HarvXtra Trait Will Benefit Dairy Farmers

Lizzy Schultz

HarvXtra™ alfalfa is the latest breakthrough in alfalfa technology from Forage Genetics International (FGI). It was developed through a strategic partnership formed between FGI, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center in conjunction with Monsanto. Jeff Herrmann, Specialty Crops Technology Development Manager for DeKalb, Channel, and Jung seed brands sat down with AgWired at the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, agronomy, biotechnology, Forage, GMO, Hay, seed, technology, World Dairy Expo

New Holland’s Forage Cruiser at #WDE15

Jamie Johansen

Producing the best quality feed possible is the end goal for New Holland’s FR Forage Cruiser SP Forage Harvesters. Naturally, one of the best places to display this monster of a machine is during the 2015 World Dairy Expo. The New Holland team has been out in full-force to talk to producers from around the globe about their line up …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Forage, Harvesting, Hay, livestock, New Holland, World Dairy Expo

Winners Announced in New Holland 1st Cut Competition

Chuck Zimmerman

The results are in and the winners of the New Holland 1st Cut Competition have been announced. They are Les Hershey of Kirkwood, Pa., Jimmy Parker of Stringer Miss., Merlin Bontrager of Timbo, Ark., Tyler Egeland of Ossian, Iowa, David Nelson of Preston, Idaho, Vanessa Dirksen of Alma, Ontario, and Leroy Otten of Ponoka, Alberta. Pictured is Leroy Otten’s entry. …

Forage, Hay, New Holland

High Capacity Raking Performance from John Deere

Jamie Johansen

The advances in hay and forage production equipment are centered on efficiency and John Deere’s WR31 series wheel rakes are designed to make life in the field just a little bit easier. The 2015 Farm Progress Show gave me the opportunity to talk with Frontier Product Specialist, Caitlin Carson, to learn about the WR31 Wheel Rake’s high capacity raking performance …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Forage, Hay, John Deere

New John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

Chuck Zimmerman

Quite a few new products were put on display for those of us in ag media this week. That includes three new models of the 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters. “We took the momentum from the 8000 Series rollout last year and added to an already stellar lineup of forage harvesters,” says Tim Meister, division manager, marketing with John Deere. …

Audio, Equipment, Forage, Harvesting, Hay, John Deere

Deere Premium Round Balers now B-Wrap Ready

Cindy Zimmerman

New for farmers attending the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show last week, John Deere announced that the 469 Premium and 569 Premium Round Balers can now apply B-Wrap, the alternative to indoor storage. John Deere Kentucky rep Steve Broome says B-Wrap comes in rolls and is rolled onto round bales just like regular net wrap. “It seals out all moisture, …

Audio, Forage, Hay, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

PacificAg Can Help Make 2014 More Profitable

Cindy Zimmerman

The largest and most experienced biomass harvest company in the country is helping growers see increased profits in the emerging biomass markets. The company provides a comprehensive suite of services that allow growers to further diversify their operations and experience additional revenue. PacificAg started in the residue management business nearly 20 years ago harvesting forage crops for feed in Oregon …

Audio, biomass, Conservation, Forage, residue management

Alta Seeds Expands Sorghum Product Line

Jamie Johansen

Alta Seeds, the U.S. brand for exclusive genetics and forage and grain sorghum hybrids from Advanta, was present during NAFB’s Trade Talk in Kansas City, MO. Barry Lubbers is with Alta Seeds and shared more about the sorghum industry and the new products we will see from them in the coming year in an interview with Chuck. “In the sorghum …

Agribusiness, Audio, Forage, NAFB, seed, Sorghum

Alltech’s 2014 Harvest Analysis Results

Jamie Johansen

Alltech will be unveiling the 2014 Harvest Analysis Results from their 37+ Mycotoxin Analysis program and during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk, Chuck spoke with Ann Hess, North American Field PR Manager for Alltech about their discoveries. “A few years ago we started the Alltech 37+ Mycotoxin Analysis program that analyzes up to 38 toxins in feed …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Forage

Update on Valent Products from Trade Talk

Jamie Johansen

Valent was out in full force during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk to talk about their seed protection programs, plant growth regulators and everything residual herbicides. Matt Kirkpatrick, market development specialist works with growers to find their needs and decides what products Valent can bring to the marketplace to solve their problems. Fierce XLT is an example …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Crop Protection, Forage, Herbicides, seed, Soybeans