Growing the Farmers Business Network

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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

Agworld Developing Apple Watch App

Chuck Zimmerman

AgNerd’s everywhere, rejoice! You will soon have an app to use when you get your new Apple Watch thanks to AgWorld. Agworld, a leading global information management and cloud collaboration software for growers and consultants, announced that it is developing an app for the Apple Watch in response to the growing demand for a new breed of field-ready, connected apps. …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, Gadgets, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast

UAS Pathfinder Program Includes Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

At the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems international conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced new partnerships with industries, including agriculture, to explore the next steps in unmanned aircraft operations. “We’re calling it the Pathfinder Program,” said Huerta. “We’re partnering with three leading U.S. companies who have committed extensive resources to perform research that …

aerial, Audio, Government, Precision Agriculture, UAV

FMC Corporation Joins Field to Market

Jamie Johansen

FMC Corporation announced that it has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a multi-stakeholder initiative working to define, measure and advance the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production in the United States. “Sustainability is central to the way we work at FMC, whether we are enhancing food production or influencing the responsible management of natural resources,” …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, FMC, Precision Agriculture

Drones Can Increase Efficiency of Farming

Cindy Zimmerman

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), better known as drones, will make farming more efficient, lower operating costs, and reduce their environmental impact. That was the message from National Corn Growers Association Manager of Public Policy Clint Raine to a group of policymakers and reporters during a panel about the applications of UAS technology to the agricultural industry. “I’m optimistic about the …

Corn, NCGA, Precision Agriculture

Iteris Signs Precision Ag Weather Agreement

Cindy Zimmerman

Iteris, Inc. has signed an agreement with AgRenaissance Software LLC to integrate Iteris’ ClearAg™ Select high-resolution, field-level weather information into AgRenaissance’s FieldX™ suite of software for agricultural producers, agronomists and applicators. Iteris’ ClearAg solution provides agribusinesses with actionable field-level weather and soil information needed for the data-driven decision making required for efficient crop management, resource allocation, and risk reduction and …

Precision Agriculture, Weather

Iteris’ ClearAg Crop Protection Beta Testing Program

Jamie Johansen

Iteris, Inc., a leader in providing intelligent traffic management and weather information solutions, announced the opening of its ClearAg™ Crop Protection application programming interfaces (API) beta testing program. Chuck spoke with Bob Stern in the Iteris booth during the 2015 Commodity Classic allowing him to share more information about their next step in the evolution in our family of precision …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection, data, Precision Agriculture

John Deere Offers Machine Sync Enhancements

Cindy Zimmerman

Commodity Classic attendees this week will get to find out more about the latest John Deere Machine Sync enhancements which debuted at the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show. Deere announced expanded the functionality of its Machine Sync application this year, featuring coverage map and guidance line sharing that can be useful during seeding and spraying operations, as well as when …

Audio, Commodity Classic, data, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Precision Agriculture

Iteris and BASF Join in Precision Ag Weather Agreement

Cindy Zimmerman

Iteris and BASF have entered into an agreement to leverage Iteris’ ClearAg high-resolution field level weather information. Under this agreement, Iteris’ ClearAg™ high-resolution, precision hail information will be integrated into BASF’s suite of precision agronomy sales and customer support tools. BASF sales and customer support staff will have access to Iteris’ field-level hail information, including descriptions of hail events by …

Agronomy, BASF, Precision Agriculture, Weather

Consumer Electronics Offer Glimpse into Ag Tech

Chuck Zimmerman

This ZimmCast is going to be another focus on the AgNerd Cloud. It’s just been working that way lately. I did not attend the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but via Twitter I met John Shutske, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach Programs in the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences who was attending. John …

AgNerd, Apps, Audio, Education, Internet, Precision Agriculture, Science, Technology, ZimmCast