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Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:10:41 +0000

 



Perdue Gets His Ag Secretary Hearing

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:08:00 +0000

Accompanied by his four children and 14 grandchildren, former Georgia Governor Ervin “Sonny: Perdue III finally had his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday and will hopefully be confirmed shortly. “I know there was some anxiety over whether there would be a secretary of agriculture nominee,” Perdue began. “I must say with all the humility I can muster ...


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The Importance of Crop Insurance At #FarmBillSummit

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:30 +0000

Tom Zacharias, president of National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS), was among the speakers invited to address this week’s Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit in Washington, D.C. Zacharias stressed the role crop insurance plays in ensuring a strong and vibrant agricultural sector, which is critical to the well-being of our economy and society as a whole. “The role of both state and ...


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Ethanol Powering CrappieMaster Boats

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:27:39 +0000

This week I have had the opportunity to work with a team of Crappie Masters competitors to learn about their use and thoughts on putting E10 fuel in their boat. In fact, I’ll be talking with several teams at this evening’s tournament registration and meeting. When it comes to using ethanol blended fuel in your boat engine it is important ...



Pro Ag Insurance Group to Acquire International Ag

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:59:05 +0000

Producers Ag Insurance Group, Inc. (ProAg), 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 authorities, is expected to close by April 3, 2017. “ProAg believes International ...



Duvall Addresses Agri-Pulse #FarmBillSummitt

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:55:17 +0000

President of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Zippy Duvall addressed the participants of the Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit earlier this week. Using his best southern charm, Duvall addressed the issue of the upcoming farm bill, pointing out the different circumstances farmers and ranchers are in as the last bill was being written and the economic climate now. “The biggest problem with ...


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GROWMARK Proud to Support Ag Day

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:12:03 +0000

GROWMARK and its FS member companies are proud to be one of the major sponsors of National Ag Day every year, according to corporate relations manager Amy Bradford who attended this year’s event. “This is one of the events that we support in a big way financially,” said Bradford. “It’s just important for us to support the farmers who are ...


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Spark: Women in Agribusiness Podcast

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:59:57 +0000

Cindy turns the tables on Sara Steever, Paulsen, in this week’s ZimmCast. Sara started a podcast last year called “Spark: Women in Agribusiness” and recently interviewed Cindy for it. You can listen to Sara’s podcast with Cindy here. So this week Cindy interviewed Sara during Ag Day activities in Washington, DC. Sara talks about why she started her podcast which ...


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Agri-Women Advocate Ag Day Every Day

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:33:10 +0000

National Ag Day is an important day, but American Agri-Women are challenging members of the industry to take it further– much further. “We join together on Ag Day, but I want to challenge you; what are you going to do tomorrow? and the next day? and the next day?” asks American Agri-Women president Doris Mold. “Are you going to be ...


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$6 Million to Aid Farmers & Ranchers Hit by Wildfire

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:32:58 +0000

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced that the USDA has designated $6 million in aid to help farmers and ranchers affected by recent wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. “I am pleased USDA has acted swiftly to aid producers recovering from the largest wildfire in state history,” said Roberts. “For ...


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SMART Farms Take Stage at Ag Day

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:19:37 +0000

This is the time of year things really get rolling in agriculture, making it a great time to celebrate National Ag Day. Yesterday the US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) made the most of that day with a panel discussion about SMART farms and how producers today are growing sustainable, nutritious food and how to communicate that to consumers. The ...


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