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Most Ag Groups Pleased with Ag Secretary Choice

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:54:49 +0000

The agriculture industry had to wait until right up to the end to learn Trump’s choice for Secretary of Agriculture, but now that he’s nominated former Georgia Governor, Sonny Perdue, the agriculture groups seem generally pleased. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association calls him “an excellent pick” to head USDA. “As a lifelong agri-businessman and veterinarian, as well as the two-term governor ...


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Presidential Inaugural Parade to Highlight Agriculture

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:14:46 +0000

RFD-TV has invited every tractor manufacturer in the nation to participate in the Rural Tractor Brigade that will be participating in the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade. Case IH, Challenger, John Deere, Kioti, Kubota, Mahindra, Massey-Ferguson and New Holland have all confirmed that they will be showcasing modern tractors when the parade broadcasts live on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC at ...



John Deere Showing Biodiesel Support

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:24:29 +0000

There was some John Deere green during the National Biodiesel Conference Vehicle Showcase this year. Chuck Studer, Director of Industry Relations, highlighted John Deere’s vast diesel equipment product line and long-standing involvement with biodiesel. John Deere was one of the first original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to get involved with biodiesel, approving B5 biodiesel blends for use in its engines in ...



Trump EPA Nominee Questioned on Ag Issues

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:56:04 +0000

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt answered questions about regulatory overreach and his support of renewable fuels during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President-elect Donald Trump. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, first asked Pruitt about making sure the agency is “open, ...


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Groups Welcome Plant Breeding Policy from USDA

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:59:56 +0000

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) has been actively engaged with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in developing a rule regarding plant breeding innovation. The rule-making notice was officially released yesterday, and ASTA, along with other organizations like the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), are pleased with the recognition of plant breeder’s history of safety and quality. “The farm and food value ...



USDA Seeks Comments on Organic Check-Off

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:40:24 +0000

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is moving forward with a proposal for a nationwide check-off program for the organic industry. The USDA announced a public comment period for what is referred to as GRO Organic (Generic Research and Promotion Order for Organic) earlier this week. Commenters have until March 20 to weigh in on the topic. As it currently stands, all ...



Trump Ag Secretary Pick Comes at Last Minute

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:25:34 +0000

President-elect Donald Trump will officially round out his cabinet by nominating former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture just a little more than 24 hours before the inauguration. As word about the choice spread Wednesday evening, most agricultural groups were waiting until the official announcement to respond, but one of the first was American Farm Bureau president Zippy ...



Sage is a 25 Under 25

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:01:48 +0000

Those wise, as a result of experience, people at Sage, a creative marketing agency, are now a Kansas City 25 Under 25 company. The awards are presented to 25 local businesses with fewer than 25 employees. An independent panel of judges consisting of area business leaders chooses the winning companies. Nearly 1,500 nominations were submitted. The Sage staff have 120 ...



HSUS = PETA Parody

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:22:30 +0000

At least parody can be funnier than truth. Sometimes. And in the case of this video from HumaneWatch it’s worth a chuckle. If it only wasn’t so true. Read more about the rationale behind the parody here.



CFI Provides Insights for Food & Ag to Earn Trust

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:12:34 +0000

The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) conducts an annual consumer study to better understand how to earn consumer trust. Their latest research approach has identified influential consumer groups and made an effort to understand how they not only dictate food trends, but drive conversations that impact the decisions of others. In a first-of-its-kind method, the 2016 survey used digital ethnography that ...