April 27, 2017

Producer on New Ag Panel Discusses Issues During Farm Roundtable

The 31st secretary of agriculture, Sonny Perdue, sat next to President Trump as the he signed an executive order creating a committee to be headed up by Sec. Perdue in front of industry leaders, farmers, and future farmers at the White House. This executive order means the committee will meet and report a list of recommendations on changes to policy and…


April 22, 2017

Transformative Food Trends

Time has come for row-crop producers to monitor retail habits For decades, a gap in understanding has separated row-crop farmers from most U.S. consumers. Buyers haven’t much noticed the journey grain takes from field to elevator. They didn’t ask questions about the grain’s transition into feed for cattle. They simply wanted a good hamburger. Until, that is, millennials changed everything.…


January 25, 2017

2017 Top Producer of the Year Finalist: John Pagel

The CEO of Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy in Kewaunee, Wis., also owns three cheese manufacturing facilities and a farm-to-fork restaurant in Green Bay. John Pagel has a lot on his plate. He serves as CEO of Wisconsin’s largest single-family-owned dairy operation; farms several thousand acres; owns three cheese manufacturing facilities; and, as of August 2015, is a restaurateur in Green Bay,…