New Holland’s Propane Tractor a Hit

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Powered by propane on the farm has new meaning with New Holland’s launch of the third-generation Alternative Fuels Tractor prototype powered by propane autogas. The propane tractor was a hit during the recent Farm Progress Show. I got all the details about the cutting-edge tractor from New Holland’s Mike Cornman who said the concept tractor can also be adapted to run …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, propane

It’s Always the Right Time for an #Ag Career

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A career in agribusiness may not be high on your list of things to do, but if you have grown up in a farming community, it’s a natural route. While it helps to have a good understanding of the agricultural business, an in-depth knowledge is not necessary. People working in agribusiness pursue a wide range of different careers, from helping …

Agribusiness, Education

New Holland Showcases Next Gen Balers

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Several years ago the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published the Billion Ton biomass report and recently made an updated version available. The study shows that there is more than 1 billion tons of biomass available to be used for bio-products including biofuels. For many years, New Holland has been committed to growers who harvest biomass and when the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, New Holland

IAWA Forms Business Council

Joanna Schroeder

The Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) has formed a Business Council to assist with implementing the state’s water ag quality efforts. The initiative will be co-chaired by Ray Gaesser, a farmer from Corning, Iowa and past-president of the American Soybean Association, along with Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey. Also during the 2016 Farm Progress Show, Northey premiered IAWA’s new conservation …

Agribusiness, Audio, Conservation, Farm Progress Show, Water Management, Water Quality

AgTech Accelerator Launched at #FarmProgressShow

Joanna Schroeder

An AgTech Accelerator was launched during the 2016 Farm Progress Show by the the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Cultivation Corridor. Four initial investors have provided funding for the initiative including DuPont Pioneer, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company, John Deere and Peoples Company. Each company has committed to providing $100,000 for the first year. Kathryn Kunert, Vice President of Economic …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, John Deere

IA Governor Branstad on #Ag at #FarmProgressShow

Joanna Schroeder

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad touted Iowa as an agricultural leader during this year’s Farm Progress Show. He visited exhibitors and stopped by the BASF Media Tent to speak with reporters about key ag issues. I spoke with him about three issues: trade, water quality, and ethanol. Speaking on the topic of TPP Gov. Branstad said we have problems with both parties. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, trade, water

Midwest Row Crop Collaborative Launches

Joanna Schroeder

The Midwest Row Crop Collaborative was announced during the 2016 Farm Progress Show this week to add more support to on-farm conservation programs and practices. First out of the gate, the Collaborative will raise $4 million dollars over five years to support the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), a National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) initiative. The Collaborative was created to support, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Conservation, environment, Farm Progress Show, NCGA, Nutrient Management, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

Ag Infrastructure Challenge Launched at #RuralSummit

Joanna Schroeder

The inaugural Infrastructure Summit took place yesterday in Ames, Iowa with big news – the launch of the agriculture Infrastructure Vision 2050 (IV2050) Challenge. The news was delivered by Lief Magnusson, President, CLASS Global Sales Americas and Chair of the Association Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) who sponsored the summit with support from Agri-Pulse. IV2050 is a thought leadership initiative focused on …

AEM, Agribusiness, Audio, Events

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

Joanna Schroeder

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