#NAMA17 in Dallas

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The 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference was held in Dallas, Texas April 26-28. The annual meeting of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) features awards, student competitions, sessions, workshops, networking opportunities and the Connection Point trade show for professionals in marketing and agribusiness. This post features links to photos, audio and stories from #NAMA17. This virtual newsroom includes links to photos, audio and …

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USFRA Partners with ZimmComm for SMART Farmer Podcast

Lizzy Schultz

Consumers like technology. The smart phone, the smart home and the smart classroom all encompass innovation and technology that helps improve people’s lives. Similarly, with agriculture continually evolving resembling every other forward-thinking industry, today’s SMART Farm utilizes technology to be more sustainable and efficient. To share personal stories about ways farmers and ranchers are using technology, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers …

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ASTA Weighs in on New Phytosanitary Measures

Lizzy Schultz

Last week the seed industry announced good news in the form of the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM), a world wide attempt to put seed regulations on the same page. Ric Dunkle, Senior Director of Seed Health and Trade for the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) was at the International Plant Protection Convention in Korea when the standards were …

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Canadian Trade Policy Delivers Blow to Wisconsin Dairies

Lizzy Schultz

Over 70 Wisconsin dairy operations are already feeling the blow from a protectionist Canadian trade policy that has slammed the door on American dairy exports, violated existing trade commitments, and left farmers across the state scrambling to find milk buyers. Grassland Dairy Products Inc. informed over 70 operations this week that their contracts with the company will end May 1st, …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, audio, Dairy, exports, trade

USFRA Panel Looks At The Future of Protein

Lizzy Schultz

Future Food-Tech took place in San Francisco last week and brought together over 300 food business technology leaders, investors and food-tech innovators. Brad Greenway, Chairman, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) sat on a panel titled, “Creating Consumer Demand for Healthier and More Sustainable Ingredients.” As the sole panelist who represented the animal agriculture community, Brad was able to share …

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2017 Crappie Masters Grenada Tournament

Lizzy Schultz

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 Crappie Masters tournament trail sponsored by The Renewable Fuels Association, American Ethanol, and Bass Pro Shops. It’s the Grenada Lake National Qualifier Mississippi State Championship. During the event, Chuck talked with several teams about their use and experience with E10 gas in their boat engines. This virtual newsroom includes links to photos, …

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ProAg Announces Agreement to Acquire International Ag

Lizzy Schultz

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 …

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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 …

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#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 …

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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 …

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