Thristy Land Debut Huge Success

Joanna Schroeder Leave a Comment

As a hush came over the theater and the lights went down for the opening scene of the documentary Thirsty Land, the sound of rain pounding on the roof served as background noise. A bit ironic. Especially in light of meeting a community in California that has run out of water. Thirsty Land, directed and produced by Conrad Weaver, focuses …

Agribusiness, Audio, dairy farming, Movie Review, Water

NFU Hosts Presser On TPP Opposition

Lizzy Schultz Leave a Comment

While many United States trade officials are promoting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as an export-boon for agriculture, the National Farmers Union (NFU) continues to stand strong in their opposition of the free trade agreement. NFU, representing nearly 200,000 family farmers and ranchers, hosted a media teleconference this morning to talk about the TPP and announce a letter signed by 160 …

Ag Group, Audio, Export, Export, Imports, International, NFU, Trade

USMEF Reports on Port Labor Contract Extensions

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On this week’s audio report from the United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF), USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng discusses the developments being made regarding important contractual negotiations between the West Coast port operators and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). In late 2014 and for much of 2015, U.S. meat exports were slowed by severe port congestion on …

Ag Group, Audio, Export, Export, International, Trade, USMEF

Champion Mustang Inspires At Midwest Horse Fair

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The 2016 Midwest Horse Fair featured several notable equine celebrities, and AgWired was fortunate enough to receive the opportunity to visit with one of this year’s most exceptional honorees. Padre is a mustang stallion and former wild horse who went above all odds to prove himself as a champion dressage horse, and is continuing to inspire so many in his …

Ag Group, Audio, Equestrian, Equine, Midwest Horse Fair, Uncategorized

Taiwan’s New President May Affect Meat Trade

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific region discusses Taiwan, which will soon be welcoming a new presidential administration. On May 20, Tsai Ing-wen will be sworn in as Taiwan’s first female president. Her party, the Democratic Progressive Party or DPP, will also hold a …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Export, Export, International, Meat, Pork, Trade, USMEF

Joint Therapy Highlighted at Midwest Horse Fair

Lizzy Schultz

Joint therapy plays an incredibly important role in the management of joint health for horses of all kinds, whether they compete on a national show circuit or take on the trails each week, and the use of joint injections has become an increasingly popular form of regenerative and therapeutic veterinary medicine, especially in recent years. As the technology behind joint …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, Equine, Midwest Horse Fair, Veterinary

NMPF Economist Talks Impact of Declining Milk Prices

Lizzy Schultz

Since the record highs of 2014, when milk was priced at well above 25 dollars per cwt, U.S. milk production has continued to grow at record numbers, and the USDA has projected that a record 212 billion pounds of milk will be produced in the U.S. in 2016. The demand, however, has begun to slow, and this new dynamic of …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, economics, Export, Export, International, Markets, Milk, National Milk, Trade

NCBA Holds Press Conference on TPP

Lizzy Schultz

This morning, the National Cattlemen ‘s Beef Association (NCBA) hosted a press teleconference regarding the organization’s sustained support for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Michael Froman and NCBA Vice President Kevin Kester discussed how the agriculture industry and the administration are working together to promote the TPP. Following the presser, an estimated 300 cattle …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Export, Export, International, Markets, Trade

USMEF Weekly Audio Report

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the recent showcase of U.S. beef and pork at WorldFood Uzbekistan 2016. U.S. participation in the event allowed USMEF to gain further insight into this emerging market, and was supported by the USDA Market Access Program (MAP), the Beef Checkoff Program and the Pork Checkoff. Yuri Barutkin, USMEF …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Export, Export, International, Pork, Trade, USMEF

AGI President Discusses Genomics Technology

Lizzy Schultz

While visiting the headquarters of the American Angus Association in St. Joseph, Missouri, AgWired’s Jamie Johansen was able to sit down for an interview with Dr. Dan Moser, president of Angus Genetics Incorporated (AGI), the largest provider of genetics worldwide AGI develops and promotes technology for use by the beef industry, including DNA technology, and has developed genomic-enhanced EPDs for …

Ag Group, Angus, Audio, Beef, Breeding, Genetics, Genomics, Technology