ZimmCast 611 – National Ag Day

chuck zimmerman

This week’s program focuses on National Ag Day activities in our nation’s Capitol. In the program you’ll hear from Senator Pat Roberts who made remarks during the Celebration of American Agriculture reception. I also interviewed Isabella Chism, American Farm Bureau Federation, who is the Chair for National Ag Day.  Next up is USDA Deputy Secretary, Steve Censky, who spoke prior …

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Another Successful Agri-Pulse Summit

cindy zimmerman

The 2019 Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit was another success for the best farm policy news team in the free world. The event at the National Press Club featured an all-star line up that started with USDA Chief Economist Rob Johannson, and ended with Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney, with Under Secretary …

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Deere Updates Gen 4 Software

cindy zimmerman

John Deere recently released 19-1 Gen 4 software and Machine Sync updates to further enhance the automation, documentation, functionality and security of its Generation 4 4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Displays. In fact, the release came just days after the 2019 Commodity Classic, where we talked to John Mishler, marketing manager for precision ag technologies at John Deere. Learn all …

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National Ag Day Honors Youth

cindy zimmerman

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) honored the winners of the 2019 National Ag Day video and written essay contest during the celebration in Washington DC this week, and also featured a youth panel discussion moderated by USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky. The theme for the video and essay contest this year was Agriculture: Food for Life. How does our …

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Bayer Honored at National 4-H Legacy Awards

cindy zimmerman

Bayer was recognized for helping foster the next generation of STEM leaders in agriculture with the National 4-H Council’s 2019 Corporate Leadership Award during ceremonies this week in Washington, D.C. Bayer was recognized for its nationwide partnership with 4-H on a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) STEM program called Science Matters, which since 2017 has provided more than 25,000 youth across …

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Happy National Ag Day!

cindy zimmerman

President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed today as National Ag Day, the third year that the administration has publicly recognized National Ag Day as a salute to the contributions of America’s farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. USDA officials and the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee joined members of the agricultural community gathered in Washington DC yesterday evening to kick off …

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ForwardFarming with Bayer

carrie muehling

One of the topics discussed at the 2019 Bayer Agvocacy Forum was the company’s ForwardFarming initiative, which partners with exemplary farmers from around the globe to host field days where influencers can see what sustainable agriculture looks like in practice. Bayer Project Manager for the U.S. ForwardFarming Initiative Becky Langer said the events provide opportunities to learn what sustainability looks …

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Precision Ag Bytes 3/13

carrie muehling

AgBiome Innovations, the commercial arm of AgBiome, introduced Lektivar 40SC, a novel fungicide (fluazinam) that provides superior control of foliar and soil-borne diseases to include white mold, southern blight, downy mildew, early blight, and many others. TerrAvion announced a new partnership with FarmLogs, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based farm management software provider. The partnership will allow FarmLogs customers to add high-resolution …

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BASF Excited About Revysol

carrie muehling

After 10 years of research and development, BASF shared its new Revysol technology with those attending the 2019 BASF Science Behind event, held just before the Commodity Classic in Orlando. Revysol technology will be part of two new products available for the 2019 growing season, pending registration. More details are forthcoming about Veltyma for corn and Revytek for soybeans, but …

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FMC Authority® Supreme Tackles Resistant Weeds

cindy zimmerman

Resistant weeds is a wide spread concern around the country and new FMC Authority® Supreme is helping farmers from the Midwest to the Mid-South take on the challenge. “Authority Supreme was a new product for 2018, we had a limited launch, limited quantities,” said FMC technical service manager Matthew Wiggins at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show last week in …

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