Swine Health Monitoring Project Update

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The 2016 North American PRRS Symposium took place over the weekend in Chicago, IL and researchers and swine vets from across the globe gathered to continue the control of the deadly swine disease. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) once again sponsored a session focused on prevention. Bob Morrison, University of Minnesota, started off the morning by giving an update on …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Should EPA Increase Biofuels Use?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What are you most thankful for this year?” Family, friends, food and freedom…no doubt the simple majority shined in our Thanksgiving poll. Here are the poll results: Family – 13% Friends – 3% Food – 0% Freedom – 0% All of the above – 80% Other – 3% Our new ZimmPoll is live and …

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#HamsAcrossAmerica Encourages Giving

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This Giving Tuesday, the Pork Checkoff is encouraging pig farmers to pay-it-forward with a new holiday campaign called #HamsAcrossAmerica. This first annual event encourages farmers and others involved in the pork industry to show their appreciation for friends, family and neighbors through the gift of ham – in the form of gifts or donations of ham or ham-based products. “For …

Ag Group, Food, Pork, Swine

Ag Thinks Positive With Trump Administration

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What will Trump presidency mean for ag?” The election is over, however we are still discussing what a Trump Administration will not only mean for agriculture, but for our nation as a whole. NAFB hosted an agriculture “Reaction to Election” panel last week highlighting insights from key agricultural leader opinions. Remarks from those leaders …

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Branding Sustainable Soy at #NAFB16

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) tackled NAFB’s Trade Talk with policy priorities from the global soybean perspective. USSEC board member and American Soybean Association (ASA) Director, John Heisdorffer, calls Iowa home where he specializes in diversified agriculture. Soybeans and corn are major crops while swine production fits nicely in between. John said, “I hope the Administration looks again at …

Ag Group, Audio, Exports, NAFB, Soybean, USSEC

#NAFB16 Awards Luncheon Honors

Jamie Johansen

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) Awards Luncheon honors members for their years of service and creativity. Syngenta recognizes the role farm broadcasters play bringing the news of agriculture to radios across the country and sponsors the awards ceremony and luncheon. Farm Broadcaster of the Year Susan Littlefield, KRVN/Rural Radio Network Horizon Award Winner Lane Nordlund, Northern Ag Network …

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New Leadership Elected at #NAFB16

Jamie Johansen

The 73rd National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention is a wrap. A reported 650 attendees gathered and the NAFB Foundation raised more than $18,000. During the convention a new slate of officers was also elected. 2017 NAFB Board of Directors President: Max Armstrong, WGN Radio and Penton Agriculture President Elect: Tom Cassidy, Ag Radio Network, Inc. Vice President: Lorrie …

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NAFB Night of Honors

Jamie Johansen

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) Night of Honors celebrated two outstanding NAFB members as they were inducted into the NAFB Hall of Fame. Each are examples of leaders and visionaries in the farm broadcasting industry. Both Bob Bosold, WAXX / WAYY Radio Bob started his farm broadcasting career in 1977 at WEAU-TV, WAXX-AM and WEAU-FM. He was named …

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Wyant Named 2016 Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award

Jamie Johansen

During the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Night of Honors, Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse, was given the 2016 Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award. As member of the NAFB Foundation Board of Directors, Sara has brought her leadership, knowledge of industry, and willingness to work. She has single-handedly added funds for additional scholarships, raised new money for the Foundation, and has …

Ag Group, Agri-Pulse, Audio, NAFB, politics

What Will Trump Presidency Mean for Ag?

Jamie Johansen

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Final decision time – who are you voting for?” The polls have closed and Donald Trump is officially our President Elect. Many across the country are a bit surprised, yet our most recent ZimmPoll had Trump with a clear lead. The agricultural community predicted this win. Here are the poll results: Donald Trump – …

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