World Food Prize Laureates

Leah GuffeyAudio, Events, GMO, Industry News, International, Monsanto, Syngenta, World Food

Three biotechnology scientists were honored at the World Food Prize in a ceremony in Des Moines last week, but before that, they met the press and answered some tough questions about the technology they have dedicated their lives to developing. The 2013 World Food Prize Laureates are Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Dr. Robert Fraley, Marc Van Montagu of the Institute … Read More

Kleckner Fellow Awarded Ahead of World Food Prize

Leah GuffeyAudio, GMO, International, World Food

A highlight of the Truth About Trade and Technology (TATT) Global Farmer Roundtable last week was the presentation of the first Kleckner Trade and Technology Advancement Award Fellow to V. Ravichandran, better known to friends as Ravi. He is pictured here with TATT CEO Mary Boote and chairman Bill Horan. Ravi grows rice, sugarcane, cotton and pulses on about 60 … Read More

Initiatives Announced at World Food Prize

Leah GuffeyAudio, Dupont Pioneer, John Deere

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and philanthropist/farmer Howard G. Buffett were the stars at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogues last week in Des Moines, launching new initiatives to address conservation, hunger and poverty issues in Africa. For one, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation has formed a partnership with John Deere and DuPont Pioneer to promote conservation agriculture adoption … Read More

Slow Start to Harvest in Central Illinois

Leah GuffeyAudio, Harvesting

Harvest is off to a slow start in Central Illinois.  It’s the final week of September and around my neck of the woods only a few fields have been shelled.  It’s getting cool and dry here but so far USDA reports that harvest is only 13% complete compared to almost 70& this time a year ago.   With harvest running … Read More

New John Deere Liquid Fertilizer Applicator

Leah GuffeyAudio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Fertilizer, John Deere, Nutrient Management

On display at the Farm Progress Show in the John Deere exhibit was the new 2014 2510L Liquid Fertilizer Applicator, making sidedressing easier.   “Precision nutrient application technology has grown in importance as our customers continue to address environmental concerns while improving fertilizer use efficiency for the plant,” says Travis Harrison, product specialist from John Deere. “The 2510L enables customers … Read More

New Tracks for John Deere Combines

Leah GuffeyAudio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, John Deere

John Deere has been showing off its 2014 product line to farmers this week at the Farm Progress Show, and the big news for the S-Series combines is that for the first time ever, John Deere will be offering 36″ tracks for better flotation with reduced compaction and fuel use in challenging field conditions. Product specialist Jordan Danner says the … Read More

John Deere’s New Windrower

Leah GuffeyAudio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Hay, John Deere

Dealers and the media got a preview of what’s new from John Deere last week at the product intro in Columbus, Ohio and this week producers got to see the latest for 2014 at the 60th Annual Farm Progress Show. The All New W235 Windrower can keep you comfortable while you’re cutting faster in the field.  Features include the JDLink Technology … Read More

St. Jude Tractor Raffle at Farm Progress Show

Leah GuffeyAudio, John Deere

This year at the 60th Annual Farm Progress Show in the John Deere exhibit there is a restored 1951 John Deere A Tractor that 16 year-old Austin Rhoda restored and is going to be raffled off later this fall. All the proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Austin was a patient at St. Jude for 3 years while … Read More