FMC Freedom Pass for the VIP Farmer

Jamie Johansen

This year FMC Agricultural Solutions launched Freedom Pass to give growers exclusive agronomic and economic incentives allowing more freedom in the field. We learned more about Freedom Pass at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk last week from Senior Communications Manager at FMC Lisa Homer. “It is the first time we have been involved in a grower program,” …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Financial, FMC, NAFB

Trade, Farm Bill & Taxes…Oh My!

Jamie Johansen

Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst represented the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) at last week’s NAFB Trade Talk. As you can guess, trade, 2018 farm bill and tax reform were key issues we discussed. When it comes to NAFTA renegotiations, Hurst said, “U.S. agriculture can see some benefits from this renegotiation. We can see changes to phytosanitary rules. We …

AFBF, Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Bill, Farm Bureau, Government, NAFB, Trade

Precision Ag Bytes 11/15

Carrie Muehling

AgGateway teams working on standards for grain tracking ran a successful field trial last month on a corn farm in Olney, Ill., a major step forward in enabling the efficient tracking of harvested grain from harvester to grain cart, grain cart to truck, truck to elevator, and elevator to processor. Details of the proof-of-concept were unveiled at last week’s AgGateway …

AgWired Precision, Precision Ag Bytes

FarmLead Adds Price Discovery to Online Grain Marketplace

Cindy Zimmerman

Online grain marketplace FarmLead has announced the launch of its newest feature, Price Discovery, which provides a comprehensive view of historical and future grain price trends specific to the user’s geography, helping farmers make better decisions when selling their grain. “This isn’t just a simple price transparency tool. It is a price education tool,” says FarmLead CEO and President Brennan …

AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Farming, Markets

Get Ready for the Census of Agriculture

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s that time farmers. The 2017 Census of Agriculture is coming in December. The survey is conducted by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. It has been conducted since 1840 and is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It takes place every five years. During the NAFB Trade Talk session I visited …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Government, NAFB, USDA

Propane Can Do That

Carrie Muehling

The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) has launched a new website dedicated to agricultural applications of propane. “It’s a really good site. I think if you’re excited about saving money and having reliable, powerful, clean equipment, it will be a great site for you,” said Cinch Munson with PERC. The site also offers details about the Farm Incentive Program …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, NAFB, PERC

MiField by FS Brings Applied Research to Your Field

Carrie Muehling

Today’s farmers can gather all kinds of information about the crops they plant and harvest, but it can be difficult to know how to use that information to enhance yield and increase efficiency. GROWMARK is providing farmers with a tool to help in MiField Applied Research by FS. “We can follow certain procedures and not only have that information relative …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, FS System, GROWMARK, NAFB

FMC Completes Deal with DowDupont

Chuck Zimmerman

During the NAFB convention Trade Talk session Jamie and I visited with our sponsor, FMC. Mike Krull, North America Business Development, sat down with Jamie to talk about the FMC DuPont Integration. FMC has announced that it has successfully completed the closing of its two pending transactions with DuPont. The companies signed a definitive agreement on March 31,2017, and have …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Dupont, FMC, NAFB

Corn Crop Increase Surprises

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA surprised many with the crop production forecast out this month estimating a two percent increase from last month for corn. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 175.4 bushels per acre, up 3.6 bushels from the October forecast and up 0.8 bushel from 2016. If realized, this will be the highest yield on record …

AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Citrus, Corn, USDA