USFRA Releases Sustainability Research

Jamie Johansen

During the Farm Progress Show this morning, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) announced the results of a new survey on consumer views on farming and ranching sustainability. “For USFRA, no question about agriculture is off the table,” said USFRA chair Nancy Kavazanjian during the press conference. “We want to make sure farmers and ranchers are involved in the most …

Ag Groups, Farm Progress Show, Farm Shows, Sustainability, USFRA

2015 Farm Progress Show Grand Opening

Jamie Johansen

The crowds have gathered and no rain in the forecast. The nation’s largest outdoor farm show is underway with more than 600 exhibitors and more than 300 acres of field demonstrations. Today, here at Farm Progress Show, we have cloudy skies, but temperatures are expected to be in the 90s. But don’t worry attendees will be cooled off with 43 …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Farm Shows, Video

Summer Farm Festival Time

Chuck Zimmerman

Summertime means farm festival time around the country. Just do a web search and you’ll find them. If you have a favorite you would like us to feature, just leave a comment and/or link and we’ll get it done. Here’s one that caught my eye this morning for some reason. The Oregon Brewers Festival. It’s coming up quick. July 22-26, …

Farm Shows

Farm Progress Show Expanding

Chuck Zimmerman

The Farm Progress Show is growing and exceeding projections for the permanent locations in Iowa and Illinois. This year plans are to expand the show in Decatur, IL by adding three new streets. This will allow for more than 100 new exhibitors and give current exhibitors more space as well. Penton, Farm Progress Show’s corporate parent, is funding the million …

Farm Progress Show, Farm Shows

Catching up With Anna Leigh Peek

Chuck Zimmerman

While wandering around this year’s Mid-South Farm & Gin Show Anna Leigh Peek found me. Anna worked with Cindy and me on-location at the 2014 National Farm Machinery Show to gain experience as an agriblogger. It’s always great to see her. She graduated from Auburn and is now working for Monsanto as a consumer engagement specialist working with our good …

Audio, Farm Shows

Annual Commodity Outlook w/ Richard Brock

Taylor Truckey

While at the 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, Richard Brock, of Brock Associates, gave his annual Commodity Outlook update to conference attendees. Brock’s session was packed with attendees hoping to gain insight into commodity markets. When asked about key takeaways for producers, Brock encouraged growers to shift acres to cotton if they’re in a cotton producing area as he …

Audio, Corn, Cotton, Farm Shows

Mid-South Farm & Gin Show Rocking

Chuck Zimmerman

The Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is in full swing on day two here in Memphis. This is the last stop on the agriblogging highway for me this week. It’s back to ZimmComm World Headquarters tonight. Right off the bat this morning I ran into Tim Price, Show Manager. This is the 63rd show and with all the weather issues …

Audio, Cotton, Farm Shows

New Holland’s Utility Tractors Scream Value

Jamie Johansen

The New Holland brand screams value and their line of utility tractors easily falls into that same step. While exhibiting at the recent National Farm Machinery Show, New Holland Agriculture drew in attendees who sought power, efficiency and value all lumped into one tractor. The New Holland WORKMASTER™ 50, 60 and 70 utility tractors boast a new look and new …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farm Shows, New Holland, NFMS, Tractor

T4 Series Tractors from New Holland

Jamie Johansen

Tractors are one of the hottest items for attendees to check out when visiting the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) and New Holland Agriculture has a few for customers to choose from. New Holland’s T4 Series tractors have set a new standard for performance and efficiency in a utility tractor. These tractors are now powered by clean-burning Tier 4B engines …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farm Machinery, Farm Shows, New Holland, Tractor

New Holland’s T6 Line of Tractors

Jamie Johansen

New Holland Agriculture’s T6 and TS6 tractors drove many to their booth during the recent National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY. Mark Lowery, Dairy and Livestock Specialist for New Holland, explained more about each tractors specs and how farmers can put them to use on their own operations. The new T6 Series all-purpose premium tractors combines ultimate power with …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Farm Machinery, Farm Shows, New Holland, NFMS, Tractor