USFRA Charts Course into the Future

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The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) was officially launched four years ago at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention and this year the organization announced a new chair. Nancy Kavazanjian takes the seat following in the footsteps of American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman. Nancy hails from Wisconsin where she is a corn and soybean farmer, also …

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Why RFA Loves Farm Broadcasters

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Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen loves coming to the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk event each year, but not for the reason you might think. “It’s not just because you get to do 25-30 interviews in a day,” said Dinneen, pictured here with DeLoss Jahnke of WMBD/WIRL in Peoria. “It’s because you’re interacting with …

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ASTA CSS 2014 and Seed Expo Coming Up

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I had a chance to catch up with American Seed Trade Association president and CEO Andy LaVigne at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention last week and talk about the upcoming CSS 2014 & Seed Expo coming up just around the corner. The event, being held December 8-12 in Chicago, is America’s largest seed industry conference. Over 2,600 attendees …

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Coalition Calls for Tax Extenders in Lame Duck

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The Broad Tax Extenders Coalition today launched a new effort focused on the lame duck session and spearheaded by over 400 nonprofit groups, associations, and coalitions, including the American Farm Bureau Federation. The group urges Congress to work together during this end of the year session to extend, enhance, or make permanent a number of expired and expiring tax provisions …

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Happy Night for Outgoing NAFB President

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Janet Adkison, RFD-TV, ended her year as president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Friday night surrounded by family and friends. “The last year has been just spectacular,” said Janet. “We’ve had a lot of fun, there’s been highs and lows, but that just goes with the territory.” Janet says she was pleased to be part of launching the …

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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 …

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John Deere Has Green Fever at NAFB

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National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Annual Trade Talk allows the chance to sit down with multiple exhibitors. I stopped and talked with Barry Nelson at the John Deere exhibit and they are highlighting the Green Fever Sweepstakes where the grand prize is: $25,000 Landscaping makeover, plus your choice of: a Gator™, a ZTrack™ Mower, 1 Family Tractor, or Signature Series …

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Getting to Know the New NCGA CEO

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The new CEO of the National Corn Growers Association had his first chance to visit with members of the agricultural media during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention last week in Kansas City, but most of us already know him pretty well. Chris Novak previously served many years as chief executive officer of the National Pork Board and prior …

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John Deere Connects with JDLink™

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Last week during National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Annual Trade Talk I visited with Beverly Flores, Integrated Communications Manager with John Deere. She tells me about the MyJohnDeere Operations Center with intuitive, easy-to-use tools for customers to manage their machinery and develop agronomic insights. Data can be uploaded securely using backup tools or right from the field using JDLink™ and …

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BASF Offers Limus® Nitrogen Management for 2015

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BASF Crop Protection announced last week that Limus® nitrogen management will be available for sale in the U.S. for the 2015 growing season, and we had the chance during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention to learn more from BASF product manager Nick Fassler. “Where growers will use Limus is when they’re making urea or UAN applications,” said Fassler. …

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