InfoAg Featured Exhibitor – Farm Market iD

Cindy Zimmerman

In agriculture, like any business, the most up-to-date information provides the best competitive edge. That’s why Farm Market iD is applying their decades of data science to provide current in-season crop data, as well as reliable predictions for next year. “Basically what we are doing is using in-season, weekly imagery, and classifying what we see in the ground as the …

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CannaFarm Con for Growing Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

Cannabis farming is a growing industry in this country and people want to know more about it, and that is why CannaFarm Con is being held August 1-2 in San Diego. Cannabis can be either hemp or marijuana with industrial hemp and production for CBD being the fastest growing segments of the industry. Celeste Miranda set about organizing an event …

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ZimmCast 622 – Future of InfoAg Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program I speak with Quentin Rund, PAQ Interactive and Lara Moody, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI). Quentin has been involved with organizing and running the InfoAg Conference since it started in 1995. He talks about this year’s conference which is doing very well on attendance in spite of the challenging planting season the midwest has had. Lara talks …

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Witnesses at Hemp Hearing Provide New Industry Update

Cindy Zimmerman

Two panels provided an update on “Hemp Production and the 2018 Farm Bill” during a hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday. The first panel consisted of representatives from USDA, EPA and FDA who gave reports on how their respective agencies are working on implementation. USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach, EPA Assistant Administrator Alexandra Dunn, and FDA Principal Deputy …

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Senate Ag Committee Leaders Voice Hemp Support

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate Committee on Agriculture got an update on “Hemp Production and the 2018 Farm Bill” Thursday with clear support from the leadership. Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) said while there are cautions regarding this new crop, ‘I am extremely supportive of new opportunities for farmers. It is not often that an almost entirely new crop with this level of interest …

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USDA Officials Provide Details of Support Package for Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and other agency officials today announced further details of the $16 billion package “aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals.” In May, President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy in line with the estimated impacts of unjustified retaliatory tariffs …

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InfoAg Featured Exhibitor – EFC Systems

Cindy Zimmerman

For over 30 years, EFC Systems has delivered innovative software solutions throughout the entire agribusiness supply chain, and the company was on-hand at the InfoAg Conference this year to share their latest tips on “Improving Your Farmgate Conversations” and “Data Interoperability.” Jeremy Wilson just joined EFC Systems as Senior Vice President, Field Data Solutions, in February of this year. He …

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PrecisionAg Presents Excellence Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

The recipients of this year’s PrecisionAg® Awards of Excellence were honored at the 2019 InfoAg Conference in St. Louis on Tuesday. The awards recognize outstanding individuals who have demonstrated exceptional work in the use and adoption of precision agriculture technologies and practices. The 2019 award winners are: Crop Adviser/Entrepreneur Award – Brittany Ullrich, Winfield United. Educator/Researcher Award – Wesley Porter, …

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Peanuts as a Superfood

Cindy Zimmerman

Did you know that peanuts are a “superfood”? Well, since a “superfood” is defined as a nutrient-rich food that is beneficial for health and well-being, peanuts naturally qualify. Author of Parker’s Plate and lover of food, Parker Wallace talked about the role of peanuts as a superfood and showcased her Thai Quinoa and Peanut Salad recipe at the 2019 Southern …

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Georgia Congressman Addresses 2019 SPGC

Cindy Zimmerman

Georgia Republican Congressman Drew Ferguson spoke to the 2019 Southern Peanut Growers Conference on Saturday about a number of topics important to farmers. Elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Ferguson represents the third district of Georgia, southwest of Atlanta, and serves on the House Ways and Means committee. The congressman discussed trade issues, disaster aid, rural broadband and the crazy …

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