Talking with FMC at Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Dupont, FMC, Video

In my first chance to visit with the sponsor of our coverage of this year’s Ag Media Summit, FMC, I visited with Tom Becker (left) and Brent Neuberger. The focus of their remarks are on FMC’s pending Dupont transaction. For starters, when that transaction is complete Tom says it will provide more products to offer growers. He says these products …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Dupont, FMC, Video

Precision Labs Focus on Life Span of Droplet

Jamie Johansen Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Herbicide, Precision Labs

Precision Laboratories’ Total Spray Droplet Management considers the entire life-cycle of the drop. This ensures quality spray mixes, improved target placement and optimized retention and coverage. While in Snowbird, Utah at the 2017 Ag Media Summit, we stopped in to chat with Jim Reiss, senior vice president of product development at Precision Labs, to learn more. “Total spray droplet management …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Herbicide, Precision Labs

The Kings of Hay & Forage

Jamie Johansen Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Equipment, Farm Machinery, Forage, Hay

All our German speaking friends already know that Krone translates to king in German. We spoke with Dave Patterson, Krone NA, during the recent Ag Media Summit to learn what makes them the ‘kings of hay and forage’ production globally. “Our customers and dealers are critical to our strategy and to our success. We are unique. We are a family-owned …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Equipment, Farm Machinery, Forage, Hay

Showcase Plot Tour with Bayer in North Dakota

Chuck Zimmerman Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Soybean

I did a whole lot of PT on my recovering shoulder out in a field west of Minot, ND. It was a Bayer Showcase Plot Tour and a beautifully sunny day, with lots of wind. Glad I brought my wind screen for the Golden ZimmComm Microphone! The focus was on cereal crops as well as products for soybeans, canola and …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Soybean

Dicamba Concerns Prompt State Actions

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, Soybean

*POST UPDATE* 7/14/17 Missouri Department of Agriculture releases Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order for ENGENIA, XTENDIMAX and FEXAPAN herbicides On the heels of Arkansas, Missouri has issued a pause on sale, use, and removal of all products labeled for agricultural use that contain dicamba. As of today, Monday, July 10th, the Missouri Department of Agriculture has had 145 pesticide …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, Soybean

AEM Names Curt Blades as Senior VP AG Services

Cindy Zimmerman AEM, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, NAMA, Publication

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has named Curt Blades as senior vice president, AG services, replacing Charlie O’Brien, who announced his retirement from AEM earlier this year. Beginning August 1, Blades will be responsible for strategic direction of agriculture programs and services for the AEM membership, and will serve as primary liaison with ag-specific industry organizations, customer groups and …

AEM, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, NAMA, Publication

Zimfo Bites 7/3

Cindy Zimmerman Ag Group, Agribusiness, Zimfo Bytes

Five county Farm Bureaus were selected from a competitive pool of applicants to each receive a $500 grant from the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program to help fund “Our Food Link” projects. The new Potato Expo Innovation Hub is now open and accepting abstract submissions for the Potato Expo 2018, which takes place January 10-12, 2018 at the Rosen …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Zimfo Bytes

The Growing Enogen Footprint

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, AgWired Energy, Audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

Enogen hosted about 1,200 farmer-customers at the American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen. As Enogen continues to grow, the NASCAR race held at Iowa Speedway was the perfect place to spotlight the farmers who supply the Enogen corn which will produce about 2 billion gallons of ethanol this year. “We see this race as a great opportunity to support …

Agribusiness, AgWired Energy, Audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

Agribusiness News Briefs

Cindy Zimmerman Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Syngenta, World Food Prize

Syngenta has announced its new ambition and priorities following the completion of the transaction with ChemChina. The company aims to profitably grow market share through organic growth and collaborations, and is considering targeted acquisitions with a focus on seeds. The goal is to strengthen Syngenta’s leadership position in crop protection and to become an ambitious number three in seeds. Agricultural …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Syngenta, World Food Prize

E15 at the Pump with Kum & Go

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, AgWired Energy, Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, NASCAR

Kum & Go stores launched E15 about two years ago because of the growing demand for higher octane and a lower cost fuel option for customers. We met up with Jim Pirolli, Vice President of Fuels at Kum and Go, during the recent NASCAR American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen to learn more about those blue pumps. “We found …

Agribusiness, AgWired Energy, Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, NASCAR