Farm Economy, Tech & the John Deere Legacy

Jamie Johansen

“I’m an advocate for agriculture because I think it’s the finest industry in the world,” words spoken by John Lagemann, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing for the Agriculture and Turf Division, who has 35 years with John Deere and that in itself is a true testament. John had a busy schedule at the 2017 Commodity Classic, not only wearing his …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, Technology, Video

Investing In Angus Breeding Technology

Lizzy Schultz

In a new video clip from Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association, Braden Schaal, owner and manager of Schaal Cattle Company talks about GeneMax, the selection and breeding technology that has improved beef quality in his commercial Angus herd. After beginning a timed breeding program with 100 heifers five years ago, Schaal plans to AI more than …

Ag Group, Angus, Breeding, Reproduction, Technology, Video

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

Novus Committed to #Sustainability

Chuck Zimmerman

During the International Production and Processing Expo I have interviewed several of the team members for our sponsor, Novus International. First up on the list is Luis Azevedo. Luis currently serves as General Manager, Latin America and Africa for Novus. He is seen greeting customers in the Novus booth. Luis wants to show Expo attendees how broad based the solutions …

Animal Health, Audio, IPPE, Novus International, Video

Ag Leaders Unite for Inaugural Sustainable Ag Summit

Jamie Johansen

More than 500 farmers, retailers and other stakeholders in agriculture gathered for the inaugural Sustainable Agriculture Summit, co-hosted by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, held last week in Atlanta, GA. For several years, dairy has brought together representatives of the full dairy chain – from farmer to retailer – to discuss opportunities to build consumer trust. This summit engaged …

Ag Group, Dairy, Livestock, sustainability, Video

Obama Promotes Antibiotic Myths In Bill Maher Interview

Lizzy Schultz

Agricultural interests are concerned about several comments made by President Barack Obama in an interview that discussed antibiotic use in animals on HBO’s Realtime with Bill Maher last week. While the President emphasized the value of science-based policies in the interview, several of his statements lack science-based supporting evidence and suggest a misunderstanding of the current policies enforced by the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, food safety, Government, Policy, Video

Improving Beef Genetics Through New Technologies

Jamie Johansen

In this week’s Angus VNR, Mark Allan, Director of Genetic Technology, Trans Ova Genetics, discusses the opportunity for producers to improve all-around genetics through new technologies. This video is a production of Certified Angus Beef and the American Angus Association. We see new technological advances everyday and the beef industry is seeing the impact. In this segment Allan discusses the …

Ag Group, Angus, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Reproduction, Seedstock, Video

Riverhill Farms Featured in USPOULTRY Video

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) released a fifth video in their series covering environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms. This video features one of USPOULTRY’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award winners, Riverhill Farms, of Port Republic, Va. Riverhill Farms, owned and operated by Glenn and Sheri Rodes and their family, raises turkeys, dairy and beef cattle, corn …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, award, environment, Farming, Poultry, Turkey, US Poultry, Video

New Episode of 'Acres and Avenues' Video Series

Jamie Johansen

Dairy Management Inc. has released a new episode of its “Acres and Avenues” video series. The series helps advance the conversation to reconnect people with dairy farmers who produce our nation’s milk supply. The videos achieve this through a unique cultural exchange/job shadow experience between dairy farmers and millennials. Episode 4, titled “Dairy Family Legacy Puts Social Farmer to Work,” …

Ag Group, Cattle, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Farming, Video

Poultry Farmer Stands Up for Contract Growers

Jamie Johansen

Eric Hedrick, contract poultry farmer, joined with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA), and the Government Accountability Project (GAP) to deliver his petition, signed by 62,346 concerned advocates, urging Congress to allow the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to finalize rules protecting the rights of contract farmers like himself. “I took a major risk …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Farming, Government, Poultry, usda, Video