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New from Case IH

Case IH welcomed agricultural media prior to the Farm Progress Show to see some new products. These include their precision planting products, their Axial Flow technology, their track products and more. Jim Walker, Vice President, North America, welcomed us to the evening event and I spoke with him afterward. On the lot for the first time publicly was their new... Read More

Asgrow, DEKALB Launch #MyFarmMyYield Contest

Asgrow and DEKALB are inviting farmers to share their harvest success online, using the hashtag #MyFarmMyYield.  Photos are optional (although encouraged), but from Sept. 7- Dec. 6 farmers can post their yield and the Asgrow or DEKALB product number. Show More Summary

Caught on Camera

Last week, I shared a photo of a longhorn and a deer candidly posing for the trail cam. Here’s another one from my nephew Jackson. Here kitty, kitty. This is why I always tell the boys to carry a walking stick and make noise as they’re going through the tall grass. Until we walk again …

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Dr. Robb Fraley, Monsanto

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Dr. Robb Fraley, Monsanto. Disappointed with the failed acquisition of Syngenta, Dr. Fraley discusses reasons for the pursuit of the global chemical giant and his company’s plans toward the future. Show More Summary

DTN/Progressive Farmer Index Shows Pessimism

Low prices for products, along with high input costs and an expected large crop are conspiring to keep farmers historically pessimistic about the future. The DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index (ACI) shows the concerns focus on unstable commodity prices and uncertain farm incomes linger. Show More Summary

Latest FAPRI Commodity Price Report

The prices for grains, oilseeds, cotton, milk and hogs are down sharply from record levels set in recent years. An update to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute’s (FAPRI) long-term baseline report says no quick price recovery is expected. Given all of the assumptions of the analysis, here are a few highlights of the results: · Projected corn prices... Read More

Soil Selected as Topic of Ag Journalist Award

International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are gearing up for the IFAJ-FAO Award for Excellence in Global Food Security Reporting.  And with harvest approaching in the...Show More Summary

New Holland Country Store

The New Holland Country Store may be on location at farm shows but it is also online as well. New Holland’s Rebecca Gunderson was working in the Farm Progress Show exhibit just in front of the air-conditioned store so I asked her to tell me about it. The Country Store at FPS had a big selection of clothing, toy tractors... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

FarmScape at St. Louis Ballpark Village, presented by Monsanto and hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, will be held on September 12th at 10 a.m. The 72nd NAFB Convention has something for everyone, including Trade Talk, professional development workshops on news and blog writing, sales strategies, networking opportunities and more. Show More Summary

FMC Talks About Expanded Agreement with Monsanto

FMC Agricultural Solutions and Monsanto last week announced the expansion of an agreement of participation in the Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions platform. The exclusive agreement includes FMC’s Authority® brand sulfentrazone...Show More Summary

Soybean Donation to Feed Central American Children

The gift of soybeans will feed hungry children in Central America. This news release from the American Soybean Association says the Northern Food Grade Soybean Association (NFGSA), a non-profit organization of nine regional soybean processing...Show More Summary

MGEX Has Record Fiscal Year

It was a good year trading for MGEX. This news release from the Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO) says it set new all-time records in both total volume and electronic volume. Total volume finished the year at 2,278,559 contracts traded, a 13 percent increase over the previous record set a year ago. This marks the third... Read More

Elliott Steps Down From NCGA Board

National Corn Growers Association First Vice President Rob Elliott of Illinois has decided to step down from the NCGA Corn Board, effective September 30. “My last 15 years as an active ‘corn guy’ have been very rewarding for me,” Elliott said. “I am proud to have been a part of my corn organizations in Illinois and on the national level... Read More

Enthusiasm for the New Holland Brand

The new Vice President for New Holland North America, Bret Lieberman, spent quality time during the Farm Progress Show visiting with customers and the ag media. I was one of those media types who got to talk to Bret. Bret is very enthusiastic for the brand and says that New Holland has introduced some new procedures with their dealer council... Read More

Camso the Road Free Company

It seems like tracks are becoming more popular on large equipment these days. Like the new John Deere 9RX four track machine. Guess who makes those tracks? The answer – Camso. Let me introduce the company to you. Last week the company announced this new name. Prior to the name change there were two companies Camoplast and Solideal. You can... Read More

What’s Personally Important to Today’s Farmers?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How are farm equipment sales this year?” The 2015 Farm Progress Show was a huge success and the streets were packed. But with crop prices lower this year, the question was, are people buying? It looks like we have responses all over the board, but leaning towards not so good. Whether you are buying... Read More

Engenia™ Herbicide for Cotton

BASF Crop Protection anticipates regulatory approval for Engenia™ herbicide yet later this year, which will provide growers with the most technologically advanced dicamba formulation for control of broadleaf weeds in dicamba-tolerant crops for both soybeans and cotton. Show More Summary

GROWMARK Plans New Young Farmer Program

As a young farmer herself with her husband, Heather Thompson knows first-hand some of the challenges facing the new generation of agriculture. “My husband and I are just getting back to our own family farm operation,” says Thompson, who is Young Producer Programs Manager for GROWMARK. Show More Summary

Farmland Brings Ag Lessons to College Students

School’s back in session, and the lessons of agriculture are being brought to some of the nation’s most prestigious universities in the form of the movie Farmland. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) says the movie, produced with the generous support of the U.S. Show More Summary

FMC Promotes Stewardship for Resistance Management

One of the biggest concerns for farmers attending the 2015 Farm Progress Show last week was control of resistant weeds, and FMC is a company that is promoting a stewardship approach to resistance management. “Proper stewardship is very important with the resistance that we are seeing,” says FMC Senior Technical Sales Manager Brent Neuberger. Show More Summary

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