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

Secretary Vilsack Addresses NAFB

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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed a number of topics at the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention, including President Obama’s visit to China last week and his discussions about access for biotechnology traits. “The president publicly talked about this and suggested it’s in China’s best interest to take a much more open view to science and technology and …

Audio, biotechnology, Farm Bill, NAFB, USDA

NAFB Legislative Update

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Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst and Nebraska Farm Bureau president Steve Nelson provided legislative update at the 71st National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual convention. The ag leaders reviewed the current direction of the United States agricultural issues and policy on the local, state and national level. The two first addressed their assessment on the recent midterm elections and …

Audio, Government, NAFB

Big Data Privacy Agreement

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A coalition of major farm organizations and agriculture technology providers today announced an agreement on data privacy and security principles. The agreement was designed to encourage producers to use the full range of innovative, technology-driven tools and services to boost productivity, efficiency and profitability of agriculture with more assurance that personal data will be protected. The organizations and companies that …

AFBF, Audio, Data, John Deere, NAFB, Raven

USFRA Names New Executive Committee

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The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) has announced its new 2015 Executive Committee members and Nancy Kavazanjian, farmer director of the United Soybean Board, was named as Board chairperson. As chair, Kavazanjian will work closely with the CEO of USFRA and members of the Board in providing thought leadership and serve as a national consumer spokesperson on behalf of …

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Bayer Launches #Thankful4Ag Initiative

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Bayer CropScience is helping to make the holiday season a bit brighter for Americans struggling with hunger by sponsoring #Thankful4Ag in conjunction with Feeding America®. The social initiative aims to provide up to 200,000 meals from November 10-December 19. Bayer will donate up to $20,000 towards the effort. “We are all indeed thankful for the contributions of our nation’s farming …

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New Holland Offers Internships for Students

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New Holland is a major supporter of the National FFA Organization, but the company also supports youth in agriculture with internships. At the recent FFA Convention, Jana Buchholz – who manages the North America recruiting group for CNH Industrial America – was talking with young people about what they have to offer. “What we have to offer is a lot …

Audio, Case IH, FFA, New Holland