Senator Perdue Optimistic About China Agreement

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Senator David Perdue (R-GA) gave keynote remarks at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah on Saturday and said he was optimistic about the phase one agreement with China being signed Wednesday helping agriculture. “I’m more optimistic than maybe some people are because I’ve been involved since the beginning,” said Perdue in a brief interview after his remarks. …

Audio, fruit, Produce, Trade, Vegetables

BASF Brings Choices, Quality to Cotton Growers

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BASF is working with cotton growers to ensure they have appropriate choices, while maintaining a high level of seed quality. “From a cotton strategy perspective, BASF is really about sharing our story, and making sure growers know that we understand where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we want to go,” said BASF’s Hadley Howard at the 2020 …

Audio, BASF, Cotton

AgButler Serves to Offer Farm Labor Solutions

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Thanks to the growing “gig economy” we can now easily get an Uber or Lyft, get food from different restaurants with GrubHub or DoorDash, find a babysitter or a handyman and more, all with our phones. Now the gig economy is coming to agriculture. AgButler is a gig economy platform that serves as a solution to a rural labor shortage …

AFBF, Apps, Audio, labor, Livestock

USDA Under Secretary Visits SE Fruit and Vegetable Growers

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Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney visited the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference on Friday and talked trade issues with members of the GA Fruit & Vegetable Association before touring the trade show. With the China Phase One trade deal slated to be signed next week, and USMCA getting one step closer to …

Audio, Ethanol, fruit, Produce, Trade, USDA, Vegetables

BASF Values Grower Feedback

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The second annual BASF Agronomic Performance Trials (APT) Summit was a great opportunity for the company to get input from key customer growers who help them with on-farm trialing. “It’s a time for us to listen to our customers,” said Monty Christian, BASF Marketing Director for Cotton. “If we need any last minute tweaks before we go into ending our …

Audio, BASF, Cotton

2020 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference Underway

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The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference returns to Savannah, Ga. and really kicks in to gear today. In 2019, the educational event and trade show hosted more than 3,300 attendees and 290 vendor companies. Sponsored by Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Association and the Georgia Peach Council the conference is held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The …

Ag Group, Audio, fruit, Vegetables

Promoting Sustainability with e3 Cotton

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Those attending the 2020 BASF Agronomic Performance Trials (APT) Summit had the opportunity to learn more about the e3 Sustainable Cotton Program. “What makes it unique is that we offer a program that can actually trace the cotton bale from the time it’s harvested at the grower’s field all the way through the entire value chain until it shows up …

Audio, BASF, Cotton, Sustainability

FieldReveal and AgWorks Excited About Partnership

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With 20 years experience in understanding soils and getting accurate product placement for growers, FieldReveal CEO Matt Hesse is excited to take that to the next level of precision with AgWorks. “We were looking for analytics and an ROI engine and they were looking for a precision ag tool for variable rate,” said Hesse at the AgWorks User Conference this …

AgWired Precision, AgWorks, Audio, data, FieldReveal, Precision Agriculture

ZimmCast 633 – Looking Back at 2019

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program my poor laryngitis recovering voice takes a look back at 2019 with a list of the top posts on AgWired and some statistics about photos, audio and video. I also share an excerpt of an interview that was produced in October of 2019 and had the highest number of downloads. …

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AgWorks and FieldReveal Joining Forces

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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