AMVAC to Launch SIMPAS System in 2020

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AMVAC’s Jim Lappin went on camera at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual Trade Talk last week to provide an update on the SIMPAS Application System, the next generation of precision, prescriptive, in-furrow application equipment launching in 2020. The Smart Integrated Multi-Product Prescription Application System (SIMPAS) will enable farmers to prescriptively apply multiple products in one simple pass. …

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Grains Council Talks Trade at NAFB Trade Talk

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Trade was probably the top topic at NAFB Trade Talk last week and the U.S. Grains Council was more than ready to talk about it. Darren Armstrong, a North Carolina farmer who is currently serving as chairman of the council, discussed the need for Congress to ratify USMCA, the new agreement with Japan, potential for ethanol in China, and some …

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Ethanol Report from #NAFB19

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The Renewable Fuels Association was pleased to be able to once again be a part of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention in Kansas City this past week. RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper and Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White were interviewed by dozens of farm broadcast reporters from around the country about the latest …

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FMC Out in Front at #NAFB19

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The FMC and FLM/Harvest team was out in force at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention last week in Kansas City. FMC has been a long time sponsor of NAFB’s centerpiece event Trade Talk and always a great supporter of farm broadcasting. At the FMC Trade Talk booth this year, Brandon Schrage and Matthew Wiggins were busy …

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Fireside Chat with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

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Our U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, visited farm broadcasters on Friday. It was a fireside chat visit with now past-president of NAFB, Lorrie Boyer, KSIR. Members could submit questions for Lorrie to ask during the session. China was a major topic as USDA officially announced that the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting …

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NAFB Scholarship Winners Honored

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The NAFB Foundation presented $20,000 in college scholarships to four outstanding students during the opening luncheon of the 76th annual NAFB Convention Wednesday. This year’s winners are (pictured left to right) Jillian Parrent Iowa State University George Logan Scholarship Kolt Buchenroth Ohio State University BASF Grow Smart™ Scholarship Darby O’Connor Texas Tech University Orion Samuelson Scholarship, sponsored by CME Group …

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Prospects for a Prosperous Dairy Economy

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Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who is now president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), is hopeful about the future for the nation’s dairy industry despite current struggles. “Domestic consumption of dairy products has, for the first time in a long while, equaled the production of dairy,” said Vilsack during a Newsmaker Session at the NAFB …

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#NAFB19 is 76th Annual Meeting of Farm Broadcasters

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“The Engine That Drives Agriculture” is the theme for the 76th annual convention of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) being held this week in Kansas City. The 2019 Convention got underway Wednesday with three newsmaker sessions, various NAFB committee meetings, and the NAFB Scholarship Awards Luncheon. Still lots more in store for the rest of this week, with …

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Survey: Women in Ag Seek Leadership Opportunities

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A recent survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) confirms that a high percentage of women in agriculture already advocate for the industry, but they are looking for more leadership opportunities at all levels. “There’s still quite a group out there that we need to engage to become involved and I think they just need to know that we …

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WASDE Lowers Wheat, Corn and Soybean Forecasts

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The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report from USDA has lower production and reduced use in the outlook for wheat, corn and soybeans. Wheat supplies are decreased 42 million bushels, based on updated production estimates for the states resurveyed following the NASS Small Grains Summary, issued September 30. Adjustments to production in these States, where significant acreage …

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