Perdue Finally Gets Hearing

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Accompanied by his four children and 14 grandchildren, former Georgia Governor Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III finally had his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday and will hopefully be confirmed shortly. “I know there was some anxiety over whether there would be a secretary of agriculture nominee,” Perdue began. “I must say with all the humility I can muster …

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SMART Farms Take Center Stage on Ag Day

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This is the time of year things really get rolling in agriculture, making it a great time to celebrate National Ag Day. Yesterday the US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) made the most of that day with a panel discussion about SMART farms and how producers today are growing sustainable, nutritious food and how to communicate that to consumers. The …

Ag Group, Audio, Farming, sustainability, Technology, USFRA

USDA Aids $6 Million to Farmers & Ranchers Hit by Wildfire

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U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced that the USDA has designated $6 million in aid to help farmers and ranchers affected by recent wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. “I am pleased USDA has acted swiftly to aid producers recovering from the largest wildfire in state history,” said Roberts. “For …

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Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit

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Setting up official National Ag Day Activities Tuesday in Washington, DC, Agri-Pulse is holding a Farm Bill Summit today, part of their on-going Farm Bill Series. Over 400 industry representatives, congressional staff members, and invited guests are gathering for the day long event that features farm bill veterans and policy experts discussing the road that lies ahead for the 2018 …

Ag Group, Audio, Policy, politics

Sorghum Partners Powers Yield Winner

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Peter Fleming of Triple Creek Farms in Yadkin County, North Carolina loves growing sorghum. “I love to watch it grow, I love to harvest it, it’s a beautiful crop,” said Fleming, who was the National Non-Irrigated Food-Grade winner in the National Sorghum Producers 2016 yield contest with almost 123 bushels per acre. His family farm has been growing sorghum – …

Agribusiness, Audio, Feed, Nutrition, sorghum

SMART Farmer Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare

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Our latest SMART Farmer podcast episode – and the first of three from Commodity Classic – features Illinois farmer and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) board member, Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare. In the craziness that is Classic, Roberta and I found a quiet corner to sit down and talk about what being a SMART farmer means to her. Roberta says she …

Audio, SMART Farmer, Technology, USFRA

Engaging Youth To Empower Agriculture

Lizzy Schultz

Engaging youth in agriculture is an important part of fueling the future of the industry, and a presentation surrounding this necessary, complex concept took the spotlight during the 2017 Bayer #AgVocacy Forum last week. One of the presenters was Bev Flatt, a young farmer from Tennessee who seeks to share her passion and knowledge of farming with other young people. …

Advocate, Ag Group, Audio, Bayer, Education, Youth

Passion – Bayer Takes Us Beyond the Farm Gate

Jamie Johansen

This is the 12th year Bayer CropScience has brought a diverse group of ag voices together to talk about key agricultural issues and the importance of advocating for our industry. One panel during the 2017 Bayer AgVocacy Forum brought a team of farmers together to discuss Beyond the Farm Gate: Today’s Challenges Create Tomorrow’s Opportunities. Panelist included: Deb Gangwish, Co-Owner, …

Advocate, Agribusiness, Audio, BASF Crop Protection, Bayer, Farming

Farm Economy, Tech & the John Deere Legacy

Jamie Johansen

“I’m an advocate for agriculture because I think it’s the finest industry in the world,” words spoken by John Lagemann, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing for the Agriculture and Turf Division, who has 35 years with John Deere and that in itself is a true testament. John had a busy schedule at the 2017 Commodity Classic, not only wearing his …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, Technology, Video

Inaugural Pig Farmers of Tomorrow Named

Jamie Johansen

The Pig Farmers of Tomorrow award recognizes farm leaders, ages 18-29, who intend to make pig farming their life’s work and who are committed to raising pigs using the pork industry’s We Care ethical principles. National Pork Board announced that Kyle Coble from Minnesota, Logan Thornton from Idaho and Madison Schafer from Minnesota were given the inaugural award at the …

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