It’s a beautiful morning here on the final day of the Farm Progress Show.
I finally had a chance to walk around a little today. One of the first exhibits I wandered through was John Deere.
Our USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development, Thomas Dorr was on hand here at the Farm Progress Show.
Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns toured the Farm Progress Show today.
Afterward he met with the press. He basically summarized the action the administration is taking to help drought-stricken farmers and then talked about renewable energy and energy efficiency funding.
Kelcy’s Mom (left) showed up today to see her daughter blogger in action.
In this picture they’re sitting in on the press conference with U. S. Secretary of Ag, Mike Johanns.
Second Press Conference was held today at 9:30a, talking about Vistive with Monsanto!
During the Farm Progress Show, Monsanto’s seed partner, DeKalb is celebrating their 70th year anniversary.
Monsanto is not only working with corn and soybeans, but also working with dairy farmers.
One of the big announcements here at the show on opening day was from Bunge and Dupont who have a biotech alliance. Basically they’ve created a new brand, “Treus.” This is being done to “reflect their expansion of the companies’ soy collaboration beyond food and nutrition products to include industrial applications, biofuels and other opportunities.”
You’ll find the sky over the show filled with advertising at times. We’ve got balloons like this one for Ag Leader Technology. They look a lot better in the sunshine. In addition to balloons we’ve got little lightweight sail planes (?) too. I couldn’t quite make out who this is for. If you know, post a comment. I got a …