10-13-15 National Cattlemen’s Foundation Announces W.D. Farr Scholarship Winners…

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DENVER (October 13, 2015) – Graduate students Whitney Crossland of Texas A&M University and Greta Krafsur of Colorado State University have been awarded W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2015-16 school year from the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Each $12,000 scholarship recognizes outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in meat science and animal agriculture. The scholarships will be presented in January at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in San Diego, Calif. Continue reading

10-13-15 National Coordinators Launch Agriculture Advocacy Venture, American Doorstop Project; Sign Strategic Sponsorship with 21st Century Equipment, LLC…

American Doorstep Project logo1Billings, MT – Oct. 13, 2015 – Independent strategic planning consultants and national project coordinators, Melody Dobson and Jody Lamp, announce the launch of their new joint-agriculture advocacy venture called theAmerican Doorstop Project, and name Nebraska-based 21st Century Equipment, LLC., as one of its first Agrarian Ambassador Sponsors.

With 17 John Deere equipment dealerships in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska, the 21st Century Equipment, LLC, Corporate Support Center at 601 5th Ave., Scottsbluff, Neb., will serve as the centrally-located national headquarters for the American Doorstop Project, as the team travels the United States to research, collect and preserve the stories that shaped the development of American Agriculture through the Agrarian Discipline. Continue reading

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Livestock Exchange, LLC Weekly Update…

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(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) – Each week, Auctioneer Tyler Knode with Livestock Exchange, LLC. in Brush, CO will be inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network providing a RECAP of the previous week’s auctions and also a PREVIEW of upcoming cattle & hay auctions…


10/12- Livestock Exchange, LLC Recap & Preview w/Auctioneer Tyler Knode


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10-12-15 USMEF Announces Mansfield Award, Distinguished Service Award Honorees…

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DENVER, CO -October, 12, 2015 –  The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has announced the recipients of its Mansfield Award and Distinguished Service Award. Both will be presented at the 2015 USMEF Strategic Planning Conference, Nov. 4-6 in Tucson, Arizona.

The Mansfield Award recipient is Rosemary Mucklow, director emeritus and consultant for the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). Mucklow’s career in the meat industry spans more than 50 years, including 25 years (1982-2007) as Executive Director of the National Meat Association. Mucklow also provided valuable regulatory and business guidance to the industry as part of the North American Meat Association, which later merged with the American Meat Institute to form NAMI.

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10-12-15 CFB News: Upcoming Annual County Meetings…

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County Farm Bureau
Annual Meetings and Banquets

It is that time of year again for County Annual Meetings! County Farm Bureaus around the region are holding their Annual Banquets throughout the fall. 
Don’t miss out on your County’s Annual Meeting and Banquet. A great night to spend with friends and neighbors catching up on what’s happening in the Ag Industry. 

Upcoming County Annual Meeting Details: 

Yuma County – Tuesday, Oct. 20th – 4th & Main Downtown Grille, Wray @ 6pm happy hour, 6:30pm dinner

Weld County – Friday, Oct. 23rd – Eaton County Club, Eaton @ 6pm(Speaker: Brent Boydston, VP of Public Policy)

Washington County – Monday, November 2nd – County Fairgrounds Event Center, Akron @ 6pm
(Speaker: Colo. Ag Deputy Commissioner Chris Wiseman)

Boulder-St. Vrain County –  Monday, November 2nd – 17th Avenue Place, Longmont @ 5:30pm
happy hour, 6pm dinner

Logan County – Tuesday, November 3rd – Northeastern 18 Plainsmen Grill, Sterling @ 6pm
(Speaker: Colo. Ag Commissioner Don Brown)

Larimer County – Saturday, November 7th – Hilton Hotel (Prospect Rd.), Ft. Collins @ 5:30pm happy hour, 6pm dinner (Speaker: CFB Pres. Don Shawcroft) 


97th CFB State Annual Meeting
November 19-22, 2015 

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center Hotel,
7800 East Tufts Avenue, Denver, CO, 80237
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10-12-15 Make plans to attend the 97th CFB State Annual Meeting in Denver, CO…

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97th CFB State Annual Meeting
November 19-22, 2015 

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center Hotel,
7800 East Tufts Avenue, Denver, CO, 80237

The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to set policies for the Colorado Farm Bureau for 2016, make recommendations for American Farm Bureau Federation policy, set membership dues for 2017, consider bylaw amendments, elect members to the Colorado Farm Bureau Board of Directors from districts 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 and elect a Young Farmer and Rancher Chair.

Our highly competitive Young Farmer & Rancher and Collegiate Discussion Meet Competitions also take place throughout the Annual Meeting with rounds on Friday and Saturday.

There is a breakfast for those who are new to the CFB Annual Meeting. There is no charge for the Newcomers Breakfast, but there must be an RSVP on the delegate form. Childcare will be available on Friday and Saturday.

Please note that October 29th is the soft deadline to return the credential forms with a check for the total amount due for pre-registered delegates to Tyler Meehan at the state office. Pre-registration will not be accepted after November 10th.

There will be a County Presidents and Membership Chair Conference at the state office the day before the Annual Meeting, on Thursday, November 19th from 11:30-3:30. The Centennial Club reception will also take place that evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the state office.

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10-09-15 USDA Secretary Vilsack Tours Obermeyer Hydro, Inc in Wellington, CO…

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WELLINGTON, CO – October 7, 2015 – On Friday, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack toured Obermeyer Hydro, Inc. of Wellington, CO, a water control technology manufacturing plant, in celebration of National Manufacturing Month.

Obermeyer Hydro, Inc., a beneficiary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Business & Industry (B&I) Loan Guarantee Program, is a small manufacturer with plans to expand in the near future. The B&I Program provides affordable financing options to rural businesses, increasing access to capital and improving rural economic health across America. With the help of this funding, Obermeyer Hydro, Inc. has secured contracts in China and Korea, in addition to ongoing projects in the United States. Investments in American manufacturing create jobs, setting the groundwork for long-term economic growth nationwide.

Secretary Vilsack spoke with members of the media during his visit – WATCH the Press Conference – CLICK HERE

WATCH the BARN’s exclusive coverage online – CLICK HERE

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10-09-15 USDA Deputy Secretary Harden to visit CSU campus and meet with students…

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USDA Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden, photo courtesy of BARN Media

USDA Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden, photo courtesy of BARN Media

FORT COLLINS – Founded as the Colorado Agricultural College in 1870, Colorado State University has a long history of collaboration with and support from the USDA. On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the second highest-ranking official in the USDA will come to Fort Collins and CSU to meet with university leaders and students. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden will spend part of the day learning about the educational and research programs within the CSU College of Agricultural Sciences and will engage with students who focus on developing solutions to the pressing issues in global agriculture.

“I’m excited to visit with the students at Colorado State University and hear their perspective on the future of agriculture,” said Harden. “As the average age of the American farmer continues to rise, it is more important than ever before that we give the next generation of farmers and ranchers the tools they need to succeed and lead our industry.” Continue reading

10-09-15 USDA Secretary Vilsack promotes TPP in Colorado…

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Discusses Trans-Pacific Partnership with Colorado Agriculture and Business Leaders

DENVER, October 9, 2015 – TODAY, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its impact on Colorado’s rural economy. The Secretary met with agriculture and business leaders to discuss the agreement and will hold a media availability. This new, high-standard trade agreement levels the playing field for American workers and businesses, increasing exports and supporting higher-paying jobs nationwide. Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership currently account for 42 percent of all U.S. agricultural exports, totaling approximately 63 billion dollars. By removing unfair trade barriers – including over 18,000 international taxes and tariffs – this agreement increases demand for American exports such as meat, dairy, fruits, and grains; creating pathways for farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses to compete in a growing global economy.

Secretary Vilsack spoke with members of the media during his visit – WATCH the Press Conference – CLICK HERE

WATCH the BARN’s exclusive coverage online – CLICK HERE

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10-09-15 CO Corn News: U.S. Appeals Court temporarily blocks EPA’s WOTUS rule nationwide…

Colorado Corn LogoToday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, pending further review by the court.
Chip Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association and a farmer from Newburg, Md., issued the following statement:

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10-09-15 Colorado Corn staff, board member named to National Corn Growers Association action teams, committees …

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An updated slate of farmers and state Corn Growers staff members will serve their industry as members of the National Corn Growers Association’s action teams and committees during this fiscal year, which began Oct. 1. In these roles, they’ll actively shape the future of their industry by guiding programs that carrying out the policies and priorities of NCGA. 
Among them was a pair of representatives from Colorado; Colorado Corn Administrative Committee board member Mike Lefever was named to the NCGA Nominating Committee, while Colorado Corn Executive Director Mark Sponsler was again appointed as a state staff representative to the NCGA Research & Business Development Action Team.
Click here for a full list of the new NCGA actions teams and committees.

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10-07-15 Inside the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies with Gillian Bee…

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(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) October 7, 2015 – The Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and land stewardship. Joining the Colorado Ag News Network at this time to discuss their work which radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond is their Stewardship Director Gillian Bee…


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10-07-15 Colorado Corn accepting FFA grant applications thru Nov 15th…

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Colorado Corn accepting FFA grant applications 

GREELEY, CO – Oct. 7, 2015 – For a third year, Colorado Corn is accepting applications from FFA chapters around the state as part of its Colorado Corn FFA Grant Program.

The deadline to apply is November 15th.

The Colorado Corn FFA Grant Program assists FFA chapters in Colorado on projects that lack funding within their school district’s budget. Continue reading

10-07-15 Inside the CAAA with Jessica Freeman: Operation SAFE Recap and CAAA Convention Preview…

To learn more about the upcoming 2015 CoAAA Convention and Trade Show – November 10-12, 2015 @ the Embassy Suites Hotel located at 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy in Loveland, CO – CLICK HERE or look below

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10-06-15 Inside the BARN with NestFresh’s Brandy Gamoning: October is National Non-GMO Month…

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(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) October 6th, 2015 – Did you know that October is National Non-GMO Month? Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN to discuss National Egg Month in more detail is Brandy Gamoning, Marketing Manager of NestFresh, which is a member of the Colorado Egg Producers Association.

To learn more about NestFresh please visit http://www.nestfresh.com/

To learn more about the Colorado Egg Producers Association please visit http://www.coloradoeggproducers.com/

And to learn more about National Egg Month and the Incredible Edible Egg™ please visit http://www.incredibleegg.org/

10-05-15 Make Plans to Attend the 2015 CACD Annual Meeting in Beaver Creek Nov 16-19…

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OCTOBER 5, 2015 – The Colorado Association of Conservation Districts’ 71st Annual Convention will be held November 16 – 19, 2015 at the Park Hyatt Resort in Beaver Creek, CO.  We are planning three days of information programs and breakout sessions pertaining to agricultural and natural resource conservation concerns, with an emphasis on collaboration and partnerships. Our theme this year’s is: Conservation through Partnerships – Strategies for Success.

It is due to Colorado’s huge agriculture industry that Colorado ranks in the top 10 states throughout the country for grain, hay, cattle and sheep production.  Many other issues and industries impact the success of agriculture, such as livestock, equipment, finance, and energy to name a few.  We all understand the importance of partnerships and how those collaborations can contribute to the success of Ag related industries and the private landowners within Colorado.  Continue reading

10-02-15 Colorado Farm Show Scholarships Now Available – Applications Due By Nov 2nd!

The Colorado Farm Show is proud to announce an increased number of scholarships being offered to graduating Colorado High School Seniors. The scholarship program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students who apply should be High School graduates in the Winter 2015 or Spring 2016 and planning on pursuing a degree in an Agricultural field of study at the College or University of their choice. Continue reading

10-01-15 October 16-17 Confluence Brings Together Permaculture Experts, Students and Fans to Denver, CO…

1st Annual October Permaculture Confluence 2015

October 1, 2015 – (Denver, Colorado) An exciting three-day weekend of sharing, learning and celebration is in store during the upcoming first-ever Denver Permaculture Confluence October 16-18, planned by the Denver Permaculture Guild.

The Confluence will cap the Guild’s first year, in which advocates of permaculture, a system of decision-making which takes into account sustainability of the earth, plants and people, banded together to provide educational, volunteer and business opportunities aligned with permaculture principles to the growing permaculture community in Greater Denver.

A members-only annual meeting with dinner will be held on Friday evening; the following other events are open to the public A full weekend ticket can be purchased for $80 for nonmembers and $50 for members, or events can be selected a-la-carte. For more information and to register, visit the Denver Permaculture Guild website at https://www.denverpermacultureguild.com/.

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09-30-15 REGISTER for the Northeast Colorado Livestock Symposium at NJC in Sterling on Nov 10th…

Northeast Colorado Livestock Symposium 2015Join us to hear from CattleFax, the global leader in beef industry research, analysis, and information. Additionally, well-known consultant veterinarian Dr. Del Miles will discuss Antibiotic Resistance and the Veterinary Feed Directive. To round out the day nationally acclaimed animal handling specialist Curt Pate will present on animal handling techniques and safety around animals.

Attendance is FREE to all who register in advance!

CLA Safety Group: This meeting counts towards your two meeting requirement for 2015!

For more information about the Colorado Livestock Association – CLICK HERE

And for more information about CattleFax – CLICK HERE

09-29-15 CO Corn staff, board members deeply saddened by loss of Bill Jackson, long-time voice for agriculture…

Colorado Corn Logo Bill Jackson 4Colorado Corn Executive Director Mark Sponsler issued the following statement after learning that Bill Jackson – long-time agriculture reporter for the Greeley Tribune, a voice for farmers and ranchers in the state for decades, and Colorado Agricultural Hall of Fame inductee – died this past weekend.

“For agriculture, which impacts everyone but is understood by relatively few, it’s critical to have a voice in the middle that can eloquently communicate to the public the complexities of our industry, explain the challenges farmers and ranchers endure, and ultimately put a face and name with the food that people consume every day. For decades, Colorado – particularly Weld County – had one of the very best in Bill Jackson. While covering the often controversial topics of water and agriculture for The Greeley Tribune for more than 30 years, Bill was not only successful in relaying mountains of important information to the public, but also in earning respect from representatives on all sides of the issues. He no doubt earned his place in the Colorado Agricultural Hall of Fame. The only thing that will be missed more than Bill’s dedication to telling agriculture’s story will be his smile, sense of humor and all around good nature. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends.”

Colorado Corn, based in Greeley, is made up of the Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee. The Colorado Corn Growers Association is comprised of dues-paying members who are politically active, focusing on policy that impacts corn producers and agriculture in general. The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee oversees how Colorado’s corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel) are spent on research, market development, outreach, education and other various endeavors. See more about the work of the two organizations at www.coloradocorn.com.

09-24-15 CSSRM: WINTER TRAINING AND MEETING in Glenwood Springs on Nov 3-5: REGISTER BY OCT 16th…

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(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO September 24, 2015 – The Colorado Section of the Society of Range Management is hosting their annual convention in Glenwood Springs at Hotel Colorado on November 3rd-4th& 5th.  Inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network to discuss that event in more detail and the history of the organization & much more is Julie Elliott, CSSRM President-Elect…


CSSRM: WINTER TRAINING AND MEETING in Glenwood Springs on Nov 3-5

Everyone is invited to attend “Communicating with the Land User” a training hosted by the Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management (CSSRM).  The training will be held from 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3 to noon on Thursday, November 5 at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.  This training is applicable to anyone who wants to do a better job of communicating, not just to those in the range profession.  Feel free to share this training news to others in your agency or organization. Continue reading

09-23-15 Arkansas Valley Livestock Symposium at Otero Junior College in La Junta, CO on Oct 14th – REGISTER TODAY!

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Join them to hear from CattleFax, the global leader in beef industry research, analysis, and information. Additionally attendees will hear from well-known consultant veterinarian Dr. Del Miles will discuss Antibiotic Resistance and the Veterinary Feed Directive. To round out the day nationally acclaimed animal handling specialist Curt Pate will present on animal handling techniques and safety around animals.

Attendance is FREE to all who register in advance!

CLA Safety Group: This meeting counts towards your two meeting requirement for 2015!

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09-09-15 The 24th Range Beef Cow Symposium to bring Educational Opportunities to Colorado Nov 17-19 in Loveland…


Range Beef Cow Symposium to bring Educational Opportunities to Colorado

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State University’s Department of Animal Sciences is proud to host the 24th Range Beef Cow Symposium, Nov. 17-19 at The Ranch in Loveland, Colo. The biennial symposium, sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service and Animal Science Departments of Colorado State University, South Dakota State University, the University of Nebraska and the University of Wyoming, offers an exclusive program of practical production management information specific to the region’s cattle producers. Continue reading

READ the NAFB’s National Ag News for Tuesday, October 13th…

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“Ryan, Conaway, Possible Speaker of the House Candidates”

House Ways and Means Chair Paul Ryan remains under pressure by his Republican colleagues to make a run for Speaker of the House. Ryan has publicly ruled out a run, and according to AgriPulse, a Ryan spokesperson said “Chairman Ryan appreciates the support he’s getting from his colleagues but is still not running for speaker.” The pressure on Ryan follows a move by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who withdrew his run at Speaker of the House last week. Other Republicans, including House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway from Texas, are reportedly considering the post. The House has a vote on the schedule for October 29th for a new speaker, but no obvious candidates at this time. At a meeting of Republicans Friday morning, the outgoing speaker, John Boehner, said he would stay on in the job until there is a replacement.


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10-12-15 CAB News: Risk Management Discussed at Feeding Forum…


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Panelists share experience, advice for managing risk in cattle feeding

By Lyndee Stabel and Steve Suther

Risk in cattle feeding skyrocketed with costs and prices in recent years. Still volatile but not bullish, the market demands greater risk management than ever, according to panelists at the August Feeding Quality Forum (FQF) at La Vista, Neb., and Garden City, Kan.

In Nebraska, advice came from commodity brokers Doug Deets of Buchanan & Co., Manhattan, Kan., and Scott Mueller of Samson Commodities, Columbus, Neb. Marshall Hansen, of Farm Credit Services of America (FCSA), Omaha, provided a banker’s view. Continue reading

READ the NAFB’s National Ag News for Monday, Oct 12th…

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“Nationwide WOTUS Injunction Granted”

An appeals court has ordered a nationwide stay against the Waters of the U.S. Rule. The court decision says the rule could be overturned based on the merits of the lawsuits filed against the regulation. The Order was issued by the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Appeals against the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on Friday. A three-judge panel voted 2-1 to stay implementation over concerns that the rule may cause a burden to state and federal governments, private parties and the public in general. The Court can claim jurisdiction over the many pending lawsuits against the controversial rule.


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10-09-15 NMPF Commends U.S. Court Decision to Halt Implementation of Waters of the U.S. Final Rule…

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ARLINGTON, VA – “Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ordered a nationwide halt of the implementation of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Final Rule, which became effective on Aug. 28. The ruling provides greater certainty for dairy farmers across the country, who up until today faced conflicting sets of new water regulations, depending on which state they are in.

The nationwide stay was granted after a 2-1 vote, with the majority finding “a substantial possibility of success on the merits of their [18 states bringing the suit] claims.” The court took issue with both the content of the rule and the lack of notice and comment for significant changes that were added in the final version. Due to both procedural and merits claims, the court ordered the Clean Water Rule stayed, nationwide, pending further order of the court. Continue reading

10-09-15 Beef Checkoff News: 5th Antibiotic Symposium Bridges the Gap between Human and Animal Health…

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AB_Symp_810x450 (400x372)Look no further for the game-changer of the animal agriculture and antibiotics conversation. The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) will be hosting one of the most diverse conversations on this topic in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 3-5, 2015.

“This [symposium], sponsored in part by the beef checkoff, is the only event in North America where people from the medical sector, animal-production sector, environmental sector and the retail sector are at the table together,” said Dr. Thomas Shryock, Ph.D., chief scientific officer at Antimicrobial Consultants, LLC. “We will look for a common ground and have a deep dialogue. This symposium is unique in that it is not about technical aspects; it is about a path forward.” Continue reading


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10-09-15 The October World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) is now available…


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“USDA WASDE Report at a Glance”

CORN: Corn production is forecast 30 million bushels lower with harvested area lowered 437,000 acres. Partly offsetting is a 0.5-bushel-per acre increase in the national average corn yield to 168.0 bushels per acre.

SOYBEANS: Soybean production is forecast at 3,888 million bushels, down 47 million with higher yields only partly offsetting reduced harvested area. The soybean yield is forecast at 47.2 bushels per acre, up 0.1 bushels from the September forecast. U.S. soybean exports for 2015/16 are reduced 50 million bushels to 1,675 million on the slow pace of sales and increased competitor supplies.

WHEAT: Projected U.S. ending stocks for 2015/16 are lowered 14 million bushels as decreased production more than offsets a decline in total use. Production for 2015/16 is lowered 84 million bushels based on the latest estimate from the NASS September 30 Small Grains 2015 Summary. Continue reading

10-09-15 NPC News: Nominations Open for Potato Industry Awards…


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Washington, D.C. – Don’t miss out on the chance to recognize and honor a well-deserving member of the potato grower community by nominating them for the Potato Man of the Year or Potato Man for All Seasons. These industry awards are sponsored by The Packer in conjunction with the National Potato Council (NPC). The recipients will be announced at the 2016 NPC Annual Meeting award banquet, Jan. 14, 2016, in Las Vegas. The Potato Man of the Year recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty during 2015 to further the potato industry. Previous award winners have devoted a significant amount of time promoting the virtues of potatoes to consumers and representing the industry on trade missions and in front of regulatory agencies. The Potato Man for All Seasons is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes individuals who over the course of their career in the potato industry have given generously their time and energy to improve the wellbeing of the potato industry. Continue reading