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FFA Members Show Passion for the Future

As FFA members work their way through the National FFA Convention Expo in Louisville, they are greeted by a variety of agribusiness and collegiate exhibits. Although each exhibit has developed it’s own message, theme, and purpose, many share a common goal of focusing on future opportunities and growth within agriculture. Show More Summary

Make Your Message More Personal

During her presentation at the Bayer CropScience Corn and Soybean Future Forum Julie Borlaug told the audience they are not doing a good job of communicating what they are doing to the broad general consuming audience. That raised a few eyebrows. What she suggests is making message more personal and not so polarizing as we sometimes see with the GMO... Read More

Bayer CropScience Advancing Sustainable Ag

Starting out the second day of the Bayer CropScience Corn and Soybean Future Forum was Liam Condon, CEO, Germany. The theme of his remarks was how Bayer CropScience is advancing sustainable agriculture. One of the remarks that Liam made during his comments that struck me was how the growth in demand for meat in countries around the world is driving... Read More

FMC’s Investment in Farming’s Future

Over the past couple of years FMC has put a strong emphasis on investing in farming’s future. Here at the 87th National FFA Convention they are asking students to step into their sound booth and share what investing in farming’s future means to them. Following the convention FMC will create a mashup of the students audio to share with their... Read More

Weather Impacts on Corn Soybean Yield & Trading

With a session topic on how environmental constraints impact crop yield and trading you’d think this would take a long time. However, at the Bayer CropScience 2014 Corn and Soybean Future Forum Kyle Tapley, MDA Information Systems, got the job done in a short time frame. The focus was on weather and Kyle made a few statements that caught my... Read More

FFA – You are the Future

Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to FFA members in attendance for one of the opening sessions at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo this morning. He speaks at many different venues, but said this audience is the hardest because he is following young people who are very well spoken, don’t use any notes and never skip a beat.... Read More

The Best Time Ever in Agriculture

The eternal optimist, Dr. Lowell Catlett, spoke to the attendees at the Bayer CropScience 2014 Corn and Soybean Future Forum. As a futurist this was the perfect place to hear his outlook. Dr. Catlett thinks this is the best time ever for the agriculture industry and that includes corn and soybean production. This was a key take away from his... Read More

Bayer CropScience Dedicated to Corn & Soybeans

Providing the welcome address at the 2014 Bayer CropScience Corn & Soybean Future Forum is Mathias Kremer, Head of Strategy. In his comments Mathias talks about the company outlook for the growth of the corn and soybean markets. Additionally, he says they are investing a billion euros in research and development. You can listen to his comments here: Attendees also... Read More

Go All Out! at the 87th National FFA Convention

The streets of Louisville, KY are flooded with FFA members from across the country here to attend the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo. The largest youth organization currently have over 600,000 members and their mission of Premier...Show More Summary

Propane Powered Engines for Ag

2014 World LP Gas Forum Photo Album The new Tier 4 emission standards for diesel engines have opened up new opportunities for propane in the agricultural engine market. At the World LP Gas Forum in Miami this week, Propane Education and Research Council agricultural director Cinch Munson talked about how they have worked with OEMs to develop and commercialize new... Read More

PERC Debuts New Videos at World LPG Forum

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) released a series of online videos with leading U.S. equipment manufacturers highlighting their investment in developing and commercializing new propane technologies. The videos debuted...Show More Summary

Discussing Future Corn & Soybean Issues

The 2014 Bayer CropScience Corn & Soybean Future Forum got kicked off today with a discussion that included not only an update on products but issues affecting farmers decisions and bottom line profits. Alan Ayers, Bayer CropScience, seen being interviewed by Cyndi Young, Brownfield Ag News, led much of the discussion this morning. Show More Summary

Pulse crop production down as prices rise - AgMinute for October 29, 2014

Yields for lentils, chickpeas and green peas in Washington and Idaho were down significantly this year but because of production challenges in other areas as well, prices are on the rise. Click here for the full story

Prospects dim on settlement for all wheat claims - AgMinute for October 28, 2014

No agreement has been reached in the lawsuits filed by non-soft white wheat plaintiffs against St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. Click here for the full story

Idaho Milk Products opens tech center - AgMinute for October 27, 2014

Idaho Milk Products of Jerome, Idaho, has added a technical center to its growing milk protein business and held a grand opening Oct. 24 to celebrate its five year mark. Click here for the full story

Eradication program shows signs of success - AgMinute for October 24, 2014

A state eradication program reduced the Japanese beetle population in Boise by 58 percent this year and officials are confident the invasive pest can be eliminated from Idaho before it reaches any cropland. Visit www.capitalpress.com for more information.

Bienvenido a World LP Gas Forum

Welcome to Miami and the 27th annual World LP Gas Forum! I’ve been to the International Poultry Expo and the World Pork Expo and similar events with global attendance here in the United States, but the vast majority of attendees are always from this country. Not so here at the WLPGF. The World LP Gas Association has members in 130... Read More

U.S. dairymen adding cows on good margins - AgMinute for October 23, 2014

U.S. milk production was up 4.1 percent in September over year-ago levels, boosted by 78,000 additional cows and increased per cow production of almost 2 pounds. Click here for the full story

FS Crop Advisers Help with Nutrient Management Plans

This is the final installment of a four part series on Nutrient Management sponsored by FS/GROWMARK John Musser, a crop adviser with Stephenson Service Company, has been a crop consultant for over 30 years and a Certified Crop Adviser for the past two decades. He was the 2012 winner of the Illinois Certified Crop Adviser Award for helping his growers... Read More

Ag Economy; Biotech; C.O.O.L; and, Political Notes- Monday

Agricultural Economy University of Illinois agricultural economist Gary Schnitkey indicated on Friday at the farmdoc daily blog (“Cash Deficits Projected for Corn in 2014 and 2015”) that, “In Tuesday’s article (farmdoc daily, October 21, 2014), gross revenue from corn was projected to be much lower in 2014 and 2015 than in 2011 through 2013. Total […]

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