Case IH Provides Producer Friendly Products

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The Case IH team was out in full force for the 2015 NAFB Trade Talk in Kansas City. One highlight for the well-known equipment company is their 20-year anniversary of tracks on their Steiger tractor. Mitch Kaiser, marketing manager for the Steiger tractor line, said the 2016 enhancements set the bar for high performance, operator experience and all around improvements. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Case IH, Equipment, NAFB

Beef Industry Talks Nutrition at #NAFB15

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Several representatives from the beef industry were on hand during Trade Talks at the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) Convention to discuss the nutritional value of beef, and to highlight several different ways the beef industry is working to help consumers correctly incorporate it into a healthy diet. “Right now there’s a strong focus in the industry on …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, NAFB, Nutrition

Alltech Looks to Future at #NAFB15

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Alltech had several representatives on hand during the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) Convention to discuss their efforts to “future-proof” the company’s latest innovations by ensuring that any transitions in technology will provide producers with continued or increased success in the future. Antibiotics are one of the major points of discussion for the livestock industry this year, and …

Ag Group, Alltech, Audio, Feed, NAFB, Nutrition, Technology

NPPC Discusses WOTUS At #NAFB15

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The nation’s pork producers used Trade Talk at the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) Convention as an opportunity to discuss the impact of several major US policy and trade decisions that recently went into effect, and highlighted ways the pork industry is getting involved. John Weber, President-Elect for the National Pork Producers Council(NPPC), sat down with AgWired, giving …

Ag Group, Audio, NAFB, NPPC, Policy, Pork, Trade, Water

Meat Export Review from #NAFB15

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The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) admits it has been a tough year for meat exports nationwide with 2014 being a record year for beef and pork. USMEF’s Vice President of Communications, Joe Schuele, was at this year’s NAFB Trade Talk and gave a complete market update. “One thing is encouraging on the beef side. We have been in a …

Ag Group, Audio, Export, Meat, NAFB, USMEF

LMA Insurance Protects Members

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The Livestock Marketing Association’s (LMA) new member only program, Payment Assurity Services, (PAYS) is an insurance product that mitigates a market’s risk against buyer default from a bad check or open invoice. The NAFB Trade Talk served as a platform for LMA to share more about their optional service for members. I spoke with President of PAYS, Jennifer Aiman, during …

Agribusiness, Audio, Livestock, LMA, Markets

AgriClear – Empowering Both Buyer & Seller

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AgriClear has been providing an online platform for buying and selling cattle since June of this year. This novel idea is changing the way business is transacted and is empowering cattlemen and women to buy and sell cattle on their terms with efficiency and payment assurance at it’s forefront. AgriClear allows producers all over the United States and Canada to …

Agribusiness, Auctions, Audio, Cattle, Markets, NAFB

Dairy Products & Consumer Confidence

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The Midwest Dairy Association was among the many agricultural organizations who took advantage of NAFB’s Trade Talk to discuss pressing issues impacting their members. I spoke with Jerry Messer, dairy farmer from North Dakota and chairman of the National Dairy Council. Jerry shares more about the checkoff’s work with Fuel Up to Play 60. He said they are in 73,000 …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Food, NAFB

The Catch-Ride Of A Lifetime

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11-year-old Alayna Applegate, of Ewing, Kentucky, rode into the history books of saddle seat equitation at this year’s American Royal UPHA National Championship Horse Show, demonstrating confidence, horsemanship, and an unbelievable story of success as she claimed the title of this year’s United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA) Junior Challenge Cup Grand Champion. Showing as a 10-year-old, Alayna was one of …

Ag Group, Audio, award, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, Youth

Alltech Presenting Webinar on Mycotoxins

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Producers are encouraged to join Dr. Max Hawkins, nutritionist, Alltech Mycotoxin Management team, on Monday, November 30th, for a series of two webinars on Mycotoxin management. Dr. Hawkins will present Alltech’s latest findings from the 2015 North America Harvest Analysis, and will discuss the production and economic impacts ruminant and monogastric animals could be facing. Ann Hess, On-Farm Communications manager …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, NAFB