ZimmCast 631 – Hemp in the Heartland

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In this week’s program you can hear Cindy talk with Wayne Gale, Stokes Seeds and Chairman of the American Seed Trade Association, about the upcoming ASTA CSS & Seed Expo. I then talk with Bill Cook, Executive Director of the Missouri Hemp Association about their inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic (registration started on Black Friday). Wayne talks about …

Ag Group, ASTA, Audio, Farming, hemp, ZimmCast

BASF Provides Choices to Soybean Growers

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With the 2020 growing season on the horizon, BASF is excited about an expanded soybean portfolio that now includes the Credenz seed brand, several soybean seed treatments, and Liberty herbicide. “One key thing that we’re really focusing on is offering soybean growers more choices to manage their production system in that local environment,” said Nick Fassler, manager of BASF’s technical …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, NAFB, Soybean

GrainBridge Introduces STRATUM Platform

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A small Omaha-based tech company aims to change the future of farming with a new grain marketing platform called STRATUM, which will connect farmers and grain buyers and provide analytics and decisions for farmers to sell their grain at the best price. “The technology itself will be very easy to use and very seamless,” said Faith Larson, chief strategy officer …

AgWired Precision, Audio, NAFB, Precision Agriculture

Woodall Shares Priorities for NCBA

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This year’s National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention in Kansas City brought an opportunity to talk with Colin Woodall since his appointment as CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Woodall recognized challenges that continue to grow within the industry and the need to protect members and their investment into NCBA. “The message to the producers is, just hang …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, NAFB, NCBA

Hemp Seed is a Hot Topic for ASTA

Cindy Zimmerman

American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) chairman Wayne Gale, Stokes Seeds, spent a lot of time answering questions about hemp seed at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk. Gale says ASTA’s role is to provide information for the growing hemp industry to help the seed industry identify sources of quality seed “to ensure that the growers that the …

ASTA, Audio, Cannabis, hemp, NAFB, Seed

New Soy Based Motor Oil Now Available

Cindy Zimmerman

Soy-based motor oil is a new opportunity to drive demand for U.S. soybeans in almost any vehicle on the road. Biosynthetic Technologies’ high-performing biobased synthetic motor oil, using high oleic soybean oil from soybeans grown by U.S. farmers, is now on commercial shelves, thanks to a partnership with the United Soybean Board (USB). Both USB and the U.S. Department of …

Audio, biobased, Soybean, USB

Inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

The inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic has been announced for January in Independence, MO. The event is organized by the Missouri Hemp Association which formed earlier this year. Bill Cook is the Executive Director of the Missouri Hemp Association and he is calling hemp a potential “miracle crop.” I spoke with him to get a preview of the …

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What’s New With FMC

Chuck Zimmerman

FMC had a lot to talk about at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Trade Talk. Matthew Wiggins, FMC Technical Services Manager, had a couple of new products to discuss. Authority Edge herbicide expected to be approved in 2020; and a new in-furrow fungicide called XY Way 3D. Wiggins also talked about how Lucento fungicide performed in 2019. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Video

NK Seeds Helping Farmers End Tough Year on Positive Note

Chuck Zimmerman

A tough season for corn and soybean growers like we’ve had in 2019 presents challenges to growers and an opportunity for companies like Syngenta and their NK Seeds brand, to showcase varieties and traits that help them overcome those challenges. NK Seeds says their investment in seed has helped farmers end the season on a positive note. To learn more …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Soybean, Syngenta

ZimmCast 630 – Past and Present NAFB Presidents

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program I talk with Rita Frazer, RFD Radio Network, now President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting and Lorrie Boyer, KSIR, now past-President of NAFB. Both farm broadcasters talk about the convention that just took place in KC, MO but also talk about their year as president, past and future. Lorrie was especially excited about doing …

Audio, Media, NAFB, ZimmCast