Trimble Acquires Assets of C3

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Trimble

Trimble announced that it has acquired the assets of privately-held C3 of Madison, Wis. The acquisition will enable Trimble to provide unique soil information as well as decision recommendations to farmers’ trusted advisors—such as agronomists, Trimble resellers or Ag retail suppliers. Farmers will be able to view the C3 data and recommendations from their trusted advisor on the Connected Farm™ … Read More

Year End Equipment Purchase Intentions

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Do you plan to make any year-end equipment purchases?” Our poll results: · No. Not this year: 35% · Yes – Planting equipment: 18% · Yes – Sprayers: 12% · Yes – GPS/guidance: 12% · Yes – Hay equipment: 6% · Yes – Harvest equipment: 6% · Yes – Tillage: 6% · Yes – … Read More

Give the Gift of Technology

Talia GoesAgribusiness, technology

All things wireless top the list of technology-related gifts that farmers want for Christmas this year. More than 40 percent of those surveyed are putting wireless remote cameras and wireless remote weather station / soil sensors on their lists. And nearly 50 percent would like a wireless farm network that extends up to 7.5 miles from their homes. Those are … Read More

Cotton Growers Battle against Herbicide Resistance

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Weed control

For nearly a decade, cotton growers have been battling to save crops from the ravages of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri). Though in many ways they are finally gaining the upper hand, an expert with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) says the progress has come at a great cost. Palmer amaranth is no ordinary foe. This prolific weed … Read More

AgGateway Invites Companies to Join Connectivity Project

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AgGateway has launched a new eBusiness project that will streamline the crop protection supply chain in Canada, increasing efficiencies and reducing the cost of doing business among agri-businesses. The Crop Protection Canada Connectivity (CPCC) Project expands on a proven approach already in use in the U.S. crop protection industry – thanks to previous collaborative work by AgGateway companies. The deadline … Read More Announces Upcoming Name Change

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Internet

Farmtrade LLC, announced that it will be changing the name to in the Summer of 2014. “We are excited to announce the new name for the first and only web based agricultural chemical exchange,,” says Jeff Stow, President of Farmtrade LLC. “While we are proud of the XSAg name and its 14 year history, the business has … Read More

Lincoln Gears Up for Farm Show

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Farmers

The population of Lincoln, Nebraska will surge considerably next week as thousands of people from across the region swarm the state’s capital for the 2013 Nebraska Power Farming Show, where they will gawk at big iron and futuristic gadgets from the top agricultural companies in the world. Growers and ranchers from states like Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Kansas will rub … Read More

Year-End Equipment Purchases on Your List?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What are you thankful for?” Our poll results: · All of the above – 37% · Friends and family – 15% · Good health – 12% · Freedom – 8% · Affordable food – 8% · Rewarding work – 7% · Our great nation – 7% · Other – 7% There are so many … Read More

Lincoln Land FS & Two Rivers FS Combine

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Growmark

The shareholders of Lincoln Land FS, Inc., headquartered in Jacksonville, Ill., and Two Rivers FS, Inc., headquartered in Rushville, Ill., have approved the merger of their two companies effective December 1, 2013. The new company – Prairieland FS, Inc. — will be headquartered in Jacksonville. Keith Hufendick, formerly manager of Two Rivers FS is named chief executive officer; Matt Busby, … Read More

Valley Offers New Cable Theft Deterrent Product

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Irrigation

Valley Irrigation, the leader in precision irrigation, is adding the innovative Proof Positive Span Cable to its extensive line of cable theft deterrent products. Copper theft is a global epidemic, and agricultural irrigation equipment is particularly vulnerable to copper theft. Thieves can grab long spans of cable from unattended center pivots and escape undetected among acres of crops. Stolen span … Read More