Economic Impact of Ag Equipment Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has just released a new in-depth analysis of of the impact of the agricultural equipment industry on the American economy. The white paper quantifies the many economic impacts of the manufacturing, distribution, and use of agriculture equipment and machinery from 2011 and figured the total economic footprint of the agricultural industry – including upstream and …

General

Cultivate & Connect with AgChat

Cindy Zimmerman

Calling all aspiring agvocates. The 2014 AgChat Foundation, Cultivate and Connect Conference will be held in Austin, TX, on August 21-22. It has been said that everything is bigger in Texas. The AgChat Foundation’s 2014 Cultivate & Connect conference to be held at the Radisson Hotel & Suites in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas, August 21-22, 2014, will be no exception. …

AgChat, Events, General, social media

Canada Crop Protection eConnectivity Project

Jamie Johansen

Companies working on AgGateway’s Crop Protection Canada Connectivity (CPCC) Project held their first working meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba, last month, and have begun the first steps toward streamlining the crop protection supply chain in Canada, increasing efficiencies and reducing the cost of doing business among agri-businesses. The collaborative eBusiness project expands on a proven approach already in use in the …

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Deere Shows off More Efficient 7 & 8 Series Tractors

John Davis

More information means greater efficiency out in the field, and that’s why our friends at John Deere were glad to show off their latest line of 7 and 8 series tractors to the farmers attending Commodity Classic in San Antonio. Leah caught up with Jarrod McGinnis, Deere’s marketing manager for these machines. He told her one of the biggest features …

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Better Monitoring with New MAS System

John Davis

Monitoring liquid applicators can be a literal pain in the neck as operators have to crane around to watch gauges for no-flow and low-flow applicators. But the folks at custom liquid handling equipment maker Mid-Atlantic Services (MAS) have a new CDS-John Blue Electronic Liquid Blockage monitoring system that will allow you to keep a closer eye on those systems without …

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Perfect Storm Creates Propane Pain

Cindy Zimmerman

In recent years, the U.S. propane industry has been growing by leaps and bounds, producing so much that they were even had a good export market going. But a perfect storm arose this winter that has caused pain at the propane tank, with shortages and prices skyrocketing to $5 a gallon before settling back down a bit. “It pretty much …

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Hick Chick Chat with Arystone

Leah Guffey

Back before the first of the year we ran a story about what farmers want to find under the tree.  That still extends into the new year as well. Arystone Productivity helps bring wireless technology to the farm, ranch or rural home.  

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Plenish High Oleic Soy IP Contract Program

Talia Goes

DuPont Pioneer and Bunge North America announced they will double acreage in 2014 of Pioneer brand soybeans with the Plenish high oleic trait. For the 2014 growing season, Pioneer will again contract with soybean farmers in the Delphos, Ohio, region to grow Plenish high oleic soybeans that will be delivered to Bunge’s facility for processing or to a participating elevator. …

Agribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, General, Soybeans

Former NRCS Chief on Conservation Program Future

Cindy Zimmerman

A former chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service says both the House and Senate farm bills are similar when it comes to reduced funding and consolidation of conservation programs. Bruce Knight, who served as NRCS chief in the Bush administration, gave a synopsis at a Farm Foundation forum on conservation last week. “The largest difference is whether or not …

Audio, Conservation, Farm Bill, General, USDA

New Website Soybeans.com

Talia Goes

The last U.S. patent covering the original Roundup Ready soybean trait expires in 2015. As U.S. farmers begin thinking about purchasing their soybean seed for 2014 planting, they have a new resource to answer their questions about the expiration of Monsanto’s original Roundup Ready soybean trait – soybeans.com. “Even though the original Roundup Ready soybean trait is covered by a …

Agribusiness, General, Monsanto, Soybeans