BASF Crop Protection Aids Growers in 2015

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2015 was a challenging year for growers with low commodity prices, weird weather and heavy disease pressure, but fungicide products from BASF Crop Protection definitely helped farmers get the most from their crops. “The one thing farmers can do when markets look like they do is increase yield,” said Dr. Megan Andriankaja, BASF Fungicides Technical Marketing Manager, during an interview …

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EPA Official at #NAFB15

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EPA agricultural counselor Ron Carleton was at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk last week to discuss ways the agency is working to partner with farmers and ranchers for the benefit of all. “I understand that the relationship between EPA and agriculture over the years has not been necessarily been warm and fuzzy,” said Carleton, who was appointed …

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Sen. Debbie Stabenow

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Sen. Debbie Stabenow. In this week’s interview the ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee discusses a challenging agricultural agenda. With time running out on the congressional calendar, Stabenow feels an urgency to find compromise on GMO labeling and COOL trade laws. Stabenow discusses a potential compromise child nutrition reform and defines the TPP …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, GMO, Government, Trade

BASF Features Armezon PRO at #NAFB15

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BASF Ag Products just recently received registration for Armezon® PRO herbicide, which offers long-lasting residual control of emerged grass and broadleaf weeds. The BASF product has received full Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on all corn types and BASF Technical Market Manager Daniel Waldstein was at NAFB Trade Talk last week to talk about it. “Armezon PRO can …

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FCC Update from #NAFB15

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Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) commissioner, Ajit Pai, made a trip to Kansas City, MO to address attendees of the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) annual convention. Commissioner Pai’s has been focused on creating a regulatory environment in which competition and innovation will benefit the American consumer. The FCC is committed to adopting policies that will give private firms …

Ag Group, Audio, Communications, NAFB

TPP Big Topic for Ag Groups at #NAFB15

Cindy Zimmerman

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is no doubt the biggest issue for ag groups at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention in Kansas City this week. Representatives from six national farm groups joined USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Phil Karsting in Kansas City Wednesday for a press event to discuss the TPP. The event featured farmer leaders from the American …

Audio, Corn, NAFB, NCBA, NCGA, Pork, Soybean, Trade, USDA, Wheat

#NAFB15 Scholarship Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

NAFB Convention Photo Album The first big event at the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention Wednesday was the awarding of the NAFB Foundation Scholarship winners. The scholarships were presented during the NAFB Foundation Scholarship luncheon sponsored by the CME Group. A brand new award this year is the Grow Smart Scholarship presented by BASF, which went to …

Audio, Education, NAFB

LPC’s Vision Event Tackles Food Issues

Jamie Johansen

The Livestock Publications Council’s Vision event took place in Kansas City, MO where they brought thought leaders together for a panel discussion on agriculture. Panelists included Ryan Goodman, ag advocate, Karen Hanson, registered dietician for Hy-Vee and Margaret Zeigler, executive director of Global Harvest Initiative. The panel explored the importance of the safety of our food supply and looked at …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, Food Security, Livestock, LPC

Welcome to #NAFB15

Cindy Zimmerman

The 72nd National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention is officially underway, back in Kansas City as usual. The man in charge of the convention is Brian Winnekins of WRDN Radio in Wisconsin, the president-elect of NAFB, who is especially excited about welcoming FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai on Friday. “Commissioner Pai has been a big proponent of the AM …

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