AgVoice4Choice Supports Neonics

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Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on the “Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments to Soybean Production” concluding that “these seed treatments provide little or no overall benefits to soybean production in most situations.” Upon release of the report, a 60-day comment period was opened which concludes on December 22. So far, the comment website reports just …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, Government, Insecticide, Soybeans

Watch FARMLAND On Demand for Thanksgiving

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The feature film Farmland is now available for rent and purchase via On Demand platforms – providing more people with the opportunity to view the film from their own homes and digital devices. The film’s move to digital platforms takes place this month, following a successful four-week run on Hulu.com and Hulu Plus. Farmland is available for digital download via …

Farmers, General, USFRA

NCGA Calls for Pollinator Health Dialogue

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The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is calling on agriculture industry stakeholders to facilitate partnership and dialogue for improving pollinator health. “Although corn does not rely on bees or other pollinators, we recognize their importance to agriculture,” said Don Glenn, chairman of NCGA’s Production and Stewardship Action Team, who spoke at the recent Pollinator Health Task Force’s public listening session. …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Bees, Corn, pollinators

WOTUS Tops AFBF Policy Issues List

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New congress, WOTUS, second beef checkoff, and what to do about COOL were a few of the topics that American Farm Bureau Federation executive director for public policy Dale Moore discusses at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting last week. “We are excited that we have a lot of new leaders – seasoned leaders – coming in,” said Moore of …

AFBF, Audio, NAFB, water

Issues on the Plate of NCGA President

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Biotechnology and GMO labeling, Waters of the U.S., and soil health were just a few of the issues on the mind of National Corn Growers Association president Chip Bowling at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention last week. Bowling says corn growers are very concerned about the growing number of initiatives nationwide called for labeling of GMO products, and …

Ag Group, Audio, biotechnology, Conservation, Corn, Cover Crops, NAFB, NCGA

American Seed Trade Officer at NAFB

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The first vice chair of American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) was in Kansas City last week for a meeting of the Western Seed Association immediately before the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention. “It’s the only organization that’s been meeting here longer than NAFB,” said Risa DeMasi with Grassland Oregon, who stuck around for another day to do some interviews …

ASTA, Audio, Cover Crops, NAFB, seed

John Deere Offers Small-Frame 6R Series Tractors

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John Deere has introduced three small-frame 6R series tractors in the 110 to 130 engine horsepower range for 2015. The ability of the 6R Series tractors to handle many farm, ranch and commercial chores and right-of-way maintenance, has led to their growing popularity. The new small-frame 6110R, 6120R and 6130R are designed with many of the hydraulic, control and comfort …

Equipment, John Deere, Tractor

Lower Rate for N YIELD CX Nitrogen Stabilizer

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During the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk meeting last week, Eco Agro Resources announced a new N YIELD CX label that includes a new high-efficiency, lower rate for the 2015 season. According to the company, testing during the 2014 growing season confirmed that N YIELD CX makes stabilized nitrogen fertilizer more affordable and is equally effective. Testing showed …

Conservation, Eco Agro, environment, Fertilizer, NAFB, Nitrogen

Farm Broadcasters Honored

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The National Association of Farm Broadcasting paid tribute to the 2014 Farm Broadcaster of the Year last week, as well as one of its newer members with a bright future. Ken Anderson is this year’s Farm Broadcaster of the Year and is an ag reporter and news anchor for the Brownfield Radio Network. His broadcasting career began in 1977 with …

Award, NAFB