FCC Group Finds GPS Interference With Plan

Cindy Zimmerman

The Coalition to Save Our GPS is growing as new evidence mounts that a proposed communications network would interfere with GPS systems. A report was released last week by a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) technical working group on the potential for interference to GPS from the proposal by Virginia-based company LightSquared to set up 40,000 wireless broad-band stations across the …

GPS, John Deere

The John Deere FarmSight Strategy

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere introduced FarmSight during the Commodity Classic earlier this month and we told you about it at the time, but I also had a chance to learn more about it from Audrey Bartlett, product manager for John Deere Ag Management Solutions. “John Deere FarmSight is really all about having these advanced technology solutions integrated with our platform equipment – …

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Cindy Zimmerman

Only eight months until the world’s largest agricultural machinery and equipment exhibition opens its gates in Hanover, Germany with more manufacturers of tractors, agricultural machinery and equipment than ever before. During the 2011 Commodity Classic, I had a chance to chat with our friends Malene Conlong and Annette Reichhold with DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft – German Agricultural Society) who organize the …

Agritechnica, Equipment, Events, John Deere

2011 Commodity Classic Shatters Records

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2011 Commodity Classic is one for the record books. Attendance at the annual meeting of corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers shattered previous records. Total attendance was more than 4826, breaking the previous record at Nashville three years ago by almost 300. Total number of growers was over 1600, compared to the previous record of 1513 in 2009 in …

Commodity Classic, Corn, Farmers, John Deere, Soybeans, wheat

Deere Offers Nutrient Management Advice at Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

“Balancing Fertilizer Price Risk and In-Field Management to Optimize Yield and Profitability” was the topic of a Learning Session at the 2011 Commodity Classic in Tampa last week, sponsored by John Deere. Deere’s Pauley Bradley, manager of nutrient applications, had a full house for the session which discussed nitrogen practices today, concerns that fall anhydrous application may not be around …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Fertilizer, John Deere, Nutrient Management

John Deere Introduces FarmSight

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere introduced a new “integrated suite of solutions” at the 2011 Commodity Classic today, called John Deere FarmSight. The comprehensive program is designed to meet farm and business needs for today and the future, according to FarmSight director Jerry Roell. “The John Deere FarmSight global suite of solutions uses integrated, wireless technology that links the equipment, owners, dealers, and …

Commodity Classic, John Deere, technology

John Deere Re-introduces JDLink

Chuck Zimmerman

At the National Farm Machinery Show I visited with the AMS Group at John Deere. Aaron Bartholomay, not pictured, told me they were re-introducing the JDLink System. This system allows for wireless communication with your equipment that makes remote management possible. They also have a new website for the system. I also had him talk about the John Deere “i’s,” …

Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show

What’s New With John Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

Each year at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention they hold a session called Trade Talk. This allows companies to talk directly to farm broadcasters who usually conduct interviews with their representatives. I always ask “what’s new.” So when it comes to what’s new with John Deere Dan Hawkins (pictured on right) was ready, willing and able talk. Dan …

Audio, Equipment, John Deere