NAFB Foundation Silent Auction Microphone Winner

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To support the NAFB Foundation our AgNewsWire service donated a microphone that the winner could have painted in their own custom colors. Congratulations to Susan Littlefield, Rural Radio Network, for the winning bid in the Foundation Silent Auction during the 75th NAFB Convention. Here’s the description of the microphone (from Colorware): Customize the color of your next microphone. This is …

Media, NAFB

FMC Introduces Ethos 3D

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Participants at the 2018 National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk event learned more about Ethos® 3D insecticide/fungicide from FMC. The product is formulated specifically for the 3RIVE 3D® in-furrow application system that converts traditional high-volume applications to low-volume applications through patented technologies. FMC’s Bob Hooten said farmers are beginning to view crop protection products as a program and not …

AgWired Precision, Audio, FMC, Fungicide, Insecticides, NAFB

Corn Growers Partner With Environmental Defense Fund

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The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is joining forces with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to address one of the most pressing challenges for farmers, rural communities and natural resources – how to improve environmental outcomes while optimizing productivity and profitability. The partnership will work on gathering data for tracking of water quality, soil health and greenhouse gas emissions, and …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, Corn, Environment, NAFB, NCGA

Growth Energy Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Growth Energy was first announced this month in 2008 so they are now officially 10 years old. At the NAFB Convention Trade Talk last week, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor shared some of the many accomplishments the organization has made over the last decade, from promoting the performance value of ethanol through NASCAR, to growing international and domestic markets and …

AgWired Energy, Audio, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NAFB

GROWMARK Simulator Aids Training

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Using a sprayer simulator for training is not new to members of GROWMARK and FS System companies, but a virtual reality (VR) component is a recent addition. “It’s helped out our training quite a bit because you can move around and look up and down, but you can also lean forward and see your tires and everything, so the realistic …

AgWired Precision, Audio, GROWMARK, NAFB

ASTA Talks Seed and Trade at #NAFB18

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The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) team attended the NAFB Trade Talk last week and discussed what their name is all about – seed and trade. ASTA CEO Andy LaVigne says trade is critical for the seed industry and acceptance of new plant breeding methods is important on a global scale, so the recent signing of the International Statement on …

AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, NAFB, Seed

ZimmCast with NAFB Leadership

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This week’s ZimmCast is dedicated to discussions with the leadership of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. NAFB just held its 75th annual convention in Kansas City. Cindy and I attended and obtained some great content which you’ll find in our virtual ag newsroom on AgNewsWire.com as well as story posts on AgWired. As you can see in the photo, …

Audio, Media, NAFB, ZimmCast

AMVAC Collaborates with Iowa Soybean Association

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I would like to thank AMVAC for helping make it possible for ZimmComm to attend the NAFB Convention and provide a robust virtual ag newsroom on our AgNewsWire service. During the annual Trade Talk session I got to sit down with Jim Lappin, Amvac Chemical Marketing Manager Corn & Soybeans. We talked about AMVAC’s collaboration with the Iowa Soybean Association …

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USTR’s Gregg Doud Talks Trade at #NAFB18

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Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the US Trade Representative’s Office Gregg Doud held a press conference at the 2018 National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention in Kansas City Thursday to talk trade after Trade Talk. Doud discussed what’s in the new U.S. Mexico Canada trade agreement (USMCA) and also addressed strategies dealing with China and the European Union. Listen here – …

Audio, Exports, Government, NAFB, Trade

U.S. Drivers Hit Six Billion Miles on E15

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As the administration begins to move toward making E15 available year round, Growth Energy says American drivers have already driven a total of six billion so far on the 15% ethanol blend with no complaints. “American drivers know a good value when they see it, which is precisely why once they try E15 they come back again and again,” said …

Audio, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NAFB