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 …


Biodiesel Industry Honors Mike Adams

Cindy Zimmerman

Recently retired farm broadcaster Mike Adams was honored by the biodiesel industry this week at the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. Adams was presented with the Biodiesel Impact Award. “As I look back, I remember those soy diesel days,” said Adams. “It made so much sense to me I couldn’t understand why anyone would ever be against …

Audio, Biodiesel, NAFB

Passing of Lee Kline

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting announces the passing of 58-year emeritus member Lee Kline at age 91. Growing up on a farm near Conrad, Iowa, his first on-air experience came in the summer of 1950 at WMT Radio, where he had been awarded the WMT Farm Scholarship and later graduated from Iowa State University in 1951 with a degree …

NAFB, obituariess

Passing of Ed Czerwien

Cindy Zimmerman

Well-known cattle market analyst Ed Czerwien, 70, Amarillo, passed away January 3 after fighting ALS for more than three years. Ed is an emeritus member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) and was a Livestock & Grain Market News Reporter for the USDA in Amarillo, TX until he retired. After retiring, he started up CZ Cattle Market Analytics …

Livestock, NAFB, obituariess

ZimmCast 681 – What’s New for 2022

Cindy Zimmerman

The recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk gave us an opportunity to find out what’s new for 2022. In this edition of the ZimmCast, we hear interviews from six companies about what they have in store for farmers and ranchers in the new year. Our guests for this episode are: AMVAC Technical Service Manager, Midwest Region, Joe Bruce …

Audio, NAFB, Podcasts, ZimmCast

RIP Tom Riter, WNAX

Cindy Zimmerman

So sad to hear over the weekend about the passing of Tom Riter, farm broadcaster with WNAX radio in Yankton, South Dakota. Tom was a member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) for over 25 years. Tom Riter was born and raised in Rock Rapids, Iowa, where he spent many summers walking beans and detasseling corn. After graduating …


Golden Harvest Thrilled with Gold Series Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

Golden Harvest is reporting outstanding performance with its Gold Series line of soybeans. “The performance that we’re seeing is just frankly out of this world,” said Dave Young, Golden Harvest Marketing Head, during the recent NAFB Trade Talk. The new lineup includes Enlist E3® soybeans and XtendFlex® soybeans is are available for the 2022 season. Young says overall performance of …

Audio, NAFB, Soybean, Syngenta

Update on SIMPAS from AMVAC

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC’s SIMPAS™ (Smart Integrated Multi-Product Prescription Application System) continues to grow the number of products that can be used with the prescriptive application equipment. “Last year we started with just a handful of products, so this year we’re introducing several more products,” said Jim Lappin, SIMPAS Commercial Manager, during an interview at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk. …