ProAg Announces Agreement to Acquire International Ag

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Producers Ag Insurance Group, Inc. (ProAg), a member of the Tokio Marine HCC (TMHCC) group of companies, today announced a purchase agreement had been signed to acquire crop managing general agent (MGA) International Ag Insurance Solutions, LLC (International Ag). The transaction, which is subject to a number of closing conditions including final approvals by certain International Ag members and regulatory …

Ag Group, crop insurance

2017 Commodity Classic

Lizzy Schultz

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 Commodity Classic sponsored by FMC, John Deere, and Farmer’s Edge. “Farmer Up” was the theme for this year’s event held March 2-4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), American Soybean Association …

Ag Group, agribusiness, audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, John Deere, soybeans

#ZimmCast With National Stewardship Award Winner

Lizzy Schultz

Black Leg Ranch of McKenzie, ND was named national 2016 winner of the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) for its commitment to protecting America’s natural resources in a flourishing operation. Dow Agrosciences, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation are sponsors of the award which was presented …

Ag Group, audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Conservation, ZimmCast

I AM @USFRA-Ag Retailers Association

Lizzy Schultz

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) represents the people who supply farmers and ranchers with the products and services they need to produce food, fiber, and fuel for the world. Many members are also farmers who sell seeds, nutrients, crop protection products, farm equipment, precision technology and agronomic services, so ARA has a strong interest in educating the public so those …

Ag Group, ARA, audio, USFRA

2017 USSEC Aquaculture Educational Opportunity

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) joined forces to host the 2017 Aquaculture Educational Opportunity in Panama City, Panama. U.S. soybean growers, researchers and aquaculture experts gathered to take in the latest on the fastest growing animal protein – aquaculture. Attendees also visited the Panama Canal and witnessed the center of global trade and the …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Aquaculture, audio, soybeans, USSEC

USDA Announces New GIPSA Rules

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced updated regulations under the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). The “Farmer Fair Practices Rules” outline “common sense protections to restore fairness and reduce the burden for farmers seeking justice under the Packers and Stockyards Act.” Joining Vilsack for the announcement were National Farmers Union president Roger Johnson and Mike Weaver, president of the …

Ag Group, audio, Livestock, USDA

Wisconsin Christmas Tree Adorns White House

Joanna Schroeder

While close to 350 million Christmas trees are growing on farms throughout the country, a Christmas tree from Wisconsin made its way to the White House Friday where it was presented to First Lady Michelle Obama. The 19-foot Balsam-Veitch fir was presented by Dave and Mary Vander Velden, owners of Whispering Pines Tree Farm in Oconto, Wisconsin. The Vander Veldens …

Ag Group, audio, government

#NAFB16 Trade Talk

Joanna Schroeder

Nearly 100 companies and organizations participate in the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual Trade Talk, where they are interviewed by broadcasters from around the country. AgWired reporters at the NAFB convention this year interviewed dozens of Trade Talk participants, which are being compiled here with links to posts on various websites. General interviews from #NAFB16 can be found …

Ag Group, agribusiness, audio, NAFB

I AM @USFRA Series

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has been working on behalf of the agricultural industry since it was founded in 2010. Today it is made up of nearly 100 industry affiliates and partners representing virtually all aspects of agriculture, working to engage in dialogue with consumers who have questions about how today’s food is grown and raised. In this …

Ag Group, agribusiness, audio, Food, USFRA

Memphis Hosts 64th Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Joanna Schroeder

The 64th annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show is being held February 26-27, 2016 at the Cook Convention Center, Memphis featuring more than 400 exhibitors as well as Informational and educational seminars The show, sponsored by Southern Cotton Ginners Association and Foundation and Delta Farm Press, regularly attracts 20,000 domestic and international decision-makers. 2016 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show Photo …

Ag Group, audio, Cotton