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 …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, NAFB, PERC

Find Your Adventurous Lamb Side

jamie johansen

Last week the American Lamb Board (ALB) launched “Feed Your Adventurous Side,” a consumer campaign representing the spirit of today’s lamb industry. We met up with them during NAFB’s Trade Talk to hear the details first hand. “This new positioning for American Lamb as the adventurous, versatile protein option talks directly to people we call “Flavor Seekers” who are bored …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, American Lamb Board, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Food, Lamb, Livestock, NAFB, Sheep

Secretary Sonny’s First Visit to NAFB

cindy zimmerman

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, …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, NAFB, usda

2017 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award Winner

jamie johansen

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 …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, environment, NAFB

Ethanol Corn Finds New Use in Livestock Feed

Kelly Marshall

Duane Martin manages the Agrisure portfolio for Syngenta corn and soybeans. “We’re very proud of the technology we’ve brought to the corn and soybean market over the last several years- launching more new technology, more new traits, to especially the corn business one the last five years than any other company in the industry,” he told me at the NAFB …

Audio, Feed, NAFB

Bison Demand Continues to Grow

Lizzy Schultz

Consumer demand for bison is continuing to increase across the country. Representatives from the National Bison Association made a presence at NAFB Trade Talk to discuss the booming demand in this unique industry. “We are continually getting our supply outstripped by our demand,” said Dick Gehring, Vice President, National Bison Association, in an interview during Trade Talks. According to Gehring, …

Ag Group, Audio, Bison, NAFB

Milestones Met By Angus Community

Jamie Johansen

Just about a year ago the American Angus Association brought in Allen Moczygemba to lead their organization as CEO. I was able to chat with him soon after that appointment and recently at NAFB’s Trade Talk. Allen takes us through his first year and strategic plans going forward. “It’s been a great year for the association. We finished with over …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Angus, Beef, NAFB

Pastures for Pollinators is a Win-Win

Cindy Zimmerman

A new clover seed mixture developed by Grassland Oregon (GO) is a win-win for livestock producers and the environment. Pastures for Pollinators is a seed blend including a variety of flowering annual clovers that could help enhance pollinator habitat nationwide, according to GO co-founder Risa DeMasi. “There are 400 million acres of pasture ground in the U.S., and it happens …

Audio, Forage, NAFB

Beef. It’s What’s For Families

Lizzy Schultz

Today’s world moves fast, but nutrition shouldn’t take a backseat for busy families. Representatives from the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) were onsite at NAFB Trade Talk to discuss some of the beef checkoff’s latest promotions and initiatives that focus on family health and nutrition. One campaign, a 30 Day Food Waste Challenge, sends daily emails to participants with tips on …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, consumer, NAFB

BIVI Talks Prevention Tools For Swine Producers

Lizzy Schultz

With pork producers currently operating on negative margins, and projections that those margins will remain negative throughout 2017, minimizing production costs through disease prevention is more important than ever. The swine group at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) was on hand during NAFB Trade Talk to offer some insight on the most important tools for producers to keep in mind …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Health, NAFB