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ResponsibleAg Getting Kicked Off

ResponsibleAg Inc. is a non-profit organization founded this year to promote the public welfare by assisting agribusinesses as they seek to comply with federal environmental, health, safety and security rules regarding the safe handling and storage of fertilizer products. Show More Summary

Update on Alltech Crop Science

Alltech Crop Science provides growers worldwide with natural solutions to reduce harmful effects of abiotic stress in plants. Their soil health products offer root support development and contribute to a healthy soil agribiome. Danielle...Show More Summary

Ag Retailers Public Policy Update

Transportation issues are at the top of the list of public policy concerns for ag retailers meeting in New Orleans this week. “We plan to make it a priority going into the new Congress,” said Agricultural Retailers Association senior VP for public policy Richard Gupton who updated the membership this morning. “Senator Thune is going to be the new chairman... Read More

NRCS Official Discusses Programs at NAFB

Soils, climate change, pollinators, and the 2014 Farm Bill conservation programs were among the topics addressed at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention by James Tillman, southeast regional conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Show More Summary

Alta Seeds Expands Sorghum Product Line

Alta Seeds, the U.S. brand for exclusive genetics and forage and grain sorghum hybrids from Advanta, was present during NAFB’s Trade Talk in Kansas City, MO. Barry Lubbers is with Alta Seeds and shared more about the sorghum industry and the new products we will see from them in the coming year in an interview with Chuck. “In the sorghum... Read More

KBOO Bike Show: Cyclocross

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) This month the Bike Show explores the life cycle of Cyclocross in the United States. From the birth of cyclocross in the 70’s, we speak with Laurence Malone– a.k.a. The Godfather of Cyclocross racing–...Show More Summary

Podcast: Maximize your year-end fundraising

Re-posted by popular demand! The coming weeks are the probably the most important of the year for your fundraising. Here are practical tips for both direct mail and online fundraising that can make the most of the generosity your donors feel as the year comes to an end. Show More Summary

U.S. appeal at WTO gives Congress time to fix COOL - AgMinute for December 3, 2014

The U.S. has filed an appeal of the World Trade Organization's second ruling against its country-of-origin meat-labeling regulation, which will give Congress time to amend or repeal the rule in the coming months. Click here for the full story

AGCO Operator of the Year at ARA Convention

The winner of a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the ARA Convention is Brent Klein, Simplot Grower Solutions. He beat out 4 finalists for the AGCO Application Equipment, Operator of the Year Award. This is the ninth consecutive...Show More Summary

An FFA Welcome to Ag Retailers Convention

Attendees to the 2014 Agricultural Retailers Convention were welcomed this morning by two of the Louisiana state officers of the National FFA. On the stage were Christen Wall (l) and Nicole Roofner. Christen talked about her family alligator farm and Nicole gave us an invocation. Both are high school seniors but already have plans for what they want to do... Read More

Truly a Lady

Meeting P.D. James made me rethink my aversion to titles I associate with monarchy. She was an authentic lady long before she was a Lady. She earned that title, of course, which made the honorific sweeter. P.D. James' murder mysteries triumphed, cornering the world market for superlatives about murder mystery writers. Show More Summary

Ag Retailers Kick Off Convention

The 2014 Agricultural Retailers Association Convention & Expo is underway in New Orleans. The President/CEO for ARA is Daren Coppock, pictured here with some of our younger attendees from FFA and AFA. Great to see them here! Daren says attendance is at a record this year and judging by the crowd at the opening reception and today’s opening general session... Read More

Alltech’s 2014 Harvest Analysis Results

Alltech will be unveiling the 2014 Harvest Analysis Results from their 37+ Mycotoxin Analysis program and during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk, Chuck spoke with Ann Hess, North American Field PR Manager for Alltech about their discoveries. Show More Summary

Idaho’s wine industry petitions for two new AVAs - AgMinute for December 2, 2014

Idaho's wine industry is excited about the possibility the state could have two new American Viticulture Areas this time next year. Idaho currently has one AVA, which is a federally designated wine growing region. Click here for the full story

Beef supply to tighten in 2015, while general protein supply rises - AgMinute for December 1, 2014

A beef analyst predicts beef supply will be tighter next year, but increased pork and poultry production will lead to an overall increase in animal protein production. Click here for the full story

Idaho wolf depredation down - AgMinute for November 28, 2014

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Idaho ranchers have seen a decrease in livestock killed by wolves for a second consecutive year, according to Todd Grimm, state director of USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Service. Click here for the full story

Deere dips on shaky outlook for fiscal 2015 - AgMinute for November 27, 2014

The world’s biggest farm equipment supplier says its annual net income will drop about 40 percent and revenue from agricultural and turf equipment will fall further than it did in fiscal 2014. Click here for the full story

U.S. dairy exports slow significantly in third quarter - AgMinute for November 26, 2014

U.S. dairy exports slowed significantly during the third quarter of 2014 compared to the first half of the year and they are expected to slow even more during the fourth quarter. However, global dairy demand remains strong and U.S. cheese exports are still a bright spot for the industry. Click here for the full story

Meet the New USFRA Faces: Thomas Titus

If you get a chance to talk to one of the newest representatives in the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) Faces of Farming and Ranching program, you’ll certainly be taken by more than just Thomas Titus’ impressive height (6’8?!). Show More Summary

Agricultural Retailers Navigating Forward

This week I will be attending my first Agricultural Retailers Association Annual Convention & Expo. I’ve got a preview of what will be taking place in New Orleans from Brian Reuwee, Director of Communications & Marketing. Brian and I sat down during the recent NAFB Trade Talk session. One of the things that caught my eye about this year’s program... Read More

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