Calcium Products Opens World Headquarters

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Calcium Products – North America’s leading producer of precision soil amendments that improve soil quality to maximize nutrient uptake and strengthen yields — recently celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters located at the Iowa State University Research Park. Included is a new research and development laboratory and customer support center. Company CEO Mike Hogan also announced the expansion …

Agribusiness, Calcium Products

Iteris and Satshot Partner for Better Crop Management

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Iteris, Inc. a leader in providing intelligent traffic management and weather information solutions, is partnering with Satshot, Inc., a leading provider of satellite and aerial imagery, to provide multispectral images for assessing crop growth and deficiencies on fields through the Satshot user interface. Through this partnership, Iteris’ ClearPath Ag™ weather content system will be incorporated into Satshot’s mapping and remote …

Agribusiness

Ag Leader DirectCommand Application Management

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Ag Leader Technology has announced additional features to its DirectCommand application managment system. This update is part of a recent firmware upgrade – version 5.4 – to the Ag Leader Integra and Versa displays. 5.4 firmware includes enhanced Smart Report exporting and auto-generation of reports, a feature specific to the Ag Leader Integra display. With the new functionality, a user …

Ag Leader

Farmers Doing “Fair” at Storytelling

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How would you rate the job farmers are doing telling consumers where their food comes from?” It looks as though many of you feel their efforts are good to fair, but as farmers continue to engage in storytelling activities such as the Food Dialogues and social media, more can be done. Our poll results: …

ZimmPoll

Farmers Telling Their Stories to Consumers

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think about the new AgWired look?” It seems as though the transformation of the site draws a strong line between love and like, which we’re glad to hear! Sometimes change is a hard thing to swallow, but it seems like AgWired readers and pleased with the direction the site has gone. …

ZimmPoll

Most Like Crop Insurance in New Farm Bill

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s best in the new farm bill?” More than a third of our respondents agree that crop insurance tops the charts, along with nothing. We see a bit of an oxymoron there! Our poll results: Crop insurance – 31.25% None – 31.25% Conservation – 9.38% Rural Development – 9.38% Energy – 6.25% Specialty Crops …

ZimmPoll

Grant Applications for Conservation Innovation Efforts

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for competitive grants to develop and accelerate conservation approaches and technologies on private agricultural and forest lands. “Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) have contributed to some of the most pioneering conservation work on America’s agricultural and forest lands,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “It’s an excellent investment in new conservation technologies and …

Conservation, USDA

WSS Update Improves Data Delivery, Customer Service

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Data on soils on the nation’s 3,265 soil survey areas are now updated and available free online from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. This update, the first since the Web Soil Survey went online in 2005, features: Soils data for the Continental U.S. that flows seamlessly, without gaps, across county lines and other political boundaries; A full complement of national …

Agribusiness, NRCS, Soil, USDA

2014 National Agriculture Education Summit

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Hundreds of agricultural education thought leaders, higher-education executives and business professionals will converge on Indianapolis next week for a three-day summit focusing on the future of experiential learning in school-based agricultural education. A joint project of the National Council for Agricultural Education and the National FFA Organization, the 2014 National Agriculture Education Summit is Jan. 28-30. The theme of this …

Agribusiness, Education, FFA

Traditional Christmas Dinners

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What is your traditional Christmas dinner?” Our poll results: · Other – 30% · Ham – 28% · Turkey – 22% · Roast Beef – 11% · Lobster – 5% · Wild Game – 5% Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “How is your health insurance for 2014?” The Zimmermans …

ZimmPoll