KSIR Farm Director, Lorrie Boyer recently had the opportunity to tour Brush Meat Processing, the largest bison processing plant in the United States, processes over 200 buffalo per day.

FORMER FARM BROADCASTER NAMED TO AGRICULTURAL PUBLIC RELATIONS HALL OF FAME…Richard “Rich” Howell was one of two inductees named at the 2014 annual meeting of the Agricultural Relations Council.

Welcome and thank you for all the great feedback on the AIC newsletter. I am not sure if there is a more dynamic or engaged council in NAFB than the AIC. I had the opportunity to visit with many during Washington Watch at the beginning of May.

Watermelons are as All-American as a Norman Rockwell lithograph. Often a favorite menu item at summer gatherings are wonderful, juicy watermelon. The biggest weekend for watermelon sales are during Independence Day weekend. Impress your friends and family with the following watermelon trivia facts at your next summer picnic!

Steve Bridge has one hope for farmers who listen to his noon show; that the information he shares on the radio helps growers be more productive. His hour-long broadcast, which airs Monday-Friday, regularly features weather, grain and livestock markets, the agriculture news of the day, and because of the proximity to the Illinois State Capitol, Bridge also covers politics. “On my show I run the gamut in agriculture news,” says the WFMB-AM/FM radio reporter in Springfield, Ill. “But the focus of the show is producer friendly and producer focused,” Bridge says.