Ibach Sworn in, Northey Still on Hold for USDA

cindy zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue traveled to Omaha yesterday to swear-in new Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach in his home state. “Greg Ibach will bring experience and integrity to his new role at USDA, and carries with him the knowledge he’s gained in the dozen years he has served as Nebraska’s Director of Agriculture,” said Secretary Perdue. …

AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, usda

House Ag Chair Says Farm Bill on Track

cindy zimmerman

House Agriculture Committee Chair Mike Conaway (R-TX) says they are moving forward with work on the 2018 Farm Bill. “Still on track for late for fourth quarter (this year) or early first quarter of next year,” said Conaway during a conference call with reporters Wednesday. “We’re going to be ready on the committee…when floor time opens up.” Rep. Conaway was …

AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, farm bill, Government

Registration Open for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference 2018

cindy zimmerman

Like the song from “A Chorus Line” says, ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference is a singular sensation, a thrilling combination, and a one of a kind experience, and it’s scheduled to be held May 20–23, 2018 once again in Lexington, Kentucky. An idea, even in its root meaning, is “to see.” Da Vinci, Einstein, Edison, the Wright brothers, Tesla, Bell, …

AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio

SMART Farmer Rochelle Krusemark

cindy zimmerman

Rochelle Krusemark is a Minnesota grain and soybean farmer, a state and national soybean board and USFRA board member, wife, mother and grandmother – all at the same time! Obviously a busy lady, Rochelle squeezed in time as she was watching her two toddler grandsons to tell us what being a SMART farmer means to her, and why she is …

AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, podcasting, SMART Farmer, Soybean, USFRA

GIPSA Rules Withdrawn by Administration

cindy zimmerman

The Trump administration today announced it will withdraw controversial regulations under the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration (GIPSA) related to the buying and selling of livestock. The action includes an interim final rule that deals with harm to competition and one proposed related rule issued in the final days of the Obama administration. The interim final rule was scheduled …

AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, Audio, Livestock, NCBA, NPPC, usda

Secretary Perdue in Europe

cindy zimmerman

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has been on a whirlwind trip around Europe for the past several days, starting with meetings in London before taking part in the G-7 ministerial, taking part in World Food Day in Rome and meeting Pope Francis yesterday, and concluding his trip today in Madrid. “It’s been a very productive trip,” said Perdue during …

AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, GIPSA, Trade, usda

Alltech Dairy Specialist Knows Cow Comfort

carrie muehling

Cow comfort is priority for Tom Lorenzen, dairy specialist with Alltech. Lorenzen visits dairy farms with the goal of looking for problem areas and finding solutions when it comes to the basic needs of the animals. “Cows don’t lie,” says Lorenzen. “I look and listen to the cows.” Lorenzen says clean water and a full feed bunk after milking are …

AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, World Dairy Expo

Keenan Alltech Offers Nutrition Solutions

carrie muehling

Visitors to the Keenan Alltech booth at the 2017 World Dairy Expo told National Sales Manager Dan Gard that they appreciate the uniformity of the mix they get when using any of Keenan’s five mixers on their farms. Gard says consistency drives performance on the farm, whether it is a small farm or one of the larger dairies in the …

AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Nutrition, World Dairy Expo

SMART Farmer Katie Roth

cindy zimmerman

Katie Roth and her husband TJ farm with their partners John and Luann Shea in the southwest corner of America’s Dairyland in Wisconsin where they milk Holsteins and grow all of their feedstuffs on the farm including corn, soybeans, alfalfa and wheat. In addition, she serves as one of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) Faces of Farming & …

AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, Audio, Dairy, SMART Farmer, USFRA

Two More USDA Nominees Get Their Hearing

cindy zimmerman

The Senate Agriculture Committee yesterday heard from nominees Greg Ibach to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs and Bill Northey to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services. “Both Mr. Ibach and Mr. Northey have valuable ‘boots-on-the-ground’ experience. They are both farmers,” said Committee Chairman Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS). “They know what …

AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Government, usda