Ag Leader Launches 2nd Gen. SeedCommand Line

Taylor Truckeyagronomy, Equipment, Planting

The next generation of Ag Leader SeedCommand products will be available to growers in summer 2016. The new product line will offer exciting features for growers looking to enhance the functionality and productivity of their planting operations. As an all-encompassing planting solution, the next generation SeedCommand products will comprise of electric drives and individual row control for hydraulic down force, … Read More

Roundup Ready Xtend Receives Chinese Approval

Taylor Truckeyagronomy, Company Announcement, Monsanto

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans received import approval from China today. A highly anticipated technology, Monsanto Company’s Xtend soybeans will now be available in the US and Canada in time for the 2016 season. “We are pleased to bring Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans to the market,” said Brett Begemann, Monsanto President and Chief Operating Officer. “After a decade of … Read More

Potato Board Offers Innovative Ideas

Taylor TruckeyAgribusiness, Food, Potato, technology

Blair Richardson, CEO for the United States Potato Board took time to share with Chuck Zimmerman at the recent Potato Expo about some big news announced at the event– the unveiling of  the Spud Nation food truck. This latest project by the Potato Board is a self-funding marketing program that is unlike anything attempted by a commodity board before.  Food trucks are … Read More

USDA Provides $9M For Mitigation Opportunities

Taylor TruckeyFarm Bill, Government, Media Room, USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the establishment of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wetland Mitigation Banking Program, made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill. The program will provide $9 million to help states, local governments or other qualified partners develop wetland mitigation banks that restore, create, or enhance wetland ecosystems, broadening the conservation options available to farmers and … Read More

Mavrx Announces Promotional Grower Offer

Taylor TruckeyAerial Imagery, agronomy, Nutrient Management

Mavrx, a leader in Ultra-High-Resolution (UHR) imagery for agriculture, introduced its first promotional grower offer during the 2016 Top Producer Seminar. Mavrx CEO Max Bruner made the announcement at a series of luncheon meetings with top growers during the event where Mavrx is a premier sponsor. Bruner explains, “With commodity prices the lowest in years, growers are seeking tools to … Read More

Farmers Edge Furthers US Presence

Taylor TruckeyAgribusiness, agronomy, Nutrient Management

Farmers Edge, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, recently announced the addition of its new headquarters in Ames, Iowa. This continuing expansion into key Midwestern agricultural regions comes on the heels of the Company’s U.S. entrance last year. “In adding more boots on the ground in one of the nation’s most important agricultural regions, we’re … Read More

AgSolver Technology Available For SHP Demo Farmers

Taylor TruckeyAgribusiness, Agtech, Nutrient Management, Soil Health Partnership, sustainability

AgSolver had demo farmers and partner companies excited at the Soil Health Summit last week as they plan on rolling out access to their Profit Zone Manager to the demo farmers this year. Dave Muth, co-founder of AgSolver, spoke with AgWired about what they do and how that will impact the SHP. “The Soil Health Partnership is certainly working on … Read More

John Deere Releases New Gator Utility Vehicles

Taylor TruckeyEquipment, John Deere

Fans of the John Deere Gator series will be excited to hear about the release of the Gator™ XUV590i and XUV590i S4 Crossover Utility Vehicles. These four-passenger models are designed for crop and livestock producers who desire performance, comfort, and customization. Designed with a powerful twin-cylinder engine, independent four-wheel suspension and availability of more than 75 attachments, the XUV590i has … Read More

Indiana Farmers Speak At #SHPSummit16

Taylor TruckeyCover Crops, Nutrient Management, Soil, Soil Health Partnership, sustainability

Carrie Volmer-Sanders farms with her husband and parents in Northeast Indiana/Northwest Ohio, and they have implemented cover crops on their farm for about 5 years now. Sanders works for The Nature Conservancy which is where she first heard about the project. “There are a couple of goals being a part of this. Some include sharing the information with local farmers … Read More

Ag Executive Panel To Discuss Key Issues At NFMS

Taylor TruckeyAg Group, Agribusiness, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) will be hosting an agribusiness panel discussion featuring some of agriculture’s leading manufacturers at the National Farm Machinery Show. On February 10, the AEM Ag Executive Outlook panel will discuss key issues including the future of agriculture, new technologies, and the vital role of ag advocacy at the local and national level. The AEM … Read More