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Farm Futures Predicts More Corn, Less Soybeans

Farm Futures is Penton Agriculture‘s market-leading ag business resource and they are seeing a lot of red on the ledgers right now.  In fact their latest survey suggests farmers may react to the agriculture market by cutting back almost 2 percent of the crop acreage this year.  Of the major row crops, only corn and cotton are seeing gains– but... Read More

I AM USFRA – Dawn Caldwell

Dawn Caldwell is a very busy woman. Besides helping to run her family’s cow-calf operation in north central Kansas, not far from where they live in Clay County, Nebraska, the wife and mother of two works as head of governmental affairs for the Aurora Cooperative. In addition, she serves on the board of the Federation of State Beef Councils, and... Read More

AgNerd Cloud – Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

I recently upgraded my backup phone from a Samsung Galaxy S6 to the new S7 Edge. Mine is covered with an Otterbox Symmetry case. One of the features of I was most looking forward to is the camera that is supposed to be far superior in low light than even my iPhone 6S. I haven’t really had a good test... Read More

Deere Adds New Features to S-Series Combine

It may be planting season now, but it never hurts to look ahead to the harvest, and John Deere has added some new features to its S-Series Combine, the workhorse of its grain harvesting equipment. Deere Senior Marketing Rep Britney Guidarelli provided a guided walk-through of some of the latest updates to the S-Series at the recent Commodity Classic. “One... Read More

#LibertyLink Seed Still Available

Spring has sprung and planting has already begun in some areas, but there’s still time to include Bayer Liberty® and LibertyLink® soybeans this crop year. At the recent Bayer AgVocacy Forum, we talked with Al Luke, Bayer U.S. strategic business lead for row crops, about the LibertyLink system. “We’ve had great uptake this year, we think our sales will be... Read More

Virtual Soil Field Day This Week

As farmers head to the fields this spring, the Soil Health Partnership is offering a virtual field day to learn more about the soil that makes up their livelihood. This summer begins the third year of field days which focus on sustainable practices that improve the environment and the bottom line. Before those events kick-off, however, United Suppliers is helping... Read More

Do You Have a Degree in Agriculture?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What should Congress do about GMO labeling?” It looks like we have many opinions on what Congress should do about the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO). Most agricultural organizations...Show More Summary

Golden ARC Contest Deadline One Week Away

The Agricultural Relations Council reminds you that the deadline for the Golden ARC Awards Contest is only one week away!  Public relations professionals are invited to submit their best work by April 1, 2016 to see how it compares to others in the nation. Instructions for online submission are available, but the system is very user friendly.  Google Chrome is... Read More

China’s Wheat Policies Hurt US Farmers

A 2014 study by DTB Associates revealed that China pays farmers more than $10 per bushel of wheat and subsidizes input costs as well.  The U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) have demonstrated several times in the last few years how policies like this one are hurting wheat trade in the U.S. and other... Read More

Strong Interest in Agricultural Careers Says AgCareers

A recent survey conducted for Land O’Lakes suggests that there is very low interest in college grads to pursue a career in agriculture. However, sees a very different trend. AgCareers has a 33% increase in the number of visits to their website in the last year. I just spoke with Eric Spell, President. He says that enrollment at... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

Penton Agriculture, the nation’s most powerful ag information network, announces the addition of veteran beef industry journalist Alan Newport to its beef content team to lead content direction for Beef Producer and BEEF Vet. In recognition...Show More Summary

Be Part of the Ag Media Summit

The 18th Annual Ag Media Summit will be in St. Louis this summer.  Mark your calendars for July 23-27 and make your hotel reservations for the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. The event hosts the largest number of crop and livestock...Show More Summary

New @JohnDeere 9RX Tractors Arriving for Spring

The John Deere 9RX tractor, which was launched last year at Farm Progress Show, was a big hit at the recent Commodity Classic. The new tractors are being delivered to customers in time for planting season and John Deere Senior Marketing Representative Kevin Lowe says one feature farmers appreciate is the undercarriage, since it is 20% larger than the nearest... Read More

Advice for Growers After Mild Winter

While many people enjoyed this year’s mild winters, farmers struggled to enjoy the balmy break from freezing temperatures.  Instead growers have been more concerned with the affect the temperature will have had on insect pressure.  AgWired spoke with Tim Laatsch of GROWMARK to learn more about what could be in store this growing season. Show More Summary

Maglis from @BASFAgProducts Helps Farmers Plan

As farmers are getting in planting mode, BASF Crop Protection is helping them plan ahead with Maglis, the new online agricultural platform launched at Commodity Classic, which is designed to help farmers manage crops more effectively and efficiently. Show More Summary

Kendal Frazier Named CEO of NCBA

One of the most well known people working for the U.S. beef industry is Kendal Frazier. He has just been named CEO for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Our Jamie Johansen spoke with Kendal after the announcement to learn more about his priority issues leading cattlemen and women forward. Show More Summary

Last Call for Farm Mom of the Year Nominees

There is one week left to submit your favorite farm mom into Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Mom of the Year Contest. Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, Mar. 29, and Monsanto encourages everyone to nominate moms who go above and beyond to care for and protect their farms, families, communities and the agriculture industry they love. Show More Summary

I AM USFRA – John Deere

John Deere was one of the first companies to become a member of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) Premier Partner Advisory Group (PPAG) back in 2011 and they continue to provide strong support for the organization. Deere Director of Industry Relations Chuck Studer serves on the board of USFRA. “Deere’s been a long time sponsor … of USFRA,”... Read More

Historic Agreements for Ag Trade with Cuba

Agriculture could play a key role in normalizing trade relations with Cuba, according to President Obama on his historic visit to that nation this week. “If we build on what we’re doing in agriculture and we see more U.S. farmers interacting with Cuban farmers, and there’s more exports and imports, the possibility of ending the embargo increases,” Obama said to... Read More

Renewable Soy Warms Houses

Most people first notice cabinets, light fixtures and paint colors when they walk into a home, but one of the most important remodeling or new home building decisions is what is hidden behind those features– insulation.  And now soyShow More Summary

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