AMVAC to Launch SIMPAS System in 2020

Chuck Zimmerman

AMVAC’s Jim Lappin went on camera at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual Trade Talk last week to provide an update on the SIMPAS Application System, the next generation of precision, prescriptive, in-furrow application equipment launching in 2020. The Smart Integrated Multi-Product Prescription Application System (SIMPAS) will enable farmers to prescriptively apply multiple products in one simple pass. …

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Ethanol Report from #NAFB19

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association was pleased to be able to once again be a part of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention in Kansas City this past week. RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper and Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White were interviewed by dozens of farm broadcast reporters from around the country about the latest …

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#NAFB19 Awards and Honors

Cindy Zimmerman

Two more names were added to the NAFB Hall of Farm last week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention. Both past presidents of NAFB, the new Hall of Famers are Max Armstrong, Farm Progress/WGN Radio, and Tom Steever, Brownfield Ag News. They were recognized during the Thursday night banquet. Russ Parker, with J.L. Farmakis, received the 2019 …

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FMC Out in Front at #NAFB19

Chuck Zimmerman

The FMC and FLM/Harvest team was out in force at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention last week in Kansas City. FMC has been a long time sponsor of NAFB’s centerpiece event Trade Talk and always a great supporter of farm broadcasting. At the FMC Trade Talk booth this year, Brandon Schrage and Matthew Wiggins were busy …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, NAFB, Video

Fireside Chat with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

Chuck Zimmerman

Our U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, visited farm broadcasters on Friday. It was a fireside chat visit with now past-president of NAFB, Lorrie Boyer, KSIR. Members could submit questions for Lorrie to ask during the session. China was a major topic as USDA officially announced that the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting …

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Facebook Live from #NAFB19

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Trade Talk is an event like no other. The centerpiece event of the NAFB National Convention, Trade Talk features over 100 companies and organizations being interviewed by farm broadcasters in attendance. Based on previous years, NAFB estimates that an average of 2,542 interviews are conducted by about 124 participating broadcasters. It’s six and …

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NAFB Scholarship Winners Honored

Cindy Zimmerman

The NAFB Foundation presented $20,000 in college scholarships to four outstanding students during the opening luncheon of the 76th annual NAFB Convention Wednesday. This year’s winners are (pictured left to right) Jillian Parrent Iowa State University George Logan Scholarship Kolt Buchenroth Ohio State University BASF Grow Smart™ Scholarship Darby O’Connor Texas Tech University Orion Samuelson Scholarship, sponsored by CME Group …

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Prospects for a Prosperous Dairy Economy

Cindy Zimmerman

Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who is now president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), is hopeful about the future for the nation’s dairy industry despite current struggles. “Domestic consumption of dairy products has, for the first time in a long while, equaled the production of dairy,” said Vilsack during a Newsmaker Session at the NAFB …

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#NAFB19 is 76th Annual Meeting of Farm Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman

“The Engine That Drives Agriculture” is the theme for the 76th annual convention of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) being held this week in Kansas City. The 2019 Convention got underway Wednesday with three newsmaker sessions, various NAFB committee meetings, and the NAFB Scholarship Awards Luncheon. Still lots more in store for the rest of this week, with …

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ZimmComm at #NAFB19

Chuck Zimmerman

The ZimmComm Team is a little smaller than normal this year at the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. Cindy is staying home for the first time since 1987 to take care of our puppy who is recovering from some surgery. But, Jamie Johansen will join me tomorrow, Trade Talk day, to help me with interviews. I have started …

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