Obligatory AgriTalk Photo

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Why? Why do we do it? I don’t know. But what do you think about the “obligatory AgriTalk photo?” I mean, we show up working out of the media room at events from coast to coast. Then Mike and John show up, set up out in front of everyone, and proceed to talk agri. You could say we’ve helped make …

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Register for IFAJ Congress in Scotland

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Have you registered for the 2014 IFAJ Congress, “Innovations From a Small Island?” I have. This message is especially directed to members of the American Agricultural Editors Association. If you’re planning to attend please get your registration completed. We need to work on filling the Congress. There is plenty of room for more attendees! So for you members of the …

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How Well Do You Know ZimmComm

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Chuck and Cindy paved the way for many when they jumped on the agriblogging highway 10 years ago way before the term blog was a household name. They began reporting ag news in a whole new way with downloadable photos, audio and video and became an online source for press releases. To help celebrate our 10th anniversary we want to …

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Canadian Farm Writers to Dig Deep

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I’m going. Going on the bicycling farm tour again too! Although there is a brew tour at the same time. I talked with Kim Waalderbos who serves on this year’s committee for the annual conference of the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation. She provides a preview of what this year’s conference will be like. We can’t wait to welcome you to …

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Farm Broadcasters in Washington

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The National Association of Farm Broadcasting is holding its annual Washington Watch program this week. Here’s the happy smiling group with our U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. These agricultural journalists get to spend a couple days hearing from various elected and appointed officials with plenty of time to conduct interviews. I’ve enjoyed all the programs I’ve attended over the …

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Canadian Farm Writers Going to the Island

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This year the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation Annual Conference is going to be hosted by the Atlantic Canada Farm Writers’ Association. That means we’ll be on Prince Edward Island, known as “the Island.” The conference will take place October 2-5. In addition to having a great conference we’ll be helping celebrate the Prince Edward Island Sesquicentennial. Plans include a long …

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More on IFAJ and the FAO Agreement

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As announced earlier this week, the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists has signed an agreement with the FAO. Signing for IFAJ was current President, Marcus Rediger. This morning I spoke with Marcus via Skype and we talked about the agreement and what it means to IFAJ members (AAEA members here in the U.S.). Information from the FAO will be featured …

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IFAJ Signs Agreement with FAO

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Hey AAEA members. What do you think about this new agreement between the IFAJ and FAO? Interested to hear your thoughts. Including from any NAFB, NAAJ or LPC members. Many people know that I’m not a big fan of the FAO but I do believe that agreements like this are worthwhile so that the main goal of IFAJ on behalf …

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Philippine Agricultural Journalists Elects New Leaders

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Thanks to IFAJ for sharing the fact that the Philippine Agricultural Journalists, Inc. or PAJ recently elected a new set of officers. This followed its recent general assembly, held at the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Auditorium, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. Elected president for the sixth time is Roman Floresca, business editor of The Philippine Star. Other elected officers include Noel …

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End of the USDA Telephone Newsline

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This week will mark the end of an era as the USDA Radio Newsline will no longer be available via the telephone starting tomorrow. I can remember recording that newsline on a reel-to-reel machine just like this one when I first started in the business back in 1980. At that time, the newsline was also sent out on small reel-to-reel …

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