Farmland Wins PR Week’s Campaign of the Year Award

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The FARMLAND documentary took top billing in the PR Week Awards’ Arts, Entertainment & Media Campaign of the Year category during the awards ceremony in New York last week. The awards recognize creative excellence in public relations programming and are viewed by the public relations industry as one of the highest honors. The national film release was supported and led …

Ag Group, Award, Communications, USFRA

Growers Sought for Sorghum Checkoff Board

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The United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board will have four positions become vacant at the end of this year, including two positions from Kansas and the other two from an at-large seat and the other a Texas sorghum grower. As organizations in Kansas certified to nominate producers to serve on the Board, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, sorghum

Farm Broadcasters Offer Scholarships

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To invest in the future of farm broadcasting, the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation will award three scholarships of $5,000 each. NAFB will award the college scholarships to students pursuing careers in agriculture communications. The scholarships are named after farm broadcasting pioneers: Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship. Glenn dedicated himself to the farm broadcasting industry, and was a respected authority …

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Young Farmers Still Concerned About Adequate Land

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A new survey shows that young farmers are still worried about getting adequate land to grow crops and raise animals. This news release from the American Farm Bureau Federation says the group’s annual outlook survey of participants in the Young Farmers & Ranchers program found that 29 percent of respondents were concerned about that issue, followed by government regulations, which …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Farm Bureau

Food Tank at Bayer Ag Issues Forum

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Food and social justice go hand-in-hand, and producers need to find more ways to bring balance to what is produced and how people on the producing side and the consumption side are treated. Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank, an organization founded two years ago to highlight the role of food in social justice, spoke with Chuck at the Bayer …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer

Reaching Out to Millennials Starts Locally

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Millennials have a lot of questions and concerns about agriculture, and it’s up to their age counterparts to help explain what modern farming is all about. One of the great “ag-vocates” for today’s farmers has been the Peterson brothers, whose YouTube video parodies of pop songs have reached millions in a fun way. Greg Peterson, who sat on the Millennial …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer

FMC Offers Financing Through John Deere

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Postemergent herbicides and insecticides can be a very expensive proposition for producers that do pay off in the long run. To help growers pay for that initial investment that pays big dividends, FMC is offering no-payment, no-interest financing through John Deere Financial on select crop protection products for corn, soybean and other labeled crops. “Being in the business for more …

Agribusiness, Financial, FMC, Herbicide, Insecticides, John Deere

Quiz Tests Ag Knowledge During Ag Week

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Agriculture and agriculture-related industries are a $775 billion contributor to the U.S. gross domestic product. But even with it being such a major factor in Americans’ lives, how much does the average person really know about this industry? To test your ag knowledge, public relations firm Swanson Russell has created a mobile device-based trivia challenge at www.AgTrivia.com. “We work with …

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