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

Corn Yield Contest Video Launched at #Classic16

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association released a video last week offering tips from perennial high-yield entrants of the National Corn Yield Contest, like 2015 record-setter David Hula of Charles City, Virginia who topped 532 bushels per acre last year. The new video, which accompanies the traditional online NCYC Guide, offers farmers across the country a chance to apply the tips …

Commodity Classic, Contest, Corn, NCGA, Video

Details About Maglis from @BASFAgProducts

Cindy Zimmerman

The big announcement at Commodity Classic last week from BASF Crop Protection was Maglis, an online agricultural platform designed to help farmers manage crops more effectively and efficiently. The initial launch of Maglis IT platform is focused in North America, where the Maglis Customer Navigator allows BASF innovation specialists to work with farmers to analyze and develop specific plans to …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection, Data, technology, Video

Quick Fix Hydraulic Hose Kit Saves Time, Money

Taylor Truckey

An in-field solution for hydraulic hose failures, Quick Fix offers a hydraulic hose kit that enables users to build a new hydraulic hose on-site within ten minutes using simple hand tools. Larry, with Quick Fix, filled us in on how easy to use the Quick Fix Hose Kit is, which you can see below. Kits come in either 3/8″ or …

Audio, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Video

A Bird’s Eye View at #NFMS16

Jamie Johansen

For the best view at National Farm Machinery Show, America’s largest indoor farm show, you must climb high. For this opportunity I turned to our friends at New Holland Agriculture. J. Cole Sanford, New Holland product specialist, climbed their CR6.80 combine with me to share the latest on the new model launched late last year. “The smaller machine really goes …

Agribusiness, Machinery, National Farm Machinery Show, New Holland, Video