CAPTAIN CAPCA Saves the Show

Joanna Schroeder

CAPTAIN CAPCA and Dr Foe battled it out this morning in their last meeting to kick off the 42nd annual California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA). The event took place in no better place for a superhero and villain – Disneyland – in Anaheim, California October 16-18, 2016. This year’s theme is Feeding the Nation – Fighting the Fear …

Agribusiness, FMC, pesticides, Video

New NAS Prize For Food & Ag Research

Joanna Schroeder

During the 2016 Borlaug Dialogue last week in Des Moines, Iowa, an announcement was made officially launching the first National Academy of Sciences (NAS) prize dedicated to food and agriculture research. The new NAS Prize in Food and Agricultural Sciences, endowed in perpetuity by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for …

Agribusiness, Food, Research, World Food Prize

Need More Corn Exports on Heels of USDA Crop Report

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its new corn forecast report and predicts that this year’s corn harvest will reach 15.057 bushels. Although this is down around 36 million bushels from last month’s estimates, it is still predicted to be another record crop. The World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates Report also lowered corn supplies for 2016/2017 from …

Agribusiness, Corn, NCGA, Trade, USDA

USFRA Helps Farmers Speak on Sustainability

Joanna Schroeder

What does sustainability mean to you? What does it mean to your friends and family? Based on research from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), not the same thing. So if it means different things to different people then how do you communicate with consumers about the sustainable actions you are taking on your farm? Well, that’s easy, says …

Agribusiness, Audio, Sustainability, USFRA

New Propane Tractor Prototype from New Holland

Joanna Schroeder

For ten years, New Holland’s brand position has been as a Clean Energy Leader and the company didn’t disappoint at this year’s Farm Progress Show with the launch of the third-generation Alternative Fuels Tractor prototype that is powered by propane autogas. I got all the details about the cutting-edge tractor from New Holland’s Mike Cornman who said the concept tractor …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Propane

Why You Should Consider an AgriBusiness Career

Joanna Schroeder

A career in agribusiness may not be high on your list of things to do, but if you have grown up in a farming community, it’s a natural route. While it helps to have a good understanding of the agricultural business, an in-depth knowledge is not necessary. People working in agribusiness pursue a wide range of different careers, from helping …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Employment

New Holland’s Big #Biomass Baler

Joanna Schroeder

Several years ago the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the Billion Ton biomass report and recently made an updated version available. The study shows that there is more than 1 billion tons of biomass available to be used for bio-products including biofuels. For many years, New Holland has been committed to growers who harvest biomass and when the biofuel …

Audio, biomass, Energy, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Harvest, New Holland

Pressure Continues on Illinois Farmland Values

Joanna Schroeder

Pressure continues on farmland values in Illinois according to research released during the 2016 Farm Progress Show. Prices have been reduced on average between an estimated 3.3 percent and 7 percent with projected low net returns and softening commodity prices cited as the primary cause of the decrease in value. The results of the Mid-Year “Snapshot Survey” was provided by …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show

NCGA Tells EPA to Leave Atrazine Alone

Joanna Schroeder

Atrazine is once again under attack with a recent report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highly critical of the ag herbicide. National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) has been fighting for the right of growers to use atrazine and to learn more I spoke with Kevin Skunes, the first vice president elect for NCGA and a farmer from Eastern …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Herbicide, NCGA