TruSet Control on John Deere Combination Ripper

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The John Deere 2730 Combination Ripper is now adjustable with the touch of a button on the new TruSet control. This industry-exclusive technology enables users to independently adjust depth or pressure settings for each operation on their 2730 Combination Ripper from the cab, on-the-go, for maximum agronomic results. “As conditions change throughout the field, operators running the 2730 with TruSet …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, Tillage

Champion Corn Grower at @BASFAgProducts Event

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He’s only been farming for less than ten years, but already Randy Dowdy of Valdosta, Georgia has made quite a name for himself by making history last year with a yield of nearly 504 bushels per acre in the National Corn Yield Contest. During a BASF media event in Tennessee this week, Dowdy talked about his philosophy when it comes …

Audio, BASF, Corn, Farming, Soybean, Video

Clinton Unveils Ag Plan, Gets Vilsack Support

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With a John Deere tractor as a backdrop, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton went where no candidate has gone yet – into a detailed discussion on agricultural issues. Introduced by former Iowa governor and current Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Clinton discussed her plan to support rural America and agriculture during a visit to Ankeny, Iowa Wednesday. Clinton’s plan includes …

Audio, Government, politics

New John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

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Quite a few new products were put on display for those of us in ag media this week. That includes three new models of the 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters. “We took the momentum from the 8000 Series rollout last year and added to an already stellar lineup of forage harvesters,” says Tim Meister, division manager, marketing with John Deere. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Forage, Hay, John Deere

The Commercial UAV Expo

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We keep hearing that it’s “the year of the drone.” Here’s more proof of that. The first ever Commercial UAV Expo is slated for October 5-7 in Las Vegas and AgWired is a supporting media sponsor. To learn all about it I visited with Lisa Murray, Diversified Communications. Lisa says that not only is there a precision agriculture segment of …

Audio, Events, Precision Agriculture, UAV, ZimmCast

John Deere Adds to 6 Series Tractor Lineup

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John Deere has added to its popular 6 Series of tractors and I got to discuss the features with Kory Ross, Product Manager, Waterloo Works. John Deere adds the 6E Series Tractors to the 6 Family Tractor lineup, which features enhanced performance, added versatility and greater value to the existing family of high-horsepower utility tractors. The design on the new …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, Tractor

What Does Sustainable Mean to the Consumer?

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The 2015 NAMA Bootcamp was again held in Kansas City, MO. The event attracts those new to the world of agri-marketing or simply new to the agriculture community. Sustainability and the consumer was one breakout session which discussed how farmers and ranchers can communicate with food connectors and millennials about sustainability. U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) CEO, Randy Krotz, …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, NAMA, Sustainability, USFRA