John Deere Works for Ag Retailers

Cindy Zimmerman

The ag retailers who supply products and services are the main point of contact between John Deere and the farmers who put them to work. “They’re the ones that really serve the customer at the local level,” said Chip Donahue, manager of business segment strategy for Deere. He and colleague Randy Kasperbauer, product manager for the API platform, gave a …

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New from Case IH

Cindy Zimmerman

Case IH made a number of new product announcements for 2018 this week. For starters, they launched the next generation of Maxxum series tractors that “combine efficient power, versatility, comfort and convenience to handle the day-to-day demands of beef, dairy and row crop operations.” The 2018 line up includes Maxxum ActiveDrive 4, Maxxum ActiveDrive 8, and Maxxum CVXDrive tractor configurations …

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AgGateway’s ADAPT Nears Completion

Kelly Marshall

Members of AgGateway have been working hard over the last 2-3 years, developing a common model to share precision agriculture data. Now the Agricultural Data Application Programming Toolkit, or ADAPT, is nearly ready for launch. Brent Kemp, Executive VP of AgGateway, and Mark Stelford from Premier Crop Systems and ADAPT committee chair attended last week’s Info Ag Conference in St. …

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Precision Ag is John Deere Connected

Cindy Zimmerman

A significant percentage of the more than 100 companies exhibiting at the InfoAg Conference last week were proud to promote that they were John Deere Operations Center Connected. Stu Pocknee with Precision Terrain Solutions of Australia specializes in landforming and agricultural water management, basically “anything to do with putting an implement behind a tractor and changing the shape of a …

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Premier Crop Systems Receives Capital Investment

Kelly Marshall

Premier Crop Systems has focused on providing agronomic decision support to growers with prescription rates for 19 years. Now a new partnership with Syngenta Venture is offering the company the opportunity and accelerate Enhanced Learning Blocks, a breakthrough system to validate the prescriptions used in a grower’s field. The data is randomized and replicable, opening up the possibility of scientific …

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Another Successful InfoAg

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2017 InfoAg Conference was another success with 1363 attendees from 22 countries, 104 exhibitors, and 98 speakers. Conference secretary Quentin Rund says this was the 22nd InfoAg, which has grown quite a bit since it moved to St. Louis in 2013. “The exhibit hall has increased, and our attendance has also been terrific,” he said. With 22 countries represented, …

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Precision Labs Focus on Life Span of Droplet

Jamie Johansen

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 …

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Airbus Provides Satellite Imagery for Solutions

Kelly Marshall

Sky Rubin is part of the Ag Solutions Team for Airbus, one of the largest aerospace companies to be building and operating satellites.  You’ll find their imagery in large agribusinesses like Bayer, The Climate Corp, and J.R. Simplot, who use it in their portals to provide actionable intelligence to growers. When asked what makes Airbus stand out, Rubin says it’s …

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Perdue Remarks on Bilateral Talks in Mexico

Jamie Johansen

While meeting with Mexican Secretary of Agriculture José Calzada Rovirosa, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today held a teleconference for U.S. media. The two leaders engaged in bilateral talks, including a panel discussion with U.S. and Mexican producers, several agricultural site visits, and a joint press conference – seeking to build on the U.S. and Mexico’s well-developed track record …

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