Beef, Pork Groups Congratulate Pruitt as EPA Admin

Jamie Johansen

Groups representing the beef and pork industries released statements in response to the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator. Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), said, “For far too long, the EPA has been a runaway bureaucracy largely out of touch with how its policies directly affect folks like cattle ranchers, who use …

Ag Group, Beef, environment, EPA, Government, NCBA, NPPC, Policy, Pork

New Holland Rolabar Rakes Celebrates 50 Years

Jamie Johansen

Throughout 2017 New Holland Agriculture is celebrating 50 years of continuous production of their Rolabar Rakes. I have spent many summers pulling one of these around making windrow after windrow and was eager to learn more about it’s success. George Rigdon, New Holland hay tool marketing manager, said, “We were the first in grassland farming as a brand. At one …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Equipment, Forage, Hay, NCBA, New Holland

The Cargill Buying Experience

Jamie Johansen

The many customer experiences were showcased in the Cargill booth during the recent Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Mollie Dreibrodt serves as the marketing communications lead in beef for Cargill’s animal nutrition and walked me through how they serve cattle producers both big and small. “No matter the type of beef cattle operation you have, we’ve got you …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cargill, Cattle, NCBA, Nutrition

The Alltech Idea Man Highlights #ONE17

Jamie Johansen

I never turn down an opportunity to talk with Alltech founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. The 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show provided my most recent conversation with the idea man and naturally, we talked ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17) which is set for May 21-24 in Lexington, Kentucky. The event will “inspire farmers, ranchers, producers, …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Education, Events, NCBA, Video

Black Leg Ranch – Environmental Stewardship Award Winner

Jamie Johansen

Congratulations go to Black Leg Ranch of McKenzie, ND. The ranch was named the 2016 winner of the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) for its commitment to protecting America’s natural resources in a flourishing operation. Dow Agrosciences, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation are sponsors of …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Conservation, environment, Livestock, NCBA

Zoetis Offers Tips for a Healthy Spring Transition

Lizzy Schultz

Farms across America are inching closer to the warmer weather of springtime, and cattle health is especially important during seasonal transitions. Dr. Blaine Corners, PhD, Senior Nutritionist with Zoetis, sat down with our Jamie Johansen during the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show to give some nutrition tips for producers as they begin to move into the spring …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cattle, NCBA, Nutrition, Zoetis

Join Canada for 2nd Annual Beef Industry Event

Jamie Johansen

Our neighbors and fellow cattlemen from the North also traveled to Nashville for the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. I sat down with Jill Harvie, programs manager for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, to hear about some of their key policy issues for the upcoming year and to get the details on their upcoming convention. “This we year …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Cattle, NCBA

New Opportunities for Federal Lands in 2017

Kelly Marshall

They’ve hit the ground running, says Ethan Lane, Executive Director Public Lands Council & NCBA Federal Lands. The 115th Congress is underway and the new administration isn’t resting on its laurels, so now is the time to dig in and get the work done. The first priority is to roll back burdensome regulations facing cattle producers, especially with regard to …

Ag Group, Audio, Cattle, Government, NCBA

Boehringer Ingelheim Talks Merial Acquisition

Kelly Marshall

Boehringer Ingelheim had a strong presence at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Not only did AgWired’s Jamie Johansen find them sponsoring the media room, they also sponsored the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program and support the Stockmen and Stewardship program. It’s the right thing for producers, cattle, and ultimately the consumer Steve Boren, Boehringer Ingelheim executive …

Agribusiness, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, NCBA