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

Celebrating Exciting Times in American Sheep

Jamie Johansen

The 2014 Trade Talk brought me to the American Sheep Industry Association booth during last week’s National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual meeting. Executive director for American Sheep, Peter Orwick, recapped the wool and lamb markets and shared some exciting news about the organization. “Very strong prices in 2014. Feeder lambs selling over $2 a pound. The attitude among the …

Ag Group, Audio, Lamb, Livestock, Meat, NAFB, Sheep, Wool

Sales, Innovation & Customer Trust

Jamie Johansen

The team from Midwest Dairy Association was out in full force for National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. I spoke with Mike Kruger, Midwest Dairy’s CEO, about current market trends, new partnerships formed to promote milk and how they instill consumer confidence into each and every product they produce. “Things have been going very well for dairy farmers in …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Milk, NAFB

NCBA CEO Introduces USFRA Faces

Cindy Zimmerman

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO Forrest Roberts had the honor of introducing the new US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance “Faces of Farming and Ranching” at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention last week in Kansas City. “This is the second class of really great talented farmers and ranchers from across the country to serve as spokespersons for the USFRA,” …


Protein Export Numbers

Jamie Johansen

Leann Saunders, Chairman U.S. Meat Export Federation, was on hand during National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk to update us all on current and future export numbers for beef, pork and lamb. “It has been a great year for exports when you look at statistics January through December. We’ve seen unprecedented growth, 5 billion in pork exports, 5 billion …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Export, International, Lamb, Meat, NAFB, Pork