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 …

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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, …

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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 – …

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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 …

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FMC Proud to Be Part of NAFB

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FMC Corporation was once again a sponsor of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual Trade Talk, a unique event that provides the chance for agribusiness companies and organizations to be interviewed by dozens of agricultural reporters in one place. In this interview, FMC Senior Communications Manager Lisa Homer (now a proud member of the Golden Mic Club!) says the …

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RFA Displays Custom Ethanol Motorcycle at NAFB

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) was once again proud to be a sponsor of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention, this year having on display the new custom motorcycle built by Paul Teutul Jr. for the American Chopper TV series. In one of many interviews with farm broadcasters at the annual Trade Talk, RFA Vice President of Industry …

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Night of Honors Winners

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Longtime good friends Don Wick and Mike Adams were inducted into the NAFB Hall of Fame this year. Adams and Wick served together as officers of NAFB, Wick was president in 1997 and Adams in 1999. Now they are friendly competitors as Mike this year started working for American Ag Network in North Dakota, while Don is president of Red …

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Pork, Soy and Corn Groups Unite for Sustainability Research

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The National Pork Board (NPB), United Soybean Board (USB) and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) are joining together on a sustainability research platform that will benefit all three organizations and their producers. The CEOs and farmer leaders of all three organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 2018 NAFB Convention Wednesday in Kansas City, MO. The research program will …

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2018 NAFB Foundation Going Strong

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The NAFB Foundation presented $25,000 in college scholarships to five outstanding students during the foundation luncheon on Wednesday at the 75th annual convention. The scholarship recipients, pictured here with NAFB Foundation president Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse, are: Matthew Winterholler, Texas Tech University National Wheat Foundation/U.S. Wheat Associates Scholarship Jacqueline Janorschke, University of Missouri George Logan Scholarship Corryn La Rue, Utah State …

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