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Wades’ Winning Ways

Wades’ Winning Ways

In New York’s foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, lies farm country, the small community of Jasper, the more industrial town of Corning and WadeCrest, the dairy operation of Carroll, Carrie Sue and their son, CV Wade.

New Human Resources Administrator Osier Joins Home Office Team

New Human Resources Administrator Osier Joins Home Office Team

Shelley Osier joined National Farmers’ as Human Resources and Payroll Administrator in Ames, Iowa, in October, bringing a wealth of experience in her profession.
“I love payroll, and I like math, but I like people, so the mix of the position at National Farmers appeals to me,” Shelley said.

Organic Quality Concerns Crop Up, Impact Price Levels

Organic Quality Concerns Crop Up, Impact Price Levels

Organic grain marketing opportunities for the fall of 2019 do exist. The next question: What about the 2019 crop itself?
Many unanswered questions arise about the 2019 organic grain crop, including some quality questions with the harvest of small grains. Test weights were much lighter than average, and protein levels in wheat were much lower in spotty areas of the Midwest, as well. Not to mention molds and…

GMP Works Well During Challenging Market Seasons

GMP Works Well During Challenging Market Seasons

Weather, trade and historic USDA reports have been discussed all year and continue to amaze farmers and the ag sector. September was warm in some areas. 90-degree days held into the first week of October in my home state of Indiana before they dropped 20 to 30 degrees. By the end of the second week of October, the Dakotas, Montana and parts of Minnesota experienced freezing temperatures, snow and…

Farm Economy, Marketing, Officer Elections Featured

Farm Economy, Marketing, Officer Elections Featured

Minneapolis-Bloomington is the place for Convention 2020, February 10-12. This year’s theme is 20/20 Marketing Vision, and you will hear marketing recommendations from a variety of our presenters.
This year’s rundown of speakers includes Minnesota Ag Commissioner Thom Peterson and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is invited.

National Farmers Organization Says Cattle Pricing System Needs Modernization

National Farmers Organization Says Cattle Pricing System Needs Modernization

(AMES, Iowa) October 8, 2019 — National Farmers Organization says the country’s cattle producers deserve a more modern and competitive cattle pricing system. In mid-July, prices cattlemen receive for their animals dropped dramatically after a fire at a Tyson meat processing facility in Holcomb, Kan., while packer profits skyrocketed.

Lampert Named Livestock Director

Lampert Named Livestock Director

Former Livestock Operations Manager Pat Lampert, New Bremen, Ohio, has been named Director of Livestock.
Garry Crosby, director for 13 years, stepped down to take the position of assistant to the president.

Livestock Director Crosby Retires, Now Assistant to President

Livestock Director Crosby Retires, Now Assistant to President

Livestock Director Garry Crosby was late for his July 30 marketing team dinner. By the time he walked through the doorway, a crowd of well-wishers greeted him. Completely surprised, he then noticed two of his sons and a grandson in the audience. And he became emotional.

Olson Announces Re-election Bid for President

Olson Announces Re-election Bid for President

At the July board meeting I made it known to the directors that I will seek another term as National Farmers president. After much soul-searching, lengthy discussions with my family and encouragement from members all across the country, I have made the decision to again run for president of the greatest farm organization where I have ever had the privilege to be affiliated.

Riniker to Run for V.P. Re-election

Riniker to Run for V.P. Re-election

National Farmers Vice President Paul Riniker, Greeley, Iowa, has announced he will run for re-election at the 2020 national convention. Riniker has served for eight years as National Farmers vice president. He is a second generation National Farmers member, and was elected to the national board in 1996. His father joined the organization in 1966, and he joined in 1982.

Farm Hard, Market Smart

Farm Hard, Market Smart

Steve and Karen Stremlau farm in north central Illinois, near Mendota, on land that’s ideal for growing the crops favored in America. The land – four different rented farms and 400 acres – consists of similar soil types, with four or five in every field. “It’s good soil.…And I can see the city lights 12 to 15 miles away at night,” Steve says.

New 21st-Century Ag Deal

New 21st-Century Ag Deal

These are difficult times in farm country. Historic spring rains – 600 percent above average in some places – inundated fields and homes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts that this year’s corn and soybean crops will be the smallest in four years, due partly to delayed planting.

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