New Holland Partners with National Hemp Association

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Agricultural equipment manufacturer New Holland is partnering with the National Hemp Association to accelerate the return of hemp commodity crops on farms across North America, with the theme “Pushing Progress Together.” As part of this partnership, the National Hemp Association will participate alongside New Holland at 16 national farm shows throughout North America to build out this sustainable new industry …

Cannabis, Equipment, hemp, New Holland, Video

NCGA CEO Launching Podcast

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If you have ever wanted to follow the CEO of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) on his adventures around the country, now you will have your chance. NCGA’s new podcast “Wherever Jon May Roam,” hosted by CEO Jon Doggett, will provide listeners an insider’s view of corn issues, the thinking behind them and the people behind the thinking. Episode …

Corn, NCGA, Podcasts, Video

Hemp Farmers Need Good Seed

Cindy Zimmerman

The hemp industry is in dire need of good genetics and a weeding out of bad actors in the seed supply business, according to two hemp farmers who helped Arcadia Biosciences announce the launch of GoodHemp in Chicago last week. Chris Adams (pictured left) of Adams Family Farm in North Dakota and Weston Walker (right) of Gold Dust Farm in …

ASTA, Audio, Cannabis, hemp, Seed, Video

What’s New With FMC

Chuck Zimmerman

FMC had a lot to talk about at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Trade Talk. Matthew Wiggins, FMC Technical Services Manager, had a couple of new products to discuss. Authority Edge herbicide expected to be approved in 2020; and a new in-furrow fungicide called XY Way 3D. Wiggins also talked about how Lucento fungicide performed in 2019. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Video

Just a Penny More for Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

Cindy Zimmerman

The cost of this year’s Thanksgiving feast is up a penny per person, but still comes in at under $5.00 each for a party of ten. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 34th annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.91, or less than $5.00 …

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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. …

Agribusiness, AMVAC, Audio, Crop Protection, NAFB, Video

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

House Ag Committee on Feral Hogs & Swamp Rats

Chuck Zimmerman

At least one House committee dealt with a real issue for a change. This is from the @HouseAgDems Twitter feed and was emailed out by the House Ag Committee. Invasive species are a real problem which needs attention and solutions. Yesterday, our Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture held a hearing on Safeguarding American Agriculture from Wild, Invasive, and Non-Native …

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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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New PED Talks Video Series Digs into Soil Health

Chuck Zimmerman

You’ve heard of TED Talks. How about PED Talks? Here’s a new series of PED Talks on soil health. Soil peds are aggregated particles of sand, silt, clay and organic matter. Like their namesake, PED Talks combine soil-related topics including explanations of soil health, how we can improve it, and the progress that’s being made to ensure we have the …

Ag Group, Soil, soil health institute, Soil Health Partnership, Video