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 …

Audio, Dairy, NAFB

#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 …

Audio, NAFB

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 …

Media, NAFB

President Trump Addresses Farmers Through NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) worked with officials from the White House to share remarks from President Donald J. Trump that he recorded from the Oval Office to the nation’s farmers, ranchers, and agriculture community through NAFB broadcast members. In his remarks, the President talked about a number of different topics important to the agricultural community as harvest …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, NAFB

Nomination Time for NAFB Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

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 …

Media, NAFB

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. …

Media, NAFB

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 …

NAFB

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 …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Insecticides, NAFB

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 …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, NAFB, USDA