2014 National Agriculture Education Summit

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Education, FFA

Hundreds of agricultural education thought leaders, higher-education executives and business professionals will converge on Indianapolis next week for a three-day summit focusing on the future of experiential learning in school-based agricultural education. A joint project of the National Council for Agricultural Education and the National FFA Organization, the 2014 National Agriculture Education Summit is Jan. 28-30. The theme of this … Read More

Traditional Christmas Dinners

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What is your traditional Christmas dinner?” Our poll results: · Other – 30% · Ham – 28% · Turkey – 22% · Roast Beef – 11% · Lobster – 5% · Wild Game – 5% Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “How is your health insurance for 2014?” The Zimmermans … Read More

Plenish High Oleic Soy IP Contract Program

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, General, Soybeans

DuPont Pioneer and Bunge North America announced they will double acreage in 2014 of Pioneer brand soybeans with the Plenish high oleic trait. For the 2014 growing season, Pioneer will again contract with soybean farmers in the Delphos, Ohio, region to grow Plenish high oleic soybeans that will be delivered to Bunge’s facility for processing or to a participating elevator. … Read More

Weed Control for Soybean Growers

Talia GoesAgribusiness, FMC, Weed control

FMC Agricultural Solutions announces a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) crop registration of its Anthem SE herbicide now for use on soybeans. Anthem herbicide offers both corn and soybean growers control of broadleaf weeds and grasses with flexible application timing up to 45 days preplant, preemergence and early postemergence. Introduced for corn in fall of 2012, Anthem herbicide provides powerful … Read More

National Corn Yield Contest Winners for 2013

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Corn, NCGA

Advanced production techniques, informed growing practices and improved seed varieties helped corn growers achieve high yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2013 National Corn Yield Contest. Entrants continued to far surpass the national average corn yield, setting a contest record with a new all-time high yield of 454 bushels per acre. Additionally, a record five national entries surpassed the … Read More

What Winter Shows You’re Going To

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “ Which winter farm shows/events are you planning to attend?” Our poll results: · National – 29% · None – 24% · All of the above – 19% · State – 10% · Other – 10% · Regional – 5% · Local – 5% Looks like quite a few of you will be traveling … Read More

2014 4R Advocate Award Winners

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The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) announced the winners of the 2014 4R Advocate Awards. The 4R Advocate Award program, now in its third year, recognizes on-farm stewardship actions. Winners are selected based on their actions to protect the environment, boost profitability and benefit society through nutrient stewardship practices based on the 4Rs (using the right nutrient source, at the right rate, … Read More

GROWMARK Announces Essay Contest Theme

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The theme for the 2014 GROWMARK Essay Contest is: “Promoting Sustainability and Conservation of Natural Resources.” The contest is open to all high school FFA members in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. This is the 21st year for the program, sponsored by the GROWMARK System and FS member cooperatives, in conjunction with state FFA leaders, to help young people develop their … Read More

AgGateway Launches Redesigned AGIIS Directory

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AgGateway, a non-profit consortium of businesses that works to promote, enable and expand eBusiness in agriculture, announced the launch of a redesigned website for the Agriculture Industry Identification System (AGIIS) at www.agiis.org. The new AGIIS website has improved design, navigation and functionality across a full suite of web browsers. About 150 agricultural companies currently subscribe to the AGIIS directory, which … Read More

2018 Precision Farming Market Worth

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According to a new market research report “Precision Farming Market by Technology (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing & VRT), Components (Automation & Control, Sensors, FMS), Applications (Yield Monitoring, VRA, Mapping, Soil Monitoring, Scouting) – Global Forecast & Analysis (2013 – 2018)” , published by MarketsandMarkets, the overall Global precision farming market will be worth$3,721.27 billion by 2018, at an estimated CAGR … Read More