Illinois Farmers Reach Out With GROWMARK 4R4U

Carrie Muehling

Illinois farmer Jack McCormick uses social media platforms to share information about projects that can fit into the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy with other farmers and the general public. The effort is part of the Illinois 4R4U program, launched in October 2016. The collaboration between GROWMARK and county Farm Bureaus in Illinois includes trials on cover crops, nitrogen and …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK, Nutrient Management

Deere 0 Series Baler + Accumulator = Efficiency

Jamie Johansen

John Deere’s 0 Series Round Balers are the first North American-built round baler precutters with the industry’s first 5-foot precutter baler. The eight models that comprise the new series build upon the popular 9 Series Balers and include several new features that improve hay pickup and overall baling speed and productivity in the field. During the recent Farm Progress Show, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Forage, Hay, John Deere

USFRA CEO Urges Agriculture to Stand as One

Kelly Marshall

As the nation’s largest outdoor farm show was getting underway last week bringing thousands of agriculture industry people together in Decatur, Illinois, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) CEO Randy Krotz sent out an op-ed urging American agriculture to stand together against the threats facing farming and ranching. “There are times when we in agriculture may not be understanding how …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Progress Show, USFRA

Dow-DuPont is Done Deal

Cindy Zimmerman

The “merger of equals” between The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (“DuPont”) became official on Friday, now operating as a holding company under the name “DowDuPont™” with three divisions – Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products. Moving forward, DowDuPont intends to separate the divisions to stand within their own legal entities by the …

Agribusiness, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Dow AgroScience, Dupont

Northey and Two More Nominated for USDA Posts

Cindy Zimmerman

Three more nominations for key posts at USDA were made Friday as Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue remains the only Trump nominee approved in the department. “I’m hoping that the Senate can move very quickly on the ones before them when they get back,” said Perdue during a stop at Farm Progress Show last week. “I need some help and I …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Progress Show, USDA

Rice for Today and the Future

Kelly Marshall

Dr. Chrisitan De Guzman, Southeast Missouri State University, spoke to attendees of the Missouri Rice Council Field Day about varieties in the trial plots answering their questions about his research. “I believe they are looking for which varieties are most suitable to them because most of our resourceful research here- they try to evaluate it and see if it is …

Ag Group, AgWired Precision, Audio, Rice

Credenz Soybeans Launch New Varieties for 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

Soybean growers visiting the Farm Progress Show this week got the news that Bayer is introducing 15 new Credenz® variety options to fight against key agronomic issues in 2018. The new Credenz® varieties include LibertyLink® traits and feature Bayer smart genetics. In addition, six new Balance® GT varieties have been developed for maturity groups 2.1 to 4.1. Upon approval, the …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, Soybean

GROWMARK Leading in Nutrient Loss Reduction

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK and the FS System have been leaders in the state of Illinois when it comes to helping farmers adopt best management practices to reduce nutrient losses, contributing to the success of the state’s Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. At the Farm Progress Show this week, Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey visited the GROWMARK FS tent to learn what he can …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Progress Show, FS System, GROWMARK

House Ag Committee at #FPS17

Cindy Zimmerman

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX), Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) and members of the committee hosted a farm bill listening session at the Farm Progress Show Thursday in Decatur, Illinois. It was the fifth such session the committee has held so far. “This was a terrific listening session that will benefit us as we write the next farm …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Bill, Farm Policy, Farm Progress Show, Government

Versatility, Durability & Comfort from John Deere Gators

Jamie Johansen

John Deere hosted ag media during the 2017 Farm Progress Show to give us a chance to get behind the wheel of their new Gator utility vehicles, highlighting a redesigned cab, three-wide seating, and heating and A/C. Designed for customers who need all-day comfort with off-road terrain capability in all seasons, John Deere introduced the new gas-powered Gator XUV835 and …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, John Deere