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ASA Awards at #Classic15

The American Soybean Association (ASA) presented several awards during the annual banquet at Commodity Classic last week. Steve Berger from Wellman, Iowa received the 2015 National Conservation Legacy Award, designed Along with ASA,Show More Summary

Bayer Looks to Support Next Generation of Ag Professionals

Bayer is working to make sure there’s the next generation of ag professionals ready not only to grow the food, fiber and fuel for this country, but also develop the science and even make sure ag products are marketed the right way. During the the recent Bayer CropScience 10th annual Ag Issues Forum in Phoenix, Chuck caught up with Inci... Read More

AgNerd Cloud – USB Chargers

Hello multi-gadget AgNerds. With those come the need for multi-USB charging! How many of you when you travel get to a hotel room with a lack of power outlets much less USB ports to plug into? It can be very frustrating. That’s why I purchased an Anker 60W 6-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Charger. Got mine on Amazon Prime for $35.... Read More

Polaris RANGER Becomes Sponsor of ProRodeo

Polaris® Industries Inc., the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles and The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) announced a national partnership recognizing the industry-leading utility vehicle (UTV), Polaris RANGER, as...Show More Summary

Bayer CropScience Launches #CitrusMatters Campaign

Bayer CropScience and California Citrus Mutual announced #CitrusMatters, a year-long campaign geared at raising consumer awareness of the Huanglongbing (HLB) disease and the devastating impact it could pose to California’s $2.4 billion citrus industry. Show More Summary

Should Congress grant TPA?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think of proposed government control over the internet?” It has been called net neutrality or open internet but now it should be called government controlled internet. In a vote along partisan lines the FCC last Thursday passed sweeping changes in how it will be regulating the internet. Show More Summary

AgriSCIENCE Award for Teaching Excellence

DuPont announced that Jessica M. Jones, agriscience teacher at Chatham Middle School in Chatham, Va., has been selected to receive the George Washington Carver AgriSCIENCE Teacher’s Award in recognition of teaching excellence. The award...Show More Summary

Celebrating the Years

Ah, the torture of family get-togethers! I say that with a laugh for a couple of reasons: 1) I know my grandparents will be reading this, and, 2) because I could only wish for those moments for my own family. A few of my childhood memories center around music and family celebrations. I remember, vividly, playing from memory “Fur Elise”... Read More

Redhage Selected 2015 NAMA Marketer of the Year

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has selected Paul Redhage as the 2015 NAMA Marketer of the Year. This recognition is the most prestigious honor awarded to an active member of the association and honors outstanding accomplishments in the field of agri-marketing. Show More Summary

Wisconsin’s Largest Craft Beer Week

Madison Craft Beer Week (MCBW) will celebrate its 5th anniversary this May 1-10, 2015. Festival organizers are hard at work planning for the 5-year milestone. Over 80 different Greater Madison area restaurants, pubs and breweries will host more than 350 events as part of this year’s MCBW. Craft beer lovers will have the opportunity to choose from a multitude of... Read More

New Holland Debuts Guardian™ Injection Toolbar

New Holland has introduced the Guardian™ Injection Toolbar to the Guardian self-propelled sprayer line. The new piece of equipment was on display at the 2015 Commodity Classic and Chuck stopped by to chat with New Holland’s Jason Hardy to learn more about it’s capabilities. Show More Summary

Vet Training, Education & Leadership

A look into veterinary training, education and leadership development was another topic discussed at the recent Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar held in Orlando, FL. Dr. Jim Lowe, Lowe Consulting, headlined that conversation as he shared insights into making the animal health profession stronger for the future. Show More Summary

BASF Xanthion In-Furrow Info at #Classic15

BASF Technical Marketing Manager Caren Schmidt had 10 minutes to tell the Commodity Classic attendees at a Mini WIN session last week about Xanthion™ In-furrow fungicide, which received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration in October in time for use on corn this season. Show More Summary

Farmland Partners Adds Former USDA Economist

After serving more than 30 years in the federal government, Dr. Joseph Glauber has been appointed as an independent director to ag real estate firm Farmland Partners Inc. Dr. Glauber has been active in the agricultural industry since the early 1980s and began working for the USDA in 1984. In addition, Dr. Glauber chaired the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board... Read More

FMC Offering Rice Growers Incentive to Use Obey

It looks like a good season is ahead for rice, as acres are expected to be up. To get growers ready, FMC is offering producers $1.25 per acre in incentives to use Obey herbicide from FMC. At the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show in Memphis, Tennessee, Don Johnson with FMC explained to Chuck that the incentive would apply for either... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

U.S. Wheat Associates welcomes Amanda Spoo as Communications Specialist in its Arlington, VA, headquarters effective March 9, 2015. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs announced the convening of an expert task force, ahead of the Global...Show More Summary

New Holland’s Flexi-Coil® P Series Air Carts

On display at the 2015 Commodity Classic was New Holland’s Flexi-Coil® P Series Air Carts. The redesigned carts have an unprecedented number of patent-pending features for all operations. Chuck met up with New Holland’s Trevor Rempel, Global Product Marketing Manager, on the trade show floor to learn more about the rather large piece of equipment. Show More Summary

Record Breaking #Classic15

The 20th annual Commodity Classic was one for the record books. Total attendance was 7,936, more than 600 over the previous record, 7,325, set in 2014. Other records broken were the number of growers, at 4,328 (compared to 3,874 in 2014); and the number of first-time attendees, at 1,409 (compared to 1,261 in 2014). Additionally, the trade show featured an... Read More

GROWMARK Report on Perception & Commodity Pricing

A new report from GROWMARK Research demonstrates how commodity market capital flows distort our perception of the effect that news has on commodity prices. “News, Money and Prices” shows that money flows constitute an independent causal force on prices that have a life of their own; they represent additional demand. Often, it is not the news causing prices to rise;... Read More

3D-Printable Home Based Food Production System

A Texas patent holder and inventor has launched a collection of 3D printable objects that function as key components in a non-electric, home-based food grow system that can be operated for pennies. The story of the invention can be found at FoodRising, a project of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center which is donating 250 grow systems to schools across America.... Read More

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