2017 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award Winner

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Sand County Foundation and Missouri Farmers Care announced the recipients of Missouri’s inaugural Leopold Conservation Award® during the 2017 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) Annual Convention. The Leopold Conservation Award honors farmer, rancher and forester achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. This marks the first year this prestigious award has been presented to a Missouri farmer …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, environment, NAFB

Ethanol Corn Finds New Use in Livestock Feed

Kelly Marshall

Duane Martin manages the Agrisure portfolio for Syngenta corn and soybeans. “We’re very proud of the technology we’ve brought to the corn and soybean market over the last several years- launching more new technology, more new traits, to especially the corn business one the last five years than any other company in the industry,” he told me at the NAFB …

Audio, Feed, NAFB

Bison Demand Continues to Grow

Lizzy Schultz

Consumer demand for bison is continuing to increase across the country. Representatives from the National Bison Association made a presence at NAFB Trade Talk to discuss the booming demand in this unique industry. “We are continually getting our supply outstripped by our demand,” said Dick Gehring, Vice President, National Bison Association, in an interview during Trade Talks. According to Gehring, …

Ag Group, Audio, Bison, NAFB

Milestones Met By Angus Community

Jamie Johansen

Just about a year ago the American Angus Association brought in Allen Moczygemba to lead their organization as CEO. I was able to chat with him soon after that appointment and recently at NAFB’s Trade Talk. Allen takes us through his first year and strategic plans going forward. “It’s been a great year for the association. We finished with over …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Angus, Beef, NAFB

Pastures for Pollinators is a Win-Win

Cindy Zimmerman

A new clover seed mixture developed by Grassland Oregon (GO) is a win-win for livestock producers and the environment. Pastures for Pollinators is a seed blend including a variety of flowering annual clovers that could help enhance pollinator habitat nationwide, according to GO co-founder Risa DeMasi. “There are 400 million acres of pasture ground in the U.S., and it happens …

Audio, Forage, NAFB

Beef. It’s What’s For Families

Lizzy Schultz

Today’s world moves fast, but nutrition shouldn’t take a backseat for busy families. Representatives from the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) were onsite at NAFB Trade Talk to discuss some of the beef checkoff’s latest promotions and initiatives that focus on family health and nutrition. One campaign, a 30 Day Food Waste Challenge, sends daily emails to participants with tips on …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, consumer, NAFB

BIVI Talks Prevention Tools For Swine Producers

Lizzy Schultz

With pork producers currently operating on negative margins, and projections that those margins will remain negative throughout 2017, minimizing production costs through disease prevention is more important than ever. The swine group at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) was on hand during NAFB Trade Talk to offer some insight on the most important tools for producers to keep in mind …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Health, NAFB

Pork Checkoff Marketing Partners

Jamie Johansen

The Pork Checkoff works to market and promote U.S. pork for producers nationwide. Checkoff dollars allow for the producer to do what they do best – raise pigs – and leave the marketing to the professionals. National Pork Board President, Jan Archer, took me through the role the board plays in the pork community using checkoff dollars to promote U.S. …

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Merck Solutions Driven By Prevention

Lizzy Schultz

As the industry continues to buckle down on antibiotic regulations, maximizing the immunity of a herd is more important than ever. The team at Merck Animal Health is driven by the idea of maximizing prevention efforts. Dr. Tim Parks, DVM, Technical Service Veterinarian, was on hand during the 2016 NAFB Trade Talk to discuss the most important factors in play …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Calves, Cattle, Merck, NAFB

Policy Priorities for Livestock Markets

Jamie Johansen

Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) is the voice for local livestock auction markets on state and federal legislative and regulatory issues. They brought that voice to NAFB’s Trade Talk to bring to light key ag policy issues relevant to the livestock marketing sector. Chelsea Good, Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, said the Packers and Stockyards Act is the main …

Ag Group, Auctions, Audio, legislation, Livestock, LMA, NAFB