Watch Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman at Commodity Classic

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman will preview at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas before it airs worldwide on Discovery Channel in August. Based on a book by the same name, the Discovery Impact film weaves together the stories of a Montana rancher, two Kansas farmers and a handful of Gulf fishermen who feed the world while stewarding the land and water …

Ag Group, Conservation, environment, Farming, Fish, Ranches, sustainability

The Farm Whisperer ~ Be Intentional With Your Future

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

The legacy of the family farm or ranch is sacred. However, the preservation of that legacy is something few families like to talk about. During the Young Beef Leaders (YBL) session at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, Caterpillar, Inc. sponsored a speaker to get the converstation started. Dave Specht, author of The Farm Whisperer, has a …

Agribusiness, Animal AgCast, Audio, Beef, Education, Farming

New @USFRA Faces of Farming & Ranching

Cindy Zimmerman

The next class of Faces of Farming & Ranching represent a broad spectrum of U.S. agriculture. From cotton fields to broilers, from Texas to Virginia, the winners of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) program were announced this week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. The winners were honored for their passion …

Ag Group, Audio, Farming, Ranches, USFRA

Cattlemen’s Webinar: Succession Planning For Next-Gens

Jamie Johansen

Caterpillar and NCBA’s Young Beef Leaders bring you the next Cattlemen’s Webinar Series, “Succession Planning for Next-Gens Only!” Register for the event which will take place Thursday, November 10th at 7pm CDT. Are you working for the family farm/ranch and don’t know what to expect for the future? You are not alone. This webinar will teach you the most important …

Ag Group, Beef, Farming, NCBA, Ranches, Webinar

Producer Sentiment Continues to Favor Livestock

Lizzy Schultz

Results from the latest reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer show that farmer sentiment toward the agricultural economy improved slightly in September The barometer read 101 for September, up six points from the August reading of 95, but still well below the barometer’s peak of 112 in July. Results showed that survey respondents remained more optimistic about the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Farming, Finance

Proposed Estate Tax Regulations Threaten Family Businesses

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) along with more than 3,800 organizations and family-owned enterprises sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew adamantly opposing and asking for withdrawal of the newly proposed estate tax regulations by the Department of Treasury. The proposed regulations under section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code would permanently change estate planning for families that …

Ag Group, Beef, Farming, Ranches

Cargill, Heifer International Develop Project in China

Lizzy Schultz

Cargill Animal Nutrition is partnering with Heifer International to enable the expansion of 450 women-led, family-owned poultry farms in Qingshen, China. The farms will receive chicks and business training along with access to nutrition expertise and veterinary support. The Qingshen Sustainable Livelihood and Community Holistic Development Project plans to initially provide 150 small-scale farms with 100 baby chicks each along …

Ag Group, Cargill, Farming, International, Poultry

2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Finalists Announced

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Board has announced the four finalists who are vying to become 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. The program honors a U.S. pig farmer each year who excels at raising pigs using the We CareSM ethical principles and is committed to sharing his or her farming story with the American public. “The four finalists represent the …

Ag Group, Farming, Pig, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Silage Preparation Tips From Hubbard Feeds🌽

Lizzy Schultz

As harvest approaches for corn silage growers, it has become paramount to start walking fields in order to determine how the crop is progressing. As harvest timing can be critical in achieving high-quality corn silage that delivers optimal performance for livestock, the team at Hubbard Feeds has provided the following checklist for ensuring a successful harvest: 1) Optimal Dry Matter: …

Ag Group, Dairy, Farming, Harvest, Silage