Soil Health Partnership Scientific Advisers

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The Soil Health Partnership includes an impressive and distinguished panel of scientific advisers who are happy to be involved in an effort they consider to be critical to the future of the world. Most of those advisers attended the first Soil Health Summit held this week in St. Louis. Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, deputy chief for science and technology with USDA’s …

Audio, Conservation, Corn, NCGA, Soil

Soil Health Partnership Holds Summit

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The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) was officially launched at last year’s Commodity Classic so it will just be one year old in another month. But Nick Goeser with the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) says the concept had a relatively long gestation period. “The idea for the Soil Health Partnership started in 2011, so within three years we came to …

Audio, Conservation, NCGA, Soil

Poultry Industry Urges Congress to Grant TPA

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As U-S trade representative Michael Froman appeared before congressional committees this week to stress the need for the president to be granted Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), poultry producers were talking trade issues in Atlanta at the IPPE. USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) President Jim Sumner says TPA is critical to getting major trade agreements with Asia and Europe …

Audio, IPPE, Poultry, Trade

AgNerd Cloud – John Deere App Center

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AgNerd Cloud alert! I was just feeling appy this morning so I thought this week’s program could focus on Apps. As in the new John Deere App Center. To learn all about it I talked with Nathan Greuel, John Deere Mobile Technician. The John Deere App Center provides users the ability to search and find apps most useful to their …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, John Deere

Farm & Ranch Life’s Top Ten Tractors

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Farm and Ranch Living recently asked their readers to submit and vote for their favorite tractor of all time. This really hit home for me since my dad still has the first tractor he over bought – a Massey-Harris 101 Junior. He also has the first car he ever bought, but that’s a different story. Old tractors are still used …

Audio, Case IH, Farm Machinery, John Deere, Tractor

Water Availability is Growing Concern

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A growing population, increasing environmental demands and climate change are combining to pose long-term questions for water availability, especially in the western part of the United States, and California in particular. “I’m not an engineer, I don’t have a PhD, I’m just a farmer,” said California Farm Bureau president Paul Wenger during a workshop on water availability at the American …

AFBF, Audio, Water

NBB’s Joe Jobe Says “Take the RFS Back in 2015″

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Talking about how much the truth matters and calling for cooperation from the petroleum industry Joe Jobe, CEO, National Biodiesel Board, got attendees fired up this morning during his opening general session speech. He received a standing ovation at the end of the speech when he loudly proclaimed: 2015 is the year we get back to the future of this …

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Consumer Electronics Offer Glimpse into Ag Tech

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This ZimmCast is going to be another focus on the AgNerd Cloud. It’s just been working that way lately. I did not attend the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but via Twitter I met John Shutske, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach Programs in the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences who was attending. John …

AgNerd, Apps, Audio, Education, Internet, Precision Agriculture, Science, Technology, ZimmCast

Farm Bureau Supports Military Veteran Farmers

John Davis

The American Farm Bureau annual meeting in San Diego featured a workshop for convention attendees on why creating effective mentorship relations for veteran farmers is so important. “Dedicated, Disciplined and Determined” highlighted some of the work of the Farmer Veteran Coalition. According to Michael O’Gorman, executive director of the Farmer Veteran Coalition, a few years ago there were more than …

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