Forum Looks at Future of Corn Farming

John Davis

What does the future hold for corn farmers? That was a question addressed at the Bayer CropScience Corn and Soybean Future Forum in Frankfurt, Germany last week, and some farmers gave their views. Among them was Iowa Corn Growers chairman Roger Zylstra, who farms in Jasper County, who talked about the opportunities and challenges of sustainable corn production. “There are …

Audio, Bayer, Corn, Farming, Sustainability, Technology

ENOUGH – #Feedthe9 with Jeff Simmons

Taylor Truckey

Jeff Simmons, President of Elanco, delivered a powerful call to action to over 60,000 FFA members on Friday, October 31 during the 4th General Session of the 87th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo. Elanco has developed a campaign to bring awareness and solutions to those facing hunger and malnutrition around the world. Those behind the ENOUGH movement, and the thousands …

#Feedthe9, Agriculture Education, Audio, Elanco, Farming, FFA

FS Crop Advisers Help with Nutrient Management Plans

Cindy Zimmerman

This is the final installment of a four part series on Nutrient Management sponsored by FS/GROWMARK John Musser, a crop adviser with Stephenson Service Company, has been a crop consultant for over 30 years and a Certified Crop Adviser for the past two decades. He was the 2012 winner of the Illinois Certified Crop Adviser Award for helping his growers …

Audio, Conservation, Cooperatives, Farming, GROWMARK

Wrapping up the 2014 CTIC Tour

Cindy Zimmerman

2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour Photo Album The CTIC Conservation in Action tour of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) was the most interesting of the tours I have attended so far. I grew up just east of the Everglades in Broward County and did agricultural reporting in Florida for ten years, but I never really had the chance to …

Audio, Conservation, CTIC, Farming, Fertilizer, John Deere

Farm to School & Cooperative Efforts

Jamie Johansen

In celebration of the United Nations’ 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this month National Farmers Union (NFU) is highlighting the importance of family farmers and local communities, as well as some of the tools available to help family farmers increase their economic footprint and clout. A great deal of emphasis is placed this month on cooperatives and farm to …

Ag Group, Education, Farming

Get to Know GMOs Month

Cindy Zimmerman

If you wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness this month, you might pair it with green for Get to Know GMOs Month. This month GMO Answers is inviting the public to “Get to Know GMOs”— to ask their toughest questions and join the conversation. “With the coming of October, we welcome a new fall season, a new harvest and a …

Agribusiness, Biotech, Farming, Food

New Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

The inaugural meeting of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture was held this week in conjunction with the UN Climate Summit in New York City. “I am glad to see action that will increase agricultural productivity, build resilience for farmers and reduce carbon emissions,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “These efforts will improve food and nutrition security for …

Climate Change, Corn, Farming, International, NCGA

Farming in Scotland

Chuck Zimmerman

The President of the National Farmers Union in Scotland is Nigel Miller. farms 550 hectares in partnership with two of his sons in the Scottish Borders. His upland hill farm supports 175 cows and 950 breeding ewes. He was one of speakers at the IFAJ Congress in Aberdeen. Nigel is not shy about expressing his opinion and shared some statistics …

Audio, Farming, IFAJ