Senate Ag Committee Holds Hearing On Biotechnology

Taylor Truckeybiotechnology, Food, GMO, NCGA

The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing this week on agriculture biotechnology (GMO) with that showcased the overwhelming scientific consensus regarding GMO safety, as well as the urgent need for Congressional action to pass a reasonable, common-sense solution that prevents a state-by-state patchwork of labeling laws. “This is the first time in 10 years this Committee has held a hearing … Read More

‘Bringing Biotechnology to Life’ Launched at WFPS

Taylor TruckeyAFBF

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the International Food Information Council Foundation unveiled the launch of “Bringing Biotechnology to Life,” at World Food Prize 2015 Borlaug Dialogue international symposium. This curriculum is a free educational resource that aims to facilitate learning about agricultural biotechnology and its role in food production. Bringing Biotechnology to Life guides the learner through … Read More

USDA To Invest $30mil To Protect Wetlands

Taylor TruckeyFarm Bill, NRCS, USDA

Late last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $30 million to projects in six states to protect, restore and enhance wetlands on private and tribal agricultural lands. The projects are being funded under the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP), a program authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “Through locally led partnerships like … Read More

Trimble Connected Farm Now Integrates With Raven

Taylor TruckeyRaven, technology, Trimble, Uncategorized

User of Trimble Connected Farm solution can now view task data and as-applied maps transferred wirelessly from from Raven’s Slingshot system. Using the Slingshot API, Connected Farm is able to communicate with Raven systems like the Viper Pro or Viper 4. Wireless access allows for transferring of field data and locating equipment in the field. With this integration users who … Read More

Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge Fellowship

Taylor TruckeyFood, Land O'Lakes, sustainability

Land O’Lakes, Inc., created the Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security fellowship in 2014 to engage future leaders in the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture in the coming decades. An expected increase in population from 7 to 10 billion by 2050 requires a 70% increase in food production, yet this needs to be accomplished in a sustainable manor. … Read More

Fall 2015 Harvest Update – Oct 19

Taylor TruckeyCorn, Harvesting, USDA

Corn harvest is slightly ahead of the five year average as of October 19, 2015. The USDA Crop Progress report released today puts 59% of the crop harvested as of Sunday, ranging from 93% of the Tennessee crop to 25% of Colorado. Dryer than normal conditions are aiding in a quicker harvest; last week alone the 18 leading corn-producing states … Read More

Food Dialogues Heading to South Carolina

Taylor TruckeyFood, USFRA

The next edition of the Food Dialogues travels to South Carolina to discuss the non-agricultural needs for water and the needs of the ag industry to use water to raise the food we all eat. Water is a precious commodity and there have been local, state and federal solutions to making water available to all. In South Carolina, one such … Read More

Iteris, GEOSYS Partnership Offers Enhanced Weather Content

Taylor TruckeyFarm Management, GEOSYS, Iteris, technology, weather

The partnership of a global satellite- and weather-based insights company with a leader in information solutions for the transportation/ag markets will provide enhanced weather content through the integration of Iteris’ ClearAg API and GEOSYS Croptical monitoring application. “Our dual expertise — in agriculture and the high-tech world — is at the core of our identity and our commitment to clients,” … Read More

GROWERS Utilizes New Tech To Increase Yields

Taylor TruckeyFarm Management, GROWERS

GROWERS is using new technologies to revolutionize the way farmers are managing their operations. Precision farming & data-driven capabilities are the focus of GROWERS, allowing producers to take their personalized farm data to create customized plans that will allow them to reduce costs and increase yields. Opportunities like this are vital when commodity prices are sitting where they are at. … Read More

Fall 2015 Corn Harvest Progress – October

Taylor TruckeyHarvesting, USDA

As of October 13, 2015, corn harvest is progressing nearly exactly on schedule according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With 42 percent of the crop harvested as of Sunday, total progress came with in one percentage point of the five-year average. Harvest totals ranged from 88 percent of the North Carolina crop to 15 percent of Colorado’s and North … Read More