ClearAg Platform Advanced by @Iteris

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What is the right time and the right amount of nitrogen to put on your field? Now growers can have a better answer with the Nitrogen Advisor, a part of Iteris’ ClearAg platform. To learn more, Chuck Zimmerman caught up with Iteris’ Jeff Kaiser who kicked off his remarks by noting that ClearAg is a data analytics platform that the …

Agribusiness, agronomy, Audio, InfoAg, Nitrogen, Software

Mavrx – The Uber of Aerial Imagery

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Mavrx is working hard to become the Uber of aerial imagery. The company was showcasing it’s unique business for growers across the country during this year’s InfoAg conference that took place in St. Louis, Missouri. To learn more, Chuck Zimmerman stopped by Mavrx’s booth and spoke with Max Bruner to get an update on the company. Bruner said that the …

Aerial Imagery, Audio, InfoAg

AgGateway Launches ADAPT Version 1

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AgGateway is getting ready to launch version 1 of its ADAPT software solution to the agriculture industry. The announcement was made during this year’s InfoAg that took place in St. Louis, Missouri this week. The AgGateway consortium was founded to address eConnectivity needs in agriculture as the industry develops and adopts more powerful tools to increase efficiency and productivity. One …

Agribusiness, Audio, Connectivity, InfoAg, John Deere, Software, technology

No More Paper Pushing for @CropTrak

Joanna Schroeder

“When Did Farming Become Paper Pushing,” was the topic of a seminar presented by Jonathan Sherrill with Crop Trak during InfoAg this week in St. Louis. Kelly Marshall had the opportunity to sit down with Sherrill following his presentation and talk about how to get rid of paperwork. Sherrill mentioned that paperwork is not something anyone gets excited about. He …

Agribusiness, Audio, CropTrak, InfoAg

Voters Don’t Trust Trump-Pence Stand on Ag, Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is the Trump-Pence Republican ticket good for agriculture, energy?” During his campaigning Trump has been supporter of biofuels and has repeatedly said he could “be a farmer.” Indiana Governor Mike Pence has vocally supported the ag industry understanding and supporting small farms and large agribusinesses. However, this week’s pollers seem to think differently with …

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Turf Feeding Systems Making Jatropha More Sustainable

Joanna Schroeder

Jatropha has been a crop in and out of favor as a feedstock to produce advanced biofuels such as biodiesel and biojet fuel. One criticism of the crop is that it is difficult to produce sustainably. Mexican company Zphere Works is launching a project in the Mexican Yucatan to produce 30 million gallons of biojet and biodiesel fuel using jatropha …

agronomy, Energy, Soil, water

MN #Water Topic of USFRA Dialogue

Joanna Schroeder

Water is a hot issue this year and makes it the perfect topic for the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). The organization is partnering with the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota to  host a Food Dialogues next week in Minneapolis called “A Celebration of Minnesota’s Waters.” “We’re addressing this as a celebration of water but also working to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Education, USFRA, water

NACD & NRCS Award $2M for Urban Ag Projects

Joanna Schroeder

As urban agriculture gains momentum in tandem with the movement of knowing where your food comes from, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) in partnership with USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) have awarded $2 million in funds to 42 conservation districts for urban ag and conservation projects.  The goal of the initiative is to help conservation districts and …

Agribusiness, Conservation, Food, Urban Farming

Is the Trump-Pence Republican Ticket Good for Ag?

Joanna Schroeder

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think about the Senate’s GMO Disclosure Bill? The Senate has passed it’s version of the GMO Disclosure Bill followed by the House passing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, and the President is expected to sign the bill into law soon. However, 40 percent of voters believe the legislation is bad …

Agribusiness, ZimmPoll