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FMC Creating More Minutes

We’ve got our minutes back. As in The Minute, brought to you by FMC. FMC Corporation will produce 12 new episodes of The Minute to help growers prepare for the 2017 season. The Minute series is designed to provide growers and retailers timely information about current agronomic issues impacting their businesses. Show More Summary

+3,500 Commercial Drones Showcased InterDrone 2016

BZ Media LLC’s InterDrone™ The International Drone Conference & Exposition, held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas Sept 7-9, drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents. The event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors in more than 230 booths. Show More Summary

Bill Would Help Grow Urban Farming

Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) this week introduced the Urban Agriculture Act of 2016 to “addresses the unique needs of urban farmers by investing new resources and increasing flexibility through existing programs administered by the U.S. Show More Summary

It’s Time for #CFWF16 in Saskatoon

I’ll be traveling with Case IH this week to attend the 2016 Canadian Farm Writers Federation Conference. This year we will be in Saskatoon. It’s another Canadian place I’ve never been. This annual conference has been a great way to see parts of Canada I’ve never had a chance to visit. And I have made lots of good friends as... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

The National Farmers Union (NFU) General Counsel and Vice President of International Relations Dave Velde represented the world’s farmers during high-level meeting of the United Nations (U.N.) earlier this month to discuss global antibiotic resistance, which concluded with all 193 U.N. Show More Summary

Pearse Lyons Accelerator Seeking Entrepreneurs

The Pearse Lyons Accelerator is now accepting applications for its inaugural term.  The progarm is looking for food and agribusiness innovators with a proven technology that is ready for market.  Selected participants will be part of...Show More Summary

Candidates Give Views on #Ag Issues

While the candidates may weigh in during tonight’s debate on issues such as immigration and trade, which are important to agriculture, it’s not likely they will address topics such as the farm bill and biotechnology. So, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) went to both nominees and asked them the same questions on a number of issues that concern farmers... Read More

Monsanto Invests $1.6 Million in Carbon Smart Research

Monsanto has announced they will be supporting the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and its Soil Health Partnership (SHP)‘s efforts with a $1.6 million investment.  NCGA was recently awarded $1 million dollars from the U.S. Department...Show More Summary

Get Consumer Marketing Inspiration for Ag Marketing Success

One of the breakout sessions during the NAMA Fall Conference was a presentation by Stacie Marshall, Bayer CropScience. The session title was “Working Together to Help Growers: What Agriculture Can Learn From Consumer Marketing.” Stacie...Show More Summary

Ag Voices Urge TPP Passage

The National Corn Growers Association this week started delivering letters from over 6300 corn farmers from across the country to members of Congress urging them to take up and pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement before the end of the year. Show More Summary

USFRA on Speaking the Language of Sustainability

What does sustainability mean to you? What does it mean to your friends and family? Based on research from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), not the same thing. So if it means different things to different people then how do you communicate with consumers about the sustainable actions you are taking on your farm? Well, that’s easy, says... Read More

Professional Dev Awards at #NAMAFall16

The National Agri-Marketing Association honored the winners of the Professional Development Awards of Excellence today. I’ve recorded their comments upon receiving the awards. Let’s start with Marcy Tessmann. Marcy is the recipient Communicator of the Year Award. Show More Summary

Ag Women Star in RFD-TV FarmHer Series

RFD-TV’s FarmHer series started airing this month on the rural television network, spotlighting women in agriculture around the country. RFD-TV and FarmHer formed a partnership earlier this year to bring a positive image of farm woman to television and the first program in the series aired on September 9. Show More Summary

Bayer Invests in United Fresh Start Foundation

In an effort to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to school children, Bayer has partnered with United Fresh Start Foundation to place salad bars in elementary and secondary schools in the Pacific Northwest and California.  The company...Show More Summary

#NAMAFall16 Underway

Hello from the National Agri-Marketing Association Fall Conference in Raleigh, NC. Here’s the good looking executive committee during our welcome reception last night. We’re into the meat of the program today with our keynote session taking place now featuring Gerry O’Brion, “What Big Brands Know: Navigating Change. Show More Summary

Farm Bureau Invests in My Fit Foods

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), with and existing majority investor Marlin Equity Partners, has announced an investment in My Fit Foods™, a leading producer and retailer of prepared meals. The investment will support My Fit Foods’ growth strategy to pursue partnerships with the nation’s premier grocery retailers. Show More Summary

#Ag Groups Express Concerns About Consolidation

Representatives from the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, and National Farmers Union testified Tuesday at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on consolidation in the agribusiness industry, which is poised to cut the number of major companies in the seeds, chemicals and crop nutrients market in half. Show More Summary

Deere’s Nutrient Applicator Ready for Order

About a year ago John Deere offered a sneak peek at their new F4365 High Capacity Nutrient Applicator and now it’s here!  Deere is officially taking orders for delivery this fall.  Chuck Zimmerman spoke with Doug Felter at the recent Reveal event in Iowa about this latest addition. The Applicator wasn’t thrown together overnight.  John Deere has pup a lot into... Read More

A New Holland NHDrive ZimmCast

A self driving tractor generated a lot of buzz during the Farm Progress Show. New Holland, a sponsor of our event coverage, had their brand new autonomous concept tractor displayed in the center of their show lot and it was getting a lot of attention. In this week’s program I talked with New Holland’s Dan Halliday to get a detailed... Read More

#Agribusiness Executives Defend Consolidation

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this morning on “Consolidation and Competition in the U.S. Seed and Agrochemical Industry,” executives of DuPont, Dow AgroSciences, Syngenta, Bayer and Monsanto defended the current spate of mergers...Show More Summary

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