Phenomenal Corn Planting Progress

Cindy Zimmerman

A week ago corn planting was running behind schedule but thanks to the very latest precision technology corn farmers are now 17% ahead of the five year average with 55% of the crop in the ground, according to the latest crop progress report. The phenomenal progress included an increase of 38% in Nebraska and Illinois, 41% more in Missouri, 45% …

Audio, Corn, Farming, NCGA

Monsanto Announces Top 5 Farm Mom’s of the Year

Jamie Johansen

When Monsanto opened its search for the 2015 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year, the company knew it would get a lot of fantastic nominations. This year, though, the judging was particularly difficult because of all the amazing women who were entered. Monsanto, along with the American Agri-Women (AAW) are proud to announce its new 2015 class of regional winners. …

Ag Group, Award, Farming, Monsanto

#NAMA15 Special Appearance – Derek Klingenberg

Chuck Zimmerman

Stories from the 2015 Agri-Marketing Conference continue as this week’s ZimmCast features a conversation by world famous farmer Derek Klingenberg. Derek made a surprise stage appearance during a general session as you can see from this photo. The only thing he told the audience was, “Shhh.” Then he sat down in his lawn chair and we watched his cattle serenade …

Animal Agriculture, Audio, Farming, NAMA, Social Media

Research Finds Propane Cuts GHG Emissions

Cindy Zimmerman

New research commissioned by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) finds that propane equipment cuts greenhouse gas emissions and reduces fuel costs. “A Comparative Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Propane and Competing Energy Sources,” prepared by Nexight Group, studied 14 applications to compare emissions from propane-powered equipment with emissions from conventional energy sources such as gasoline, diesel, and …

Farming, Irrigation, PERC, Propane

FarmHer at Ag Day

Chuck Zimmerman

During last week’s Ag Day Activities in Washington, DC I met Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer, Inc. during the Celebration of Agriculture dinner. Earlier in the day Marji participated in a Google Hangout with USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden and Dr. Linda Young, Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research and Development of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The discussion was about …

Ag Day, Farming

Mississippi State University Utilizes Drones

Taylor Truckey

Robert Moorehead, Director of Geosystems Research Institute and Northern Gulf Institutes at Mississippi State University, was at the 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show to showcase the research being done on harnessing UAV technology on farm.. Moorehead had a chance to chat with Chuck Zimmerman about their use of UAVs and drones. Geosystems Research focuses on agriculture; they utilize UAV …

Audio, Farming, Technology, Uncategorized

BASF Invites Stakeholders to Discuss Food Future

Cindy Zimmerman

As part of activities to mark 150 years, BASF hosted a two-day “Creator Space” jamming event in Washington, D.C. last week to discuss the future of food. The event brought together more than 30 stakeholders from the entire food value chain including farmers, academics, food manufacturers and logistic companies to discuss long-term challenges and trends that may impact the food …

BASF, Farming, Food, Video

How BASF Innovation Specialists Help Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Nebraska farmer Scott Eaton and his BASF Innovation Specialist Jennifer Wood talked about some of the advantages to their partnership during the BASF Science Behind the Right Chemistry event last week in Phoenix. “We’re a pretty good team,” said Eaton. “We work to develop a plan and try to stick the best that we can to that plan.” What Eaton …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Farming

2014 Nebraska On-Farm Research Results

Jamie Johansen

The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network continues to grow and this year the program expanded to include three update meetings with over 250 in attendance. Growers and educators discussed results from over 75 on-farm research studies. A number of topics were covered: cover crops, foliar fungicides, growth promoters, harvest methods, seed treatments, foliar micro-nutrients, planting operations, corn and soybean planting populations, …

Ag Group, Farming, Research