John Deere Shows off Carbon Boom on Sprayer

Chuck Zimmerman

Last week’s John Deere Reveal event offered Chuck Zimmerman the chance to see the new carbon fiber boom.  Announced last year, this boom is part of a collaboration with King Agro, a maker of carbon fiber products in Central and South America.  The new booms promise John Deere’s customers more productivity while maintaing the reliability and durability the company is …

Agribusiness, John Deere, Spraying, Video

China Commits to 146 Million Bushels New Crop US Soy

Jamie Johansen

During the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange in Indianapolis, buyers from China committed to buy nearly $1.8 billion worth of U.S. soy, totaling 146 million bushels of new crop U.S. soybeans. Several of these commitments were made official at a signing during the event, hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). “China continues to be the No. 1 …

Agribusiness, Audio, Exports, Soybeans, USSEC, Video

Washington Tractor Celebrates Precision Farming

Kelly Marshall

Washington Tractor Inc. has spent the last year promoting its brand philosophy, character and personality as an organization through video storytelling.  Now their latest video highlights precision farming and its worldwide impact. The video, “Passion for Precision” explains why every plant matters. “Washington Tractor is honored to tell the unique story of our relationship and history with Trout Lake Farm …

Agribusiness, Video

EPA Team Experiences Spray Drift Equipment in Action

Joanna Schroeder

What better way to learn about new tools and emerging technology than to see it in action? Nothing according to dozens of U.S. EPA staff who recently had the opportunity to visit a working research farm in Queenstown, Maryland. During the event, EPA team members watched, learned and participated in demonstrations of the latest sprayers and pieces of equipment. Organized …

AEM, ARA, Equipment, Spraying, Video

AFBF Calls on Congress to Assist with Labor Shortages

Kelly Marshall

The American Farm Bureau Federation has produced a new video highlighting the difficulties farmers face in finding workers to harvest crops.  The video shows the plight of peach production in Georgia, but the message outlines the scope of the problem nation wide. Hiring a seasonal skilled workforce to bring crops in from the fields to America’s tables has proved to …

AFBF, Ag Group, Video

ASA Wants to Hear Your Conservation Story

Joanna Schroeder

The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to hear your story about conservation. Farmers willing to share their stories about how conservation is a part of daily farm operations have a chance to be the next winner of the Conservation Legacy Award. The program is designed to showcase farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both sustainable and profitable. …

Agribusiness, ASA, environment, Soybeans, sustainability, Video

Videos Demonstrate Ways Farmers Protect Water

Kelly Marshall

Iowa farmers are known for not just growing food, fiber and fuel, but for doing it well.  Their fertile soils, combined with varied terrain and a lot of Mother Nature mean farmers face challenges when it comes to keeping nitrates where they belong.  The Iowa Water Quality Initiative has been a big part of helping farm families use innovative, science-proven …

Ag Group, Conservation, Farm Bureau, Video

Commodity Classic Now Streaming

Kelly Marshall

This year’s Commodity Classic was a huge success, and now you can return to the event whenever you like.  More than two dozen educational sessions as well as the General Session are available online in the video library. Commodity Classic attendees will find the video library a great way to refresh their memory regarding the sessions they attended, and they …

Commodity Classic, Video

Bayer Launches #FeedABee 2016 Video

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer is gearing up to make a significant impact on pollinator health in 2016 by planting more forage and spreading the word about the importance of pollinators with the debut of the Feed a Bee song and video. The video features Beatrice Blum and her animated friends who spread wildflowers to beautify their world and help pollinators and is designed …

Bayer CropScience, Bees, pollinators, Video