Meet #SMARTfarmer Nancy Kavazanjian

Jamie JohansenAudio, GMO, Podcast, SMART Farmer, USFRA

This is episode number six of the USFRA SMART Farmer podcast and this one is with Nancy Kavazanjian, who served as the second chairperson of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. Nancy farms with her husband Charlie Hammer in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on land that has been in his family for 150 years. They raise corn, soybeans for tofu and … Read More

Meet SMART Farmer Galen Lee

Jamie JohansenAudio, Podcast, SMART Farmer, USFRA

Galen Lee has a diversified 4th generation farm operation in southwest Idaho that produces sugarbeets, asparagus, and peppermint, as well as dairy and beef. In this edition of the SMART Farmer podcast, he talks about how sugarbeets are raised and made into sugar and how biotech varieties have made them more sustainable. He also talks about how he raises peppermint … Read More

SMART Pig Farmer Lauren Schwab

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Livestock, Pig, Podcast, USFRA

This edition of the SMART Farmer podcast comes from National Ag Day in Washington D.C. last week where USFRA Faces of Farming and Ranching representative Lauren Schwab talked about SMART Farming on her families breed-to-wean farm in Ohio. Lauren, who is known as FarmGirlWCurls on Twitter and Facebook, loves sharing her love of piglets on social media and educating non-farmers … Read More

SMART Farmer Podcast with Chip Bowling

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Podcast, SMART Farmer, USFRA

Our new SMART Farmer podcast episode features Maryland grain farmer Chip Bowling, vice chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance who was recently in Panama with the U.S. Grains Council. He talks about his family farm, which is located almost in the shadow of the DC beltway, and how he uses the latest innovation and technology to be more … Read More

John Block Reports on TTIP

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Export, GMO, International, Podcast, Policy, Trade

This week in Washington, John Block is reporting on the European Trade Agreement with the United States (TTIP) that is still in the process of negotiation. Should the agreement succeed in passing through both ends of the government, it will be considered an incredible win for agriculture. Recent changes in European legislation, however, are making the success of the agreement … Read More

Swine Health Series Focuses on Influenza

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Disease, Podcast, Pork, Swine, Vaccine

The latest At The Meeting (ATM) audio program with moderator Bob Morrison, DVM, PhD, provides listeners with a review and discussion of the influenza virus, an ever-evolving threat facing swine producers. The Swinecast series includes information on how the virus is identified, effective sampling and vaccination protocols used to protect against it, and also features disease, research and practical producers … Read More

John Block Report – EPA Overreach

Kelly MarshallAg Group, EPA, Podcast, Water

John Block reports each week from Washington and this week he is tackling the topic we are all still talking about…the EPA’s overreach. Andy Johnson of Fort Bridger, WY is being sued by the EPA for $37,500 per day for a stock pond on his farm. Before building the pond Johnson obtained a state permit, which Wyoming Governor, Matt Mead, … Read More

Milking Parlor: Small Influencers and Big Consumers

John DavisAgribusiness, Audio, Dairy Board, Dairy Checkoff, Dairy Group, Milking Parlor, Podcast, The Milking Parlor

The dairy industry is trying to win over small groups of influencers… and large groups of consumers as well. In this edition of the Milking Parlor, we talk with Stacy Dohle from the Midwest Dairy Association and Dairy Management Incorporated to hear how they are trying to win over those influencers, such as nutritionists, to the value dairy products have … Read More