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Granular Enhances Farmland Analysis Tool

A leading farm management software company, Granular, has announced an update to their farmland analysis site, AcreValue.  The new version includes significantly more area covered, which now expands from the original states of Iowa, Illinois and Indiana to 46 states. Show More Summary

Land O’Lakes Makes Investment in Africa

Land O’Lakes Inc. has created a partnership with a company from South Africa.  Their new alliance with Villa Crop Protection creates a complimentary portfolio that will allow them to bring productivity-enhancing crop input products and services to their customers. Show More Summary

Ag Lawmakers Oppose Crop Insurance Cuts

While many are praising a budget deal that averts a government shutdown and the prospect of one until after next year’s elections, the deal isn’t being welcomed by many agricultural state lawmakers. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman...Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

JCB is marked its 70th anniversary by the introduction of a JCB limited edition backhoe loader. Spud Smart, Canada’s media outlet dedicated to delivering timely information to potato growers, processors, industry suppliers and policymakers from coast to coast, has rolled out an improved, mobile-responsive website. Show More Summary

FFA Members to Amplify Louisville

This week, FFA members from across the country will arrive in Louisville, Ky., to celebrate the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo. And thanks to our sponsor, New Holland, I will be there to cover it all. As a former FFA member and ag teacher, this event is by far my favorite. The convention and expo will kick off on... Read More

Agricultural Champions of Change Honored

Twelve individuals from across the country involved in the agriculture industry were honored Monday in Washington DC as “White House Champions of Change for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture.” The diverse group of farmers, ranchers,...Show More Summary

AgCatalyst Award Winners

While we were busy with koalas and kangaroos last week in Australia, the first AgCatalyst Awards were being handed out in Kansas City. One of the inaugural honorees was our very dear friend Al Johnson, who started his career more than four decades ago with a traditional print magazine, Dakota Farmer, and continues to innovate and lead the ag media... Read More

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Sen. Kent Conrad

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Sen. Kent Conrad. As a former Chair of the Senate Budget Committee the North Dakota Democrat is well versed on the country’s challenging fiscal policy. In this week’s interview Senator Conrad discusses...Show More Summary

USDA Safety-Net Payments Going Out to Farmers

Farmers hit by market downturns will see relief in the form of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) payments. The agency announced about half of the 1.7 million farms that signed up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs will receive safety-net payments for the 2014 crop year. Show More Summary

Bipartisan Bill Helps Farmers & Machinery

U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have introduced bipartisan legislation, supported by both the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union, to help farmers purchase new equipment and replace worn-out machinery by amending the U.S. Show More Summary

Fall Deer Season

The fall deer season is well underway in places like Georgia. So you know where the AgriBlogger is spending some precious time. Nothing like a few days with your buddies with lots of quiet contemplation time sitting and waiting for the big buck. This sky photo was from Saturday afternoon. What a beautiful day. This week our Jamie Johansen will... Read More

Soybean Board Appoints 17 Farmer-Leaders

Tom Vilsack has appointed 17 farmers from across the country to serve as directors on the United Soybean Board (USB).  The appointees will be sworn in at the upcoming annual meeting in St. Louis. Five of the directors are newly added, 12 are returning members.  The USDA has also announced that the USB will be increasing their farmer-leaders from 70 to... Read More

Cotton Industry Wants No More Trade Constraints

The National Cotton Council is calling for an end to constraints on U.S. cotton policy in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) December Ministerial in Nairobi, Kenya. The group’s president and CEO Gary Adams testified before the House Agriculture Committee that U.S. Show More Summary

New Holland Tractor Could Change Face of Farming

A new video produced by CNH Industrial, parent of global agricultural machinery brand New Holland Agriculture, looks at its prototype Methane Power tractor, and what it is capable of achieving during the the Sustainable Farm Pavilion at the 2015 Expo in Milan, Italy. Show More Summary

Vilsack Announces Sorghum Checkoff Board Members

Four new members have been appointed by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to serve on the United Sorghum Checkoff Program board of directors. Boyd Funk, from Garden City, Kansas; Craig Poore, of Alton, Kansas; David Fremark, from St....Show More Summary

Clif Bar & NYFC Address Shortage of New Farmers

The American farmer is near 60 and new young farmers are in critical short supply, Clif Bar & Company and the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) announced a joint effort to support pending federal legislation that would remove one of the key obstacles preventing young farmers from starting to farm — student loan debt. “We are a generation of farmers... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

The Agri-Business Educational Foundation Online Media Auction is open for bidding until November 15, 2015. Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) broke ground on Oct. 20th, 2015 for its new corporate headquarters location in Grapevine, Texas. The National Corn Growers Association Nominating Committee is accepting applications from members for the 2017 Corn Board.

FMC’s Allemang Elected CropLife America Board Chair

CropLife America (CLA) Board of Directors has elected Diane Allemang, FMC Agricultural Solutions director of Global Portfolio Management & Strategic Marketing and North America Business Development, as the association’s 46th chair of the board for a two-year term. Show More Summary

Bayer and National Geographic Release Online Game

National Geographic and Bayer CropScience are excited to announce the launch of their new, online game “Top Crop: Farming for the Future.” The game hopes to educate students on the basics of producing crops by taking players through a series of virtual growing seasons, complete with all the challenges growers face, like pests, disease and weather. Show More Summary

Land O’Lakes Awards Students to Help End Hunger

Land O’Lakes awarded 10 U.S. college sophomores fellowships to help find ways to end world hunger. The Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security Program is designed to engage future leaders in the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture in the coming decades. Show More Summary

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