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Ethos XB from FMC

Earlier this month FMC announced the launch of Ethos™ XB insecticide/fungicide, the first of its kind, integrated in-furrow product for insect and disease control. It just so happens that Rick Ekins, fungicide and insecticide portfolio manager for FMC, was attending the NAFB convention. Show More Summary

Update on John Deere Acquisitions

Earlier this month John Deere announced a couple of big acquisitions that include Precision Planting and Monosem. During the NAFB convention I got an update on those from Barry Nelson. The Monosem purchase allows John Deere to expand their planter lineup on a truly global basis when included with the Precision Planting purchase. Show More Summary

USFRA Educational Initiative – Discovering FARMLAND

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has announced a new education initiative that will provide high school students a first-hand glimpse into modern agriculture. The project has been created in conjunction with Discovery Education.Show More Summary

Propane Expansion is Good News for Ag Producers

Propane is expanding in production and the options for its use. During the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention in Kansas City, Missouri, Cindy caught up with Cinch Morgan from the Propane Education andShow More Summary

Update from @Better_Seed at #NAFB15

It’s always a pleasure for me to catch up with the sweet and lovely president of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), Risa DeMasi. We’ve been friends for three years now since she started her journey in the leadership of ASTA and it’s been really exciting to watch her grow into such a great spokesperson for such an important industry.... Read More

CFI Study on Consumer Trust in Food

New research from the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) shows that improved transparency increases consumer trust in food. CFI CEO Charlie Arnot says they surveyed 2,000 people to discover which attributes are most important to consumers when it comes to trust-building transparency – policies, practices, performance or verification. Show More Summary

New NAFB Officers

Congratulations to the new slate of National Association of Farm Broadcasting officers and board members elected during the convention last week. President: Brian Winnekins, WRDN Radio, Wisconsin President Elect: Tony St. James, KDDD...Show More Summary

#NAFB15 Last Trade Talk for AFBF President

It’s been 16 years that Bob Stallman has represented the American Farm Bureau Federation as president and he’s been at NAFB Trade Talk for most, if not all, of those years. But this year will be his last as president since he announced earlier this year he will be retiring from the post – to do whatever he wants. “I... Read More

BASF Crop Protection Aids Growers in 2015

2015 was a challenging year for growers with low commodity prices, weird weather and heavy disease pressure, but fungicide products from BASF Crop Protection definitely helped farmers get the most from their crops. “The one thing farmers can do when markets look like they do is increase yield,” said Dr. Show More Summary

EPA Official at #NAFB15

EPA agricultural counselor Ron Carleton was at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk last week to discuss ways the agency is working to partner with farmers and ranchers for the benefit of all. “I understand that the...Show More Summary

BASF Features Armezon PRO at #NAFB15

BASF Ag Products just recently received regisgtration for Armezon® PRO herbicide, which offers long-lasting residual control of emerged grass and broadleaf weeds. The BASF product has received full Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...Show More Summary

FCC Update from #NAFB15

Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) commissioner, Ajit Pai, made a trip to Kansas City, MO to address attendees of the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) annual convention. Commissioner Pai’s has been focused on creating a regulatory environment in which competition and innovation will benefit the American consumer. Show More Summary

AgroTourism is Hot Topic at #NAFB15

Steve Peterson of the Wisconsin AgroTourism Association recently spoke at the National Association of Farm Broadcasters conference about the amazing growth of ag tourism in his state.  Taylor Truckey had a chance to speak with him for a few moments about this trending movement. Show More Summary

#NAFB15 Discusses Crisis Communication

AgWired’s intern, Kindra Hall recently attended the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasters and caught up with Agi Schafer of ASK-Comm Strategies. Schafer presented a crisis communication seminar at the conference and reminded us that consumers are more interested than ever about the food supply. Show More Summary

The Elephant in the Cornfield

With the title, “The Elephant in the Cornfield,” Chris Clayton’s first book draws you in just to find out what it’s all about. Chris is the policy editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer and an issue near and dear to his heart is climate change. I share that interest and was able to sit down with him at the NAFB convention... Read More

#NAFB15 Offers Better Blogging with Sabrina Hill

Members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters had the opportunity to learn how to better their blogs with the help of presenter Sabrina Hill. Hill shared her experience blogging and walked participants through the important steps of creating a successful online presence. Show More Summary

TPP Big Topic for Ag Groups at #NAFB15

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is no doubt the biggest issue for ag groups at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention in Kansas City this week. Representatives from six national farm groups joined USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Phil Karsting in Kansas City Wednesday for a press event to discuss the TPP. Show More Summary

Shannon Oleen Shares Tips and Tricks with #NAFB

Shannon Oleen recently shook up the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention with a little information about building your business and your brand.  As a business owner and a millennial herself, Oleen has a lot of experience connecting with customers and clients through online platforms, email marketing, and social media. Show More Summary

#NAFB15 Scholarship Winners

NAFB Convention Photo Album The first big event at the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention Wednesday was the awarding of the NAFB Foundation Scholarship winners. The scholarships were presented during the NAFB Foundation Scholarship luncheon sponsored by the CME Group. Show More Summary

LPC’s Vision Event Tackles Food Issues

The Livestock Publications Council’s Vision event took place in Kansas City, MO where they brought thought leaders together for a panel discussion on agriculture. Panelists included Ryan Goodman, ag advocate, Karen Hanson, registered dietician for Hy-Vee and Margaret Zeigler, executive director of Global Harvest Initiative. Show More Summary

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