Trade is Hot Topic at #ARA2018

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) 2018 Conference and Expo started off with the timely topic of trade Tuesday. Ambassador Darci Vetter, General Manager of Public Affairs & Vice Chair of Agriculture Food and Trade of Edelman Public Affairs, presented a pre-conference workshop on “Trade, Tariffs, and Their Impact on American Agriculture.” Vetter, who is former chief agricultural negotiator at the …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, Trade

Welcome to #ARA2018

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) opened its 2018 Conference and Expo in Boca Raton, Florida yesterday, bringing together nearly 600 agricultural retail leaders, suppliers, and industry partners. “The ARA Conference and Expo is the premier event for ag retailers,” said ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock. “Each year we come together to honor the industry’s best. We hear from engaging …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio

ARA Conference & Expo Helps Make Connections

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2018 Agricultural Retailers Association annual Conference and Expo is kicking off today in Boca Raton, FL. I’ll be there once again to bring you some great content from the program and activities. The annual golf tournament is being held this morning, as well as a special Everglades agricultural tour. Afterwards, a pre-conference workshop entitled, “Trade, Tariffs, and Their Impact …

Agribusiness, ARA

2018 NAFB Foundation Going Strong

Cindy Zimmerman

The NAFB Foundation presented $25,000 in college scholarships to five outstanding students during the foundation luncheon on Wednesday at the 75th annual convention. The scholarship recipients, pictured here with NAFB Foundation president Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse, are: Matthew Winterholler, Texas Tech University National Wheat Foundation/U.S. Wheat Associates Scholarship Jacqueline Janorschke, University of Missouri George Logan Scholarship Corryn La Rue, Utah State …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAFB, NCGA

Timac Agro USA Launches Accelerated Leadership Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Timac Agro USA, a leading provider of crop nutritional solutions, has launched an Accelerated Leadership Program to recruit candidates to join their team of visionaries in the agricultural industry. Candidates under consideration for this new leadership program will be emerging college students with work experience in the range of 5 years. They will undergo an in-depth training process with a …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, careers, Education

Bayer Defends Glyphosate at Future of Farming

Cindy Zimmerman

The $289 million glyphosate jury verdict just before the Bayer-Monsanto deal was finalized last month was a big topic of discussion this week at the Bayer Future of Farming Dialogue at the company’s global headquarters in Monheim, Germany. In fact, a last minute panel scheduled at the very end of a full day of presentations was standing room only – …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, Farming, Herbicide

Bayer Outlines Vision for Future of Farming

Cindy Zimmerman

Joined by farmers, reporters, influencers and other agricultural stakeholders from around the globe, Bayer outlined its vision for the future of agriculture at the 2018 Future of Farming Dialogue, focusing on its commitment to innovation, sustainability and digital transformation. In the global company’s first major event since the finalization of its acquisition of Monsanto on August 21st, the Future of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Sustainability

BASF Celebrates Cotton with Texas Tech

Chuck Zimmerman

The annual Celebrate Cotton Texas Tech football game provided the perfect opportunity for BASF to show off its branded BASF Seed Innovation Center. Attendees were provided with tours that included both the Trait Development Building and the BASF Crop Analytics laboratory. After the tours media were able to meet with BASF leadership for one on one interviews. Then it was …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Cotton, Video

Bayer’s Delaro Showing Positive Plant Health Benefits

Chuck Zimmerman

Plant health and yield results for Bayer’s Delaro, a corn and soybean fungicide, are being tracked in a collaborative trial with Aker, an in-season drop monitoring and autonomous scouting platform. During this season, comparison images are showing positive plant health benefits from Delaro. After applying fungicide, Aker uses high-resolution drones to capture multiple images of the fields. The results give …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show

Bayer Discusses Integration With Monsanto

Cindy Zimmerman

There were lots of people at the Farm Progress Show this week wearing different hats – or shirts – as a result of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, which just became final-final this month. There were former Monsanto people now working for Bayer and former Bayer people working for BASF now, and let’s just say it will take some time before …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, Monsanto, Video