Understanding the Farmers of Tomorrow

jamie johansen

OsbornBarr has rounded up ag thought-leaders from across the country to discuss and tackle issues impacting the agricultural community. The first challenge they collectively believe is imperative is understanding farmers of tomorrow. Chairman of the newly formed O+B Agricultural Advisory Council, Richard Fordyce, former Missouri Director of Agriculture, attended the 2017 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk to talk …

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

Enogen® Corn Hybrids Good for Feed and Fuel

cindy zimmerman

Enogen® corn hybrids from Syngenta have been providing value for farmers and ethanol producers, now Enogen® Feed hybrids can help provide value for beef and dairy producers as well. “Enogen continues to be an exciting part of our business in Syngenta and the NK brand,” said Quinn Showalter, NK Sales Head, during an interview at the National Association of Farm …

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Biodiesel Benefits Farmers and Livestock Producers

carrie muehling

Midwest soybeans are fueling the country from coast to coast. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has a goal of supplying 10 percent of the nation’s diesel fuel by the year 2022, equating to about four billion gallons per year. NBB Board Member and Nebraska Farmer Greg Anderson said the northeast market for heating oil is a bright spot, while California …

AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Biodiesel, NAFB

Trade, Farm Bill & Taxes…Oh My!

jamie johansen

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 we 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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ACE Optimistic About E15 Parity

Cindy Zimmerman

Last month’s concession letter to ethanol state senators from EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is providing some hope that 15% ethanol might soon be treated the same as E10 when it comes to Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP), which would allow the fuel to be sold year round in all parts of the country. “We believe they have the statutory authority today …

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Get Ready for the Census of Agriculture

chuck zimmerman

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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Propane Can Do That

carrie muehling

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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Biodiesel Producers Testify at ITC Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Trade Commission held a public hearing in Washington yesterday to hear from biodiesel producers hurt by subsidized biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. “We’ve got a group of members and unfortunately some biodiesel producers who had to close plants this year,” said Kaleb Little with the National Biodiesel Board during an interview at the National Association of Farm …

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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, …

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RFA Talks Ethanol with Farm Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association once again attended the annual meeting of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) to do interviews and support the media that helps spread the good news about agriculture and renewable fuels. Some very good news right now is that ethanol is helping consumers save more money at the pump than ever before. “It’s probably the …

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