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    Sand County Foundation and Missouri Farmers Care announced the recipients of Missouri’s inaugural Leopold Conservation Award® during the 2017 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) Annual Convention. The Leopold Conservation Award honors farmer, rancher and forester achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. This marks the first year this prestigious award has been presented to a Missouri farmer ...


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    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made his first visit to the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention, where he made a stop in at Trade Talk and then spent nearly an hour talking with broadcasters. The secretary’s first topic was the launch of USDA’s new resources to support veterans who might wish to pursue opportunities in agriculture, agribusiness, ...


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  • 11/10/17--06:53: Corn Crop Increase Surprises
  • USDA surprised many with the crop production forecast out this month estimating a two percent increase from last month for corn. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 175.4 bushels per acre, up 3.6 bushels from the October forecast and up 0.8 bushel from 2016. If realized, this will be the highest yield on record ...


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    During the NAFB convention Trade Talk session Jamie and I visited with our sponsor, FMC. Mike Krull, North America Business Development, sat down with Jamie to talk about the FMC DuPont Integration. FMC has announced that it has successfully completed the closing of its two pending transactions with DuPont. The companies signed a definitive agreement on March 31,2017, and have ...


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    AMVAC Chemical Corporation recently announced new corn herbicide ImpactZ has received EPA registration, giving growers a new safe and flexible solution for control of tough broadleaf and grass weeds, including glyphosate resistant species. We had a chance to learn more about this exciting new product during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual Trade Talk this week. “We like to ...


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    Today’s farmers can gather all kinds of information about the crops they plant and harvest, but it can be difficult to know how to use that information to enhance yield and increase efficiency. GROWMARK is providing farmers with a tool to help in MiField Applied Research by FS. “We can follow certain procedures and not only have that information relative ...


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  • 11/13/17--10:52: Propane Can Do That
  • The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) has launched a new website dedicated to agricultural applications of propane. “It’s a really good site. I think if you’re excited about saving money and having reliable, powerful, clean equipment, it will be a great site for you,” said Cinch Munson with PERC. The site also offers details about the Farm Incentive Program ...


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    It’s that time farmers. The 2017 Census of Agriculture is coming in December. The survey is conducted by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. It has been conducted since 1840 and is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It takes place every five years. During the NAFB Trade Talk session I visited ...


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    Online grain marketplace FarmLead has announced the launch of its newest feature, Price Discovery, which provides a comprehensive view of historical and future grain price trends specific to the user’s geography, helping farmers make better decisions when selling their grain. “This isn’t just a simple price transparency tool. It is a price education tool,” says FarmLead CEO and President Brennan ...


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  • 11/15/17--04:00: Precision Ag Bytes 11/15
  • AgGateway teams working on standards for grain tracking ran a successful field trial last month on a corn farm in Olney, Ill., a major step forward in enabling the efficient tracking of harvested grain from harvester to grain cart, grain cart to truck, truck to elevator, and elevator to processor. Details of the proof-of-concept were unveiled at last week’s AgGateway ...


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    Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst represented the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) at last week’s NAFB Trade Talk. As you can guess, trade, 2018 farm bill and tax reform were key issues we discussed. When it comes to NAFTA renegotiations, Hurst said, “U.S. agriculture can see some benefits from this renegotiation. We can see changes to phytosanitary rules. We ...


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    This year FMC Agricultural Solutions launched Freedom Pass to give growers exclusive agronomic and economic incentives allowing more freedom in the field. We learned more about Freedom Pass at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk last week from Senior Communications Manager at FMC Lisa Homer. “It is the first time we have been involved in a grower program,” ...


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  • 11/17/17--05:07: ASTA Spotlights Seed at NAFB
  • The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is excited about the role of seed in soil conservation and new plant breeding technology that could revolutionize the industry. Those were two of the topics ASTA officers addressed at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual trade talk last week. ASTA chair Tracy Tally with Justin Seed Company in Texas says they ...


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    Jamie and the Golden ZimmComm Microphone were able to find about about more Smart New Solutions from AMVAC during the NAFB convention. Jim Lappin, AMVAC crop marketing manager for corn and soybeans, got another session to talk about some of the new products like ParaZone and ACROPOLIS™. ACROPOLIS is a fungicide that combines two effective modes of action – tetraconazole ...


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    Mike Harper, Industry Relations Manager for FMC was on hand for the NAFB Convention and Jamie got to talk to him about weed management programs. It’s that time to look ahead to the 2018 season and Mike offers some ideas for growers. In the interview you’ll hear Mike talk about how to put together an effective weed management program, how ...