11-07-16 USMEF: September Results Show Strong Third Quarter for Red Meat Export

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USMEF: September Results Show Strong Third Quarter for Red Meat Export

September was another solid month for U.S. red meat exports, with pork, beef and lamb totals well above year-ago levels, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Continue reading

11-07-16 Plan Now to Attend the 2016 American Agri-Women Convention


Plan Now to Attend the 2016 American Agri-Women Convention

Raleigh, NC (AgPR) November 7, 2016  American Agri-Women (AAW) will hold its 2016 convention in Raleigh, NC at the Embassy Suites Raleigh Durham Research Triangle on November 17-19, 2016. AAW Members will learn a lot about the state as the convention kicks off on the 17th with tours of Caterpillar, Cotton Inc. and other North Carolina points of interest. Continue reading

11-07-16 CO Lt. Gov. Lynne announces continuation of statewide tour

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Donna Lynne, President and CEO of Kaiser Permanente Colorado, at the Regional offices in Arvada, CO., Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. (Photo by Barry Gutierrez)

CO Lt Governor Donna Lynne  (Photo by Barry Gutierrez)

DENVER — Monday, November 7, 2016 — Lt. Governor Donna Lynne today announced that she will continue her statewide tour next week through the beginning of 2017. The tour focuses on the “customer experience,” and how residents engage with government across many different services and locations in the state.

The tour supports Lynne’s efforts in her role as Chief Operating Officer to bring more efficiency and effectiveness to government. During the first leg of the statewide tour this past summer, Lt. Gov. Lynne visited 30 sites in 17 counties, in addition to 22 stops in other counties since May. Members of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s cabinet, senior staff and other elected officials will join the Lieutenant Governor at various stops throughout the tour.

Lt. Gov. Lynne will visit various State facilities for the following departments: Continue reading

11-07-16 Vince Peterson Named to Follow Alan Tracy as U.S. Wheat Associates President in 2017

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Vince Peterson Named to Follow Alan Tracy as U.S. Wheat Associates President in 2017

uswa-president-vince-peterson-110716ARLINGTON, Virginia — At their fall meeting Nov. 5, 2016, in Denver, CO, the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Board of Directors unanimously selected Vince Peterson as the next President of the organization replacing Alan T. Tracy, who plans to retire in July 2017. Peterson currently serves as USW Vice President of Overseas Operations. USW is the industry’s export market development organization, representing the interests of U.S. wheat farmers in more than 100 countries.

“First I want to thank the board for their confidence in me following the great work that Alan has done leading this organization for the last 20 years,” Peterson told the farmer directors. “This day would not be possible for me without the work and support of all the overseas staff and my colleagues here in our U.S. offices. I want all of them and the board to know that I will do all I can to continue this organization’s strong service to American wheat farmers and their overseas customers.”  Continue reading

11-07-16 WSGA Winter Roundup Convention & Trade Show – “Responding to Challenge”


2016 Wyoming Stock Growers Association Winter Roundup Convention & Trade Show – “Responding to Challenge

Cheyenne – The 2016 Winter Roundup, hosted by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) will be in Casper, Wyo., December 5-7 at the Parkway Plaza and Convention Center. The theme, “Responding to Challenge,” will lead into and educational and exciting convention for cattlemen and women across the state.

The convention focuses on education and networking for ranchers across the state with discussions on agricultural, environmental issues and family succession planning.

“Each year WSGA strives to present a convention that focuses on meeting the challenges and defining the opportunities that lie ahead for Wyoming ranchers,” states Jim Magagna, WSGA Executive Vice President. “My goal is to ensure that convention attendees depart a little more knowledgeable and a lot more determined, with a commitment toward the success that is achievable when we work as a team”

Pre-registration for the event is open until November 28 with full price registration being available after that date and at the convention.

Keynote Speaker Jolene Brown of Iowa

Keynote Speaker Jolene Brown of Iowa

The convention begins on Monday with the Progressive Rancher Forum where various topics such as Application of Drones into Agriculture, Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), Fitting Calving Times to Your Area and a Young Producers Panel: Our Perspective of Getting Started in Ranching. The Make it With Wool Luncheon starts at 12:15 PM and is followed by the Branding Iron Bar and Reception at 6:30 PM. The convention continues Tuesday with a continental breakfast and Opening General Session where we welcome WSGA President, Niels Hansen and Keynote Speaker Jolene Brown of Iowa. Continue reading

11-07-16 Inside the CO Egg Producers w/Chef Jason Morse: Incredible Edible Egg & Holiday Meal Planning…


Executive Chef Jason Morse, Owner of 5280 Culinary & a partner of the CO Egg Producers

Inside the CO Egg Producers w/Chef Jason Morse: Incredible Edible Egg & Holiday Meal Planning

CEP-CO Egg Producers Logo(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) November 7, 2016 –  Joining the BARN on the CO Ag News Network at this time by telephone is Chef Jason Morse, a partner of the Colorado Egg Producers, and we’ll be discussing the incredible edible egg, holiday meal planning and more about 5280 Culinary too…


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11-07-16 NFU: Dairy Survey Underscores Producer Opposition to TPP

NFU logo 3Dairy Survey Underscores Producer Opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership  

WASHINGTON (November 7, 2016) – As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) struggles to gain support on Capitol Hill, Wisconsin dairy farmers overwhelmingly agree that Congress should reject the trade agreement in its current form. In a survey of more than 1,000 dairy producers, conducted by Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU), nearly 80 percent of respondents agreed TPP should be rejected until milk import concerns are resolved in the agreement.

“This survey underscores what we have been consistently hearing from producers all across the country. TPP is a bad deal for America’s family farmers and ranchers. Particularly, for dairy producers, who are pinched by persistently low milk prices due to overproduction, TPP stands to further undermine an already volatile dairy market,” said Roger Johnson, president of National Farmers Union. Continue reading