New Joint Venture Capitalizes on Precision Platform

kelly marshall

Four leading agribusinesses, Wheat Growers, Landus Cooperative, Central Valley Ag and WinField United, are coming together in a joint venture called FieldReveal. Together they will provide ag retailers with a platform, allowing them to provide better service to growers and keep pace with new technologies. FieldReveal will offer ease in writing prescriptions for seed, fertility, and other inputs thanks to …

AgWired Precision, cooperatives, Precision Agriculture

.@TerrAvion Partners with CHS Inc. Cooperative

Kelly Marshall

TerrAvion is already a leader in aerial imaging, and now the company is growing even more.  They have just announced a partnership with CHS Inc., a global agribusiness cooperative known for providing services at every stage of crop production.  The agreement says CHS will offer TerrAvion aerial imagery and data solutions to its customers.  CHS has a large presence in …

Aerial Imagery, Agribusiness, cooperatives

Garden City, Kansas Co-Op Now an MZB Provider

Kelly Marshall

More than 2,000 growers are now part of the MZB’s zone-based precision farming system, thanks to a roundtable discussion at the Precision Farming Dealer Summit held this past winter.  Participation in the summit has lead to participation in a partnership for MZB Technologies and Garden City Co-op (GCC). Garden City Co-op is now a provider of MZB’s platform, which provides up …

Agribusiness, cooperatives, Irrigation, Variable rate, Water Management

The Andersons Sell Grain Plants in Iowa

Kelly Marshall

The Andersons, Inc. has completed an agreement to sell eight grain facilities located in Iowa to MaxYield Cooperative. “We have referenced performance issues in our western grain assets during several recent investor calls. We anticipate this sale will improve our prospects and provide a pathway to profitability for this area of our business,” said CEO Pat Bowe. “We believe MaxYield …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, cooperatives

Industry Applauds Senate Ag Labeling Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate Agriculture Committee today held a business meeting where the Chairman’s Mark on Biotechnology Labeling Solutions was favorably reported with a bipartisan vote of 14-6. The legislation, which creates a voluntary national labeling law for genetically modified products, now heads to the full Senate for consideration. “This is really a conversation about a few states dictating to every state …

biotechnology, cooperatives, GMO, Government

Farmers Coop, West Central Coop Approve Merger

Kelly Marshall

The merger between Farmers Cooperative Company (FC) and West Central Cooperative has been officially approved by a vote of the members.  The merger will become effective on April 1, 2016. “In this merger vote, our members were presented with a rare opportunity to combine two strong, financially-stable cooperatives in a merger of equals to maintain local ownership for generations to …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, cooperatives

New @GROWMARK Program to Help Young Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

As a young farmer herself with her husband, Heather Thompson knows first-hand some of the challenges facing the new generation of agriculture. “My husband and I are just getting back to our own family farm operation,” says Thompson, who is Young Producer Programs Manager for GROWMARK. Some of the challenges new young farmers face include farming with multiple generations, financial …

Audio, cooperatives, FS System, Growmark

FS System Supports #FarmProgressShow

Cindy Zimmerman

The GROWMARK FS System is out in full force this week at the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, helping to support the field demonstrations. Just last week, several FS member cooperatives were honored at the 2015 GROWMARK annual meeting in Chicago. RPA Farmers Co-op of Pleasant Plains, Illinois, won the 2014 CERES Award, named for the Roman goddess of …

cooperatives, Farm Progress Show, FS System, Growmark