Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Do you think the new coalition agreement addresses ag data privacy concerns?” Time will tell if the big data coalition will ease the minds of concerned growers when it comes to privacy and security issues. However, the majority of those polled feel that the agreement addresses these ag data issues. We for sure will …

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Sustainably Grown USSEC Markets

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National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk led me to the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) booth where I talked with Laura Foell. She is chairman of the USSEC, member of the United Soybean Board and an Iowa farmer. USSEC is comprised of United Soybean Board, American Soybean Association, state soybean associations and industry members. As a non-profit the council’s …

Ag Group, Audio, Exports, NAFB, Soybean

NAFB Awards for Creative Excellence

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The Plambeck Award of Creative Excellence was also announced during the Night of Honors at the 71st National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual meeting. The single entry winner went to SFP, A Verdesian Life Science Company, and OsbornBarr for their More Than Manure Nutrient Manager. The radio spot targeted swine producers and farmers in Minnesota and Iowa who handle manure …

Ag Group, Agency, Agribusiness, Award, NAFB

Legislative Update from NAFB

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Michelle Rook, WNAX Farm Director in Yankton, SD., led the discussion during the Legislative Roundtable at the 71st National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual convention. Blake Hurst, President of the Missouri Farm Bureau, and Steve Nelson, Nebraska Farm Bureau President, served as this year’s panelists. The ag leaders reviewed the current direction of the United States agricultural issues and policy …

Ag Group, Audio, Government, NAFB

NAFB Horizon Award & Farm Broadcaster of the Year

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The National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s awards luncheon paid tribute to the 2014 Horizon Award and the Farm Broadcaster of the Year. Ken Anderson is this year’s Farm Broadcaster of the Year and is an ag reporter and news anchor for the Brownfield Radio Network. His broadcasting career began in 1977 with KRVN Radio in Lexington, Nebraska. From there, he …

Ag Group, Award, NAFB

Will Big Data Privacy Agreement Ease Grower Concerns?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How do you feel about election results?” It looks like the majority polled are very happy with our recent election results. And many are optimistic. Time will tell. Here are the poll results: Very happy – 47% Very unhappy – 20% Cautiously optimistic – 22% Don’t care – 11% Our new ZimmPoll is now …

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Social Media Corp Coverage at NAFB

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For the second year in a row, Farm Credit Services has sponsored the social media corp at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention. Margaret Fogarty is the national communications director for Farm Credit and Taylor spoke with her about the opportunity they are providing college students during the event. “We are really excited to be here with a …

Agribusiness, Farm Credit, NAFB, Social Media

Improving Plant Health Through Nutritional Balance

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Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) is a plant nutrition consulting company that works with fruit and vegetable growers from across the country. They have become known for helping farmers grow crops that are completely resistant to diseases and insects using nutrition and enhancing plant immunity through nutritional balance. During Crop Health Laboratories’ Power Growers Seminar I spoke with founder and CEO …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Science, fruit, Nutrition, Vegetables

A Blood Test for Plants

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Crop Health Laboratories presented Power Growers Seminar over the weekend in Santa Clara, CA. The event provided a comprehensive introduction to plant sap analysis technology. This new nutrient management strategy was created by Sjoerd Smits, owner of NovaCropControl and HortiNova. Both companies are based out of the Netherlands and currently sap samples are shipped there for analysis. Crop Health Labs …

Agribusiness, Audio, fruit, Nutrition, Vegetables