Forage Sampling Tips From Hubbard Feeds

Lizzy Schultz

Forage season has swung into full force, and as harvest season begins its approach, don’t forget to send those forage samples in for lab analysis. Analyzing samples is a vital processes in the harvest process, and the team at Hubbard Feeds has compiled a list of tips and considerations to take when sending your forage samples in for analysis this …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Farming, Feed, Forage

New Episode of 'Acres and Avenues' Video Series

Jamie Johansen

Dairy Management Inc. has released a new episode of its “Acres and Avenues” video series. The series helps advance the conversation to reconnect people with dairy farmers who produce our nation’s milk supply. The videos achieve this through a unique cultural exchange/job shadow experience between dairy farmers and millennials. Episode 4, titled “Dairy Family Legacy Puts Social Farmer to Work,” …

Ag Group, Cattle, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Farming, Video

Poultry Farmer Stands Up for Contract Growers

Jamie Johansen

Eric Hedrick, contract poultry farmer, joined with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA), and the Government Accountability Project (GAP) to deliver his petition, signed by 62,346 concerned advocates, urging Congress to allow the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to finalize rules protecting the rights of contract farmers like himself. “I took a major risk …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Farming, Government, Poultry, usda, Video

Register For The Latest Cattlemen's Webinar Series

Lizzy Schultz

Register today for the upcoming Cattlemen’s Webinar Series, hosted by the National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Beef Leaders. The webinar, titled “Bridging the Generational Gap Among Ranch Families”, is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 7:00 pm CDT. The webinar focuses on the future of the beef industry, a top priority for all producers, and the importance of …

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

Farmers Host International Meat Buyers

Lizzy Schultz

Teams of meat buyers from across the globe recently received a firsthand look at U.S. livestock and grain production before attending the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Board of Directors Meeting and Product Showcase in St. Louis earlier this month. Wayne Humphreys hosted a team of buyers from Hong Kong and Taiwan at his farm near Columbus Junction, Iowa, where …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, Farming, International, Meat, Trade, USMEF

Be the Next Face of Farming & Ranching

Jamie Johansen

You can be the next face to farming and ranching. U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is looking for the next class of Faces of Farming & Ranching to tell their stories about how today’s food is grown and raised. The USFRA team was out in full force during the recent World Pork Expo and we caught up with them …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Farming, Ranches, USFRA, World Pork Expo

NFU Celebrates National Dairy Month

Jamie Johansen

As consumers indulge in their favorite dairy products this month, National Farmers Union (NFU) is taking a step back to the farm gate to recognize the hardworking family farmers who are involved in dairy production across the U.S. “National Dairy Month provides a great platform to educate consumers about U.S. dairy production and promote industry initiatives – such as the …

Ag Group, Dairy, Education, Farming, NFU

Lawsuit Filed Against Animal Rights Initiative

Lizzy Schultz

Massachusetts farmer James Dunn and local anti-poverty activist Diane Sullivan have joined together in a lawsuit asking Massachusetts courts to toss a proposed 2016 animal rights petition. Proposed Initiative Petition No. 15-11 would create strict new regulations on farmers and place new restrictions on interstate commerce, and experts have warned that the proposed rules will actually harm animals, while driving …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Welfare, consumer, Eggs, Farm Policy, Farming, legislation, Livestock, Policy, Protect the Harvest

WI Dairy Farmers Question Trump On #FarmLabor

Lizzy Schultz

Many Presidential candidates are spending a significant amount of time in Wisconsin this week in anticipation of the state’s presidential primary next week, including Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and the Wisconsin dairy community used the many political events as an opportunity to help the candidate understand the incredibly important role that immigrant labor plays in the Wisconsin agricultural sector …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Dairy Business, dairy farming, economics, Farming, Labor, Policy, politics

Animal Ag Supports National Economy

Lizzy Schultz

A new soy-checkoff-funded study has found that animal agriculture plays a signifiant role in the support of the nation’s economy. The analysis shows animal ag, U.S. soy’s top end user, increased gross national product by $123 billion in economic output, improved household earnings by over $21 billion and added 645,629 jobs from 2004-2014. According to the Economic Analysis of Animal …

Ag Group, economics, Farming, Livestock, Production, Research, soybeans