Agriculture Celebrates China Phase One Signing

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural organizations are very positive overall about the signing of the historic Phase One Trade Agreement with China Wednesday, an agreement which calls for China to purchase between $40 and $50 billion in American agricultural goods each year for two years. “Together we are righting the wrongs of the past and delivering a future of economic justice and security for …

AFBF, Ag Group, ARA, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Exports, Government, Livestock, Trade

AgWorks and FieldReveal Joining Forces

Cindy Zimmerman

AgWorks and FieldReveal have teamed up to offer the most complete and efficient agronomy management tools in the ag retail industry and they are excited to share that vision at the AgWorks Annual Users Conference this week in Kansas City. Both companies were at the Ag Retailers Association Conference and Expo last month in New Orleans to talk about what …

AgWired Precision, ARA, Audio, Precision Agriculture

FMC Announces CEO Change in 2020

Cindy Zimmerman

The Board of Directors for FMC Corporation has elected Mark Douglas as president and chief executive officer of FMC, effective June 1, 2020, replacing Pierre Brondeau who will continue to serve as chairman and CEO through May 31, 2020, at which time he will become executive chairman and remain a member of the Board of Directors. “Mark has been elected …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, ARA, Audio, FMC

FMC CEO Helps Ag Retailers Unmask Business Potential

Carrie Muehling

FMC has redefined itself as an agricultural sciences company positioned for growth in the North American retail market. “It is very critical for any company to get to a place where they can define themselves as mainly belonging to one specific market,” said Pierre Brondeau, CEO. “And I think we’ve chosen a market like ag today, after 10 years. We …

ARA, Audio, FMC

ZimmCast 632 – Ag Retailers Conference Leadership

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program I spoke with the leadership of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA).   In the program you’ll hear from past Chair, Troy Johnson, Wilbur-Ellis, as he talks about his term leading the board. Then next up will be Rod Wells, GROWMARK, new Chair for ARA, as he talks about his outlook and plans for the coming two …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio, GROWMARK, ZimmCast

Closing ARA Panel Focuses on Retail Models

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) concluded its annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans last week with a panel discussion on Competing Retail Models moderated by Margy Eckelkamp, editor of AgPro. The panel featured Alexander Reichert, co-founder and CEO of AgVend; Dave Thomas, executive vice president of Helena Agri-Enterprises LLC; and John Demerly, CEO of CommoditAg. “Ag retailers are responding …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio

Ag Retailers Association Celebrates Newest Rising Stars

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) once again recognized a group of top performers and emerging leaders as “Rising Stars” during the 2019 ARA Conference & Expo last week in New Orleans. The ARA Rising Stars program, sponsored by AGI Fertilizer Systems, is an opportunity for member organizations to nominate staff members or various experience and age to be recognized and …

ARA, Audio, FMC

AGCO Names Mose Middleton 2019 Operator of the Year

Cindy Zimmerman

At the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) conference this week in New Orleans, AGCO Corporation named Mose Middleton of Nutrien Ag Solutions as the “2019 Operator of the Year.” The award recognizes professional operators for their hard work and commitment to their customers and their local communities. This is the 14th year for the industry award sponsored by AGCO. Middleton, a …

AGCO, ARA, Audio, Precision Agriculture

#AgRetailers19 is a Wrap

Cindy Zimmerman

The gavel has been passed and the 2019 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo is New Orleans is a wrap. Rod Wells of GROWMARK (pictured left) was installed as chairman of the association during the closing session of conference, succeeding Troy Johnson of Wilbur-Ellis in the role. “I am proud of the work our board of directors and ARA …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, GROWMARK, Precision Agriculture

AgLink International Announced at ARA Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The formation of new agribusiness entity AgLink International was announced this week at the 2019 ARA Conference in New Orleans, uniting independent rural retailer membership businesses from Australia, the United States, Canada and Brazil. Founding members AgLink Australia, Integrated Agribusiness Professionals (IAP), AgLink Canada and AgriRede have come together to provide an international platform that links independent agricultural retailers serving …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio