International Drone Expo to Host Drone Race

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International Drone Expo (IDE), the largest gathering of the most innovative and leading members of the UAV community from around the globe, will hold its first annual Drone Race inside the Los Angeles Convention Center this December. MultiGP, the sanctioning body and leading drone racing league for first-person view (FPV) radio-controlled aircraft in the United States, will custom design the …

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Some Say Mega Merger Bad News

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your opinion of the Bayer-Monsanto deal?” The mega merger is still in the news and a small majority of pollers seem to believe the Bayer-Monsanto deal is bad news for the industry. As the companies work out the kinks farmers will soon see what the future holds and how this consolidation will impact …

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Egg, Dairy & Chicken Prices Down, Beef Too

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The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Fall Harvest Marketbasket Survey indicates lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, whole milk, cheddar cheese, chicken breast, sirloin tip roast and ground chuck. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $49.70, down $4.40 or 8 percent compared …

AFBF, Ag Group, Farm Bureau, Food, Markets

+3,500 Commercial Drones Showcased InterDrone 2016

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BZ Media LLC’s InterDrone™ The International Drone Conference & Exposition, held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas Sept 7-9, drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents. The event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors in more than 230 booths. FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta gave the Grand Opening Keynote speech to thousands gathered on the first day. …

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Cuba – Oh the Possibilities

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Throughout my life I have viewed Cuba as a piece of history, a far off distant land. Today, the country is being discussed in every agricultural circle I come across. The possibilities of future trade with our neighbor creates great opportunities for American farmers and ranchers. The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing earlier this week exploring the benefits of …

AAEA, Ag Group, Alltech, Exports, Farm Bureau, Government, Trade

CNH Reman’s Commitment to Different & Better Parts

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CNH Reman in Springfield, MO is one of only two CNH Industrial remanufacturing facilities globally. That means parts from around the world come to Southwest Missouri to be taken apart and built back better. The task of making sure all those components are met and operations run smoothly goes to Dave Reader, operations manager for CNH Reman. Dave said they …

Agribusiness, Audio, Case IH, CNH, Equipment, Farm Machinery, New Holland

#USSoy – A People to People Business

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A fifth generation farmer from North Dakota, Bob Metz, is proud to say all four of his children are all involved in production agriculture. Bob’s a soybean grower, current United Soybean Board Director and former U.S. Soybean Export Council member, who is truly passing on his passion and commitment to agriculture for generations to come. I met him at the …

Ag Group, Exports, Soybean, Trade, USSEC

Trust in Remanufacturing – CNH Reman’s Commitment

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Located in Springfield, MO, CNH Reman is a joint venture between CNH Industrial and SRC Holdings Corporation which started in 2009 and has grown into a company with just nine employees to now employing nearly 250. The partnership began because CNH Industrial knew they needed to become more committed to remanufacturing. Allen Shevey, product manager hydraulics, took time to share …

Agribusiness, Audio, Case IH, CNH, Equipment, New Holland

What’s Your Opinion of the Bayer-Monsanto Deal?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How long until we have autonomous tractors on the market??” Both New Holland and Case IH debuted autonomous concept tractors during the Farm Progress Show. It seems many believe we will see these tractors on the marketplace sooner than later. Here are the poll results: Very soon – 30% 5 years out – 27% …

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