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4 Series Sprayers From Deere See Upgrades

The 4 Series Sprayers from John Deere offer a little something for everyone, Doug Felter says. With options ranging from 600 to 1,200 gallon tanks and 80- to 132-foot booms, these sprayers are set up to provide growers and retailers the ability to get through the fields with timely applications across their operations. Part of making their sprayers better than... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

This July, The American Soybean Association (ASA) and Valent USA will host the first Soy Leaders of the Future program, a new opportunity for young people interested in improving their understanding of major policy issues that impact soybean farmers, the importance of advocacy, and careers that can impact agricultural policy. Show More Summary

Pork Reaches a Changing Audience

The consumer market is changing quickly, something the Pork Checkoff understands well. President Terry O’Neel announced at the World Pork Expo that the organization is putting the polish on a plan to reposition pork marketing towards the “three M’s”: Millenials, Mobile, and Multicultural audiences. Show More Summary

New Design for John Deere Field Cultivator

If you haven’t checked it out yet, the John Deere field cultivator is worth looking into. Jarred Karnei was at the John Deere Reveal event last week to talk about the newly redesigned equipment. “Here we’ve incorporated technology into our tillage tools,” Karnei describes. “What it allows our producers to do is to be able to be in the cab... Read More

Case IH Commemorates 175th Anniversary

CNH Industrial celebrated the 175th anniversary of Case IH Agriculture and CASE Construction Equipment with an event this week at the Racine Tractor Plant attended by some 800 employees as well as elected officials and members of the Case founding family. Show More Summary

DieselSellerz to Promote Biodiesel

The DieselSellerz are going bio with the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) to promote biodiesel. The DieselSellerz is the “world’s largest diesel truck classifieds community,” with a crew that has become known for...Show More Summary

NPPC President Pleased with Pork Expo

The National Pork Producers Association (NPPC) has been presenting World Pork Expo since 1987, and this year may go down as one of the best and biggest. “Last year we had 20,000 visitors and we think we may go over that this year,” says Ken Maschhoff, NPPC president and Illinois pork producer. The weather has been great and there are... Read More

Pork Board Announces Secure Pork Supply Plan

The National Pork Board, with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has announced a new program at the World Pork Expo.  The Secure Pork Supply Plan is a voluntary program designed to support American farmers during a foreign animal disease outbreak. Show More Summary

Sweet Deal with Mexico

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Mexican Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo announced a new agreement this week to suspend antidumping and countervailing duties against Mexican sugar imports into the United States. “We have gotten the Mexican side to agree to nearly every request made by U.S. Show More Summary

A John Deere Tractor for Every Need

Dennis Ogle, Senior Marketing Representative, focused on the R Series tractors at John Deere‘s Reveal event in Moline, Illinois last week. They offer almost anything you could want for on-farm jobs, Ogle explains. From the 1000 tractor to the 8 R option, there are big things to think about. Choose tracked models or wheels, pick the cab comfort level you’ll... Read More

Precision Ag Bytes

Farmers Business Network (FBN) is launching FBN Crop Marketing, a crop marking tool that utilized networks and data to help growers increase profit. The site is made up of FBN Profit CenterTM and an exclusive crop marketing service called FBN Select MarketsTM. Zetor North America, in cooperation with their dealers, is now offering a free ZL 31 loader with purchase... Read More

Aptimmune Launches World’s First Mucosal PRRSV Vaccine

On opening day of World Pork Expo, Aptimmune Biologics launched the world’s first commercially available mucosal PRRSV vaccine for swine administered via nasal spray. Aptimmune’s autogenous mucosal PRRS vaccine utilizes the BARRICADE®...Show More Summary

Animal Ag Bites

AgriLabs is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Robert Rust as Technical Service Manager effective June 1, 2017. The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program, in collaboration with Colorado State University,...Show More Summary

Agri-Pulse Signs Governors’ Food & Farm Agreement

Agri-Pulse, the nation’s leading source of food and farm policy content, has announced an agreement to provide a unique service for The Governors’ Food and Farm Partnership. The organization will be creating a quick-read news format to be sent governors and their staff to keep them current on the fast-moving world of agriculture issues. Show More Summary

Deere’s 3-Point Mounted Sprayer Packs a Punch

Scott Geier is a marketing Manager for implements and attachments at John Deere, making him the go-to guy for information on their recently released 3-point mounted sprayer. The 3-point mounted sprayer is designed for use with tractors between 50 and 180 horsepower. Show More Summary

4-H Challenges Students to Tackle Soil Health

Students in the midwest are tackling the challenges of healthy soils as part of the 2017 4-H Ag Innovators Experience (4-H AIE) activity. Sponsored by Monsanto, the two-part challenge was developed by The Ohio State University and focuses on soil composition, impacts of tillage, and new ways to farm. Show More Summary

Seasoned Ag Journalists Stay Credible in Fake News World

Three well seasoned agricultural journalists will be holding a webinar for the Agricultural Communicators Network (AAEA) next week. So how do you stay credible with all the fake news out there? This looks like a good place to get ideas. Staying Credible in a “Fake News” World Thursday, June 15, 2017, 12 p.m. CST – Register here How can ag... Read More

ZimmCast on Climate Change & Paris Accord

The decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord has generated reactions from many I am connected with via social media that border on hysteria. But the majority have expressed approval of the decision. As we reported earlier this week, agricultural interests seem to be pretty quiet on the matter. I think that’s because they are more... Read More

John Deere Display Gets Smarter

The John Deere Gen 4 monitor has been in large agriculture tractors since the 2014 model, but at the big Reveal event last week in Moline, Illinois the company unveiled its latest upgrade, the 4640 Universal Display. “Brand new today is a 4640 Universal display, so that means we have a portable display that we can retrofit back into 30... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

The third-grade class that was named the winner of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s First Peas to the Table Contest won a visit from Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, who spoke to the students about her platform of ‘Eat Better, Live Better.’ The trade show floor at Commodity Classic will open to new exhibitors on Thursday, June 1,... Read More

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