3RIVE 3D Means Farming Faster

Kelly Marshall

Rick Ekins from FMC, and Chuck have talked about their 3RIVE 3D platform several times since it was introduced and Commodity Classic provided another opportunity.  With spring planting upon us, here’s a quick summation of what 3RIVE 3D can provide: 3RIVE 3D is a new way to deliver crop protection products for seedling defense and yield enhancement Easily mounts to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, Planting, Video

Bayer Celebrates New $8 Million Research Center

Kelly Marshall

On Thursday, Bayer wrapped up a week of grand openings by celebrating the expansion of the Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center in Champaign County, Illinois. The new station will house research and development to identify, develop and test new varieties, using modern breeding methods, pushing the limits of yield potential for growers in the Midwest. The expansion is part …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Research, Soybeans, Video

Weed Resistance Strategy at #Classic17 with FMC

Kelly Marshall

Weed resistance may just be one of the most discussed topics over the last couple years and that didn’t change at Commodity Classic. FMC is one of the companies that has worked aggressively on this issue and Chuck Zimmerman spoke with Ken Smith about it. He said, “What we have learned in the last ten years of our research is, we can …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC, Video, Weed control

Sorghum Partners Powered by Chromatin

Cindy Zimmerman

Sorghum is gaining in popularity thanks to new and improved hybrids being developed by Chromatin, your Sorghum Partners. We had the opportunity to chat with Chromatin Vice President for Research & Development Scott Staggenborg at Commodity Classic last week to find out what is new with sorghum and how the crop is being grown in new areas from a company …

Audio, Commodity Classic, seed, Sorghum, Video

StollerUSA Goes Live from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Stoller USA pulled out all the stops to incorporate the latest technology into their session at Commodity Classic, so we could hardly do any less. In her Facebook LIVE video Shelli Male, Directer Marketing and Communications Manager at Stoller USA, took us through their Start, Grow, Finish system for healthy, well-balanced plants. Watch the video to learn more about what they …

Agribusiness, StollerUSA, Video

John Deere’s Prospective on Farm Economy & Tech

Jamie Johansen

“I’m an advocate for agriculture because I think it’s the finest industry in the world,” words spoken by John Lagemann, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing for the Agriculture and Turf Division, who has 35 years with John Deere and that in itself is a true testament. John had a busy schedule at the 2017 Commodity Classic, not only wearing his …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, John Deere, Machinery, Video

AFBF Graduates Partners in Ag Leadership Class

Kelly Marshall

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is celebrating the graduation of nine young agricultural leaders from their Partners in Advocacy Leadership class— and if AFBF isn’t celebrating, I am. That’s because my husband, Brian Marshall, was one of the participants who studied the four learning modules designed to develop leadership skills and understanding of theories and philosophies, mostly by traveling …

AFBF, Video

Deere – Making Good Farms Better from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

John Deere’s passion for making good farms even better is evident with their commitment to Commodity Classic and the farmers from across the country who take in the event each year. “Commodity Classic is one of the greatest trade show to be at because we have such great growers that attend. Corn growers, soybean growers, wheat and sorghum come and …

Agribusiness, Commodity Classic, Equipment, John Deere, Video

Understanding New Plant Breeding Innovations

Cindy Zimmerman

Gene editing could be as revolutionary for plant breeders as cut and paste editing has been for the print industry. The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) held a press conference at the recent CSS & Seed Expo in Chicago to talk about new innovations in the industry that have great potential. We already posted the audio from that press conference …

ASTA, seed, Video