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ADM Helps Unilever Bring Out the Best

The ADM/Unilever Soybean Sustainability Program, highlighted at the 2014 Farm Progress Show, is helping farmers bring out the best in Hellmann’s mayonnaise. The program was introduced earlier this year as a cooperative effort of Unilever, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and the Iowa Soybean Association. Show More Summary

Great American Wheat Harvest Update

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast and thank you GROWMARK for continuing to be the sponsor for this podcast which is now on weekly episode 451! This week we’re going to get an update on the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film from producer/director Conrad Weaver. Conrad’s film is helping educate the non-farm community all over the country about where... Read More

Policy Issues; Ag Economy; Biotech; Regulations; and, Political Notes- Thursday

Policy Issues A news release yesterday from the House Ag Committee stated that, “Today, Chairman Frank Lucas held a public hearing to review the implementation of state pilot projects under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) of the Agricultural Act of 2014. SNAP is designed primarily to increase the food purchasing power of eligible low-income households […]

USDA Offers Aid to Replant Florida Citrus

USDA is offering new financial assistance to eligible Florida citrus growers for the removal of trees afflicted with Huanglongbing (HLB), better known as citrus greening, and for replanting groves with new healthy stock. The support comes through USDA’s Tree Assistance Program. Show More Summary

Idaho farm groups fund road safety PSA - AgMinute for September 17, 2014

Last year was one of the deadliest in recent memory in Idaho for fatal crashes involving automobiles and farm equipment and two farm bureau groups have teamed up with the Idaho State Police on a public service announcement that urges people to be cautious and patient around farm vehicles. Click here for the full story

Proposed Galloway dam studies continue - AgMinute for September 16, 2014

The Idaho Water Resources Board considers a proposed 750,000 acre-foot dam and reservoir on the Weiser River to be one of its top priorities. The board recently took a significant step forward in its efforts to study whether the project is feasible. Click here for the full story

USDA boosts corn, soybean harvest to new records - AgMinute for September 15, 2014

Record corn yields will be set in 18 states, the USDA said, and 10 states including Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska, the top three producers, have the highest number of ears per corn stalk ever. Click here for the full story

Idaho Potato Commission targets Hispanic consumers - AgMinute for September 12, 2014

The Idaho Potato Commission is encouraged by survey results showing strong national recognition for its brand and loyalty by female Hispanic consumers. Click here for the full story

FSA urges quick action on grazing claims - AgMinute for September 11, 2014

Compensation payments for grazing losses will be reduced, so the Farm Service Agency is urging livestock producers to file claims by the end of September. Click here for the full story

GOP Ag Commissioners say “Ditch the Rule”

Members of the Republican Agriculture Commissioners Committee hosted a conference call Monday to discuss the impact of federal overreach on agriculture in the United States and back the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in calling for the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule to be withdrawn. Show More Summary

Conservation Innovation Grants Announced

During a visit to a farm in Moline, Illinois Monday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) to 47 organizations that will help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge...Show More Summary

Missouri Right To Farm Prevails in Recount

The recount is complete for Amendment 1, the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment, and the very close Aug. 5 election results have been upheld. “It changed slightly but the original result does stand,” said Mike Deering, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association executive vice president. Show More Summary

New Anhydrous Applicator from John Deere

The recent increase in continuous corn acres requires rugged nutrient application equipment that keeps pace with today’s intensive crop production. The tough new John Deere 2410C Anhydrous Applicator gives customers in the anhydrous ammonia applicator business exactly what they need. Show More Summary

What’s New with Bayer Stratego YLD

Bayer CropScience’s Thorsten Schwindt and Randy Myers both work in the company’s fungicide department. They shared with us during the Farm Progress Show what was going on with Stratego YLD, how growers can utilize it to get greater return on investment and what we can see coming out of Bayer’s research and development labs when it comes to fungicides. “Stratego... Read More

Farming in Scotland

The President of the National Farmers Union in Scotland is Nigel Miller. farms 550 hectares in partnership with two of his sons in the Scottish Borders. His upland hill farm supports 175 cows and 950 breeding ewes. He was one of speakers at the IFAJ Congress in Aberdeen. Nigel is not shy about expressing his opinion and shared some statistics... Read More

Big Crops Getting Bigger

USDA has increased its estimate of both the corn and soybean crops this month, building on already forecast record highs. Corn production is forecast at 14.4 billion bushels, up 3 percent from both the August forecast and from 2013. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to average 171.7 bushels per acre, up 4.3 bushels from the... Read More

John Deere’s New ExactEmerge Planter

John Deere is breaking the planting speed and accuracy barriers of traditional row-crop planting with the introduction of a new seed delivery system. With the launch of their ExactEmerge row unit for the most accurate planting at speeds up to 10 mph and the new industry-leading MaxEmerge 5 row units for planting at traditional speeds, customers can now plant with... Read More

Farm bill provides new conservation easement program - AgMinute for September 10, 2014

USDA will invest $328 million in conservation easements to protect and restore farmland, grasslands and wetlands under a new program that consolidates three former easement programs administered by Natural Resources Conservation Service. Click here for the full story

2014 IFAJ Congress Wrap

I’m calling on all AAEA, LPC, NAAJ and NAFB members to put the annual IFAJ Congress on your calendars. In October 2015 it will be in New Zealand! But let’s take a listen to some information about last week’s Congress in Scotland. First up in the program is opening remarks from the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ Jane Cragie. Then... Read More

Bayer CropScience Expanding R&D

The opening of the new Bayer CropScience research and development facility last week in Sacramento will allow the company to better leverage its full capabilities by consolidating and expanding its global R&D organization. “The investment...Show More Summary

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