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New T5 Series Debuts At #NMFS16

The T5 tractor series from New Holland has been re-engineered for 2016, and two brand new models were debuted at the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show. Todd Debock, New Holland Brand Marketing Manager, was on hand during the show to give a detailed tour of the new tractors, as well as a thorough overview of the customizable features available with... Read More

Camso Unveils New Roading Track At #NFMS16

Camso unveiled a newly improved roading track at National Farm Machinery Show this week. Eric Blondeau, head of Wheels and Tracks in the Agriculture department at Camso, spoke with AgWired to share how the new roading track will benefit customers. Show More Summary

FMC 3RIVE 3D™ Wins Award at #NFMS16

The FMC 3RIVE 3D™ application system received a 2016 FINovation award from Farm Industry News during the National Farm Machinery Show this week in Louisville. “This is the marriage of application technology and formulation technology that allows growers to plant as many as 500 acres on a single fill,” said FMC portfolio manager Rick Ekins of the system, which is... Read More

Emerging CIRB Leaders Build Future of Crop Insurance

Sheri Bane kicked off the 2016 Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Annual Meeting with her opening remarks.  When Chuck Zimmermann caught up with her later he was able to learn more about the organizations first year with the Emerging Leaders Program. Show More Summary

AEM Ag Chair at #NFMS16

Jim Walker with CASE IH, who serves as chairman of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Ag Sector board, talked about what he expects for the future of the industry during an Ag Executive Outlook panel at the National Farm Machinery Show this week. Show More Summary

PLM RTK+ -Needs Photo

During this week’s National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, New Holland formally introduced the PLM RTK+ correction program, the first cellular-delivered RTK correction signal on the market, and several representatives were...Show More Summary

Preview of CIRB Annual Meeting

Leaders in the crop insurance business are gathered in California for the annual meeting of the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau. To get a preview before the activities started I spoke with Michael Torrey, Michael Torrey Associates. Show More Summary

Top Equipment Manufacturer Issues at #NFMS16

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) hosted an Ag Executive Outlook panel during the opening day of the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY. AEM’s Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Nick Yaksich, sat on the panel and hit on key policy issues impacting the ag equipment industry. Show More Summary

#NFMS16 is Big Show for FMC

Even though it’s called the National Farm Machinery Show and equipment is king, the people who provide the products for planters to plant and sprayers to spray also have a place at the show. FMC Corporation has carved out a nice niche for itself at NFMS, sponsoring the media room and exhibitor lanyards, and having a premium exhibit space right... Read More

Florida Rep. Gwen Graham with Ag Retailers

One of the members of Congress who met with leaders of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) last week in Washington DC was Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL), the daughter of former Florida governor and senator Bob Graham. She is pictured here (left) with Mary Hartney, president of the Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association. Show More Summary

Vilsack Discusses 2017 Budget for USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack hosted a national media Tuesday call to discuss the Obama administration’s 2017 budget request for USDA programs. “Over the past seven years, USDA has made strides in improving the health of our nation’s...Show More Summary

GROWMARK with Ag Retailers in DC

Joining the Agricultural Retailers Association last week in Washington DC was GROWMARK Executive Director for Corporate and Government Relations Chuck Spencer, who joined in legislative visits to discuss key issues for the cooperative and the industry. Show More Summary

Alltech ONE Set To Inspire Industry

Last year, Alltech’s Rebelation symposium offered the industry an unprecedented opportunity for global collaboration by hosting programs, discussions, and information sessions with some of the worlds greatest innovators. This year’s symposium is called ONE, and it promises to be even more unforgettable. Show More Summary

Who Will FarmNext and How

Who will be farming next? What are their thoughts and concerns? These questions and more are dealt with in a new white paper published by YI Advisors. The paper was presented during last week’s FarmNext Summit in Washington, DC. I spoke with Tom Allison, Associate Director of Research for YI Advisors to learn more about the FarmNext Initiative and the... Read More

Sustainability Expert Defends Big Business

Terms like local, organic, natural and sustainable dominate the marketplace, but what does it all mean? One of the most tangible examples of sustainability is drastically fewer resources being used, something many areas of agriculture, especially the dairy industry, can say is true of their production methods. Show More Summary

#TPP Signed Amid Protests in New Zealand

Protesters nearly shut down the city of Auckland, New Zealand yesterday, but the ceremonial signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) went on as scheduled. Trade ministers representing Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile,...Show More Summary

Policy Priorities for Ag Retailers

The Agricultural Retailers Association is holding its winter board meeting in Washington, DC after a day of visits on Capitol Hill. Before the meeting started I visited with ARA Chairman, Harold Cooper, Premier Ag. We talked about the policy priorities for ARA this year. The first and foremost one he says is the retail exemption to OSHA’s Process Safety Management... Read More

Trump a Future Farmer?

Donald Trump was “honored” that he placed second in the Monday caucuses in Iowa and expressed his love for the state during his speech to supporters last night, with a parting note that he could become a farmer. “Iowa, we love you, we thank you, you’re special,” said Trump. “We will be back many, many times – in fact, I... Read More

New Holland’s Commitment to Cattlemen

The New Holland booth at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention features plenty of new equipment for cattle producers, and the New Holland team is on hand to talk quality forage production with attendees. Seth Doman, Hay and Forage Marketing...Show More Summary

Innovation Feeds the World

Monsanto‘s GMO crop technology is arguably one of the most influential innovations of the past century; while it remains incredibly controversial among members of the public, the science has led to unprecedented advancements throughout the realm of biotechnology, and has held a key role in the process of creating a food secure world. Show More Summary

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