#Brexit – Will Agriculture Markets Suffer?

Jamie JohansenUncategorized

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Did/do you have a summer job on a farm?” Growing up on a beef cow/calf operation in Southwest Missouri meant my summers were spent in the hay field or showing my Herefords at local, state and national livestock shows. I was thrilled to see such a diverse response to this week’s poll. No matter … Read More

#ASTAannual Hears from Soil Health Institute

Cindy ZimmermanUncategorized

The cover crops session at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting in Portland, Oregon heard about a new initiative focused on soil health – the Soil Health Institute. Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, who was Deputy Chief for Science and Technology for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, is president and CEO of the group that is working to protect and … Read More

#GrowSmart University Launched by @BASFAgProducts

Cindy ZimmermanUncategorized

BASF Crop Protection is all about helping farmers grow smarter and to that end has announced the launch of a new online educational resource – Grow Smart™ University. Grow Smart University is designed to connect growers and industry professionals with agronomic and agribusiness content and offers an extensive library of farm management information, according to Paul Leeland, Product Manager, BASF. … Read More

First of its Kind Report Details Impact of Fertilizer

Cindy ZimmermanUncategorized

While we often take for granted the important role fertilizer plays in food production, the economic impact in terms of jobs provided by the industry has been generally overlooked. Now a study sponsored by The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) is shedding light on those numbers at both the state and congressional district levels. “We are excited to be able to share … Read More

Shannon Oleen Talks Tech & Branding at #NAFB15

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, NAFB, Uncategorized

Shannon Oleen recently shook up the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention with a little information about building your business and your brand.  As a business owner and a millennial herself, Oleen has a lot of experience connecting with customers and clients through online platforms, email marketing, and social media. “Communication is the fundamental piece for all of us … 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

AFS Connect Keeps Farmers in Control

Lizzy SchultzCase IH, Dealers, Displays, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Gadgets, Harvesting, Mobile, Uncategorized, Wireless

The minds behind Advanced Farming Systems(AFS), the Case IH precision software system, are always looking to keep their customers connected. The AFS Connect System is allowing them to do that. AFS Connect is telematics; it’s a modem, inside a vehicle, that allows a farmer to wirelessly communicate with that vehicle by providing them dashboard access to their equipment on any … Read More

Ag Leader Introduces Electric Drive

Lizzy SchultzAg Leader, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Gadgets, Harvesting, Uncategorized

Ag Leader Technology is proud to introduce a new row-by-row electric drive product to its SeedCommand™ planter control line. The electric drive option will offer growers reliable individual seed shut-off, as well as precise, row-by-row control of planter performance to incorporate variable rate planting on a per row basis. It will provide the ability for growers to make instant adjustments … Read More

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Set for 2016 Launch

Lizzy Schultzbiotechnology, Farm Progress Show, GMO, Monsanto, Soybeans, Uncategorized

Monsanto Company‘s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans are still on target for a 2016 release. Ben Kampelman, US Dicamba Marketing Manager for Monsanto, sat down with AgWired at the 2015 Farm Progress Show to discuss the company’s new product. His takeaway focused on the three important benefits Roundup Read 2 Xtend soybeans will offer farmers: flexibility, weed control, and the … Read More

InfoAg Presents Emerging Legal Issues in Precision Ag

Kelly MarshallUncategorized

The 2015 InfoAg Conference hosted a rather unique panel and Jamie had the opportunity to visit with Chris Budke on a rather surprising legal issue for those in precision farming. Budke’s unexpected background consists of 10 months as a special investigator for Husch Blackwell, and prior to that, special investigator for the FBI, specifically working on human trafficking out of … Read More