Policy Priorities for Livestock Markets

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Auctions, Audio, legislation, Livestock, LMA, NAFB

Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) is the voice for local livestock auction markets on state and federal legislative and regulatory issues. They brought that voice to NAFB’s Trade Talk to bring to light key ag policy issues relevant to the livestock marketing sector. Chelsea Good, Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, said the Packers and Stockyards Act is the main … Read More

People Behind Dairy Products

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Communications, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Marketing, NAFB

The Midwest Dairy Association recently named a new CEO for the first time in 35 years. Lucas Lentsch, with his long-standing, diverse experience in agriculture, took the helm with ease. Jamie Johansen spoke with him during NAFB’s Trade Talk to discuss some of the organization’s latest campaigns and new partnerships. Midwest Dairy Association has partnered with YUM! Brands, which includes … Read More

Merial Talks Cattle Product Line at NAFB

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Calves, Cattle, Deworming, Merial, NAFB

The team at Merial made a presence during the NAFB Trade Talks, and Jamie had an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Joe Dedrickson, Field Veterinary Service Director, to talk about three important products in Merial’s portfolio of cattle health solutions: Synschsure, Longrange, and Zactran. Synchsure, a prostaglandin that can be used to synchronize the cycle of both dairy and … Read More

State of U.S. Pork Industry

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Antibiotics, Audio, NAFB, NPPC, Pork, Trade, Veterinary

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) once again brought key spokespeople to Kansas City for NAFB’s Trade Talk. Beyond the election, there is no doubt the hottest topic discussed this year was trade. NPPC President, John Weber, said they were optimistic about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and have invested a lot of time and resources into it. “We are … Read More

USMEF Bullish on TPP & Meat Exports

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Beef, Export, Lamb, Markets, NAFB, Pork, USMEF

The U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) latest stats are out on U.S. pork, beef and lamb. Thad Lively, Senior Vice President, USMEF, was onsite at NAFB’s Trade Talk to highlight those export numbers along with trade and the new presidential administration going forward. “The numbers are very encouraging. Beef exports are up 8%, pork exports are up 5%. That’s from … Read More

NCBA Talks Trade, New Administration & Markets

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Export, Markets, NAFB, NCBA, Trade

Agricultural policies are the name of the game for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) when representing our nation’s beef producers in Washington D.C. As farm broadcasters gathered for this year’s NAFB Trade Talk, they were again on-hand to talk key issues as we prepare for new leadership. Colin Woodall, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, NCBA, said “I think when … Read More

Protect The Harvest Strengthening Their Defense

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Activists, Animal Welfare, Audio, NAFB, Protect the Harvest

Representatives from Protect the Harvest were on hand during the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) Convention to discuss the organization’s most recent efforts to inform consumers about production agriculture, protect the freedoms of American farmers and ranchers, and respond to the activities of radical animal rights groups, like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the … Read More

Advanta Seed's Sorghum Research Focus on Cattle

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Beef, Dairy, Forage, NAFB, sorghum

Technical Development Manager, Travis Kidd, talked to me at the recent NAFB Trade Talk about Advanta Seed’s grain sorghum hybrids. Their advanced traits provide drought tolerance and resistance to disease and pests. Research plays a big part of Travis’ job. One of those projects is with Texas Tech University who they have teamed up with to do some product testing … Read More

National Bison Association Reports High Demand

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Bison, NAFB

Dave Carter, the Executive Director for the National Bison Association recently attended the NAFB 2015 Conference and shared with Kindra Hall a bit about bison. “We are scrambling to keep up with the growing consumer demand for bison,” Carter explains.  “We’ve talked for years about the fact that this is a lean, healthy product.  It’s all natural and sustainable and … Read More