Transparency Key for Ag Data

Carrie Muehling

As more and more equipment will gather information for its farmer customers, John Deere is taking that data and the questions about privacy that go along with it very seriously. “Data is becoming increasingly important for our customers. If you look over the past five years, data has really become a prominent part of the conversation, because customers understand how …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, data, Equipment, John Deere

DowDuPont™ Ag Division to Become Corteva Agriscience™

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ will someday become a stand-alone company under restructuring and the name was revealed during last week’s Commodity Classic to be Corteva Agriscience™ (kohr-‘teh-vah), which is derived from a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature.” Vice President of Public Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer Krysta Harden said during the general session that it took months …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, DowDuPont

FMC Expands Portfolio & In Hiring Mode

Jamie Johansen

No doubt the FMC team is excited about the aquciaiton of the DuPont product line. Strong brands were brought over in insecticies, fungicides and herbicides. FMC Regional Business Manager, Chris Reats, shared more on the growth of the FMC portfolio at the recent Mid-South Farm & Gin Show. “It’s been a great transition. We just got into this last November …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm & Gin Show, Farm Shows, FMC

USFRA Launches engAGe App to Help Advocate Online

Jamie Johansen

In in a proactive effort to bring farmers and ranchers into the mainstream conversation about food and ag-related issues, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA) has launched engAGe – a new app to give farmers, ranchers and advocates a turnkey tool in sharing their story on social media. This platform allows users to easily stay abreast of current news in …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Apps, Audio, Commodity Classic, USFRA

Precision Ag Bytes 3/7

Carrie Muehling

Caterpillar Inc. is using AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) services to connect and manage heavy machines and engines around the globe. The new multi-year, global deal connects Caterpillar products to the AT&T 4G LTE network. MKC, a full-service farm cooperative offering a complete line of products, programs and services for both farm and urban customers throughout Kansas, has joined the …

AgWired Precision, Precision Ag Bytes

Northey Takes Oath of USDA Office

Cindy Zimmerman

It was a long time coming, but finally Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue administered the oath of office to Bill Northey to serve as the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service (FFAS) at USDA. Northey has served as Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, and is a former president of the National Corn Growers Association. “After months of waiting, I’m …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, USDA

Welcome to ‘The New FMC’

Carrie Muehling

FMC is now the fourth largest chemical producer in the world after its purchase of assets from DuPont back in November. That gives the company a much larger reach globally, and particularly in the United States, said John Kasper, U.S. Commercial Director for FMC. “It is the new FMC. We’re much larger. We’re on a wider range of crops and …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC

Delaro Fungicide Shows Yield Advantage in Corn, Soybeans

Jamie Johansen

Bayer has released results from 500 DelaroTM field trials which took place in 20 states. Across two years of trials, Delaro averaged a 12 to 18 bushel-per-acre increase in corn and a four to five bushel-per-acre increase in soybeans compared to an untreated check. In these trials, Delaro had a 90 percent win rate over the untreated check. The recent …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Corn, Fungicide, Soybean, Video

Cotton Market Update from Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Jamie Johansen

A larger cotton crop than expected sets tone for an unusual year for the cotton market. Senior Cotton Analyst, Informa Economics, Kip Butts, was on hand at the recent Mid-South Farm & Gin Show to shed light on the current cotton market, where cotton stands with farm bill changes and what 2018 will look like. “I think we will find …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Cotton, Farm Gin Show, Farm Shows, Markets

66th Annual Farm & Gin Show

Jamie Johansen

The 66th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show takes place in Memphis, Tennessee March 2-3, 2018. The farm show focuses on crops grown in this region with special interest and history centered around cotton. The Show Manager, Tim Price, said they have over 400 exhibitors. He also shared what sets this show apart and why attendees keep coming back year …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm & Gin Show, Farm Machinery, Farm Shows