Getting Planters Ready For Action

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Farmers who are preparing for the upcoming planting season might be interested in John Deere‘s Mobile Row Unit Run Off with the PlanterPlus App, a quick and efficient way to dial in their rows and conduct a meter performance test to assure accuracy in ExactEmerge or MaxEmerge 5e planters. The system connects the display in the tractor to a farmer’s …

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Industry News Briefs

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks here and we have gotten behind on some industry news stories that we have wanted to post – so here are a few! Cyndee Smiley, formerly division marketing manager for Region 4 combines and front-end equipment, has been named media relations and communications manager for John Deere Ag & Turf Division for the …

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Precision Ag Bytes 2/14

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Vegalab, Inc. has announced the successful trials of its Pollen Boost product and initial first orders of Pollen Boost for delivery in early February from Stanislaus Farm Supply, Buttonwillow Warehouse Company, and Mid Valley Agricultural Services, Inc. Apache Sprayers will launch the Apache AS630 Sprayer at the 2018 National Farm Machinery Show. The Apache AS630 was built to meet the …

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Data Flow a Priority at Develop with Deere Conference

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This year’s Develop with Deere conference in Kansas City was the biggest yet, showing growth in the demand for the opportunity to learn more about data flow and the tools available to help farmers make the most of the information they collect on their farms. “This conference is really valuable for the software companies to learn some of what not …

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ASA Hires Ryan Findlay as CEO

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The American Soybean Association have selected Ryan Findlay as its new Chief Executive Officer. Findlay replaces Stephen Censky, who left ASA in October of 2017 after confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. “ASA is extremely pleased to have found someone of Ryan’s caliber and experience to lead us into our next chapter as a first-class U.S. …

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John Deere Collaborates with Dealers and Developers

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Precision agriculture is giving farmers more and more tools to use in their operations, but it continues to be complex. That’s one reason the company has offered the Develop with Deere Conference to allow farmers, dealers and developers an opportunity to collaborate, said Deanna Kovar, director of production and precision ag marketing with John Deere. “It’s not just about John …

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Precision Ag Meets Customized Crop Insurance

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PartnerRe Ltd and Farmers Edge™ have joined forces to couple real-time field data with customized insurance products to help farmers around the globe. This exclusive, four-year agreement between Farmers Edge and PartnerRe brings together precision farming technology and agriculture insurance in a landmark deal that will fundamentally advance the $5 trillion global food and agriculture industry. Under the terms of …

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Ag Policy Update: Farm Bill, Budget Deals & Trade

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The Missouri Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference took place over the weekend. I was able to attend with my husband and had great intentions to not ‘work.’ But when I heard topics being discussed that are timely and others might learn from, I couldn’t help but pull out my recorder and gather some content. Missouri Farm Bureau’s Director …

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Nebraska Congressman Praises Water for Food Forum

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) is very proud of the work that the Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska has been doing for the future of sustainable agriculture by encouraging the involvement of young people in the industry. “Agriculture has become cool! I never thought I would see that,” said Fortenberry at the recent Water for Food …

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John Deere Dealers Develop Applications to Help Growers

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Some of the John Deere dealers who attended this year’s Develop with Deere conference are also developers. Ryan Hutchison with South Country Equipment in Regina, Saskatchewan, has been working on the John Deere Field Connect application. The app takes data, applies agronomic knowledge from the grower and the agronomist, and incorporates weather information to develop what he calls “crop intelligence.” …

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