New Holland T4 Tractor Series on Lots Now

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Justin Raski is the marketing manager for the Power Start T4, tele-handlers and specialty tractors for New Holland Agriculture. Chuck caught up with Justin to learn more about the T4 tractors at the recent New Holland Media Days in New Holland, PA. “The new T4 has a new emission solution that gives us more horsepower and torque verses our Tier …

Agribusiness, Audio, New Holland

Iowa Bird Flu Sites Depopulated, Clean-Up Underway

John Davis Leave a Comment

State and federal officials in Iowa say all sites hit by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Iowa have been depopulated and clean-up is well underway. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and U.S. Department of Agriculture said depopulation has been completed at all 77 premises, with 34 million birds affected. According to USDA, disposal has been completed …

Agribusiness, Audio, avian flu, Government

Dairy Checkoff Launches ‘The Udder Truth’

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI) will launch “The Udder Truth,” a series of videos and edgy content designed to address common consumer myths, today. The Udder Truth is a continuation of the checkoff’s consumer confidence work to help protect and grow public trust in dairy farmers, products and the industry, particularly among millennials. “This effort is unlike anything the checkoff has …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Webinar

AgriClear – Online Platform for Cattle Buyers, Sellers

Jamie Johansen

AgriClear, an online platform designed to provide U.S. and Canadian cattle buyers and sellers with an efficient, cost-effective transaction and payment service just opened. AgriClear offers cattle producers a new way to do business with important benefits for both buyers and sellers, including assured payment for cattle delivered at the terms negotiated. By joining the AgriClear community, marketers will now …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Company Announcement

Global Business Panel on COOL

Cindy Zimmerman

With the World Trade Organization Wednesday to hear formal requests from Mexico and Canada to retaliate against the United States over Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for meat products, a Global Business Dialogue panel at the National Press Club Tuesday was very timely. The panel, which was sponsored by the National Pork Producers Council, featured representatives from both countries discussing …

Audio, Beef, COOL, Government, NPPC, Pork

Trade Top Priority for NPPC

Jamie Johansen

Ken Maschhoff, The Maschoffs, Inc. and VP of the National Pork Producers Council, was on hand during the World Pork Expo to talk all things vital to the pork industry. I picked his brain on trade and other policy issues impacting swine production. “The pork industry is exporting 27% of our pork today. Exports are tremendously important. They represent $6.6 …

Ag Group, Audio, Export, NPPC, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

Paul Sundberg Named Director of SWIC

Joanna Schroeder

In November of last year, the National Pork Board (NPB) approved $15 million in funding for a new Swine Health Information Center (SWIC). The venture will focus efforts on implementing preparedness for disease challenges that could affect U.S. swine herds. During the 2015 World Pork Expo, Dr. Paul Sundberg who is currently serving as the vice president and technology for …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, NPPC, Pork Checkoff, Swine, Veterinary, World Pork Expo

NPPC CEO Provides Organization Update

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is continually hard at work ensuring the needs of swine producers across the country are met. During the World Pork Expo, I met with CEO of the NPPC, Neil Dierks, so he could provide us an update on the organization and the issues they support. “We have been dealing with a number of issues. …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, NPPC, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

West Central Puts Farmers First

Joanna Schroeder

West Central, based in Ralston, Iowa, is located in a agricultural sweet spot with great harvests for both corn and soybeans. So much in fact, West Central announced a $27 million production, storage and receiving expansion scheduled for completion by the 2016 harvest. Roger Fray, executive vice president for the grain side of West Central, spoke to Animal AgWired about …

Agribusiness, Audio, corn, Dairy, soybeans