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AEM Study Shows Ag Economy Matters to Many

Anita Sennett and Nick Tindall represented the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as a partner of Commodity Classic last week. In a press confernece the two pointed out the importance of the agriculture manufacturing industry on the U.S. economy. A new study, which will be released in its entirety on March 9, shows that 27 percent of manufacturing in the U.S.... Read More

Passing of Clayton Yeutter

Tributes are pouring out in memory of Clayton Yeutter who passed away March 4 at the age of 86. Clayton Yeutter served as U.S. Trade Representative under President Ronald Reagan and as agriculture secretary under President George H.W. Bush. He was always a strong advocate for American agriculture and a friend to many of us in the industry who have... Read More

Amicus: Never Mind

Listen to Episode 62 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. On Monday, the Department of Justice announced an abrupt about-face on voting rights, essentially walking away from a lawsuit against a harsh voter ID law in Texas. Show More Summary

Protecting Fungicide Tech with @UnitedSoy

The United Soybean Board created Take Action as a program to fight against herbicide resistant weeds. The program has been successful, with positive collaborations and progress being made. Now they’re announcing an expansion to include not only resistant weeds, but fungicide resistance in soybeans as well. Show More Summary

Start, Grow, Finish with @StollerUSA

Mike Lewallen is a sales and marketing development representative for Stoller USA who attended Commodity Classic to tell growers about the advantages of using hormones to improve yields. Twenty-five years ago Stoller discovered nutrition...Show More Summary

KBOO Bike Show: Street Trust and State Money

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.2MB) We meet the newly minted Street Trust and find out about the Transportation For Oregon’s Future Coalition This month on the KBOO Bike Show we’ll be hosting some old friends with a new identity (and mission). Show More Summary

House Ag Committee Chair Speaks to #Classic17

Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture Mike Conaway spoke to attendees of Commodity Classic in San Antonio, taking the traditional time slot of the as yet unconfirmed Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue. His remarks focused on the next farm bill. Show More Summary

LibertyLink Finds Partners in FFA and AHA

LibertyLink may not immediately make you think of the American Heart Association (AHA), but Bayer wants to change that. “So our goal is to build awareness around heart disease– one of the major killers in the rural market,” explains Jody Wynia, soybean and cotton manager for Bayer. “It’s 39 percent more prevalent in rural communitites than it is in the... Read More

Host Organizations Address #Classic17

National Sorghum Checkoff Program opened Commodity Classic with a big announcement– their partnership with DuPont Pioneer has yielded results. “Today I’m pleased to share with you that, as a result of that partnership, we’ve made a discovery...Show More Summary

High-Yield Strategies from @StollerUSA at #Classic17

Attendees of this year’s Commodity Classic are here in San Antonio, Texas to learn, and who better to learn from than Stoller‘s panel of top yielding farmers. The Stoller “Break Through Yield Barriers” session not only asked panelists...Show More Summary

ASA and NCGA Talk Top Priorities at #Classic17

A new farm bill, growing export markets, maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard, taxes and regulatory reform are just a few of the top priorities for corn and soybean farmers in 2017. American Soybean Association president Ron Moore...Show More Summary

Funding the Next Ag Food Revolution

There is no question that the world is entering a new agricultural food revolution, with new technological innovations remaining necessary in order to solve the many current and future problems facing global food security and sustainability. Show More Summary

Podcast: How to succeed at fundraising for a church

Houses of worship are a powerhouse of the fundraising world. But even they face new challenges in getting their people to donate. We take a practical and realistic look at the challenges churches face and what they can do to motivate their people to give generously. Show More Summary

An #AgVocate Example to Feed the Future

What better department than R&D to fulfill the 2017 AgVocacy Forum theme “Feed the Future.” In charge of that department for Bayer CropScience is Dr. Adrian Percy. Adrian has embraced the use of social media to help communicate to consumers, regulators and others, the benefits of the type of work Bayer does. He has been a real positive example for... Read More

Bayer Talks Policy – Trade, WOTUS, Farm Bill

News from Washington comes daily and every decision in one way, shape or form impacts our agriculture community. The Bayer AgVocacy Form provided a platform for key policy issues to be discussed and Bayer’s Federal Relations and Policy Senior Director, Jim McVaney, shared his insights into the new administration. Show More Summary

Bayer Offers Outlook on Industry, Monsanto Acquisition

When it comes to scientific innovation, Bayer has a longstanding reputation as a leader in the development of breakthrough technologies. New innovations, developments, and changes are always on the horizon for Bayer, and the company’s dynamic outlook was discussed during the 2017 Bayer AgVocacy Forum in a presentation from Dr. Show More Summary

Aptimmune’s Barricade, A Vaccine Formulation Tech for Pigs

Founded in 2010 by Dr. Federico Zuckermann, Aptimmune Biologics has meshed together some of the best in class technologies into a product able to deliver revolutionary results to producers. Barricade is the latest in vaccine formulation technology brought to producers exclusively by Aptimmune. Show More Summary

Global Perspective at Bayer #AgVocate Forum

With a combination of colorful graphics and quirky tweet suggestions, author and academic lecturer Dr. Vikram Mansharamani set the tone for the Bayer AgVocacy Forum with a focus on the global economy. Mansharamani discussed three main forces driving the global economy – China, technology, and a growing, aging population. Show More Summary

SMART Farmer Podcast with Chip Bowling

Our new SMART Farmer podcast episode features Maryland grain farmer Chip Bowling, vice chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance who was recently in Panama with the U.S. Grains Council. He talks about his family farm, which is located almost in the shadow of the DC beltway, and how he uses the latest innovation and technology to be more... Read More

Check Out Deere’s Connect Mobile App

If you’re familiar with John Deere‘s Seed Star Mobile app, get ready – the next big thing is here! Amy Pousson-Noonan was at the National Farm Machinery Show recently to launch the Connect Mobile app; a family of apps that helps monitor and learn from the performance of their planter or sprayer while its in the field. She explains that... Read More

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