Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year

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We couldn’t attend Sunbelt this year but thanks to their staff we’ve got this big announcement from the show this week. Michael H. McDowell of Vernon Hill, Virginia has been selected as the overall winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2019. He is a fourth generation Halifax County farmer and cattleman who grows …

Farming, Sunbelt Ag Expo

USFRA “30 Harvests” Focuses on Farmers and Climate Change

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has unveiled a short film called “30 Harvests” that highlights agriculture’s role in battling climate change for the next 30 years. Thirty harvests quantifies the crop cycles left before 2050, the year the global population is expected to be 9 billion people. The docudrama follows the plight of farmer Jay Hill of Dell …

Farming, Sustainability, USFRA

Hemp Farming is Getting Real

Cindy Zimmerman

The seeds planted in the 2018 farm bill legalizing the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity are starting to grow. Florida has officially entered the field with the governor just signing a measure allowing an agricultural hemp program to be developed. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried believes hemp could be the boost the state’s farm sector and rural areas …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Farming, hemp

Can-Am on the Farm

Chuck Zimmerman

This summer a Can-Am Defender has proven its value on a farm, the Walkin’Z Ranch to be precise. The Defender has shown how well it works while deer hunting but what about chores around a farm? Walkin’Z Ranch is owned by my brother/sister-in-law, Paul and Laura Zimmerman and they have property in Georgia. While I visited for Father’s Day weekend …

Can-Am, Farming, Video

Can-Am Adds Mossy Oak Camouflage To 2020 Defender

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a vehicle that would look great out at the Crystal Pig Hunt Club! We’ve got some tough conditions there that would make using one of these very desirable. Here is the announcement. The 2020 Can-Am Defender XMR MAX is now available in Mossy Oak Country camo, and is loaded with upgrades for 2020, all designed to enhance the experience …

Can-Am, Farming, Hunting

ZimmCast 617 – Farmer Veteran Coalition

Chuck Zimmerman

I first heard of the Farmer Veteran Coalition in 2014 but until now, haven’t had an opportunity to learn more and talk with anyone involved. That changed this week when I spoke with founder/director, Michael O’Gorman.  The Mission of Farmer Veteran Coalition is Mobilizing Veterans to Feed America We cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop …

Audio, Farming, ZimmCast

ZimmCast 615 – Interviews From #Water4Food

Chuck Zimmerman

My first Water for Food Global Conference was a learning experience which included meeting some interesting people from around the world. This is the third time we’ve worked with The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska to create a virtual newsroom on AgNewsWire. This episode of the ZimmCast features interviews from the conference that provide …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Farming, Water, Water for Food, ZimmCast

2019 Can-Am Defender Ag Sales Event

Chuck Zimmerman

Hey farmers and ranchers, Can-Am is offering approved ag businesses a rebate worth up to $1,500 on select 2019 Can-Am Defender models. The program runs from now until June 30, 2019. Here’s some more information. Built for a hard day’s work, the Can-Am Defender lineup includes a wide range of packages and engine options to fit the unique needs of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Can-Am, Farming

Water for a Hungry World: Innovation in Water and Food Security

Cindy Zimmerman

The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI) will host the 2019 Water for Food Global Conference, April 29-30, at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. Registration is now open for the event. The conference will convene leading international experts and organizations to discuss “Water for a Hungry World: Innovation in Water and Food Security,” …

Environment, Farming, Sustainability, Water, Water for Food

Presidion Ag Announces Another Patent Allowance

Cindy Zimmerman

Presidion Ag is pleased to announce that the technology supporting their product Phosgain™ has received notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark office. Phosgain makes phosphate more available to the plant through a high level of ion exchange capacity and is a highly concentrated formula with a more powerful solvent-based polymer solution than the traditional water-based products …

AgWired Precision, Farming, nitrogen, Nutrient Management, Precision Agriculture