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New Holland Expands Self Propelled Forage Harvesters

New Holland has continued the launch of its Self Propelled Forage Harvester line that started last year. The five model line-up ranges from 480 horsepower all the way up to 825 horsepower according to New Holland’s Doug Otto, with whom I spoke with during the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa this week. One of the greatest features of... Read More

GROWMARK Excited for What’s “Next”

The 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting and Agribusiness Symposium was held this week in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s event theme was “Next,” with a focus centered on the innovations and ideas that will lead the future of agriculture and ensure its success. Show More Summary

Finalists Chosen for @USFRA Faces

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) has announced the finalists of its third class of Faces of Farming and Ranching, a nationwide search to help put real faces on agriculture. This is the third class of Faces of Farming & Ranching that USFRA has sought to speak on behalf of the industry in this capacity. The finalists are: Lauren... Read More

Iowa Home to New Ag Tech Accelerator

Iowa is the new home of a new startup business accelerator: Ag Tech Accelerator (The Accelerator). Four investors have provided funding for the initiative including DuPont Pioneer, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company, John Deere and Peoples Company. Show More Summary

Report Finds #Ag Can Help Combat Climate Change

Growers to provide feed, fiber and fuel and now according to a new report released during a press conference at the Farm Progress Show this week, farmers, or agriculture, can also help combat climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Show More Summary

#FarmProgressShow Powered by @FSServices Fuel

There are lots of vehicles and farm equipment on the grounds at the Farm Progress Show and it’s GROWMARK FS and STAR Energy that keep them all running. “Not only do we offer the fuel for the field demonstrations, we also do all the generators, the air conditioning and power in the tents, but also during the set up,” says... Read More

China Commits to $1.8 billion worth of U.S. Soy

During the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange in Indianapolis, buyers from China committed to buy nearly $1.8 billion worth of U.S. soy, totaling 146 million bushels of new crop U.S. soybeans. Several of these commitments were made official at a signing during the event, hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). “China continues to be the No. 1... Read More

NCGA Shares Messages & Priorities at #FarmProgressShow

Several members and staff from the National Corn Growers Association spent time with media, farmers, industry partners and academics during the 2016 Farm Progress Show to share the organization’s key priorities and messages. “The clear...Show More Summary

Midwest Row Crop Collaborative Launched

During the Farm Progress Show this morning a new initiative was announced to add more support to on-farm conservation programs and practices: The Midwest Row Crop Collaborative. One of the Collaborative’s first actions is to raise $4 million dollars over five years to support Soil Health Partnership (SHP). Show More Summary

Put Your #Selfie in the #FSBIGPIC

The #FSBIGPIC at the FS Star Energy exhibit is about the coolest thing I’ve seen here at Farm Progress Show. Here’s how it works: Just take a picture and send it out on Twitter or Instagram with the #FSBIGPIC hash tag and like magic it appears in a big mosaic. “When they come in and they find their photo, they... Read More

The @NHAgriculture NHDrive Concept Autonomous Tractor

Want a glimpse into the future of farming? You get it at the New Holland exhibit at the Farm Progress Show. On display is a concept tractor that is autonomous. I spoke with Carlo Lambro, Global President for New Holland, about this driverless tractor. Actually, the owner has the option to drive it or remotely control it since the New... Read More

US Soy Well Represented at Global Trade Event

The 4th annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Midwest Specialty Grains Conference and Trade Show hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the Midwest Shippers Association (MSA), is taking place in Indianapolis, IN and is the premiere global soy and grain trade event. Show More Summary

Sunrise Over the @BASFAgProducts Media Tent

It was a beautiful sunrise this morning at the 2016 Farm Progress Show with the promise of the gorgeous day! We’d like to thank BASF for their continued sponsorship of the media tent at the show. It is so wonderful to have a comfortable place to work in the air conditioning (or a little heat this morning!) with breakfast and... Read More

#FarmProgressShow Features BASF Butterfly Garden

Attendees at this year’s Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa are being greeting at the front gate by the BASF Living Acres Butterfly Garden, a new plot just planted this year with some milkweed to provide habitat for Monarch butterflies. “What they are seeing is a fairly young planting of a diverse set of plants to help demonstrate how a... Read More

Don Tourte Kicks Off 2016 #FarmProgressShow

Don Tourte, VP of Sales for the Farm Progress Show kicked off the 63rd annual event in the BASF Media Tent this morning. He gave media a bit of a show preview and noted that the exhibitors look as good as ever and highlighted how they have gone all out this year. “There are some really great things to see... Read More

Iowa Ag Water Alliance Announces Conservation Strategy

Two years ago several Iowa-based agricultural groups launched the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA). Today during the 2016 Farm Progress Show, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced the organization’s new Conservation...Show More Summary

Disruptive Innovation Goes Beyond Silicon Valley

When many people hear the term disruptive innovation, they think of Silicon Valley start-ups in the 90s that changed the way we deliver information and communicate. But like many things born in California, disruptive innovation is just not limited to Silicon Valley and technology parks. Show More Summary

Bayer is into #Peanuts

The recent Bayer Showcase plot tour near Dawson, Georgia showed the commitment that the company has to peanut growers. “We’re really excited that we’re just launching a new nematicide for peanuts called Velum Total,” said Keith Rucker, Bayer tech service rep for the Southeast. “We had a limited launch last year, this year is really the first full blown year... Read More

ZimmComm Ready for #FarmProgressShow

The ZimmComm team – with mascot Mini Z – are on the ground at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa ready to begin a full day of learning about the latest in agricultural equipment and technology. Left to right here we have Energy.AgWired and AgNewsWire editor Joanna Schroeder, me and Chuck (and Mini Z), ZimmComm general manager Clint Underwood,... Read More

StarFire 6000 Receiver Shines at #JDReveal

Nearly 16 years ago, John Deere set the farming world aflame with the StarFire guidance system. This year, the company has taken satellite-based guidance to new heights with the introduction of the StarFire 6000 receiver and SF3 signal. Show More Summary

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