AFBF celebrates farmers giving back to communities

IARN — Farm and ranch families from across the nation donated 25.3 million pounds of food and raised more than $1 million to help fight hunger in 2022 through the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Harvest for All program. AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Chair Matt Fimon said the program helps community food banks. Read more

The working relationship between NASA and agriculture

IARN — Commodity Classic is an annual ag showcase that presents the latest and greatest in farming practices and ag technology. So why was NASA located on the trade show floor at this year’s event in Orlando Florida? Brad Doorn a program manager with NASA’s earth science division says that was a popular question. Read more

Sec Naig discusses recent & upcoming trade trips

IARN — We have often discussed the importance of getting our products and our people out in front of potential and existing trade partners. The pandemic changed how we did business for a little while, but now that things have eased, face-to-face meetings are important once again. Read more

New Syngenta herbicide offers improved pigweed control

IARN — Storen is a new corn herbicide from Syngenta that boasts broad-spectrum weed control. However, Mark Kitt technical product lead at Syngenta says that the focus on one specific weed helped to drive the development process for Storen. Read more

What do young farmers hope to see in the next farm bill?

IARN — A number of next-generation farmers spoke during a panel discussion at the Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit. The presentation, titled “A Conversation About Future Ag and Food Policy,” gave the farmers a chance to talk about what they’d like to see in the upcoming farm bill. Mitchell Hora, an Iowa farmer who is also the founder and CEO of Continuum Ag, said the most important thing for policy makers to remember is farmer innovation. Read more