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Blog Post Archive

Senators Pleased EPA to Investigate Anti-Ag Billboards

Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) are pleased that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action regarding a taxpayer funded, anti-farmer campaign in Washington state. The chairmen of the Senate agriculture and...Show More Summary

Extension Services Keep Farmers Farming

The purpose of the federal cooperative extension program was to provide research for agriculture, helping individual farmers by serving the industry as a whole.  Now a new study from Penn State University has taken a look at the effectiveness of those programs. Stephan Goetz writes in his paper that an estimated 137,000 farmers in the last 25 years would be... Read More

Passing of Farm Broadcaster Rex Messersmith

Members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting are sad to hear that former member Rex Messersmith, age 84, of Lincoln, Nebraska passed away April 15. Rex joined NAFB in 1956 and enjoyed a career in radio broadcasting for 55 years. He started as a Nebraska Co-op Extension Service specialist, was farm director and manager of WNAX radio in Yankton,... Read More

2016 NAMA Student Marketing Competition Winners

I hope we have all recovered from all the happenings during the 2016 Agri-Marketing Conference. But I will go out on a limb and say the students who have spent the last year preparing for the student marketing competition and won are still on cloud nine. Congratulations to the University of Wisconsin-Madison students for taking those 1st place honors. The... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

National Sorghum Producers is accepting applications for four positions on the NSP Board of Directors. St. Louis-based advertising agency, Paradowski, announced it has hired 10 new team members to join the company over the past month. Show More Summary

NCC Disputes Results of Turkish Investigation

Turkey is the second largest export market for U.S. cotton, but now that is being threatened by what the National Cotton Council (NCC) maintains are false allegations. The government of Turkey has claimed the United States dumped cotton into the Turkish market, injuring their domestic prices. Show More Summary

#Plant16 Already on a Roll

The #Plant16 hash tag has been burning up Twitter in the past week as corn planting jumped up to 13% compared to the five year average of eight percent. According to USDA, planting progress is now ahead of average by 37 percentage points in Missouri, which at 58% planted nearly a quarter of its crop last week. Iowa, Kansas and... Read More

#NAMA16 @Brownfield Beach Bash

It was a perfect night for a Brownfield Beach Bash last week in Kansas City at the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) convention. Brownfield Ag News carried on its annual tradition of the Thursday night part at NAMA and this year the venue was the Shark Bar in the Power and Light district. Guests sported flowered leis and carried tropical drinks... Read More

Who is NAMA? We are NAMA!

During the Agri-Marketing Conference the National Agri-Marketing Association premiered a new video to help promote the NAMA brand. Who is NAMA? We are NAMA. That’s the clear message you’ll get when you watch it. This video is part of the effort undertaken by the board and executive committee to come up with ideas for helping promote and encouragement membership in... Read More

AgriBank Insights Wins National Award

Last week the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) recognized some of the best work in agri-makerting.  AgriBank was among those recognized with a first place in the company publications category. The Farm Credit Bank was highlighted for AgriBank Insights. Show More Summary

Congratulations to Farm Burea Photo Contest Winners

The American Farm Bureau Federation has selected twelve photographs as winners of the 2015 Farm Bureau Photo Contest.   Ten Farm Bureau members and staff chose winners in each of four categories; Consumer Outreach, Family Farm, Farm Labor, and Technology. Show More Summary

2016 NAMA Agribusiness Leader of the Year

The National Agri-Marketing Association bestowed its highest honor on W. Dwight Armstrong, Ph.D, during the Agri-Marketing Conference. Dwight is the CEO of the National FFA Organization. During his remarks Dwight said, “You know, when...Show More Summary

Fanger Awarded Agri-Marketer of the Year

Dan Fanger was awarded the 2016 National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Marketer of the Year earlier this year and during the “From the Ground Up” Agri-Marketing Conference he was presented with his award. Fanger, who is the ViceShow More Summary

Vilsack Joins Forum on Rural Poverty

Poverty affects families and communities in rural areas in a disproportional way.  On Monday, April 18 the Farm Foundation Forum is hosting a discussion on the role of public policy in the fight against poverty.  Agriculture Secretary...Show More Summary

CommonGround Recognized at NAMA

The National Agri-Marketing Association recognized the advocacy group, CommonGround during their National Awards Ceremony. The group won first place in the Social Tactic category, as well as Best of Show- Digital and the first-ever NAMA...Show More Summary

Farmers Face Financial Pressure, AFBF Tells Congress

The continued commodity price slump is hurting American farmers and Zippy Duvall is trying to make sure Congress understand just what that means to agriculture.  The American Farm Bureau Federation President (AFBF) explained to the Agriculture...Show More Summary

DTN Offers Many Great Things at NAMA

DTN/The Progressive Farmer has been making a “latte” noise this week.  To launch their newly redesigned website the team hosted not one, but two parties at the National Agri-Marketers Conference!  The Morning Barista Coffee Lounge opened bright and early so attendees could sip caffeine while perusing www.dtnpf.com. Show More Summary

Marvin Kokes Steps Down as NAMA President

The National Agri-Marketing Association has kicked off its 2016 annual meeting and AgWired caught our first interview with Marvin Kokes, the outgoing President of NAMA.  Kokes comes from the National Cattlemens Beef Association and looks forward to focusing his time and efforts there once again, but but believes NAMA is truly an amazing organization. Show More Summary

Welcome to First ZimmComm General Manager

Hey AgWired community. Please help me welcome Clint Underwood to the ZimmComm Team as our first full time employee – General Manager! This is very cool. Clint will be responsible for the general operations of the company, as well as contract management and sales. Having him handle more of the business side of our company will allow us to focus... Read More

Where Does the Money Go?

HumaneWatch.Org, a project of the non-profit Center for Consumer Freedom, is releasing a commercial on the Fox News Channel this week.  The spot comes out hard against the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for their inaccurate advertising and use of donated funds. Show More Summary

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