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

25 Years of Helping Feed Tomorrow – Novus International

Jamie Johansen

A mission to “make a clear difference in sustainably meeting the growing global needs for nutrition and health” has lead Novus International to pledge commitment to customers and global stakeholders through a Triple-S Bottomline: solutions, service and sustainability. That commitment began 25 years ago and we helped their team celebrate last week at their headquarters in St. Charles, MO. Novus …

Agribusiness, Feed, Livestock, Novus International, Nutrition, Video

DeLaval Releases Video On Innovation

Lizzy Schultz

As a part of National Dairy month, DeLaval has released a video, titled “Your Future is Our Why,” that highlights the company’s long term commitments to sustainability and innovation in the dairy industry, and showcases how those two concepts are incredibly interconnected. “We’re the innovation engine of this industry and we’re not going anywhere,” the video states. “We’re gonna be …

Ag Group, Communication, Communications, Company Announcement, Dairy Group, Dairy Month, Video

New Holland is 'Equipped for a New World'

Jamie Johansen

With both National Ag Day and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament as its stage, New Holland has revealed a new brand campaign focused on a drive to help prepare the agricultural industry for what’s ahead: a new world that demands more from the land and the pioneering individuals who grow, farm, and build on it every day. More than seven …

Agribusiness, Equipment, New Holland, Video