TPP Discussed at #NAFB15

Jamie Johansen

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been a common topic covered by ag groups at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention in Kansas City this week. Representatives from six national farm groups joined USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Phil Karsting in Kansas City Wednesday for a press event to discuss the TPP. The event featured farmer leaders from the American …

Ag Group, Audio, Export, NAFB, Trade

Pork Board's Strategic Plan – People, Pigs & Planet

Jamie Johansen

During the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk intern, Taylor Truckey, sat down with fellow Michiganite, Dale Norton. Dale is President of the National Pork Board and after they found out they are from neighboring hometowns, they chatted about their new initiative, People, Pigs & Planet that they are using to bridge the gap between producer and consumer. …

Ag Group, Audio, NAFB, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Pork Board Provides Update on PEDv

Jamie Johansen

During the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting, Taylor spoke with Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health, Information & Research for the National Pork Board, about PEDv and it’s impact on the U.S. swine industry. They also discuss the research currently being conducting to combat this epidemic. “It’s been a very challenging few months. PEDv was first …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, NAFB, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

DHA for Animals, Producers & Consumers

Jamie Johansen

Nikki Putnam is a registered dietitian nutritionist for Alltech and focuses her efforts on algae. She talked about the future of farming algae to increase DHA Omega-3 fatty acids in our diets with Chuck at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. “We are specifically using algae to enrich animal diets, not only to create a healthier animal …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Audio, NAFB, Nutrition

National Bison Association's Bison Central

Jamie Johansen

Bison breeders Peter Kohl, from Missouri and Dick Gehring, from Kansas represented the National Bison Association at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk recently in Kansas City, MO. I spoke with them about their operations and about the growing demand for their product. Many have reservations when it comes to eating bison because they are simply not familiar …

Ag Group, Audio, Bison, Meat, NAFB

Insights into Genomic Testing in Angus

Jamie Johansen

Dr. Dan Moser, President of Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) was on hand in the American Angus Association booth during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. AGI is a subsidiary of American Angus that provides a genetic evaluations of expected progeny differences (EPDs) that are released to Angus breeders each week and are responsible for the DNA testing for …

Ag Group, Angus, Audio, NAFB

Pork Producers Want Congress to Fix COOL

Cindy Zimmerman

The COOL Reform Coalition sent a letter last week asking Congress to act immediately on developing a contingency plan for the Country of Origin Labeling Law, which was recently ruled non-compliant by the WTO. “This problem is going to have to get resolved in the next Congress,” said Dr. Howard Hill, president of the National Pork Producers Council, one of …

Audio, NAFB, NPPC, Pork

A Roadmap Through American Lamb

Jamie Johansen

American Lamb Board chairman, Dan Lippert, provided an update on the lamb industry and some programs they are promoting that help producers and consumers alike. We chatted during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk held in Kansas City, MO. “The Roadmap was initiated because we saw some extreme volatility in the markets. Producers were concerned about longterm profitability. …

Ag Group, Audio, Lamb, NAFB, Sheep

Update on Animal Ag Programs from Trade Talk

Jamie Johansen

Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Animal Ag Alliance and current Executive Vice President of the US Poultry & Egg Association, Paul Pressley, spoke with me in the Alliance booth during the recent Trade Talk at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual meeting. He shared with me a few of the most recent programs they are working …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, NAFB