Bayer 150th Anniversary Celebration

Bayer is celebrating its 150th Anniversary with events being held around the world. One of those events was just held at the Bayer CropScience headquarters in RTP, NC. The event included tours of Bayer facilities and a traveling interactive exhibit that is only on display in RTP before heading to South America. Here are photos and interviews/audio you are welcome …

Farmer Cooperatives Washington Conference

The National Council of Farmers Cooperatives is holding its annual Washington Conference this week. GROWMARK Executive Director of Corporate and Government Relations Chuck Spencer talks about the issues they are discussing with lawmakers.

Senate Farm Bill Audio

Comments from Senators on the floor recorded from C-Span2 during final vote on Senate Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 passed June 10, 2013 by a vote of 66 to 27.

Interview with Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)

The Senate has passed a farm bill once again, as it did last year, and now once again the burden falls on the House to pass their version to get the legislation into conference. Representative Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, a member of the House agriculture committee, is hopeful. In this interview, Rep. Hartzler talks about Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk …

2013 Raven Innovation Summit

Raven Industries pulled out all the stops at the 2013 Raven Innovation Summit last week in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The company brought together dealers and growers from across the world to be the first to hear about their new precision agriculture technologies. Below you can find interviews from Raven leadership and producers who have taken advantage of precision ag …

New Holland Introduces Genesis T8 Series Tractors

This week New Holland introduced the new Genesis T8 Series of tractors at their headquarters in Pennsylvania. You can find a lot more photos of the new Genesis here: New Holland Genesis T8 Series Tractor Photo Album To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the industry-changing GENESIS™ tractor, New Holland has built a machine to honor its legacy—the GENESIS™ T8 Series …

New Holland Construction Equipment Media Event

New Holland brought together media representatives from the construction industry to see the company’s product line-up and learn how the agriculture and construction segments have been integrated internally. Please enjoy and use our photos and interviews. More interviews will be added as they are produced. New Holland Construction Equipment Media Event Photos YouTube video of Abe Hughes talking about Integration …

World Pork Expo 25th Anniversary

2013 marks the silver anniversary of World Pork Expo, the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, presented by the National Pork Producers Council. Audio and photos will be updated during the course of the event June 5-7 at Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. 2013 World Pork Expo photo album. World Pork 25th Anniversary – National Pork Update – USDA AMS …

AGree Supports Senate Immigration Bill

Food and agricultural policy organization AGree is urging the Senate to pass the immigration reform bill approved by the Judiciary Committee in order to provide a stable workforce for American agriculture. On June 3, the co-chairs of the organization sent a letter in support of the bill to U.S. Senators. Former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman is co-chairman of AGree and …

Press Conference on Disruption of Iowa E15 Sales

An Iowa congressman and a fuel retailer in his state are claiming that the oil companies’ fuel distribution monopoly is forcing the discontinuation of 15% ethanol blended fuel (E15) sales during the summer. Representative Bruce Braley (D-IA) joined Linn Coop Oil Company service manager Jim Becthold and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw for a press conference at …

Rural Interests Concerned About Losing Local TV

A number of agricultural and conservation organizations are urging the Federal Communications Commission and Congress to research the impact that impending spectrum incentive auctions could have on television translator service and low power television service in rural areas. Last year Congress authorized the FCC to conduct voluntary spectrum incentive auctions allowing television broadcasters to sell their channels to wireless companies …

American Meat Institute Statement on COOL Decision

USDA has issued the final rule for mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), including an amendment to the regulations for muscle cut covered commodities derived from animals slaughtered in the United States. “It is incomprehensible that USDA would finalize a controversial rule that stands to harm American agriculture, when comments on the proposal made clear how deeply and negatively it …

Dairy Farmers to REAP Benefits of Waste-to-Energy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture extends the deadline on a program that could see more farmers, especially those in the dairy industry, turning livestock waste into energy. The deadline to submit for funds under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and Dairy Industry Memorandum of Understanding has been extended to to May 31, 2013. During a teleconference moderated by …

2013 Alltech International Symposium

The Alltech 29th Annual International Symposium picked up where the 2012 Symposium concluded. And that is with the pledge for continuous innovation meeting the agricultural challenge of feeding a growing global population. Chuck and our new summer intern Maggie Seiler were there to cover it. They took lots of pictures and did some great interviews. New audio will be uploaded …

Rep. Peterson Farm Bill Comments

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN) held a telephone press conference on Friday to discuss the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, passed by the committee last week on a vote of 36 to 10. “At the end of the day, we got a very good vote,” said Peterson. “But we have challenges …