractors are being delivered to customers in time for planting season and John Deere Senior Marketing Representative Kevin Lowe says one feature farmers appreciate is the undercarriage, since it is 20% larger than the nearest... Read More

Podcast: When the boss doesn't like your fundraising

It's one of the most common experiences in fundraising. You've created a powerful fundraising message. Then you show it to your boss -- and she hates it. We can't ignore bosses (and board members and other authorities) -- and they often dislike our best work. Show More Summary

Advice for Growers After Mild Winter

While many people enjoyed this year’s mild winters, farmers struggled to enjoy the balmy break from freezing temperatures.  Instead growers have been more concerned with the affect the temperature will have had on insect pressure.  AgWired spoke with Tim Laatsch of GROWMARK to learn more about what could be in store this growing season. Show More Summary

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