USFRA Helps Farmers Speak on Sustainability

Joanna Schroeder Leave a Comment

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, Sustainability, USFRA

Bayer Invests in United Fresh Start Foundation

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

In an effort to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to school children, Bayer has partnered with United Fresh Start Foundation to place salad bars in elementary and secondary schools in the Pacific Northwest and California.  The company has invested $20,000 to put healthy choices in front of students at schools like Sunnyslope Elemenatry School in the Wenatchee Public School district. …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Nutrition

Deere’s Nutrient Applicator Ready for Order

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

About a year ago John Deere offered a sneak peek at their new F4365 High Capacity Nutrient Applicator and now it’s here!  Deere is officially taking orders for delivery this fall.  Chuck Zimmerman spoke with Doug Felter at the recent Reveal event in Iowa about this latest addition. The Applicator wasn’t thrown together overnight.  John Deere has pup a lot into …

Agribusiness, Equipment, John Deere

A New Holland NHDrive ZimmCast

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

A self driving tractor generated a lot of buzz during the Farm Progress Show. New Holland, a sponsor of our event coverage, had their brand new autonomous concept tractor displayed in the center of their show lot and it was getting a lot of attention. In this week’s program I talked with New Holland’s Dan Halliday to get a detailed …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Technology, Tractor, ZimmCast

Senate Committee Hearing on Ag Consolidation

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Some of the biggest names in agribusiness are on Capitol Hill this morning at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Consolidation and Competition in the U.S. Seed and Agrochemical Industry.” The committee chaired by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) will hear from head executives of DuPont, Dow AgroSciences, Syngenta, Bayer and Monsanto, as well as representatives from agricultural organizations such as …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Government

The Global Value of US Soy

Lizzy Schultz Leave a Comment

Our 300 international attendees were present for the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange held earlier this month in Indianapolis, offering soy growers from across the country the opportunity to engage with an international audience about the value of U.S. Soy. One attendee who utilized the opportunity to communicate with the international audience was Kevin Scott, a diversified corn and …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, International, Soybean, Trade, USSEC

CNH Reman’s Commitment to Different & Better Parts

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

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

Wow What a Concept from New Holland – NHDrive

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

It’s two tractors in one which gives you maximum flexibility. It’s the NHDrive concept tractor from New Holland. Just announced at the Farm Progress Show this machine has the capability to be driven with the attached cab just like a normal tractor. But can also run driverless and be controlled by a portable device or computer. I spoke with Bret …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Technology, Tractor, Video

New Propane Tractor Prototype from New Holland

Joanna Schroeder Leave a Comment

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

New Two-Wheel Drive T6 Series Tractor from New Holland

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

New Holland introduced a new two-wheel-drive version of its premium T6 series tractor, available starting first quarter, 2017. At the recent Farm Progress Show Michael Cornman, New Holland Agriculture Segment Marketing Manager – Under 140 HP Tractors, talked with farm journalists about the new model. The 2WD version offers enhanced maneuverability on two wheels for sharper turning, making it perfect …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, New Holland, Tractor, Video