IAWA Forms Business Council

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Audio, Conservation, Farm Progress Show, Water Management, Water Quality

The Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) has formed a Business Council to assist with implementing the state’s water ag quality efforts. The initiative will be co-chaired by Ray Gaesser, a farmer from Corning, Iowa and past-president of the American Soybean Association, along with Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey. Also during the 2016 Farm Progress Show, Northey premiered IAWA’s new conservation … Read More

AgTech Accelerator Launched at #FarmProgressShow

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, John Deere

An AgTech Accelerator was launched during the 2016 Farm Progress Show by the the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Cultivation Corridor. Four initial investors have provided funding for the initiative including DuPont Pioneer, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company, John Deere and Peoples Company. Each company has committed to providing $100,000 for the first year. Kathryn Kunert, Vice President of Economic … Read More

IA Governor Branstad on #Ag at #FarmProgressShow

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Audio, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, trade, water

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad touted Iowa as an agricultural leader during this year’s Farm Progress Show. He visited exhibitors and stopped by the BASF Media Tent to speak with reporters about key ag issues. I spoke with him about three issues: trade, water quality, and ethanol. Speaking on the topic of TPP Gov. Branstad said we have problems with both parties. … Read More

Midwest Row Crop Collaborative Launches

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Audio, Conservation, environment, Farm Progress Show, NCGA, Nutrient Management, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

The Midwest Row Crop Collaborative was announced during the 2016 Farm Progress Show this week to add more support to on-farm conservation programs and practices. First out of the gate, the Collaborative will raise $4 million dollars over five years to support the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), a National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) initiative. The Collaborative was created to support, … Read More

Ag Infrastructure Challenge Launched at #RuralSummit

Joanna SchroederAEM, Agribusiness, Audio, Events

The inaugural Infrastructure Summit took place yesterday in Ames, Iowa with big news – the launch of the agriculture Infrastructure Vision 2050 (IV2050) Challenge. The news was delivered by Lief Magnusson, President, CLASS Global Sales Americas and Chair of the Association Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) who sponsored the summit with support from Agri-Pulse. IV2050 is a thought leadership initiative focused on … Read More

ClearAg Platform Advanced by @Iteris

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, agronomy, Audio, InfoAg, Nitrogen, Software

What is the right time and the right amount of nitrogen to put on your field? Now growers can have a better answer with the Nitrogen Advisor, a part of Iteris’ ClearAg platform. To learn more, Chuck Zimmerman caught up with Iteris’ Jeff Kaiser who kicked off his remarks by noting that ClearAg is a data analytics platform that the … Read More

Mavrx – The Uber of Aerial Imagery

Joanna SchroederAerial Imagery, Audio, InfoAg

Mavrx is working hard to become the Uber of aerial imagery. The company was showcasing it’s unique business for growers across the country during this year’s InfoAg conference that took place in St. Louis, Missouri. To learn more, Chuck Zimmerman stopped by Mavrx’s booth and spoke with Max Bruner to get an update on the company. Bruner said that the … Read More

AgGateway Launches ADAPT Version 1

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Audio, Connectivity, InfoAg, John Deere, Software, technology

AgGateway is getting ready to launch version 1 of its ADAPT software solution to the agriculture industry. The announcement was made during this year’s InfoAg that took place in St. Louis, Missouri this week. The AgGateway consortium was founded to address eConnectivity needs in agriculture as the industry develops and adopts more powerful tools to increase efficiency and productivity. One … Read More

No More Paper Pushing for @CropTrak

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Audio, CropTrak, InfoAg

“When Did Farming Become Paper Pushing,” was the topic of a seminar presented by Jonathan Sherrill with Crop Trak during InfoAg this week in St. Louis. Kelly Marshall had the opportunity to sit down with Sherrill following his presentation and talk about how to get rid of paperwork. Sherrill mentioned that paperwork is not something anyone gets excited about. He … Read More

Voters Don’t Trust Trump-Pence Stand on Ag, Biofuels

Joanna SchroederZimmPoll

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Is the Trump-Pence Republican ticket good for agriculture, energy?” During his campaigning Trump has been supporter of biofuels and has repeatedly said he could “be a farmer.” Indiana Governor Mike Pence has vocally supported the ag industry understanding and supporting small farms and large agribusinesses. However, this week’s pollers seem to think differently with … Read More