Agricultural Economy Gregory Meyer reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “Hoarding by US corn farmers has pinched profits at some of the world’s biggest grain merchants, even as the nation wallows in its largest harvest in history. “Analysts and executives had expected companies such as Bunge and Archer Daniels Midland to report huge profits […]
This is the eighth year for the BASF Crop Protection Science Behind media event series held prior to the kickoff of the Commodity Classic and this year the theme is The Advanced Acre. “The advanced acre is a comprehensive approach … Continue reading ?
Another record-setting Commodity Classic is getting underway in San Antonio where corn, soybeans, sorghum, and wheat growers are gathering from around the country. “At last count, we had over 6500 people and typically we pick up another 500 or so … Continue reading ?
A food safety expert advised prune producers to stress cleanliness and good record-keeping as new federal produce safety rules loom. Click here for the full story
Food Policy Issues Tarini Parti reported yesterday at Politico that, “First lady Michelle Obama unveiled a proposal Tuesday that would ban marketing junk food and sodas in schools — an unusually aggressive position for the administration that could draw the ire of school districts, food companies and conservatives” [transcript of remarks by Mrs. Obama here, and […]
Those who walked through the dynamic Syngenta booth during the National Farm Machinery Show were not disappointed. Producers were able to ask questions and get first-hand advice from Syngenta reps while taking in all the sights. Chuck spoke with Matt … Continue reading ?
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – call them UAVs or drones or just remote-controlled airplanes – have been around for decades, but using them for agricultural practices is just really starting to take off. A good crowd showed up for a session … Continue reading ?
Sellers of farm machinery will need to strengthen their game as growers tighten their purse strings, according to an industry expert. Click here for the full story
You will really enjoy listening to Julie Borlaug, Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. She just spoke at the annual Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum, held prior to the Commodity Classic. She started her remarks by telling some entertaining anecdotes … Continue reading ?
GSI was one of the many agricultural equipment companies that took advantage of the National Farm Machinery Show’s trade show to market their products. Chuck met up with GSI’s Gary Woodruff to find out more about what they have to … Continue reading ?
Scott Hammon had a good week at the National Farm Machinery show visiting with happy customers who stopped by the Bayer CropScience booth. Hammon wanted to chat about Bayer’s Corvus pre-emergence herbicide, which he says one of the best-selling in … Continue reading ?
The 2012 Census of Agriculture shows the number of U.S. farms is dropping, but the amount of farmland acreage is holding steady. Production value, farmers' age and minority ownership are all increasing. Click here for the full story
Tim Heins heads up the product management team for Raven and Chuck caught up with him at the trade show during the National Farm Machinery Show. “At the ASABE Award Show, in conjunction with the farm show, we won four … Continue reading ?
FMC is investing in farming’s future with their new Anthem® and Anthem® ATZ herbicides and $25,000 in college scholarships as prizes in their third annual Anthem Singing Contest. Chuck spoke with Paul Redhage with FMC about this once in a … Continue reading ?
The FS System of GROWMARK has launched a new website to help better promote the brand that has been in existence for nearly 50 years. The history of the FS System dates back to the formation of the Illinois Farm … Continue reading ?
At the recent Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY Chuck spoke with New Holland’s Gary Wojcik, Segment Marketing Manager for large horsepower tractors. He shared some insights into their Tier 4B Solutions series launch later this year. “What we are … Continue reading ?
Social media part of a war room discussion? Yep. It was at the 2014 National Ethanol Conference. Participating in a panel titled, “Communications and Social Media War Room” was Christina Martin, Executive Vice President, Renewable Fuels Association. We chatted about … Continue reading ?
It’s time for my annual podcast interview with HIMSS President and CEO Steve Lieber, this time from the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., on the day before the official opening of the 2014 HIMSS Conference, rather than...Show More Summary
Have you ever wanted to be able to see what is happening every day weather-wise on each of your fields? The Climate Corporation was at the National Farm Machinery Show telling farmers about a free tool they have to offer that … Continue reading ?
Robert Hendrix is the rock star of New Holland hay and forage tools. I had fun letting him show off a couple of new products at the National Farm Machinery Show, the Discbine 313 mower-conditioner and Roll Belt 560 round … Continue reading ?