FMC Freedom Pass for the VIP Farmer

Jamie Johansen

This year FMC Agricultural Solutions launched Freedom Pass to give growers exclusive agronomic and economic incentives allowing more freedom in the field. We learned more about Freedom Pass at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk last week from Senior Communications Manager at FMC Lisa Homer. “It is the first time we have been involved in a grower program,” …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Financial, FMC, NAFB

Water Plays Role in Food Security Initiatives

Lizzy Schultz

One of the plenary speakers at the 2017 Water for Food Conference was Robert Bertram, Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development. Bertram has served as a key adviser on a range of technical and programmatic issues to advance global food security and nutrition. He leads U.S. Agency for International Development’s evidence-based efforts to advance research, …

Ag Group, Audio, Financial, Food Security, Water, Water for Food

Funding the Next Ag Food Revolution

Lizzy Schultz

There is no question that the world is entering a new agricultural food revolution, with new technological innovations remaining necessary in order to solve the many current and future problems facing global food security and sustainability. Several panelists were brought in during the 2017 Bayer #AgVocacy Forum to discuss how the industry is going to be able to fund the …

Ag Group, Audio, Bayer, Financial, Food Security

Agrivisor Offers Marketing Solutions For Growers

Lizzy Schultz

Low corn and soybean prices are still placing pressure on growers across the nation, especially with the record yields expected to come out of this year’s harvest season. Cory Winstead, GROWMARK’s Division Manager for Grain Risk, spoke with AgWired during the 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting & Agribusiness Symposium last week to discuss ways GROWMARK is helping farmers continue to manage …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Economy, Financial, GROWMARK

The 2016 GROWMARK Report

Lizzy Schultz

Five members of GROWMARK’s leadership team kicked off the 2016 GROWMARK Annual Meeting & Agribusiness Symposium with a presentation of the 2016 GROWMARK Report, an announcement of the company’s estimated 2016 financial results. The report was presented to an audience of shareholders present at the event. The report was presented by: Mike Woods, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Economy, Financial, GROWMARK

Report Projects Increased Challenges For Ag Retailers

Lizzy Schultz

A new report from CoBank has revealed that accounts receivable at farm supply co-ops and other ag retailers are growing, and so are the challenges they face. The report shows that retailers are adjusting to a tougher economic environment accompanying the down-phase of the current ag commodity cycle, as current headwinds are directly related to the sharp decline in commodity …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, AGROTAIN, Economy, Farm Credit, Financial

Farm Credit System Celebrates 100 Years

Jamie Johansen

FCS Financial and the Farm Credit System have spent the last year celebrating their 100-year anniversary. To recognize this occasion, FCS Financial invited all of their member-owners to celebrate with them at the Missouri State Fair. Events for member-owners took place throughout the day along with receiving meal vouchers and admission tickets to the fair. This was just one festivity …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Credit, Financial, ZimmCast

AFBF Announces New CFO

Lizzy Schultz

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has announced that Brett Hom, a finance professional with more than 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, will serve as the organization’s new chief financial officer (CFO). Once he joins the staff on July 11, Hom will develop financial strategies and measure their performance in relation to the organization’s goals and objectives, …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Farm Bureau, Financial

GreenStone Farm Credit Teams With Ag Incubator

Lizzy Schultz

GreenStone Farm Credit Services recently announced that the community and agricultural lender has made a $25,000 contribution to the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping farmers and entrepreneurs rapidly commercialize their ag-technology machinery, equipment or software innovations. The Incubator will utilize the financial contribution by providing business startup services to clients. GreenStone will also …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Economy, Farm Credit, Financial

The Power of the One Ford Plan

Lizzy Schultz

Alan Mulally, former president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, addressed a packed audience in Rupp Arena at the opening session of ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, where he received the 2016 Alltech Medal of Excellence for his ability to build a strong team and create prosperity in a company during a time of economic crisis. With his team focused …

Ag Group, Alltech, Award, Economy, Financial, Marketing