Professional Agri-Marketers Honored

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The three highest individual awards from the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) were presented last week at the annual Agri-Marketing Conference. Congratulations to Lynn Huston, John Deere Financial, who was named Agribusiness Leader of the Year. This award, which is NAMA’s highest honor, recognizes outstanding leadership in private, public or academic service and is conferred each year to a senior agribusiness …

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Pork Producers Talk Trade and Animal Disease

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National Pork Producers Council officials held a press conference Thursday, the day after announcing World Pork Expo is cancelled this year due to concerns about African swine fever. More than 100 pork producers from around the country were in Washington D.C. this week for the Spring Legislative Action Conference to meet with their representatives in Congress to discuss issues such …

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Nation Seeing #NebraskaStrong

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The images of dead and dying cattle and calves as a result of the blizzard and flooding in Nebraska are hard for people in the livestock industry to see. As USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach said last week at the Agri-Pulse Policy Summit, “It’s almost like losing family.” Ibach is former Nebraska Director of Agriculture who says he is, “first …

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ZimmCast 611 – National Ag Day

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This week’s program focuses on National Ag Day activities in our nation’s Capitol. In the program you’ll hear from Senator Pat Roberts who made remarks during the Celebration of American Agriculture reception. I also interviewed Isabella Chism, American Farm Bureau Federation, who is the Chair for National Ag Day.  Next up is USDA Deputy Secretary, Steve Censky, who spoke prior …

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Another Successful Agri-Pulse Summit

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The 2019 Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit was another success for the best farm policy news team in the free world. The event at the National Press Club featured an all-star line up that started with USDA Chief Economist Rob Johannson, and ended with Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney, with Under Secretary …

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Happy National Ag Day!

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President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed today as National Ag Day, the third year that the administration has publicly recognized National Ag Day as a salute to the contributions of America’s farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. USDA officials and the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee joined members of the agricultural community gathered in Washington DC yesterday evening to kick off …

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National Pork Board CEO Shares Export Numbers

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National Pork Board CEO Bill Even addressed those attending the 2019 Pork Industry Forum, highlighting a number of issues affecting pork producers today. One of those topics was pork exports, and Even said the NPB has certainly not been idle when it comes to market opportunities. “Since the year 2000, exports have absorbed 63 percent of your growth from U.S. …

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Pork Industry Honors Service and Leadership

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Dr. Billy Flowers receives award from Pork Board president Steve Rommereim During the Pork Industry Forum last week in Orlando, the National Pork Board honored individuals for their service and leadership to the industry. North Carolina State University animal science professor Dr. William “Billy” Flowers received the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his lifelong contribution to the pork industry. …

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Introducing the 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

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(LtoR) 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow Ben Wikner, Bailee Arnold, and Ben Luebbering The National Pork Board has named its 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow. The three young farmers will share stories about every day life on the farm with consumers through outreach events and social media activity, while representing the pork industry’s We Care ethical principles. Recent Iowa State …

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Pig Farmers Pack 900 Meals for Orlando-Area Children

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The National Pork Board kicked off activities for Pork Industry Forum in Orlando this week by packing 900 meals to help feed hungry children in the area in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Contributing to a better way of life in the communities where pig farmers live and work is one of the We Care …

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