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. …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, NAFB, Pig, Pork, Pork Checkoff

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

People Behind Dairy Products

Lizzy Schultz

The Midwest Dairy Association recently named a new CEO for the first time in 35 years. Lucas Lentsch, with his long-standing, diverse experience in agriculture, took the helm with ease. Jamie Johansen spoke with him during NAFB’s Trade Talk to discuss some of the organization’s latest campaigns and new partnerships. Midwest Dairy Association has partnered with YUM! Brands, which includes …

Ag Group, Audio, Communications, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Marketing, NAFB

Merial Talks Cattle Product Line at NAFB

Lizzy Schultz

The team at Merial made a presence during the NAFB Trade Talks, and Jamie had an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Joe Dedrickson, Field Veterinary Service Director, to talk about three important products in Merial’s portfolio of cattle health solutions: Synschsure, Longrange, and Zactran. Synchsure, a prostaglandin that can be used to synchronize the cycle of both dairy and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Calves, Cattle, Deworming, Merial, NAFB

State of U.S. Pork Industry

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) once again brought key spokespeople to Kansas City for NAFB’s Trade Talk. Beyond the election, there is no doubt the hottest topic discussed this year was trade. NPPC President, John Weber, said they were optimistic about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and have invested a lot of time and resources into it. “We are …

Ag Group, Antibiotics, Audio, NAFB, NPPC, Pork, Trade, Veterinary

USMEF Bullish on TPP & Meat Exports

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) latest stats are out on U.S. pork, beef and lamb. Thad Lively, Senior Vice President, USMEF, was onsite at NAFB’s Trade Talk to highlight those export numbers along with trade and the new presidential administration going forward. “The numbers are very encouraging. Beef exports are up 8%, pork exports are up 5%. That’s from …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Export, Lamb, Markets, NAFB, Pork, USMEF

NCBA Talks Trade, New Administration & Markets

Jamie Johansen

Agricultural policies are the name of the game for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) when representing our nation’s beef producers in Washington D.C. As farm broadcasters gathered for this year’s NAFB Trade Talk, they were again on-hand to talk key issues as we prepare for new leadership. Colin Woodall, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, NCBA, said “I think when …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Export, Markets, NAFB, NCBA, Trade

Protect The Harvest Strengthening Their Defense

Lizzy Schultz

Representatives from Protect the Harvest were on hand during the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) Convention to discuss the organization’s most recent efforts to inform consumers about production agriculture, protect the freedoms of American farmers and ranchers, and respond to the activities of radical animal rights groups, like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Welfare, Audio, NAFB, Protect the Harvest