Agrible Launches Morning Farm Report

Cindy Zimmerman

Agrible, Inc. has just launched the Morning Farm Report, a predictive analytics tool that delivers field-specific data and forecasts to help with decision-making in the field. Designed for growers and agricultural companies, Morning Farm Report uses a subscription model to provide reports and big data views of rainfall, temperature, growing degree days, field work logistics, maximum ground pressures, and yield …

Technology, Weather

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

Weather Impacts on Corn Soybean Yield & Trading

Chuck Zimmerman

With a session topic on how environmental constraints impact crop yield and trading you’d think this would take a long time. However, at the Bayer CropScience 2014 Corn and Soybean Future Forum Kyle Tapley, MDA Information Systems, got the job done in a short time frame. The focus was on weather and Kyle made a few statements that caught my …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Weather

New Documentary Chronicles Dry Times in Colorado

Jamie Johansen

Host of Colorado’s 850 KOA Morning Show, Steffan Tubbs, and producer/director of Droughtland the documentary, spoke to attendees of this year’s Cattle Industry Summer Conference. Steffan grew up with a great appreciation for farmers and ranchers and as he moved through his career in journalism, he has continued to express a passion for the ag community and has spent the …

Ag Groups, Audio, Beef, Farming, NCBA, Video, Weather

More Info on SatShot-Iteris Partnership at InfoAg

John Davis

While we were at the InfoAg Conference last week, Iteris and SatShot announced a new partnership to help farmers manage their crops even better. Cindy got more details on the news from SatShot president Lanny Faleide. “Iteris has whole suite of weather products, and we are bringing the weather information along with the digital vegetation signature from the [satellite] imagery, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Precision Agriculture, Weather

Flooding Southern Style

Chuck Zimmerman

Good morning from ZimmComm World Headquarters. Home of more than 22 inches of rain overnight. That doesn’t count yesterday morning. According to reports I’ve seen we had over 7,000 lightning strikes in a 15 minute period too. We had more rain in one hour between 9-10pm than all of Hurricane Ivan which was our last severe one. I have not …


Climate Corporation Offers Climate Information

Anna Leigh Peek

Have you ever wanted to be able to see what is happening every day weather-wise on each of your fields? The Climate Corporation was at the National Farm Machinery Show telling farmers about a free tool they have to offer that can do just that. You may recall that Monsanto acquired The Climate Corporation in October and NFMS is one of the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farming, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Technology, Weather

Dupont Pioneer Collaborates with DTN

Chuck Zimmerman

If you’ve thought we need more weather monitoring stations out there you’re not alone. Dupont Pioneer and DTN/The Progressive Farmer announced a collaboration today that will address this very subject. The project will not only bring instant weather to customers but also market information and new electronic grain trading capabilities. I just spoke with Dan Uppena, DuPont Pioneer business manager, …

Agribusiness, Markets, Media, Weather, ZimmCast

USDA Offers California Drought Help

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced USDA is making $20 million available for agricultural water conservation efforts throughout California to combat the effects of drought. “This $20 million will be directed to drought mitigation, focused on improving irrigation efficiency, providing producers resources to stabilize fallow ground and to assist with watering facilities and grazing distribution,” said Vilsack during a press …

Audio, USDA, Weather