Effective Weed Control Program Ideas from FMC

Chuck Zimmerman

Mike Harper, Industry Relations Manager for FMC was on hand for the NAFB Convention and Jamie got to talk to him about weed management programs. It’s that time to look ahead to the 2018 season and Mike offers some ideas for growers. In the interview you’ll hear Mike talk about how to put together an effective weed management program, how …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, FMC, NAFB

More Smart Solutions from AMVAC

Chuck Zimmerman

Jamie and the Golden ZimmComm Microphone were able to find about about more Smart New Solutions from AMVAC during the NAFB convention. Jim Lappin, AMVAC crop marketing manager for corn and soybeans, got another session to talk about some of the new products like ParaZone and ACROPOLIS™. ACROPOLIS is a fungicide that combines two effective modes of action – tetraconazole …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Audio, Crop Protection, NAFB

FMC Freedom Pass for the VIP Farmer

Jamie Johansen

This year FMC Agricultural Solutions launched Freedom Pass to give growers exclusive agronomic and economic incentives allowing more freedom in the field. We learned more about Freedom Pass at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk last week from Senior Communications Manager at FMC Lisa Homer. “It is the first time we have been involved in a grower program,” …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Financial, FMC, NAFB

Celebrating a Century of John Deere Tractors

Carrie Muehling

John Deere is celebrating 100 years of building tractors in 2018. The company has already recognized that milestone with a commemorative badge that goes to every buyer of a 2018 model year tractor. Tiffany Turner, product marketing manager for large series tractors, said social media campaigns will be a big part of marking this milestone. “We all know that there …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, NAFB

NCGA Fighting For NAFTA

Carrie Muehling

The National Corn Growers Association is making it clear that free trade with Mexico is a top priority for its members. NCGA First Vice President Lynn Chrisp said Mexico buys $2.5 billion worth of corn from U.S. farmers each year, making it the number one export market for that product. NCGA is one of 168 companies and trade associations from …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Farm Bill, NAFB, NAFTA, NCGA, Trade

Photo Contest Kicks Off Science Matters for Bayer and 4-H

Carrie Muehling

Young people can win a trip to the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science by entering a photo contest. The contest is the kickoff activity for the Science Matters initiative, a partnership between Bayer and 4-H first announced at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. “It’s really going to expose kids in urban, rural and suburban areas to science and why it …

4-H, Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, NAFB

Propane Can Do That

Carrie Muehling

The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) has launched a new website dedicated to agricultural applications of propane. “It’s a really good site. I think if you’re excited about saving money and having reliable, powerful, clean equipment, it will be a great site for you,” said Cinch Munson with PERC. The site also offers details about the Farm Incentive Program …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, NAFB, PERC

MiField by FS Brings Applied Research to Your Field

Carrie Muehling

Today’s farmers can gather all kinds of information about the crops they plant and harvest, but it can be difficult to know how to use that information to enhance yield and increase efficiency. GROWMARK is providing farmers with a tool to help in MiField Applied Research by FS. “We can follow certain procedures and not only have that information relative …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, FS System, GROWMARK, NAFB

FMC Completes Deal with DowDupont

Chuck Zimmerman

During the NAFB convention Trade Talk session Jamie and I visited with our sponsor, FMC. Mike Krull, North America Business Development, sat down with Jamie to talk about the FMC DuPont Integration. FMC has announced that it has successfully completed the closing of its two pending transactions with DuPont. The companies signed a definitive agreement on March 31,2017, and have …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Dupont, FMC, NAFB

Howard Buffett Discusses World Ag Issues at NAFB

Carrie Muehling

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting welcomed Howard G. Buffett to the 2017 NAFB Convention in Kansas City on Thursday. In addition to being Chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Buffett also owns farms in Illinois and Nebraska and oversees ranches in Arizona and a farm in Texas. Buffett participated in a question and answer session moderated …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAFB, Trade