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June 23, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 2151

Organic Valley: A Social Experiment

Organic cooperative discusses its social media crisis communication strategy

Production and animal agriculture producers may or may not be shocked to discover that its organic brethren is also frequently subjected to the wrath of critics — and, often, based on similar accusations. Agvocates of all sorts can learn a thing or two from the crisis communications...

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June 18, 2012 | Tech Talk | Jackie Roembke | Views: 1846

Drop the Complexity of Document Management with Dropbox

Advice on how document storage and sharing services can help grain elevator and feed mill managers

Have you ever found yourself needing access to a particular document you had stored on a jump drive or work computer? If you use multiple computers and mobile devices such as phones or tablets there is no doubt this has happened to you. 

Dropbox is brilliant technology that gives you secure...

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June 15, 2012 | Views on the News | | Views: 2057

Corn Roles

The commodity plays double-duty as food and fuel source, but which is best for industry?

As I delve into research for my next Focus on Biofuels article, which will analyze the impact of the EPA’s decision to approve the sale of higher ethanol/gasoline blends, I’m confronted with the fact I’m quite torn on the issue of using corn for fuel.

Evidence both in support of and against...

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June 01, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 1727

GMO Labeling Gains Popularity

As GMOs face the court the public opinion, are you doing your part to educate the public on agriculture

The 117th edition of the National Grain and Feed Association’s (NGFA) Annual Convention, held in San Francisco in mid-March, drove this sentiment home in its general sessions: While agriculture is one of the greatest growth industries, the coming years will be filled with the unique...

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May 15, 2012 | Views on the News | | Views: 1038

Time to Re-prioritize 2012 Farm Bill Cuts

Ag research funding deserves long-term investment

Now in the final stages of Senate mark-up, the 2012 Farm Bill will no doubt see its fair share of reduction in government program funding. Crop subsidies are an easy target that most people can live with — even farmers. Farmer group leaders have noted that the direct payments programs first...

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May 08, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 1793

New Mediums Shape the Media

Almost 50% of adults own smart phones; iPads boast greatest adoption rate ever

Last year Feed & Grain's parent company, Cygnus Business Media, adopted the tagline: “Because the world is changing very fast.” Fitting for a publishing company considering the last decade has delivered the most extraordinary changes in information consumption and delivery for print media...

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May 01, 2012 | From the Field | Jackie Roembke | Views: 1531
April 25, 2012 | Views on the News | | Views: 1108
April 20, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 2110
March 26, 2012 | Editor's View | Jackie Roembke | Views: 3122

OSHA Amplifies Efforts

First-time violators targeted with hopes of ascribing 'repeat' status

Popularized in by the misspeak of former president George W. Bush, we're all familiar the following idiom, though I ask that you allow me to take liberties with it for the purposes of this column:

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