Nomination Time for NAFB Awards

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It’s time to nominate for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Farm Broadcaster of the Year, the Horizon Award, and the Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award. The process is starting earlier this year to allow all members more time to consider the applicants you deem worthy of these high honors. Your nominations should be carefully chosen, using the criteria listed …

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NAFB Unveils 2019 Convention Logo

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s the logo for this year’s National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. The theme is, “Farm Broadcasting: The Engine That Drives Agriculture.” This verbiage and logo will be used throughout November’s 76th convention to showcase how farm broadcasting plays a vital role in American agriculture each and every day. NAFB will have more information later this summer about the convention. …

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NAFB Grave Markers Available

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting has a way to honor deceased members. NAFB honors deceased members by offering a token of appreciation for their membership and service to farm broadcasting. NAFB members and guests may order grave markers to display on their own gravestones or the grave of a loved one. These markers also may be displayed in an …

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FMC Working on Soybean Gall Midge Control

Cindy Zimmerman

A new pest is popping up in soybean fields across the country – the orange gall midge. “It’s a very tiny fly that lays its eggs in the stem of a soybean plant,” said FMC Agricultural Solutions subject matter expert Bob Hooten during an interview at the annual NAFB Trade Talk last month in Kansas City. Bright orange maggots develop …

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Former Agriculture Secretaries Meet

Cindy Zimmerman

Just days after the passing of former Secretary of Agriculture Bob Bergland, four former secretaries met with current Secretary Sonny Perdue to discuss the latest agricultural issues. Those in attendance included former Secretaries John Block (1981-1986), Dan Glickman (1995-2001), Ann Veneman (2001-2005), and Mike Johanns (2005-2008). The Secretaries discussed several issues including trade, wildfires, agriculture research, infrastructure, cell-based meat, and …

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FMC Focusing on Research & Development

Chuck Zimmerman

FMC’s Hilary Winn, Communications Manager, spent a few minutes talking to me about the message for farm broadcasters at the NAFB Trade Talk session in Kansas City. She says the acquisition of branded products from DuPont has been a smooth process and it’s hard to believe it has been a year now. More focus on research and development is also …

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Research Positive for Lamb Industry

Carrie Muehling

The future for the U.S. lamb industry is bright, according to Ohio sheep producer Jim Percival, current chair of the American Lamb Board. “One of the big things that our research has showed us is that the Millennials are truly lovers of lamb,” said Percival. “They like the adventurous eating part of lamb. They like that taste. They love the …

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BASF Offers New Trait System in Credenz Varieties

Carrie Muehling

A new herbicide trait system in soybeans from BASF will offer flexibility and yield advantages to growers in 2019. LibertyLink GT27 will be available in 13 different Credenz soybean varieties, said Marc Hoobler, BASF Soybean Agronomy Lead. “Yield is probably the most important thing that growers look for,” said Hoobler. “We’re seeing a yield advantage from two to four bushels …

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Expanding the Seed Treatment Approach

Carrie Muehling

Bayer’s Acceleron Seed Applied Solutions Group wants to take farmers beyond the traditional approach to using seed treatments, which usually includes only fungicide and insecticide products. “Within Acceleron, we think we can really elevate from that two-part approach to a more holistic, more complete four-part approach,” said AJ Hohmann, U.S. Marketing Manager for the Acceleron group. “Obviously, we’ve got fungicides …

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