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Executive Address From Liam Condon, Bayer

During the 2017 Bayer Future Farming Dialog we heard an address from Liam Condon, President, Crop Science, a division of Bayer. Focusing in his speech on sustainable agriculture, Liam Condon also reaffirmed the commitment of the Crop...Show More Summary

Moving Beyond “Farm to Table” Discussion

During the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog the first panel discussion focused on Moving Beyond “Farm to Table”: Understanding the Food Supply Chain. Moderating was Stephan Brunner, who works on food chain partnerships for Bayer.Show More Summary

Syngenta Seeds Increases Investment in NK Brand

New members to the #GoldenMic Club include David Hollinrake, President of Syngenta Seeds and Quinn Showalter, Head, NK US Sales at Syngenta Seeds. I met with them during the Farm Progress Show to learn more about their announcement of increasing investment into the NK brand. Growers who purchase corn and soybean seeds from retailers will have even more choice and... Read More

Survey Says Cover Crops Boost Yield and Weed Control

New nationwide survey results show cover crops acreage has nearly doubled over the past five years and farmers using cover crops are reporting increased yields and improvement in the control of herbicide-resistant weeds. The survey of...Show More Summary

Ag Secretary Surveying Hurricane Damage

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is in Florida today after surveying Hurricane Irma damage in his home state of Georgia last week. In Georgia, Perdue toured pecan farms where thousands of trees were lost and will take years to replace, with estimates that 20-30% of this year’s crop was lost, and also visited with cotton farmers who may have lost... Read More

Corvus: Understanding Reactivation

The success of Bayer’s Corvus herbicide goes beyond residual activity. What sets it apart from others in the same class is reactivation, which allows weed control in the absence of moisture, says Mark Waddington, product development manager for selective corn herbicides. Show More Summary

Podcast #46: Hopelessly Optimistic

Taking questions from the reader mailbag.

Florida & Georgia Cattle Country Hit by Irma

Hurricane Irma traveled straight through Florida and Georgia cattle country. An assessment to damaged areas is still being tallied. Florida dairies are running on generators, still struggling to keep cows milked and forced to dump tons of milk for various reasons. Show More Summary

Ethanol Report on E15 Hurricane Help

Fuel disruptions due to Hurricane Harvey were mitigated somewhat, thanks to an early end to the summer restriction on sales of E15 (15% ethanol fuel) that helped offset gasoline supply shortfalls and limit fuel price spikes. In thisShow More Summary

Deere Gives 3E Tractors a Facelift

The John Deere 3E series tractors have received a makeover from head to toe or should we say tire. It’s one of the most popular tractors that comes off the line in Augusta, GA. The redesign was on display for attendees at the recent Farm Progress Show and there we spoke with Product Marketing Manager, Michelle Bentley to give us... Read More

GROWMARK’s FS Simulator Makes Training Fun

GROWMARK’s FS applicator simulator was on display for media this week in Bloomington, IL. The simulator was created as a training module for FS System operators to practice, study, and enhance their ability, knowledge, and safety skills. Show More Summary

Ag Secretary Heads Home to Survey Irma Damage

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will travel to Georgia today to see first-hand the damage the Hurricane Irma caused to crops in his home state. “We’ve been in constant contact with Secretary Perdue,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black in an interview this week with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman. Show More Summary

Can-Am Can Get The Job Done

One of the newest members of the #GoldenMic Club is Andrew Howard, Can-Am. Andrew and I spoke on the closing day of the Farm Progress Show. I was really hoping to meet Andrew and learn more about the company and their models that are designed and built for my kind of activity- hunting – and pretty much anything outdoors. The... Read More

Podcast: The right way -- and wrong way -- to thank your donors

A lot of nonprofit thank-you messages say something like this: "Thank you for being our partner...." That's about as thrilling to the donor as telling her she has nice elbows. Donors don't give in order to be our partner. They give to have a positive impact on the world in some specific way. Show More Summary

Florida Citrus Starting to Assess Irma Damage

As Floridians continue to dig out from the damage and debris caused by Hurricane Irma, the extent of damage to agriculture is starting to be assessed. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam took an aerial tour yesterday to survey areas impacted by Hurricane Irma, including citrus groves in Central and Southwest Florida. Show More Summary

Biostimulants World Congress Coming to Miami

The use of biostimulants in agriculture has grown dramatically over recent years and could reach $2 billion by next year, but there is still much that needs to be learned about the diverse formulations on the market and being developed that are applied to plants or soils to regulate and enhance the crop’s physiological processes. Show More Summary

Would Your Soil Pass the Tighty Whitey Test?

The Illinois Corn Growers Association had a head turning display at the 2017 Farm Progress Show centered around soil health. The question is, would your soil pass the tighty whitey test? “Search #SoilYourUndies online and you will find how farmers from all over the U.S. and Canada are taking this approach to learning more about soil health. The better health... Read More

Bayer Advancing Toward the Next Era of Ag

Bayer offers a great deal of technology in today’s marketplace, with a pipeline of new technologies coming to growers in the future. “We’re reinvesting into agriculture. We’re reinvesting into growers,” says Rob Schrick, Bayer Strategic Business Lead for North American Corn and Soy. Show More Summary

Camso To Offer Remanufactured Wheels and Tracks

Camso announced at the 2017 Farm Progress Show a program aimed at making the old new again. Martin Lunkenbein, Service and Aftermarket Sales Executive Director for Agriculture, says the company’s vision for the future is to offer products with multiple lives. Show More Summary

Podcast 288 – Dean Gruner, MD on ACOs and Healthcare Reform

Joining me again for Episode #288 is Dean Gruner, MD, the recently retired CEO of ThedaCare, a health system in Wisconsin that has long been considered a worldwide leader in the practice of Lean in healthcare. Recently, in Episode #286,...Show More Summary

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