ZimmCast 594 – Ag Media Summit Recap

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The 20th annual Ag Media Summit was held Aug 5-8, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ. This year the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences joined the American Agricultural Editors’ Association, Livestock Publications Council and the Connectiv Agri-Media Committee. In this ZimmCast, we hear from outgoing AAEA president Julie Deering about how the industry …

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Carrie Muehling

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced USDA is inviting comments on the implementation of the e-Connectivity Pilot Program established in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 on March 23, 2018. Comments are due on or before 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 and can be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or by postal mail/commerical …

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Deere Adds to Frontier Equipment Lineup

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere has added to its lineup of Frontier equipment for property owners and small-acreage producers. The new implements include cultipackers, three-point shank rippers and overseeders, which are commonly used by large-property owners and producers who need smaller-sized equipment to work behind compact, and utility tractors and in small fields. Where seed has been broadcast, Frontier Cultipackers break up clods …

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Zimfo Bytes 7/20

Carrie Muehling

The National Cotton Council has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2018 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Now in its 30th year, the program has enabled more than 1,100 U.S. cotton producers to go to Cotton Belt regions different than their own where they learn about their peers’ innovative production practices. Clover Chang, the longtime director of the U.S. …

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John Deere Updates 9R Family of Tractors

Carrie Muehling

John Deere‘s 2019 lineup of large 9R, 9RT and 9RX tractors will feature technology updates and other enhancements. For the first time, John Deere is offering a 120-inch track spacing option on 9470RX, 9520RX, 9570RX and 9620RX Series Four Track Ag Tractors equipped with 30- and 36-inch tracks. “The extra wide stance of this machine is ideal for customers wanting …

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More News from John Deere

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere made several new equipment announcements this week, including three combine updates already featured. The new W170 windrower for canola growers makes swathing faster and easier in heavy crop and hilly conditions. With 46 inches (116.8 cm) of ground clearance and 12-inch (30.48 cm) wider walking beams, tall windrows can flow easily beneath the machine’s frame and are corralled …

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Deere Announces New Sprayer and Hagie Updates

Carrie Muehling

John Deere‘s new R4044 Sprayer offers a lightweight, 1,200-gal. capacity option for customers wanting to reduce crop and soil impact. “Oftentimes, application windows are very narrow, so having a sprayer that can quickly handle the jobs with less crop damage or impact on the soil is a big advantage,” explained Doug Felter, product marketing manager for John Deere application equipment. …

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Deere Introduces New Chisel Plow & Nutrient Applicator

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere introduces two new products aimed at increasing precision and productivity for primary tillage and nutrient application. The 2430 Chisel Plow and 2430C Nutrient Applicator share common new features that differentiate them from the 2410 models they replace, including the TruSet™ precision depth control system, radial tires and rear hitch. For both the chisel plow and nutrient applicator, TruSet …

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Deere Plans New Test Lab at Iowa State University

Cindy Zimmerman

Deere & Company has announced plans for a new test lab at Iowa State University focused on agricultural spraying and applications technology. “As a leader in precision agriculture, John Deere is focused on providing customers with innovative, high quality products and services,” said Aaron Wetzel, Deere’s vice president of the global crop care platform at John Deere. “Our customers will …

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