Pacific NW

No high school ag ed? No worries. Illinois prof steps up to help

· March 17, 2018

Dr. Ryan Anderson has a rich history in agriculture. Immersed in his mother’s family farm, 4-H, and FFA growing up, the Illinois native went on to get several degrees in ag, including a doctorate in Career and Technical Education from Virginia Tech. He served as the assistant professor of agricultural systems management for four years […]

Virginia man dies trying to fix grain bin flow

· March 16, 2018

Our thoughts go out to this Virginia man’s family after this heartbreaking news this week. On Tuesday, the Amelia Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man trapped in a grain bin on a farm in the 13000 block of Genito Road. Dustin Lee Arthur, 30, was trying to fix the soybean flow in the […]

Iowa Soybean travels to China to reaffirm ag trade commitment

· March 16, 2018

Maintaining strong agricultural trade relations with China is a priority for the Iowa Soybean Association — thus the reason the group is headed there March 16-25. Led by ISA President Bill Shipley of Nodaway and President-elect Lindsay Greiner of Keota, the delegation will meet with U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad at the U.S. Embassy in China […]

Merck Animal Health awards 56 scholarships to vet students

· March 16, 2018

Fifty six outstanding veterinary students from around the world have received scholarships from Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). Through the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program, the selected second-and third-year students pursuing careers in companion animal or large animal medicine will each receive a $5,000 scholarship (totaling […]

Vice President Pence to keynote National Ag Day

· March 16, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence will kick of National Ag Day on Tuesday March 20, commemorating President Donald J. Trump’s National Agriculture Day Proclamation at the USDA in Washington, D.C. Following an introduction by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, the Vice President will speak to youth agriculture leaders, as well as members of Congress, USDA […]

Bayer is looking for next Young Beekeeper

· March 16, 2018

Bayer has launched a nationwide search for the beekeeping industry’s next generation of leaders, researchers, and change-makers. Revamped for 2018, the Bayer Bee Care Young Beekeeper Award honors students who are actively working to support honey bees in their local communities. As an initiative of the Bayer North American Bee Care Program, the Young Beekeeper […]

BASF expands insecticide portfolio with three new products

· March 16, 2018

According to the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee, insecticide resistance in the United States contributes to $40 million in grower spending costs to cover the payment of additional treatments or alternative controls. That’s one of the main reasons BASF has invested so heavily in their insecticide pipeline. At this year’s Commodity Classic, BASF announced the company […]

Sen. Rob Portman receives Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award

· March 16, 2018

The American Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio Farm Bureau has presented Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress. “Senator Portman is a champion for farmers, particularly on regulatory reform,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. As lead sponsor of […]

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