Farm Credit System Celebrates 100 Years

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FCS Financial and the Farm Credit System have spent the last year celebrating their 100-year anniversary. To recognize this occasion, FCS Financial invited all of their member-owners to celebrate with them at the Missouri State Fair. Events for member-owners took place throughout the day along with receiving meal vouchers and admission tickets to the fair. This was just one festivity …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Credit, Financial, ZimmCast

John Deere’s MyAgCentral Solutions

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One year ago John Deere announced a partnership with DN2K to create a joint venture called Sage Insights. The result of that venture is MyAgCentral, and Pat Pinkston, VP of Technology and Information Solutions, took the time to tell AgWired a little more about the program at the recent InfoAg Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. MyAgCentral focuses on the needs …

Audio, Info Ag, John Deere

Bayer Reviewing Options in Belt® Insecticide Decision

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Earlier this month, an appeals board for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) upheld the agency’s decision to cancel registration for Bayer’s insecticide flubendiamide, marketed in the U.S. as Belt®, while still existing stocks to be sold by retailers or used by growers, but Bayer is continuing to evaluate its options going forward. “We’re currently going through due diligence and vetting …

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#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 7 – Application Tech – Nozzles

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In this episode of my series on touring Bayer CropScience during the IFAJ Congress in Germany the focus will continue on application technology. This time specifically on spray nozzles. Ralph-Burkhardt Toews, Bayer Application Technology Manager, gave a field demonstration using different types of nozzles. In the first part of the demonstration he shows the difference between standard spray nozzles vs …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Bees, IFAJ, Precision Agriculture, Video

#IFAJ2016 Bayer Tour – Part 6 – Application Technology

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You don’t usually think of Bayer CropScience as an application equipment company but did you know that the company does a lot of work with machinery manufacturers, supporting them in ways like the development of environmentally friendly spray technology. The team for this is lead by Dr. Reinhard Friessleben, Head of Bayer’s Application Technology. He along with Armin Lind, Application …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, IFAJ, Technology, Video

DBA Launches Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance

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A diverse group of partners came together this afternoon at Endres Berryridge Farm in Waunakee, Wisconsin for the official launch of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a collaborative sustainability campaign featuring representatives from every facet of the dairy community, including farmers, processors, retailers, government agencies, universities, and dairy and trade non-profits. The alliance seeks to engage individuals from across …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Company Announcement, Dairy, Sustainability

The @JohnDeere Customer Solutions Plan

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During this year’s InfoAg Conference I met John Teeple, Director, Technology – Precision Ag Solutions, John Deere. John covers a lot of territory with his position. I asked John how John Deere is working in the precision ag sector to help farmers become more efficient while planting, spraying and harvesting. He says they look at it from three angles. “John …

Agribusiness, Audio, Info Ag, John Deere, Precision Agriculture

I AM @USFRA – Todd Frazier @DuPontPioneer

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The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is made up of nearly 100 industry affiliates and partners. The majority of the alliance is agricultural organizations who make up the affiliates, while a handful of agribusiness companies are industry partners who help USFRA with its goals to communication with and educate consumers about agriculture. One of those industry partners is DuPont …

Agribusiness, Audio, Pioneer, USFRA

Bayer’s Credenz Has All the Options

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Nick Weidenbenner is more than just an agronomist with Bayer.  He’s also an expert on the Credenz soybean line.  At the Bayer Showcase Plot Tours Jamie Johansen spoke with him about the options Credenz provides to growers. Introduced in 2014, the idea was to offer farmers more choices, underlined by Bayer’s four pillars; tailored genetics, herbicide tolerance, state of the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Soybean