NAFB Postpones Washington Watch

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In line with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations due to COVID-19, the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) has postponed its 2020 Leadership NAFB and 2020 Washington Watch events scheduled for next month in Washington, D.C. NAFB is in the process of rescheduling both events, slated for April 24-26 and April 27-29 respectively. From NAFB: For those attendees registered …

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Merry Christmas from NAFB

Chuck Zimmerman

All right. All right. All right. The National Association of Farm Broadcasting gets the honor of first place as the first email in my inbox wishing me a Merry Christmas. Our message crosses the airwaves loud and clear: may you enjoy a wonderful Christmas with those you love and a prosperous 2020! You can see Santa sending his “message of …

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BASF Offers New Fungicide Products

Carrie Muehling

BASF‘s newest fungicides are powered by a new active ingredient that provides fast uptake and curative activity, enhanced binding strength, and exceptional performance under high disease pressure. Revysol fungicide brings a new level of disease control and efficacy to the Class 3 group of chemistry for BASF’s Revytek soybean fungicide product and Veltyma corn fungicide offering. “We want to make …

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Bayer on ‘The Watch’ for Corn Rootworm

Carrie Muehling

Bayer is promoting awareness around corn rootworm with “The Watch.” “The Watch is really a program to make growers aware of different options that you can use to manage it,” said Jody Gander, technology development manager with corn traits. “Corn rootworm is called the billion dollar pest because it’s estimated that between cost of control and lost yield, corn rootworm …

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BASF Launches ‘Operation Weed Eradication’

Carrie Muehling

BASF is launching a new inititative called “Operation Weed Eradication” to help farmers learn to control weeds rather than just manage them. “I’d say it’s a mindset shift because today we think about weed control in terms of maximizing the yield potential on farm, and that’s very key,” said Kate Greif, Product Manager. “So when we’re applying weed control, we’re …

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Bayer Sees Advantage with Bioenhancers

Carrie Muehling

While many farmers are glad to see 2019 in the rear view mirror, Bayer wants growers to be prepared for another challenging growing season in 2020 in case tough conditions return. Using the correct seed treatment is one way to ensure the large investment farmers make on seed is protected. “Well, the big buzz around seed treatment – and it’s …

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BASF Provides Choices to Soybean Growers

Carrie Muehling

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 …

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GrainBridge Introduces STRATUM Platform

Carrie Muehling

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 …

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Woodall Shares Priorities for NCBA

Carrie Muehling

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 …

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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 …

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