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ZimmCast 722 – Interviews from NAFB Trade Talk

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. During this year’s NAFB Trade Talk I interviewed a lot of company representatives and am taking this opportunity to share some of them. These folks had a lot more than just the Golden ZimmComm Microphone in their face! But they are now members of the Golden Mic Club. Here’s who you can listen to …

Agribusiness, AMVAC, Audio, NAFB, ZimmCast

CattleCon24 is Onward to Orlando

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CattleCon, the cattle industry’s largest event of the year, will bring producers and their families to Orlando, Florida, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2024, for education, networking and business, along with family fun. “We’re looking forward to our convention in Orlando, it’s always a crowd pleaser,” said National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President-elect Mark Eisele from Wyoming during a recent interview. CattleCon24 …

Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, NAFB, NCBA

Get to Know Pivot Bio

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Pivot Bio visited the NAFB Convention Trade Talk earlier this month in Kansas City to talk about its unique offerings for farmers and companies. As a sustainable agriculture company, Pivot Bio delivers farmers patented crop nutrition technologies to deliver nitrogen to plants without the negative impacts of synthetic fertilizer. “Pivot Bio provides growers a technology opportunity to deliver a better …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Corn, Fertilizer, NAFB, Sustainability

Seed Industry Conference Starts Next Week

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The American Seed Trade Association‘s newly-branded Field Crop Seed Convention kicks off its first year next week in Orlando. The convention will host seed industry professionals from over 30 countries for educational sessions, networking and the Seed Expo. “We’re excited about it,” said ASTA president and CEO Andy LaVigne during an interview at the recent NAFB Trade Talk. “We’ve got …

ASTA, Audio, NAFB, Seed

Farm Bill Extension and Funding Reaction

Cindy Zimmerman

Congress this week passed a continuing resolution that includes an extension of the 2018 Farm Bill until Sept. 30, 2024. Agriculture groups and companies at the NAFB Convention gave their reactions to the move and what it will mean for negotiations next year. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) praised the government funding package that also extends the Livestock Mandatory …

Audio, Farm Bill, Farm Policy, NAFB, NCBA, Syngenta

Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford on First TIME100 Climate List

Cindy Zimmerman

Land O’Lakes, Inc. President and CEO Beth Ford was included on the inaugural TIME100 Climate list announced this week, recognizing the 100 most innovative leaders driving business climate action. The list was curated from nominations and recommendations made by industry leaders and partner organizations, assessing the candidates on a variety of factors, including recency of action, measurable results, and influence. …

AgWired Precision, Audio, carbon, NAFB, regenerative ag

Farm Broadcaster Howard Hale Passes

Cindy Zimmerman

Sad to hear of the passing of broadcasting legend Howard Hale, 87, a 38-year member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. This photo from our files is Howard at the 2017 NAFB Convention. According to NAFB: Farm broadcasting was a second career for Howard Hale, after spending his “first career” selling life insurance, raising livestock and horses, and working …


Rest in Peace Ken Tanner

Cindy Zimmerman

A great Southern farm broadcaster will be laid to rest today in North Carolina. Former NAFB president Ken Tanner passed away last month at the age of 83. While no official obituary has been published, there will be a Mass of Christian Burial for Ken today in Cary, NC at St. Michael the Archangel Church. Ken was one of the …

Audio, NAFB, obituariess, people

Agri-Pulse Newsmakers Charts New Territory

Cindy Zimmerman

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine entered its third week last week, the new weekly agricultural video program Newsmakers from Agri-Pulse released episode five, with Sen. John Thune (R-SD) offering his thoughts on solutions to inflation, why the Ocean Shipping Reform Act is vital to U.S. agriculture, and how biofuels can help make the U.S. less dependent on Russian oil. …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Commodity Classic, NAFB

Passing of Jerry Passer

Cindy Zimmerman

Sad to share the news that longtime farm broadcaster Jerry Passer died over the weekend. He would have been 79 years old today, born on Feb 17, 1943, in Wells, MN. Passer was a veteran of the US Navy where he served as a corpsman for 4.5 years in Washington D.C. at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. After his time in …