John Deere 5R Series Utility Tractor – Power & Versatility

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Offering tractors from 90 to 125 engine hp, the John Deere 5R series tractors were on display at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. Attendees saw first-hand the advanced technology to the utility tractor provides, meeting many farming demands. John Doyle, product marketing manager, took us through key product specs and the ideal customer of this new product offering. “The 5R …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Forage, Hay, John Deere, livestock

John Deere 2025R Compact Tractor Gets Complete Overhaul

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The completely redesigned John Deere 2025R Compact Utility Tractor has a Final Tier 4-compliant diesel engine providing customers with an easy-to-use, versatile machine designed to tackle a variety of jobs. Jon Schebler, product manager for the 2025R series, took us through the specs of the redesigned tractor at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. “When we think of this kind of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, John Deere, livestock

TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities Invest in Agrivida

Kelly Marshall

Agrividia is a St. Louis-based company that has patented technology that uses the protein expression in grain to simplify the process of enzyme production for use as a feed additive. Now the company announces they have received financial support from TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities to develop the enzyme. “We see Agrivida and its technology as a great new platform …

Agribusiness, Feed, Grain, livestock

Maryland Cattle Operation Shows Conservation Success

Kelly Marshall

Conservation in the Chesapeake Bay watershed has been on the national radar for years. Now the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation Districts are showing off successful conservation efforts by local farmers and ranchers. A recent event at Hedgeapple Farm, a Maryland Angus operation, highlighted the volunteer efforts that have lead to improvement of the Bay’s …

Ag Group, Conservation, livestock, Soil, USDA, Water Quality

Corn Production and Demand Expected to Set Records

Kelly Marshall

The latest USDA report says the nation may see an all time high in production of corn in 2016, possibly reaching 14.1 billion bushels.  Production is following demand, which is being driven by feed, ethanol and exports. “NCGA is pleased to see continuing demand increases in the ethanol, feed and export sectors in the report, but this report shows us …

Ag Group, Corn, Ethanol, Exports, livestock

Legume Trees Found to be Sustainable Source of Nitrogen

Kelly Marshall

Silvopastoral systems refer to the combination of putting crops and livestock in the same location for the benefit of both, and that is just what Jose Dubeux Jr. hopes to accomplish.  Dubeux, an assistant professor of Agronomy at North Florida Research & Education Center, spent a lot of time on his grandparents’ farm in Brazil as a child.  Now he’s …

Education, Fertilizer, livestock, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

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

USDA Announces Grasslands Carbon Credits Sale

John Davis

In a first, Chevrolet has bought carbon credits from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This USDA news release says the sale of nearly 40,000 carbon dioxide reduction tons are from working ranch grasslands in the Prairie Pothole region of North Dakota. “This announcement is the first-of-its-kind. The amount of carbon dioxide removed from our atmosphere by Chevrolet’s purchase of …

Government, Hay, livestock, USDA

Forage Aid From Latham Seed

Jamie Johansen

The New Holland Trade Center tent was packed full of ag company’s like Latham Hi-Tech Seed during the 2014 World Dairy Expo. I stopped by there booth to learn more about the family-owned company’s latest seed genetics and products. Corey Catt is a forage specialist for Latham and has been in the seed industry his entire career. “What I do …

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