Eco Agro ECOSYSTEM Launched

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Eco Agro, Equipment, Fertilizer

The Eco Agro ECOSYSTEM™ is bringing the ability to custom manufacture enhanced efficiency fertilizer (EEF) to your local retailer. The system will allow EEFs to be produced on-demand, customized to local conditions and without requiring extra storage bins. The development of PENXCEL Technology and products based on that platform make it possible to quickly blend a customized mix of stabilizers … Read More

Iteris Awarded Patents for ClearAg Harvest Advisory Services

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Iteris, technology, weather

Iteris, Inc., a leader in providing information solutions to the transportation and agriculture markets, has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded five patents for key harvesting technologies that make up Iteris’ industry-leading precision farming platform, ClearAg™. The five patents are directly related to ClearAg’s Harvest Advisory Services, which are available to agribusinesses and growers globally through … Read More

Calcium Products Opens World Headquarters

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Calcium Products

Calcium Products — North America’s leading producer of precision soil amendments that improve soil quality to maximize nutrient uptake and strengthen yields — recently celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters located at the Iowa State University Research Park. Included is a new research and development laboratory and customer support center. Company CEO Mike Hogan also announced the expansion … Read More

Iteris and Satshot Partner for Better Crop Management

Talia GoesAgribusiness

Iteris, Inc. a leader in providing intelligent traffic management and weather information solutions, is partnering with Satshot, Inc., a leading provider of satellite and aerial imagery, to provide multispectral images for assessing crop growth and deficiencies on fields through the Satshot user interface. Through this partnership, Iteris’ ClearPath Ag™ weather content system will be incorporated into Satshot’s mapping and remote … Read More

Ag Leader DirectCommand Application Management

Talia GoesAg Leader

Ag Leader Technology has announced additional features to its DirectCommand application managment system. This update is part of a recent firmware upgrade – version 5.4 – to the Ag Leader Integra and Versa displays. 5.4 firmware includes enhanced Smart Report exporting and auto-generation of reports, a feature specific to the Ag Leader Integra display. With the new functionality, a user … Read More

Farmers Doing “Fair” at Storytelling

Talia GoesZimmPoll

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How would you rate the job farmers are doing telling consumers where their food comes from?” It looks as though many of you feel their efforts are good to fair, but as farmers continue to engage in storytelling activities such as the Food Dialogues and social media, more can be done. Our poll results: … Read More

Farmers Telling Their Stories to Consumers

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think about the new AgWired look?” It seems as though the transformation of the site draws a strong line between love and like, which we’re glad to hear! Sometimes change is a hard thing to swallow, but it seems like AgWired readers and pleased with the direction the site has gone. … Read More

Most Like Crop Insurance in New Farm Bill

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s best in the new farm bill?” More than a third of our respondents agree that crop insurance tops the charts, along with nothing. We see a bit of an oxymoron there! Our poll results: Crop insurance – 31.25% None – 31.25% Conservation – 9.38% Rural Development – 9.38% Energy – 6.25% Specialty Crops … Read More

Grant Applications for Conservation Innovation Efforts

Talia GoesConservation, USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for competitive grants to develop and accelerate conservation approaches and technologies on private agricultural and forest lands. “Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) have contributed to some of the most pioneering conservation work on America’s agricultural and forest lands,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “It’s an excellent investment in new conservation technologies and … Read More

WSS Update Improves Data Delivery, Customer Service

Talia GoesAgribusiness, NRCS, Soil, USDA

Data on soils on the nation’s 3,265 soil survey areas are now updated and available free online from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. This update, the first since the Web Soil Survey went online in 2005, features: Soils data for the Continental U.S. that flows seamlessly, without gaps, across county lines and other political boundaries; A full complement of national … Read More