WEDA Acquires Friend Management Systems™

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Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) announced today that it is acquiring Friend Management Systems™ (FMS), pairing two leading providers of management consulting and professional development services for equipment dealers. Friend Management is a Canadian-based management consulting firm providing leadership development and peer-to-peer learning to agricultural, consumer, and golf equipment dealerships in Canada, United States and Australia. The company is also …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, WEDA

Growing Asian Market Benefits U.S. Soy

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The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) hosted its 13th SE Asia Soy Food Symposium and Ag Supply Chain Asia 2018 events in Surabaya, Indonesia, bringing together all stakeholders in the soy food industry in that region. Among those participating were exporters of United States soy products like Bob Sinner, President of SB&B Foods, Inc. in North Dakota. Sinner has been …

Audio, Soybean, USSEC

Equipment Dealers Fighting Tax Policy Changes

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The 2018 Oklahoma state legislature has seen several bills this session that seek to increase revenue by making tax policy changes that would impact the agriculture industry at an already difficult time, and the Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) says they expect more such challenges in the future. WEDA Vice President of Government Affairs Eric Wareham explains that the Oklahoma …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, WEDA

Deere’s Lagemann New AEM Vice Chair

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John D. Lagemann is the new Vice Chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), filling the unexpired officer term of recently retired Jim Walker of CNH Industrial. Lagemann is Deere & Co. Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing-Regions 3 & 4. Lagemann has served in AEM leadership roles since 2001. AEM has also elected CNH Industrial’s Scott Harris to …

AEM, AgWired Precision, Audio, CNH, John Deere

ZimmCast on International Travel and #NAMA18

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s Agri-Marketing Conference Week and the ZimmComm Team will be on location. This week’s episode features a preview from the Chair of this year’s conference, Jenna Oesch, Global Marketing Lead & Customer Experience Council Lead, Monsanto Company, Vegetable Seeds Division. The program starts out with Jamie talking about her trip around the world. That would be to Ireland with Alltech …

Alltech, Audio, International, USSEC, ZimmCast

Outrage Grows Over EPA RFS Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm and biofuels groups are saying “enough is enough” as outrage grows over the Environmental Protection Agency granting numerous small refinery hardship waivers, combined with the approval of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions bankruptcy agreement absolving the oil refiner of the majority of its Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and state corn growers sent a …

Audio, Corn, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFA

Credenz Soybeans Building on Strong History

Carrie Muehling

Bayer CropScience is seeing rapid growth in the use of its Credenz soybean varieties. In 2018, Credenz sales broke into the top ten out of more than 150 soybean brands available in the United States. The strength of the Credenz soybean brand continues to be the fact that it is based on the LibertyLink system, which is outstanding for both …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Soybean

The U.S. Soybean in Southeast Asia

Jamie Johansen

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Chris Rittgers has called Jakarta, Indonesia home for nearly a year, but is a veteran when it comes to the role of agricultural counselor. Prior to this three-year position, Rittgers worked for the USDA in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Malaysia, Iraq, Egypt and Spain. Naturally, he was the perfect person to share the role of Indonesia …

Ag Group, Audio, Exports, Soybean, USDA, USSEC

China Adds Tariffs on Beef and Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

More U.S. agricultural products are on the second list of retaliatory tariffs from China, including both soybeans and beef, of 25 percent. Kent Bacus, Director of International Trade and Market Access for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), calls the action unsettling but not surprising. “This is a battle between two governments, and the unfortunate casualties will be America’s cattlemen …

AgWired Animal, ASA, Audio, Beef, Soybean, Trade

Nebraska Water for Food at 8th World Water Forum in Brazil

Cindy Zimmerman

The 8th World Water Forum, held in Brazil last month, drew more than 20,000 participants from 170 countries to focus on the challenges and solutions to ensuring water security around the world. The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI) coordinated the Water for Food track of sessions with the Food and Agriculture …

AgWired Precision, Audio, International, Irrigation, Water, Water for Food