Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Report

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Conservation, Farm Progress Show, Growmark, Nutrient Management, water

The directors of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency yesterday presented the state’s Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biennial Report at the Farm Progress Show. This report describes actions taken in Illinois during the last two years to reduce nutrient losses and influence positive changes in nutrient loads over time. Illinois’ Strategy is one of numerous other … Read More

AGCO to Acquire Precision Planting

Cindy ZimmermanAgribusiness, technology

AGCO reached an agreement last week to acquire the Precision Planting LLC equipment business from The Climate Corporation. “The acquisition of Precision Planting will solidify AGCO as one of the global leaders in planting technology and strengthen our position as a full line partner for professional farmers across the globe,” said Martin Richenhagen, AGCO’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. … Read More

Why FMC Loves @ComClassic

Cindy ZimmermanAgribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC

Commodity Classic may have been a month ago at this point, but the glow of that one show can last all year for companies like FMC Corporation. FMC Business Services Manager Rick Kesler says Classic is one show where they can reach a lot of different farmers. “A big part of FMC’s business is in corn and soybeans and when … Read More

FMC Command® 3ME is #1 for Rice Growers

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Farm & Gin Show, FMC, Rice, Weed control

Command® 3ME herbicide remains the South’s number one preemergence solution for protecting rice production from annual grasses despite recent entries into the market, according to FMC tech service rep Don Johnson in Mississippi. “We’ve been on the marketplace for rice growers in the Delta region for 16 years now,” said Johnson during an interview at the 2017 Farm and Gin … Read More

Outstanding Young Farmers at Ag Day

Cindy ZimmermanAg Day, Audio, Award, John Deere

As part of National Ag Day, John Deere welcomed four new inductees to the Outstanding Farmers of America (OFA) Fraternity as National Outstanding Young Farmers at the OYF Awards Congress. This year Jessica Niederer spoke on behalf of the inductees. Niederer is an organic grower who sells all of her 57 varieties at farmer’s markets in New Jersey. Selling at … Read More

Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit

Cindy ZimmermanAg Group, Audio, Farm Bill, Policy

Setting up official National Ag Day Activities Tuesday in Washington, DC, Agri-Pulse is holding a Farm Bill Summit today, part of their on-going Farm Bill Series. Over 400 industry representatives, congressional staff members, and invited guests are gathering for the day long event that features farm bill veterans and policy experts discussing the road that lies ahead for the 2018 … Read More

Sorghum Partners Powered by Chromatin

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Commodity Classic, seed, Sorghum, Video

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 … Read More

Trump Signs Executive Order Ditching WOTUS

Cindy ZimmermanAFBF, Audio, EPA, water

The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation had the privilege of being with the President of the United States Tuesday as he signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to formally reconsider the controversial Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule under the Clean Water Act. “President Trump’s executive order to ditch the Waters of … Read More

AgCompass Helps Make Tax Time Easier

Cindy Zimmermantechnology

If you are ready to make tax time easier, a virtual desktop and your accounting software hosted by AgCompass may be just what you need for secure sharing. “Security and data independence are important concerns for farmers,” says Nick Chambers, Business Manager for AgCompass. “With a virtual desktop, while your data is technically in the cloud, unlike web-based applications, your … Read More

Growers Urged to Comment on Pyrethroids

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, EPA, FMC, Insecticide, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

Farmers at the National Farm Machinery Show are being encouraged to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency to protect widely used class of insecticide being targeted under a routine regulatory review. Pyrethroids are used to control insects in 120 different crops, as well as turf, lawns and gardens. But an EPA assessment released at the end of last year … Read More