Send a Cow Supporting Farmers in Africa

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Farming, International

This winter, Paddy the goat is modeling a hand knitted Christmas jumper to help encourage residents of the UK make a positive difference to farmers trying to escape poverty in Africa this holiday season through the UK charity Send a Cow. Send a Cow is encouraging people to move away from traditional gifts this festive period and instead purchase a … Read More

New @USFRA Faces of Farming & Ranching

Cindy ZimmermanAg Group, Audio, Farming, Ranches, USFRA

The next class of Faces of Farming & Ranching represent a broad spectrum of U.S. agriculture. From cotton fields to broilers, from Texas to Virginia, the winners of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) program were announced this week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. The winners were honored for their passion … Read More

Cattlemen’s Webinar: Succession Planning For Next-Gens

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Farming, NCBA, Ranches, Webinar

Caterpillar and NCBA’s Young Beef Leaders bring you the next Cattlemen’s Webinar Series, “Succession Planning for Next-Gens Only!” Register for the event which will take place Thursday, November 10th at 7pm CDT. Are you working for the family farm/ranch and don’t know what to expect for the future? You are not alone. This webinar will teach you the most important … Read More

Producer Sentiment Continues to Favor Livestock

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Farming, Finance

Results from the latest reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer show that farmer sentiment toward the agricultural economy improved slightly in September The barometer read 101 for September, up six points from the August reading of 95, but still well below the barometer’s peak of 112 in July. Results showed that survey respondents remained more optimistic about the … Read More

Proposed Estate Tax Regulations Threaten Family Businesses

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Farming, Ranches

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) along with more than 3,800 organizations and family-owned enterprises sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew adamantly opposing and asking for withdrawal of the newly proposed estate tax regulations by the Department of Treasury. The proposed regulations under section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code would permanently change estate planning for families that … Read More

Cargill, Heifer International Develop Project in China

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Cargill, Farming, International, Poultry

Cargill Animal Nutrition is partnering with Heifer International to enable the expansion of 450 women-led, family-owned poultry farms in Qingshen, China. The farms will receive chicks and business training along with access to nutrition expertise and veterinary support. The Qingshen Sustainable Livelihood and Community Holistic Development Project plans to initially provide 150 small-scale farms with 100 baby chicks each along … Read More

Silage Preparation Tips From Hubbard Feeds?

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Dairy, Farming, Harvest, Silage

As harvest approaches for corn silage growers, it has become paramount to start walking fields in order to determine how the crop is progressing. As harvest timing can be critical in achieving high-quality corn silage that delivers optimal performance for livestock, the team at Hubbard Feeds has provided the following checklist for ensuring a successful harvest: 1) Optimal Dry Matter: … Read More

Vilsack Awards $17.8 Million in Grants

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, award, Farming, Government, usda

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has awarded a new investment of $17.8 million to 37 different projects that are helping to educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. The investment is made through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), which has invested more than $126 million into projects targeting … Read More

Riverhill Farms Featured in USPOULTRY Video

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, award, environment, Farming, Poultry, Turkey, US Poultry, Video

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 … Read More