Wednesday was Biofuels Day at Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

It was a bipartisan biofuels day at the Farm Progress Show Wednesday. First, six Republican members of Congress from Illinois, Iowa and Indiana held a Biofuels Summit at the show to discuss the importance of ethanol and biodiesel to the region and the challenges being faced by the biofuels industry. House Biofuels Caucus Co-chair Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) was joined …

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Illinois Farmer Mental Health Grant Announced at #FPS21

Cindy Zimmerman

During the 2021 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois this week, state officials led by Gov. JB Pritzker announced a grant award of $500,000 to increase farmer stress-related mental health initiatives statewide. The Illinois Department of Agriculture applied for the grant in coordination with Southern Illinois University Medicine Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development and University of Illinois …

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Day Two of the 2021 Farm Progress Show

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from Decatur, IL and the second day of the Farm Progress Show. It’s another beautiful day with some cooler temperatures and lots of excitement in the air. The Golden ZimmComm Microphone got off to a great start yesterday with the current president of the National Corn Growers Association, John Linder, a farmer from Ohio. Linder and other association leaders …

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Preview of 2021 Farm Progress Show

Chuck Zimmerman

It is time for the 2021 Farm Progress Show. The activities kick off Tuesday morning and I’ll be on-site. To get a preview of this year’s live and in-person event I spoke with Show Manager, Matt Jungmann. Conditions in the fields look great, the exhibitors are finalizing set up and it looks like a big crowd will be on hand. …

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Farm Progress and Husker Harvest Days Go Virtual

Cindy Zimmerman

Two of the country’s largest farm shows are combining for the first ever Farm Progress Virtual Experience, or FPVX. The dual event – Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days – will run Sept. 15 to 17. “The beauty of a virtual event is that we will open the virtual gates on Sept. 15 with a slate of field demos …

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Farm Progress and Husker Harvest Shows Cancelled

Cindy Zimmerman

For the first time in history, the Farm Progress Show won’t go on. It was announced yesterday that both Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days are being cancelled for 2020 due to rapidly changing conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While state and local officials had expressed support for both shows, Don Tourte, Senior Vice President, Farm Progress said …

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FMC Advice for 2020 Fall Preparation

Cindy Zimmerman

The record number of prevented plant acres around the country this year means a lot of weed fields for growers to manage this fall for the 2020 season. FMC Technical Service Manager Drake Copeland says the problem is that some of those fields have already gone to seed. In this interview from the Farm Progress Show, Copeland shares some FMC …

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Enogen Feed Energizing Livestock Rations

Carrie Muehling

Beef and dairy producers are finding they can increase efficiency by feeding Enogen corn hybrids, which Syngenta originally developed for the ethanol industry. Enogen hybrids change the corn starch into sugar more quickly and efficiently, and research has shown that it is a similar process that takes place in ruminant animals. Streamlining that process helps the animals to convert that …

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Can-Am Shows Off New Products at #FPS19

Carrie Muehling

Two 6X6 models were front and center at the Can-Am display during the 2019 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. Visitors to the show responded positively to both the Defender and Outlander 6X6 vehicles as they saw what the company has to offer in both the agriculture and hunting sectors. “I think what people really appreciate is the utility function …

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