FMC Announces New Arc™ Farm Intelligence Platform

Chuck Zimmerman

FMC Corporation just announced the launch of Arc™ farm intelligence, an exclusive precision agriculture platform that enables growers and advisors to more accurately predict pest pressure before it becomes a problem. Arc™ farm intelligence is the first mobile platform to use predictive modeling based on real-time data to help ensure the right crop protection products are applied precisely where and …

AgWired Precision, Audio, FMC, Insecticides, Precision Agriculture

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 4

Chuck Zimmerman

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services, where we break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. The Decision-Making Process …

Audio, Koch Agronomic Services, Podcasts, Soil

COVID Cuts Revenue Prospects for Corn Crop

Cindy Zimmerman

A new analysis from the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is projecting a drastic drop in 2020 revenues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with impacts persisting into 2021. NCGA President Kevin Ross says the latest analysis projects a $59 per acre average revenue decline for the 2019 corn crop and an $89 per acre average revenue decline for …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA

President Trump at Iowa Ethanol Plant – One Year Later

Cindy Zimmerman

It was one year ago today that President Donald Trump made a victorious visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to celebrate regulatory changes that would finally allow year-round retail sales of 15% ethanol (E15). At the event, the President also heard from farmers and ethanol industry leaders about the devastating impact of RFS …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

Ag Retailers Urge Immediate Stay of Dicamba Order

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is urging EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to seek an immediate stay of federal court order and appeal the ruling “using all legal avenues available.” President and CEO Daren Coppock says part of the problem is the order itself, but a bigger part is the timing to hand it down right in the middle of the …

ARA, Audio, Crop Protection, Herbicide

ZimmCast 647 – AAEA Celebrating 100 Years

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program I’m sharing a conversation with Gil Gullickson, Crops Technology Editor for Successful Farming magazine/Agriculture.com. We talk about the 100 year celebration of the AAEA, The Agricultural Communicators Network. We also talk about this year’s Ag Media Summit which has been moved to November. Let’s all hope that we’re closer to …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, Audio, Media, ZimmCast

THRIVE Innovation Series – USDA Innovation Imperative

Chuck Zimmerman

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined SVG Ventures CEO John Hartnett today in a virtual (Zoom) fireside chat to discuss USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda and the current impact of coronavirus on American agriculture. The conversation is part of the THRIVE Innovation Series. This one focuses on USDA’s new Innovation Imperative and how it will shape the future of food …

Agribusiness, Audio, Technology, USDA

AMVAC Conducts On-Farm Testing of SIMPAS System

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC, an American Vanguard Company, has just completed on-farm testing in five states for its new SIMPAS™ prescriptive application system. Farmers and retailers tested the systems in Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Arkansas. Participating retailers include: Asmus Farm Supply, Harvest Land Co-op, Helena Agri-Enterprises, Nutrien Ag Solutions, and Simplot Grower Solutions. Set to launch commercially through select Trimble dealers in …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Audio, Precision Agriculture

Ethanol Ready to Fuel Summer Adventures

Cindy Zimmerman

As America gets moving again, ethanol is ready to fuel summer adventures. Ethanol production is slowly climbing back up after hitting historic lows due to coronavirus restrictions keeping people from traveling. Now that people are getting back on the road and in the water, Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Industry Affairs Robert White talks about some of their summertime …

Audio, Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

NPPC Urges Senate Action on Relief for Hog Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) hosted a press briefing Thursday with four pork producers to talk about the need for immediate aid and urge the U.S. Senate to adopt livestock agriculture provisions included in COVID-relief legislation recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The impact of COVID-19 has caused hog values to plummet, creating a financial disaster for …

Audio, NPPC, Pork