Podcast: The Great American Wheat Harvest

Meghan GrebnerHarvesting, Precision Pays Podcast, wheat

Custom harvesters are big users of precision technologies.  An upcoming documentary is now in production that will follow custom harvesters and show how wheat goes from the field to the bread on your dinner table.  In this Podcast, sponsored by Ag Leader Technology, we’ll take a closer look at the new documentary by Conrad Weaver, The Great American Wheat … Read More

Commodity Classic Launches App

Jamie JohansenApps, Commodity Classic, Corn, Events, Soybeans, wheat

The 18th Annual Commodity Classic has launched their first-ever mobile app for this year’s event in Kissimmee, Fl. The app will allow attendees to access information, receive messages and engage in social media from their smart phones and tablets. You can even make your own schedules, take notes, lookup session and event times and navigate with maps. Visit to … Read More

Creating A Voice For Custom Harvesters

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Corn, Cotton, Equipment, Harvesting, NAFB, wheat

U.S. Custom Harvesters, like many other agricultural organizations, represented themselves well at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. Tracy Zeorian, President, and Kent Braathen, Vice President of U.S. Custom Harvesters, shared the history of the organization and how they are providing a voice for custom harvesters across the country. “Our organization is comprised of all custom harvesters: … Read More

Meet Dan Hughes – Profile

Jamie JohansenAudio, Corn, Farmers, FMC, NAFB, Profiles, Soybeans, sustainability, technology, wheat

It is time for another Profile. Again, NAFB Trade Talk made it possible for me to meet Dan Hughes, a farmer from western Nebraska. Dan operates an 11,000 acre farm with 20% irrigated and 80% in dry land. He manages a diverse selection in the field including: hard red winter wheat, hard white winter wheat, corn, soybeans, dry edible … Read More

Commodity Classic Caps Off with Classic Rock

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, Commodity Classic, NCGA, Soybeans, wheat

What’s a better way to conclude Commodity Classic than with some classic rock? The Monsanto Evening of Entertainment at the 2013 Commodity Classic will feature World Classic Rockers, a group of standout performers from legendary rock bands. Commodity Classic is the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused conference and trade show, presented annually by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, … Read More

Committee, Ag Leaders React to FARRM Bill Passage

John DavisAFBF, Corn, Dairy, Farm Bill, Government, USDA, wheat

It took nearly 15 hours, but members of the House Agriculture Committee were able to pass their version of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) Bill. Committee Chair Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) praised the bipartisan legislation: “This is a balanced, reform-minded, fiscally responsible bill that underscores our commitment to production … Read More

2011 Commodity Classic Shatters Records

Cindy ZimmermanCommodity Classic, Corn, Farmers, John Deere, Soybeans, wheat

The 2011 Commodity Classic is one for the record books. Attendance at the annual meeting of corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers shattered previous records. Total attendance was more than 4826, breaking the previous record at Nashville three years ago by almost 300. Total number of growers was over 1600, compared to the previous record of 1513 in 2009 in … Read More

North American Wheat Algorithm for OptRx Released

Joanna SchroederAg Leader, Corn, IA Power Farming Show, Variable rate, Video, wheat

Ag Leader Technology officially released the North American Wheat algorithm for OptRx during the Iowa Power Farming Show in Des Moines, Iowa this week. OptRx is a crop sensor used for mapping, data collection and real-time variable rate nitrogen application. To learn more about how OptRx worked, I spent some time with Mike Olson, North American Sales Manager for Ag … Read More

Wheat Growers Gain Nitrogen Sensor Technology

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Company Announcement, Fertilizer, Variable rate, wheat

For wheat growers who normally top-dress nitrogen, the use of crop sensors could boost yields and reduce over or under application. Today, Ag Leader Technology, Inc., a leader in the development of precision farming solutions, announced the release of the North American Wheat algorithm for OptRx, a crop sensor used for mapping, data collection and real-time variable rate nitrogen application. … Read More