Illinois Farmers Dealing with Challenging Year

Cindy Zimmerman

Central Illinois has definitely gotten a lot of water this growing season so far and corn and soybean farmers are having to adjust their plans accordingly. During a panel discussion at the BASF Midwest Research Farm this week, we heard from a farmer and his team of advisers on just how this season is impacting crops in the region. From …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, Farming, GROWMARK, Weather, weeds

Corn Growers Tell EPA the #RFSWorks

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn growers from across the nation were in Kansas City, Kansas yesterday to testify and rally in support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Leaders of the National Corn Growers Association were among over 200 stakeholders to provide comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to reduce the volume of ethanol required to be used in the nation’s fuel supply …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Farming, NCGA

I’m a Farmer Video

Chuck Zimmerman

I got a heads up from the boys and girls of the 11,000 ha Bulla Burra farms in South Australia that they have put out a new parody video about the importance of farmers feeding the world (with some big machinery and bad singing thrown in!). 12 year old Aimee and the Bulla Burra team in the Northern Mallee region …

Farming, Social Media, Video

Growing the Farmers Business Network

Chuck Zimmerman

In a very short amount of time the Farmers Business Network (FBN) has not only registered a lot of farmers as members but also millions of acres. This means there is a big and growing amount of data in the system. In this week’s ZimmCast you can listen to Charles Baron, co-founder, talk about what the Farmers Business Network has …

Agribusiness, Audio, data, Farming, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

Lights! Camera! YouFarm!

Cindy Zimmerman

YouFarm International wants to make you and your farm a star! You’re already wearing many hats – why not become a movie director, too? You can show the world how you and your family live and work on your farm. Be creative – there are no rules about what or how you film true to this year’s motto of YouFarm: …

Contest, Farming, International

High Def Corn Planting

Chuck Zimmerman

Via Twitter alert from Robert Frye comes, “Iowa Corn Planting In High Definition.” Robert is obviously a drone pro judging by how he commanded his quad copter to take this gorgeous video. He published it on May 11, 2015. Here’s how he described it on YouTube: A “birds-eye-view” of Jim, Matt and Jay’s 2015 corn planting. Please watch on full …

Corn, Farming, Gadgets, Planting, UAV, Video

USFRA Sponsors Brownfield Cab Convos

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is sponsoring a second season of Cab Conversations with Brownfield Ag News. Each week, three U.S. farmers meet on Google+ Hangout from the cab of their tractors to share insights, challenges and tips relating to the planting season with host Meghan Grebner, Anchor/Reporter for Brownfield Ag News. “Brownfield’s Cab Conversations utilizes an innovative …

Farming, Media, Social Media, Social Networking, USFRA

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