Missouri Beef Producers Stand To Benefit From Reopening of Japanese Market

Missouri Beef Industry CouncilColumbia, MO December 12, 2005 – (AgNewsWire) – News that Japan is reopening its market for U.S. beef products is good for Missouri beef producers, according to Missouri Beef Industry Council Executive Director Steve Taylor. “With the full export market available to us, there’s an additional 50 to 75 dollars per head added to the value of a carcass, so that translates back to Missouri producers. It does put money on to the value of the cattle that they sell here.” (Full Release)

Massey Ferguson Announces New Specialty Tractor Line

DULUTH, GA – December 5, 2005 (AgNewsWire) – Massey Ferguson has introduced three new specialty tractors equipped with pressurized cabs and air filtration systems designed to supply clean cab air for the operator. The system seals out pesticide particles and other contaminants to protect operators during specialty applications such as orchard spraying.

AgNewsWire Kicking Off December 5

AgNewsWire is getting ready to get cranking. Our Talking News Release customers are very excited about the additions to the services we now offer, including the exclusive Quickfarm Network distribution. ZimmComm’s Chuck Zimmerman is heading out on the road to make presentations all over the country at the invitation of many of the top agricultural companies and their agencies.

MFA Incorporated Health Track Has QSA Status

Now that Missouri’s Quality Systems Assessment (QSA) program has been accepted by the USDA, MFA Health Track calves can comply with the new federal designation, which means they will have the go-ahead for the toughest export markets. Specifically, post-BSE negotiations with trading partners like Japan have made QSA a necessary bargaining tool.

Today’s Missouri Farmer Reads Today’s Farmer

Over 70 percent of Missouri’s farmers recall receiving Today’s Farmer, published by MFA Incorporated, according to the 2005 Ag Media Research Readership Study. That’s more than Successful Farming, Farm Journal or Missouri Ruralist, according to the study. Ron Claussen, Ag Media Research, says, “The high response number of producers indicates a very high actual readership level for Today’s Farmer magazine.” Full Release

A New Service From ZimmComm

This is a new ZimmComm blog that is under development. Companies: give us some time and we’ll give you a new way to distribute your news!! Journalists: give us some time and we’ll give you a new multi-media source of ag news!!