Swine Link 2013

Swine Link is a network for women, by women hosted by Boehringer Ingelheim/BIVI. Several women in swine medicine (vets) met in Des Moines, Iowa July 12-13, 2013 to discuss experiences as women in the swine industry, network and learn about some of the current issues of the industry. While in Des Moines, the group took a tour of Meredith Publishing’s …

Sequester and Agriculture Explained

Sequester is scheduled to take effect on March 1 and so far Congress has made no effort to prevent the across the board spending cuts from taking place. I talked with GROWMARK government affairs director Chuck Spencer to find out more about this monster called Sequester. Listen to my interview with Spencer here:

Groups Launch Agriculture Workforce Coalition to Address Labor Needs

Organizations representing a broad cross-section of agricultural employers today announced the formation of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC). As the unified voice of agriculture, the AWCís goal is to seek legislation that ensures Americaís farms, ranches and other agricultural operations have access to a stable and skilled workforce. Full Release

Nominations Now Open for Agricultural Public Relations Hall of Fame

NEW PRAGUE, Minn., Oct. 3, 2011 – Nominations are now open for the Agricultural Public Relations Hall of Fame, an award program honoring agricultural public relations professionals who have made lifetime contributions to the industry. The program, sponsored by the Agricultural Relations Council and Agri Marketing magazine, will recognize its second group of recipients at the March 2013 ARC annual …

Monsanto Announces Major Commitment to NAMA and ABEF

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is pleased to announce that Monsanto has committed $10,000 a year, over the next three years, to both NAMA and ABEF. The company will become a Sustaining Partner with NAMA and will be the primary sponsor of the ABEF Student Competition. Full Release

Federal Tax Changes Threaten Farms

If the combination of extreme drought and historically hot temperatures isn’t giving farmers enough to worry about this summer, sweeping changes to the federal wealth transfer tax system are looming large. Yet, many family farmers are not aware of the full implications of these possible changes – including losing their farms. Full Release

Agnet West RN Announces First Affiliates and Sales Rep

AgNet West Radio Network is pleased to announce it has hired J.L. Farmakis, Inc. to represent its national sales efforts. The network launched July 9, 2012, quickly clearing its programs on twelve charter affiliate stations, covering the vast majority of California agriculture with prime morning and midday network airtimes. Affiliate station details and updates can be found on line at …

NAMA Announces Fall Conference Theme

“Fertile Ground, Forward Thinking” is the theme for the new National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Fall Conference. The event will be held at the Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis, MN, September 25-26. The new fall conference will be targeted to the mid level agrimarketing professional looking to take the next step in their career. With a conference sub theme of “Celebrating …

2012 Golden ARC Winners Announced

March 23, 2012 – Charleston, SC. (AgNewsWire)– Winners of the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) 2012 Golden ARC Awards Contest were announced March 23rd at the organization’s annual professional development meeting in Charleston, SC. The 16 Golden ARC winners and 21 Merit winners rank among the elite in agricultural public relations, as recognized through the Golden ARC Awards Contest, sponsored by …

BASF Research on Priaxor and Merivon Herbicides Presented at Commodity Classic

(NASHVILLE, TN – AgNewsWire) With the results of field trials from the 2011 season now available, three years of research show Priaxor™ fungicide and Merivon® fungicide provided effective disease control and consistent yield increases in a wide range of crops. Priaxor and Merivon are expected to receive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration in 2012. Full Release

BASF and NAWG Establish Memorial Scholarship

NASHVILLE, TENN., Feb. 29, 2012 – (AgNewsWire) The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) Foundation and BASF will establish a scholarship fund for students pursuing careers in the agriculture industry to honor longtime wheat industry friend and BASF employee Jerry Minore. As a BASF Senior Market Manager, Minore was a liaison to the wheat industry, including NAWG and the Foundation, …

BASF “Science Behind the Future of Weed Control” Audio Release

(NASHVILLE, TN – AgNewsWire) As the growing season nears, glyphosate resistance is expected to once again be a key threat to crop yields in fields throughout the country. To kick off the 2012 Commodity Classic, BASF Crop Protection and industry experts today presented research, innovations and techniques to help prepare growers for the future of weed control at the sixth …

Fastline Launches AgRacer iPhone and Android App

Fastline Publications is proud to announce the launch of AgRacer, an app for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and Android devices. AgRacer is the first racing app to bring you the challenges of racing with farm equipment and lets you compete for great monthly prizes. Choose from seven vehicles to race and earn points by winning and driving the biggest vehicles that help …

Novus International Receives Corporate Support of the Arts Award

St. Louis, MO, January 25, 2012-Novus International, Inc. was selected by the Arts and Education Council to receive its prestigious Corporate Support of the Arts Award, given annually to one organization that demonstrates a true commitment to the local arts community. Novus has committed its time, resources and people to the artistic well-being of St. Louis. The company empowers its …

Golden ARC Awards Deadline Extended

Due to positive logistical circumstances, the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) has been able to extend the entry deadline for the 2011 Golden ARC awards. Entries in the 2011 Golden ARC awards now are due to contest headquarters on or before Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 at 5 p.m. Full Release