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Getting Social with @Better_Seed

As the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 133rd annual meeting kicked off in Portland, Oregon over the weekend, the Management Skills Committee focused on using social media to fight the spread of misinformation about agriculture and technology. Show More Summary

It’s #Enogen4Energy at Iowa Speedway

Iowa Speedway was the place for corn growers this weekend as Enogen presented the American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR XFINITY race. Kicking things off was a press conference with representatives from Syngenta, American Ethanol, Growth Energy and Quad County Corn Processors. Show More Summary

Global Business Climate Remains Slow for Ag Machinery

Results from the latest Agrievolution Business Barometer survey are showing that, while the global downturn in the agricultural machinery industry seems to have stabilized, global recovery is not in sight for the next six months, and the sector may stay at current low levels. The survey found that the global business climate index is back to the low level of... Read More

Novus Unveils Project Horizon at #WPX16

As part of their ongoing commitment to bringing customers innovative solutions to the challenges facing the industry, Novus International used the 2016 World Pork Expo as an opportunity to debut Project Horizon, which aims to help producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

DEUTZ Corporation has selected Swanson Russell to lead its public relations efforts. The United Fresh Produce Association will present its 2016 FreshTech Achievement Award to David Offerdahl, Director of Ag Engineering, at Taylor Farms for his outstanding technical achievements to advance the fresh produce industry. Show More Summary

GROWMARK FS Members Meet With Paul Ryan

Twenty five GROWMARK FS general managers, board presidents, young farmer customers, and board and staff members were able to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan earlier this week at his office in the Capitol. Speaker Ryan outlined seven...Show More Summary

National FFA Foundation Creates Endowment Fund

Dr. W. Dwight Armstrong will retire as chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization and Foundation later this month, but his legacy in agricultural education and FFA will live on in a newly created endowment called “The Dwight...Show More Summary

Safe Food Coalition Urges Senate to Act

The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) and leaders of America’s agricultural and food industries are sounding the alarm that Congress needs to act immediately to pass a bipartisan solution before Vermont’s mandatory on-package labeling law goes into effect July 1. Show More Summary

Creating Solutions – R&D in the Field with #BIVIswine

Research and development in animal health is all well and good, but a strong team of professional services veterinarians to help implement and communicate to the producers is needed to ensure lab creations are effective. While visiting Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.’s (BIVI) new R&D facility in Ames, Iowa, I sat down with Dr. Show More Summary

FFA Hosts Washington Leadership Conference

More than 2,100 FFA members from throughout the country will head to Washington, D.C., this summer for the 2016 Washington Leadership Conference, an opportunity to analyze their personal skills and interests, develop leadership skills, and create a meaningful community service plan that will make a difference in their home communities. Show More Summary

Statistically Defendable Data from the Field at #BIVIswine

Research at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) doesn’t stop in the lab. They are dedicated to taking research to the field to provide support for the BIVI swine sales and marketing team. The Field Research Services team answers customers’ product questions through field trials, diagnostic support and data management. Show More Summary

Clariant Lanches Unique Weed Control Boosters

Clariant is showing the world they truly are a leader in specialty chemicals with an innovative, all-in-one crop spraying system.  Synergen ME is a product line designed to improve weed control and achieve better yields by being optimized for use in combination with other herbicides. Show More Summary

Are Drones the Future of Ag?

It’s a little mind-blowing, really. Robert Morris served in the U.S. Army as a Technical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) Platoon Leader in Afghanistan.  His ground-breaking work helped uncover intelligence that made critically important strategic decisions, but after returning to the states Morris realized drones were the wrong choice for agriculture. Show More Summary

NCGA Takes Farmers to Trade School

Last week’s National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Trade School brought more than 50 farmers, ranchers and representatives of state agriculture associations to Washington in order to deepen their knowledge about trade issues and drum up support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Capitol Hill. Show More Summary

Huge Disservice to the Organic Industry

I like to use images and especially video to help tell a story. In this case, however, there is just no need to do so. The folks at the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance brought to my attention the rather disgusting work of the Clif Bar Family Foundation demonstrated by their Seed Matters initiative that features a profanity spewing animated... Read More

Protect the Harvest Named Title Sponsor of Racing Series

Protect the Harvest was founded in 2011 to fight for the right’s of America’s famers, ranchers, animal owners and sportsmen and women.  Now they have become the title sponsor for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. The 29th annual Protect the Harvest NHRA National will be held on August 5-7, 2016 at Pacific Raceways near Seattle.  It is... Read More

BIVI’s Swine Diagnostics Revolution

There is a swine diagnostics revolution and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.’s is leading the way. The company’s Health Management Center (HMC) in Ames, Iowa is where Wayne Chittick, as manager, takes swine diagnostics to the next...Show More Summary

USFRA Wants You as the Next Faces of Farming & Ranching

You can be the next face to farming and ranching. U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is looking for the next class of Faces of Farming & Ranching to tell their stories about how today’s food is grown and raised. The USFRA team was out in full force during the recent World Pork Expo and we caught up with them... Read More

2017 Commodity Classic Trade Show Exhibit Space Open

It may seem that this year’s Commodity Classic was just wrapped up, but for companies hoping to get in on next year’s show, now is the time to register for exhibit space for 2017! Next year’s Classic will be held on March 2-4 in San Antonio, Texas.  Last year’s even shattered attendance records, up over 23% from 2015 to nearly... Read More

Did You Have A Summertime Job On The Farm?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What would a Bayer Monsanto buyout mean for ag?” Bayer AG made a $62 billion bid to acquire Monsanto Company recently that was rejected by the board of the St. Louis-based agribusiness, but the door was left open for further negotiations. It seems a small majority say a merger like this would be bad... Read More

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