Masters of Beef Advocacy Program Launches Updated Training

On Wednesday, the Masters of Beef Advocacy program updated several of their training modules, better known as MBA NextGen. The updates to the popular training modules make it easier for a new generation of farmers and ranchers to share their story and advocate knowledgeably for the beef industry. Updated information and resources to help answer […]

U.S. Wheat Associates Out With “Wholesome” Film

On Tuesday, U.S. Wheat Associates rolled out a movie they created, titled “Wholesome: The Journey of U.S. Wheat”. The USW’s Steve Mercer said the 25-minute film will shows how everyone in the export supply system works to maintain the character of American wheat. “Through this film, the people at every step of the journey to […]

Idahoans Selected To Serve On AFBF Committees

In early December, three member of the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation were chosen to join national committees with the American Farm Bureau Federation. Alan Clark, a rancher and farmer from Rigby, was selected to serve a two-year term on AFBF’s Promotion and Education Committee. The 10-member committee focuses on helping to promote agriculture as well […]

Huber: Now Is The Time For Farmers To Tell Their Stories

For the first time in 20 years, the top three on the list of industries viewed most positively by Americans are 1.) farming and agriculture, 2.) the grocery industry, 3.) restaurants. Betsy Huber, president of the National Grange, says this is very encouraging news. “I think it’s very positive and I think it’s related to […]

Animal Ag Feels Under Attacks

Many in the animal agriculture sector feel they’ve been the target of many attacks during the coronavirus pandemic. Hannah Thompson-Weeman, vice president of communications at Animal Ag Alliance, recently said animal agriculture and the food supply chain has risen to the challenges wrought by COVID-19 despite the continued attacks by activists opposed to animal agriculture. […]

Missouri Farm Bureau Elects Youngest State Farm Bureau President

Missouri Farm Bureau Federation members elected Garrett Hawkins as its next President, taking the reins from long-time outgoing president Blake Hurst. At 40 years of age, Hawkins becomes the youngest state farm bureau president. Over the weekend, the organization elected Hawkins over Vice President Todd Hays and USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce. Hawkins […]

Future Of Farming What Topics Should Ag Be Ready To Discuss?

Gunnar Aune, the current Washington FFA Secretary, says it’s important for the farming community to get in front of many of the biggest issues on the minds of consumers, and those not familiar with farming…such as GMOs, activism and more. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or […]