Transparency Key for Ag Data

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, Data, Equipment, John Deere

As more and more equipment will gather information for its farmer customers, John Deere is taking that data and the questions about privacy that go along with it very seriously. “Data is becoming increasingly important for our customers. If you look over the past five years, data has really become a prominent part of the conversation, because customers understand how … Read More

DowDuPont™ Ag Division to Become Corteva Agriscience™

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, DowDuPont

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont will someday become a stand-alone company under restructuring and the name was revealed during last week’s Commodity Classic to be Corteva Agriscience (kohr-‘teh-vah), which is derived from a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature.” Vice President of Public Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer Krysta Harden said during the general session that it took months … Read More

USFRA Launches engAGe App to Help Advocate Online

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Apps, Audio, Commodity Classic, USFRA

In in a proactive effort to bring farmers and ranchers into the mainstream conversation about food and ag-related issues, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA) has launched engAGe – a new app to give farmers, ranchers and advocates a turnkey tool in sharing their story on social media. This platform allows users to easily stay abreast of current news in … Read More

Welcome to ‘The New FMC’

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC

FMC is now the fourth largest chemical producer in the world after its purchase of assets from DuPont back in November. That gives the company a much larger reach globally, and particularly in the United States, said John Kasper, U.S. Commercial Director for FMC. “It is the new FMC. We’re much larger. We’re on a wider range of crops and … Read More

Delaro Fungicide Shows Yield Advantage in Corn, Soybeans

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Corn, Fungicide, Soybean, Video

Bayer has released results from 500 DelaroTM field trials which took place in 20 states. Across two years of trials, Delaro averaged a 12 to 18 bushel-per-acre increase in corn and a four to five bushel-per-acre increase in soybeans compared to an untreated check. In these trials, Delaro had a 90 percent win rate over the untreated check. The recent … Read More

Why FMC Loves @ComClassic

Cindy ZimmermanAgribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC

Commodity Classic may have been a month ago at this point, but the glow of that one show can last all year for companies like FMC Corporation. FMC Business Services Manager Rick Kesler says Classic is one show where they can reach a lot of different farmers. “A big part of FMC’s business is in corn and soybeans and when … Read More

3RIVE 3D Means Farming Faster

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, Planting, Video

Rick Ekins from FMC, and Chuck have talked about their 3RIVE 3D platform several times since it was introduced and Commodity Classic provided another opportunity.  With spring planting upon us, here’s a quick summation of what 3RIVE 3D can provide: 3RIVE 3D is a new way to deliver crop protection products for seedling defense and yield enhancement Easily mounts to … Read More

#Classic17 Announces Second Largest Event!

Kelly MarshallCommodity Classic

Despite some challenging economic times in farm country this year, thousands headed to San Antonio earlier this month to “Farmer Up!” and attend the 2017 Commodity Classic. The final total for attendance was 9,303 – second only to last year’s Classic in New Orleans. That total included over 4100 growers and 920 first time attendees. “Commodity Classic continued in its … Read More

Scholarships Awarded from #Classic17

Kelly MarshallAg Group, BASF, Commodity Classic, Scholarship

The four hosting commodity groups, American Soybean Association (ASA), National Sorghum Producers (NSP), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF), along with BASF, offered 12 academic scholarships to students studying agriculture at the recent 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. “These students have shown a commitment to the future of our industry through their … Read More