No-Tillers Pick Romney For President

Melissa Sandfort

The readers of No-Till Farmer overwhelmingly support former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for president of the U.S. over President Barack Obama, as revealed in a just-concluded month-long poll conducted by No-Till Farmer. Romney outpolled Obama by more than a 4:1 margin, capturing 80% of the votes vs. just 17% for the president. Votes for “Another Candidate” came in at 2%, …

Agribusiness, General, Tillage

Effective Control of Resistant Weeds in Soybeans

Melissa Sandfort

Results from more than 300 soybean field trials conducted in 2011 and 2012 show soybean growers there’s hope for control of resistant weeds. Engenia herbicide, a technologically advanced dicamba formulation developed by BASF, demonstrated effective control of key broadleaf weeds including glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, marestail, and common and giant ragweed. BASF anticipates the commercial launch of Engenia herbicide …

Agribusiness, BASF

Seed Industry Making Strides in eBusiness

Melissa Sandfort

More than 20 leading companies in the seed industry are working collaboratively within AgGateway to improve eBusiness processes, with major improvements slated for the end of 2012 and more to come next year. The result will be faster, more accurate information, reduced costs of doing business and improved customer service. The project, “Seed Connectivity II,” will further streamline the seed …

Agribusiness, seed

Farming Shows: “More Power to You”

Melissa Sandfort

The Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (I-NEDA) has introduced new themes for the Nebraska and Iowa Power Farming Shows. The new “More Power to You” themes are designed to showcase the powerful experience of attending the nation’s second and third largest indoor farm shows. More Buying Power To You becomes the new theme of the Nebraska Power Farming Show. The nation’s …

Agribusiness, Events

New Book: Soil Fertility and Productivity Aspects

Melissa Sandfort

Precision farming is the latest trend with sophisticated and large farms all over the world. Precision farming involves soil fertility and crop growth monitoring, electronic equipment, remote sensing, global information systems, global positioning systems, computer models, decision support systems, variable-rate technology, and accurate record-keeping. It potentially leads us to “Push Button Agriculture”. This new book on precision techniques is concise …

Agribusiness, Research

2012 Nebraska Power Farming Show

Melissa Sandfort

Mark your calendars for the 2012 Nebraska Power Farming Show, December 4-6 at the Lancaster Events Center in Lincoln, Neb. The show boasts: * Largest Indoor Farm Show west of the Missouri River * 9.2 Acres of Indoor Displays * 870 Companies/Brands Represented * Major Farm Equipment Manufacturer Represented (Case IH, Challenger, Massey, John Deere and New Holland) * End …

Agribusiness, Events

Allowing Growers to Irrigate Additional Acres

Melissa Sandfort

Valley Irrigation continues to give growers more choices by introducing the new Valley DropSpan for center pivots. The DropSpan allows growers to irrigate additional acres with a center pivot by “dropping” spans upon arriving at a large obstruction in a field, allowing the center pivot to continue irrigating. Valley Irrigation is focused on engineering new products that allow growers to …

Agribusiness, Irrigation

Harvest for Kids World Record!

Melissa Sandfort

The most combines harvesting simultaneously, ever. That just happened in Saskatchewan for a Harvest for Kids project. Can you imagine seeing 249 combines in action all at once. Combines of all colors! And they did it: farmers from many different communities in Saskatchewan came together to bring in a Guinness World Record harvest. 249 combines rolled down the field in …

Agribusiness, Harvesting

Discussing the Future of Hi-Tech Farming

Melissa Sandfort

The U.S. agriculture industry is facing a serious problem with being able to feed a rapidly expanding global population, as well as responding to climatic changes much like the recent drought that hit the United States. Technology is now playing an ever increasing role on the farm, allowing farmers to make the most out of every acre and to prepare …

Agribusiness, Events

Monsanto Commits to Invest An Acre Program

Melissa Sandfort

In keeping with the company’s commitment to sustainable agriculture and improving lives, Monsanto Company is partnering in Invest an Acre, which is focused on addressing rural hunger in America. In partnership with the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Feeding America and Archer Daniels Midland Company, Monsanto is proud to be the first seed company to join the program and match the …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Monsanto