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The Growth of Eco Agro Resources

As we’ve seen in two big announcements this week alone, Eco Agro Resources, which was founded in 2013, is on a fast-paced growth curve. I talked with Andrew Semple, President/CEO, about how his company is having so much success. By the way, Eco Agro Resources’ home office is located in my hometown of Sarasota, FL, although they already have offices... Read More

NCC Expects Cotton Acres to Decline

A new survey says fewer acres of cotton will be planted this year. This news release from the National Cotton Council cites the group’s 32nd Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey that shows U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 9.4 million acres of cotton this spring, down 14.6 percent from 2014. Upland cotton intentions are 9.2 million acres, down 15.2... Read More

Food Dialogues: Millennials’ High Standards for Animal Welfare

More than ever before, millennials have higher expectations of animal welfare practices being carried out by today’s producers. This news release from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance says the group hosted a recent Food Dialogues...Show More Summary

Fresh New Look for the FFA Emblem

The National FFA Organization’s website got an overhaul giving it a fresh, clean new look. This also lead the FFA to think about updating their brand and the FFA emblem is the center of that. The old emblem format was out-of-date and caused problems in digital production efforts. With approval from the National FFA Board of Directors, FFA staff began... Read More

Data Is Available & It Is Accurate

During the 2015 annual meeting for the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau, a panel was formed to talked about the impact of big data on crop insurance. One of those panelist was Deb Casurella with MyAgData and Chuck caught up with her as she shared her insights into this rapidly evolving industry. “We take data from the tractor and tie... Read More

New Leadership for CBB

Cattle feeder Jimmy Maxey from Fresno, CA., was elected by fellow Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) members to serve as CBB chairman in 2015. The vote came during the 2015 Cattle Industry Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Melissa Sandford sat down with him to find out what he hopes to accomplish in his year as chairman. Other new leadership to... Read More

National Farm Machinery Show Celebrates 50 Years

The National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) will celebrate 50 years of farming this year, starting with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of the show on Wednesday in Louisville. Kentucky Lt. Governor Crit Luallen, and the daughter of former governor Ned Breathitt, Linda, will perform the ribbon cutting. Gov. Breathitt cut the ribbon to begin the first NFMS in... Read More

Risk Management Agency Update from CIRB

Brandon Willis, Administrator of Risk Management Agency (RMA) for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), provided an RMA update for those at the recent annual meeting for the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB)....Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

Applications being accepted through Friday, Feb. 13th for six, $1,500 stipends to help defray the costs of attending the 2015 IFAJ World Congress in New Zealand, Oct. 14-18. Farm Journal Media announced that veteran agricultural journalist Mike Walsten has been appointed as Editor of The Agriculture Letter. Show More Summary

Agnerd Giveaway – BrydgeAir

This edition of the AgNerd Giveaway is a BrydgeAir keyboard and case for the iPad Air. I took it on the road to the National Biodiesel Conference to try it out. I used it in the airport, on the plane and as seen here, in my lap during the conference sessions. I left my Macbook Pro in the media room... Read More

Changes at National Cotton Council

The National Cotton Council has a new president and a new chairman following elections held over the weekend at the organization’s annual meeting. Dr. Gary Adams, who has served as the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) vice president of...Show More Summary

Eco Agro Resources Teams with Ekompany

US-based Eco Agro Resources today announced an agreement expanding its product range to include Ekote, a line of eco-friendly controlled-release fertilizers by Netherlands-based Ekompany. Ekompany developed Ekote coated mineral fertilizers to reduce carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions as compared to conventional processes and fertilizers. Show More Summary

Bayer Introduces New Soybean Varieties

Bayer CropScience today announced the introduction of 12 new CredenzTM soybean varieties featuring the LibertyLink® trait. The new varieties are specifically tailored for growers in the Mid-South, Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S. regions...Show More Summary

Farmlink Names New VP of Communications

FarmLink announced that Jennifer Goldston has joined the company as Vice President of Communications. In the newly-created position, Goldston will develop and implement the company’s overarching communications strategy as it continues to expand its presence and position in the agriculture industry. Show More Summary

Broadhead + Co. Reorganizes

Leading Minneapolis marketing agency broadhead is re-organizing under the Broadhead + Co umbrella to expand its branded offerings, led by two of its long-time leaders Beth Burgy and Troy Schroeder. The combined Broadhead + Co familyShow More Summary

USFRA Visits with Cattle Producers

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) had a booth at the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention’s big trade show in San Antonio last week where CEO Randy Krotz was able to meet with producers and tell them about what the alliance has been doing to help increase communications with consumers. “The Beef Checkoff is a major funder of USFRA,” said... Read More

Farm Aid’s 30th Anniversary Concert Set for Sept. 19

The 30th anniversary of Farm Aid takes place this year, and the co-founders of the concert to benefit family farmers announced this year’s show will take place on Sept. 19. Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp made the announcement at the 17th annual GRAMMY Foundation® Legacy Concert, where the GRAMMY Foundation honored Farm Aid for its ability to harness the power... Read More

Rep. Rodney Davis Receives CIRB Award

This morning Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) received the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau’s 2015 Chairman’s Award. Representing Illinois’ District 14, Congressman Davis serves on the House Agriculture Committee and is a champion for farmers and a strong crop insurance program. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

As Kubota Tractor Corporation continues to enter new markets and experience steady growth in the United States, it is expanding the roles of several of its senior leaders. Chevrolet is excited to announce the addition of Motor Trend’s 2015 Truck of the Year – the all-new Chevy Colorado – to the list of 80-plus Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles that... Read More

CIRB Hears of Challenging Year for Ag

American Farm Bureau Senior Director for Congressional Relations Mary Kay Thatcher told members of the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau this week that she expects 2015 to be “a challenging year for agriculture.” “There seems to be a lot of emphasis on Capitol Hill about wanting to make budget cuts,” she explained. “We only have a couple of months before... Read More

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