Camso Brings CTS Up to Speed at #NFMS17

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

Quebec-based Camso is back at the National Farm Machinery Show this year with some new track products for the North American agriculture equipment market. One of those products is a Conversion Track System (CTS) with suspended frame and integrated final drive system for combines. Track Systems Business Line Executive Director Martin Lunkenbein says Camso’s new CTS High Speed allows tracked … Read More

Water for Food Conference Registration Open

Cindy ZimmermanEvents, water

Registration is now open for the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference April 10-12 at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. The conference, organized by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, will examine the work being done to ensure water for food security from local to global scales. The three-day event will … Read More

AEM to Help Manage NFMS

Cindy ZimmermanAEM, Audio, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers joined with the Kentucky State Fair Board on the first day of the National Farm Machinery Show for a big announcement. Kentucky State Fair Board CEO Jason Rittenberry and AEM President Dennis Slater signed an agreement during the opening of the 52nd annual show in Louisville that AEM will assist with management and co-production of … Read More

Meet Emerging Leaders in Crop Insurance

Cindy ZimmermanAg Group, Audio, Crop Insurance

Last year at the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau annual meeting, we heard about the first class of the organization’s Emerging Leaders Program. The program was so popular that the second class has almost twice the members and we had a chance to talk with two of those emerging leaders at the meeting last week. Chock Hefner started his crop … Read More

Wheat and Sorghum Producers Honor Sen. Roberts

Cindy ZimmermanGovernment, Sorghum, wheat

The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee was honored by both wheat and sorghum producers this week in Washington. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) was presented with the National Sorghum Producers 2017 “Friend of Sorghum” Congressional Award in recognition of his long-running work representing the U.S. Sorghum producers. “Senator Roberts is a formidable champion for U.S. farmers,” said Don Bloss, NSP … Read More

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival to Feature Seeds

Cindy ZimmermanASTA, Audio, seed

The 24th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will feature a special place of honor this year for that which makes it all possible – the seed! During the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 56th Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference this week at Disney’s Epcot Center, festival coordinator Eric Darden announced that they will feature an ASTA garden at this … Read More

Des Moines Hosts 3rd Soil Health Summit

Cindy ZimmermanSoil, Soil Health Partnership

Nearly 200 scientists, industry leaders, environmentalists, water quality experts and farmers gathered in Des Moines last week for third annual summit of the Soil Health Partnership, a project to make agriculture more productive and sustainable through healthy soil. “Through this program, we have powerful analytics underway providing early indicators of tangible links between soil health and enhanced farm performance,” said … Read More

Ag Secretary is Last Minute Choice for Trump

Cindy ZimmermanAFBF, Government

President-elect Donald Trump will officially round out his cabinet by nominating former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture just a little more than 24 hours before the inauguration. As word about the choice spread Wednesday evening, most agricultural groups were waiting until the official announcement to respond, but one of the first was American Farm Bureau president Zippy … Read More

Monsanto Announces Digital and BioAg Product Pipelines

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Monsanto

Monsanto is still on track to become part of Bayer AG by the end of the year, but in the meantime it is business as usual and that business continues to expand to offer more solutions for farmers. The company made a number of major announcements as part of its Annual Research & Development Showcase on Thursday. Monsanto subsidiary The … Read More

It’s #PotatoExpo Time

Cindy ZimmermanEvents, Nufarm, Potato

The first agricultural meeting of the year is underway this week – the annual Potato Expo, which is being held in San Francisco, CA. Unite with others at high energy networking opportunities and gain practical business solutions at the 9th annual Potato Expo! Join more than 2,000 growers, suppliers, and experts at the largest conference and trade show for the … Read More