Dairy Business Association Announces New Team Member

Jamie Johansen

The Wisconsin Dairy Business Association (DBA) has named Timothy J. Trotter as its new Executive Director of Business Affairs. Trotter, who most recently served as manager of strategic planning for DuPage County, IL, brings more than 23 years of agriculture and leadership experience to the role. He will assume the post September 1st. “Tim is an ideal fit for our …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, Dairy Business

NMPF Adds to Regulatory Affairs Department

Jamie Johansen

Clay A. Detlefsen, an attorney and long-time industry specialist in dairy regulation and policy issues, will join the National Milk Producers Federation as senior vice president for regulatory and environmental affairs, the organization announced today. Detlefsen, who worked for the International Dairy Foods Association for a quarter-century, will also focus on legal issues as NMPF’s staff counsel after he starts …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, National Milk

Pork Board Examines International Marketing Opportunities

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Board announced a study that will explore alternatives for promoting pork’s quality and sustainability benefits with international consumers. The study, to be conducted by SIAM Professionals, LLC, will evaluate existing marketing strategies and partners to identify methods for improving pork’s position as the global meat of choice. Funded through America’s Pork Checkoff, this project will evaluate the …

Ag Group, International, Marketing, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Promotion

MU Meetings to Explain Dairy Margin Protection Program

Jamie Johansen

Dairy producers must make a decision on a new risk management program offered under the 2014 Farm Bill. Registration for the USDA Margin Protection Program (MPP) will probably start in September, says Joe Horner, a dairy economist at the University of Missouri. In the past when milk prices dropped below a set level, Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) support kicked …

Ag Group, Dairy, dairy farming, Milk

Registration Open for 2014 Dairy Cattle Repro Council

Jamie Johansen

Register now for the 2014 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The meeting is slated for November 13 – 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Hilton Salt Lake City. The must-attend event will feature two plenary sessions and several breakout session options, offering attendees many opportunities to learn more about practical dairy …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Group, Events, Reproduction

Ditch the Rule at Missouri State Fair

Jamie Johansen

Agriculture’s “Ditch the Rule” campaign against the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule was highlighted at the Missouri State Fair this week. Three members of Missouri’s congressional delegation held a press conference at the fair, organized by the the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and Missouri Farm Bureau. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, Cattle, environment, EPA, Government, NCBA

Producer Reaction to ROI Study

Jamie Johansen

Dawn Caldwell, producer from Edgar, Neb., and vice chair of the checkoff’s Evaluation Committee, reports about how the recent Return on Investment (ROI) of beef checkoff assessments study validates what she’s always known about the checkoff program. “No, I’m really excited about how the ROI turned out. You never know when you turn in something like that, you always hope …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Beef Checkoff

New Documentary Chronicles Dry Times in Colorado

Jamie Johansen

Host of Colorado’s 850 KOA Morning Show, Steffan Tubbs, and producer/director of Droughtland the documentary, spoke to attendees of this year’s Cattle Industry Summer Conference. Steffan grew up with a great appreciation for farmers and ranchers and as he moved through his career in journalism, he has continued to express a passion for the ag community and has spent the …

ADM, Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Farming, NCBA, Video, Weather

WD Farr Scholarship Winners

Jamie Johansen

Congratulations to two young agricultural professionals who were awarded the WD Farr Scholarship during the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference. Ariel Overstreet-Adkins from Big Timber, Montana and Josh Ison from Batavia, Ohio were honored at the first session by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the Farr family. They each received a $12,000 graduate scholarship. Ariel will use it to finish …

ADM, Ag Group, Audio, award, Beef, Education, NCBA, Research