AgVoice4Choice Urges Growers to ACT Now

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on the “Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments to Soybean Production” concluding that “these seed treatments provide little or no overall benefits to soybean production in most situations.” Upon release of the report, a 60-day comment period was opened which concludes on December 22. So far, the comment website reports just …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, Farming, Government, Insecticides, Soybean

Meet the New USFRA Faces: Darrell Glaser

John Davis Leave a Comment

In our series to educate you about this year’s selectees for the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s Faces of Farming and Ranching program, we introduce you to a man who wants to educate the public about modern agriculture and how America’s farmers are feeding the world. “It’s very, very important as an industry that we help educate our consumer base …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, USFRA

New Holland Holiday Contest

Chuck Zimmerman 1 Comment

New Holland is running a special holiday contest. Four winners will receive great blue toys from New Holland. The contest runs November 1, 2014 to December 19, 2014. This holiday season, blue is the color of choice. That’s because, from now until December 19, 2014, New Holland fans have a chance to win the season’s most coveted New Holland-branded toys …

Agribusiness, New Holland

NAFB Awards for Creative Excellence

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

The Plambeck Award of Creative Excellence was also announced during the Night of Honors at the 71st National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual meeting. The single entry winner went to SFP, A Verdesian Life Science Company, and OsbornBarr for their More Than Manure Nutrient Manager. The radio spot targeted swine producers and farmers in Minnesota and Iowa who handle manure …

Ag Group, Agency, Agribusiness, Award, NAFB

Smart Data Best for Decision Making

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

The challenge in precision ag these days seems to be less about how much data can be created – plenty of tools and programs to tell you everything about your operation – and more about how to create just the data needed without making farmers try to drink from some firehouse of information. One of John Deere’s partner companies definitely …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

Social Media Corp Coverage at NAFB

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

For the second year in a row, Farm Credit Services has sponsored the social media corp at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention. Margaret Fogarty is the national communications director for Farm Credit and Taylor spoke with her about the opportunity they are providing college students during the event. “We are really excited to be here with a …

Agribusiness, Farm Credit, NAFB, Social Media

Improving Plant Health Through Nutritional Balance

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) is a plant nutrition consulting company that works with fruit and vegetable growers from across the country. They have become known for helping farmers grow crops that are completely resistant to diseases and insects using nutrition and enhancing plant immunity through nutritional balance. During Crop Health Laboratories’ Power Growers Seminar I spoke with founder and CEO …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Science, fruit, Nutrition, Vegetables

A Blood Test for Plants

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Crop Health Laboratories presented Power Growers Seminar over the weekend in Santa Clara, CA. The event provided a comprehensive introduction to plant sap analysis technology. This new nutrient management strategy was created by Sjoerd Smits, owner of NovaCropControl and HortiNova. Both companies are based out of the Netherlands and currently sap samples are shipped there for analysis. Crop Health Labs …

Agribusiness, Audio, fruit, Nutrition, Vegetables

Go Farmobile

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

We’re living in a mobile technology society and that’s so true of farmers today. Now farmers have a new technology to look at that will allow them to take advantage of all the data they’re creating in a new way. During the Develop with Deere conference this week I met Jason Tatge, Farmobile. Here’s Jason giving me a live demonstration …

Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, Mobile, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast