Florida Congressman Addresses Peanut Farmers

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Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) is serving his second term as representative of North Central Florida’s 3rd Congressional district which encompasses 13 counties, including two of the largest peanut growing areas of the state – Lafayette and Suwanee counties. “It’s the best district in Florida,” said Yoho after making remarks to the Southern Peanut Growers Conference. “It’s a large, rural, agricultural …

Audio, Government, Peanuts, SPGC, Video

New Baling Capabilities from New Holland

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New Holland has added capabilities to its line of BigBalers and Curt Hoffman took to the field to tell us about them. One big new feature is ISOBUS III compatibility. What does this mean? It means that the balers now feature the IntelliCruise™ feed rate control system on the Standard and CropCutter™ BigBaler 1270 and BigBaler 1290 large square balers. …

Agribusiness, Forage, Hay, New Holland, Video

New Workmaster Tractors From New Holland

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Pro Work Tools is a good name for the New Holland team that deals with utility and compact tractors. During New Holland media days Todd DeBock walked us through what makes them so much in demand. In fact, orders for Workmaster compact tractors through dealers have come in so strong they’ve sold out into 2016! Todd says the first thing …

Agribusiness, New Holland, Tractor, Video

Update on Engenia by @BASFAgProducts

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We’ve been hearing about the development of Engenia™ herbicide for dicamba-tolerant crops from BASF Crop Protection for over three years now and the wait for it to come to market may soon be over. “Our anticipation is that registration will come in the fourth quarter of this year,” said Dr. Chad Brommer, BASF Technical Market Manager for Engenia, during a …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, Herbicide, Video

New Holland History on Display

Chuck Zimmerman

During New Holland Media Days this week we visited the New Holland Historical Society Museum. The museum features a permanent exhibit of historical items of the New Holland company. It includes photos of Abe Zimmerman, founder of the company, various items like this battery box for a New Holland Hit or Miss Engine. There is a collection of all the …

Agribusiness, New Holland, Video

The Passing of the 2014 Farm Bill

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s an interesting mini documentary of the passing of the Agricultural Act of 2014. It features the work of Rep. Frank Lucas, Agricultural Committee Chairman. Every few years a farm bill must be passed to ensure the state of American agriculture. Farmers like Danny Davis of Oklahoma rely on the provisions granted in the legislation to maintain their farms, and …

Farm Bill, Video

Going Big with the New Holland T9

Chuck Zimmerman

Looking for a big boy tractor for those large acre row crop applications? Take a look at this New Holland T9 Series tractor that was on display for ag media on La Belotta Sustainable Farm near Turin, Italy. Darragh Mullin, CNH Industrial, APAC Product Marketing< Tractors gave us a walk around tour of the machine. New T9 4WD tractors give ...

Agribusiness, International, New Holland, Tractor, Video

ASTA Chairman Presides Over Busy Year

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s been a busy year for John Schoenecker of HM Clause as chairman of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). One priority for the organization has been to develop a communications strategy and Schoenecker says they have moved forward with that plan in the past year developing a new video message that stresses the importance of seeds in our daily …

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