Future of Ag Apps

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In my last program the focus was on ag gadgets. This week’s the focus is more on apps. This isn’t about all different kinds of specific apps. It’s more about where we’re at with apps and what we can expect in 2015. I had a conversation with ag app man, Aaron Hutchinson, iCropTrak. His company has been a long time …

Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, Precision Agriculture, Technology, ZimmCast

New Holland Wins Four Innovation Awards

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Our friends at New Holland are being honored for their engineering innovation. This company news release says New Holland won fourprestigious AE50 Awards for smart engineering innovations by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). “We’re proud to receive these awards recognizing industry-leading advances in technology,” says Abe Hughes, New Holland’s Vice President of North America. “In 2015, …

Agribusiness, New Holland

Nufarm U.S. Promotes Schwehr

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Nufarm announced that Rob Schwehr has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Innovation & Regulatory Affairs for Nufarm Americas. In this position, Schwehr will oversee product development and interactions with governmental agencies which regulate Nufarm products. In addition, he will oversee the Technical Service Group within Nufarm Americas. He will continue to be located in the company’s …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement

2015 Interest Rates for Rural America

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Brian O’Keane, Executive Vice President of AgriBank, spoke with our intern, Taylor Truckey, during Trade Talk at the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s annual meeting. AgriBank is one of four banks in the Farm Credit system. Their main priority is accessing capital from Wall Street and making that available for borrowers in rural America. “If you look at the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Credit, Financial, NAFB

Air Force Plays Western Michigan for All the Spuds

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the college football bowl season kicks off this weekend. In what should be a great matchup, the men in blue from the Air Force Academy (9-3) take on Western Michigan (8-4) on Saturday, December 20th in the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho, highlighting America’s potato growers nationwide on ESPN. …

Agribusiness, Potato

GROWMARK Essay Contest to Teach Ag, Writing Skills

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Agribusiness GROWMARK is once again sponsoring its annual essay contest with the goals of helping young people develop their writing skills, learning about current issues affecting agriculture, and understanding the unique role of cooperatives. In its 22nd year, the theme for the 2015 GROWMARK Essay Contest is: “Exploring Careers in Agriculture,” and it’s open to all high school FFA members …

Agribusiness, GROWMARK

Swine BioPortal Provides Flexibility to Data Evaluation

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The collection of data is important when it comes to monitoring the PRRS virus. But what do you do with all those numbers once you have them? Dr. Enrique Mondaca, Boehringer Ingelheim (BIVI), hit on that during BIVI’s session at the North American PRRS Symposium last week in Chicago. The Swine BioPortal is an answer to how veterinarians and producers …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Gathering Data & Using It

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There are different tools producers and technicians can take advantage of when coordinating disease control. Dr. Erin Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim (BIVI), talked about a couple of these during the North American PRRS Symposium at BIVI’s breakout session. “One of our big data gap problems is we have a lot of data on the farm, but we don’t translate it very …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Follow Your Management Rules to Tackle PRRS

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With over 20 years of research into PRRS, Dr. PH Rathjen with Boehringer Ingelheim (BIVI), is no stranger to the virus. As one of the speakers at the BIVI sponsored session at the North American PRRS Symposium he shared his experiences dealing with PRRS from his home in Denmark and how utilizing both Area Regional Control (ARC) and vaccines can …

Agribusiness, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Iteris Announces ClearAg Prime

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Intelligence. It’s vitally important to national security and your crop’s security. Iteris has just released ClearAg Prime, which they call “Next Level of Intelligent Agriculture Decision Support.” To learn more about it I visited by phone with Tom Blair, Senior Vice President, Iteris. He says that ClearAg Prime is the latest in a series of API’s that customers can readily …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Audio, Iteris