ZimmCast 639 – Conversation with BigIron Realty

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this crazy pandemic panicked world I think we need a dose of normalcy. Don’t you? Well, listening to a good podcast fits the bill IMO. First though, I just want to say that ZimmComm is committed to be ready, willing and able to find creative solutions for your agricultural marketing and communications needs.  …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farming, Farmland, Financial, ZimmCast

Ag Equipment Sales End 2019 Relatively Flat

Cindy Zimmerman

Final numbers for agricultural equipment sales in 2019 are in and the results are better than expected considering the tough year it was for agriculture. “While growth hit a bump toward the end of the year, ag tractor and combine sales overall for 2019 ended relatively flat,” said Curt Blades, senior vice president of Ag Services at the Association of …

AEM, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, Precision Agriculture

New Holland Partners with National Hemp Association

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural equipment manufacturer New Holland is partnering with the National Hemp Association to accelerate the return of hemp commodity crops on farms across North America, with the theme “Pushing Progress Together.” As part of this partnership, the National Hemp Association will participate alongside New Holland at 16 national farm shows throughout North America to build out this sustainable new industry …

Cannabis, Equipment, hemp, New Holland, Video

Mahindra New to NAFB Trade Talk

Cindy Zimmerman

Mahindra started building tractors in India in 1963 and Mahindra USA was established in 1964, but this is the first year the company has been at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk. Mahindra is the world’s top selling farm tractor company by numbers with 50 percent of the market in India and Senior product manager Ryan Pearcy says …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, NAFB, Tractor

John Deere Supports Ag Journalists Worldwide

Carrie Muehling

John Deere was among companies attending the 2019 Ag Media Summit and International Federation of Ag Journalists conference in Minneapolis. “John Deere definitely sees a value for us to support ag journalists worldwide, and so with the international folks here, as well, this year, it’s just important for us to be here and to talk to them about what’s going …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Equipment, IFAJ, John Deere

New Holland Values Ag Media

Carrie Muehling

New Holland was among companies interacting with journalists at the 2019 Ag Media Summit in Minneapolis. “We came out here to the Ag Media Summit to meet with journalists because we wanted to support the journalists who do a great job sharing the story of the American and the North American farmer, as well as the great story of companies …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Equipment, New Holland

Manure Constituent Sensing Available with John Deere Feature

Carrie Muehling

A new feature from John Deere allows producers and commercial service providers to measure N, P, and K values in liquid manure applied as fertilizer. The John Deere HarvestLab™ 3000 with Manure Constituent Sensing analyzes liquid manure 4,000 times per second to provide laboratory-quality values for important nutrient constituents to help producers manage their total fertilizer program. According to John …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Equipment, John Deere, Nutrient Management, Precision Agriculture, Technology

John Deere Updates MY20 S700 Series Combines

Carrie Muehling

Updates to John Deere just announced updates to its Model Year 2020 S700 Series combines including improved automation and data management. Combine Advisor™ and HarvestSmart™ have been updated to further automate these machines. Combine Advisor uses ActiveVision™ cameras and sensors to identify changes in crop conditions and automatically adjust the combine to maintain the operator’s settings for optimal performance in …

AgWired Precision, Equipment, John Deere

Deere Offers Updated Bigger Sprayers for 2020

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere is introducing its biggest sprayer yet in 2020 – the 1,600-gallon (6057 liter) capacity R4060 Sprayer with the new CommandDrive™ powertrain. In addition, the existing R4045 Sprayer will come standard with CommandDrive beginning starting in 2020. Both sprayers are designed for large, broad-acre cropping systems and high-volume applications. CommandDrive is an intelligent powertrain that uses a single hydrostatic …

AgWired Precision, Equipment, John Deere

Fendt IDEAL Combine Impresses at NFMS

Carrie Muehling

AGCO Corporation continues to show off its new Fendt IDEAL combine at events like the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. The company first unveiled the machine at the 2018 Farm Progress Show. “This is a “clean-sheet” of design combine,” said Caleb Schleder, tactical marketing manager for combines. “That means our engineers did not have any foundation other than …

AGCO, Audio, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show