ZimmCast 663 – AWIS Helping America Grow for 25 Years

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, a podcast started in 2004 to focus on agricultural marketing and what is new in the world of agribusiness. Happy New Year to y’all. Here at ZimmComm we’ve been living in the virtual world of communications for almost 17 years. We started out distributing news releases with pre-recorded sound bites and interviews before jumping …

AWIS Celebrates 25 Years with Expanding Services

Weather service continues to grow nationwide in agriculture and other industries One of the nation’s premiere agricultural weather services is celebrating 25 years in 2021 as the founders continue to provide accurate and detailed weather information to clients around the nation in a variety of industries. AWIS was founded in 1996 as the Agricultural Weather Information Service after the National …

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Stay Strong Nebraska Initiative for Farmers and Ranchers

“Stay Strong Nebraska” is an initiative created to help farmers and ranchers impacted by recent flooding, providing easy access to the Nebraska Farm Bureau Disaster Relief Fund and Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund with all donations remaining in the state. Federal officials estimate the bomb cyclone weather phenomenon and subsequent flooding caused $1.4 billion in damages in the state of …

USDA and Nebraska Officials Discuss Flood Damage

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach is in Nebraska this week surveying weather-related damage and talking with affected farmers and ranchers. He participated in a Facebook Live roundtable with Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and other state officials on Monday. Audio with opening remarks from Ibach, Gov. Ricketts, and state Director of Agriculture Steve Wellman: The …

Ag Secretary Heads Home to Survey Irma Damage

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black asked Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to see first-hand the damage the Hurricane Irma caused to crops in his home state on September 15. The secretary will also travel to Florida and Texas next week to survey agricultural damage from both hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Perdue’s Georgia tour will take in damage to the state’s …

Florida Citrus Starting to Assess Irma Damage

Flooded citrus groves in Hardee and DeSoto counties – Adam Putnam As Floridians continue to dig out from the damage and debris caused by Hurricane Irma, the extent of damage to agriculture is starting to be assessed. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam took an aerial tour yesterday to survey areas impacted by Hurricane Irma, including citrus groves in Central …

Harvey Hits Texas Agriculture

Rescuing people trapped in flood waters continues to be the number one priority in Texas but it’s clear that Hurricane Harvey has hit agriculture hard. Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller says cotton farmers who were looking at a bumper crop this year were especially hard hit. “Best estimate so far is about a 150 million dollar loss for the …

Iteris Awarded Patents for ClearAg Harvest Advisory Services

Iteris, Inc., a leader in providing information solutions to the transportation and agriculture markets, has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded five patents for key harvesting technologies that make up Iteris’ industry-leading precision farming platform, ClearAg™. The five patents are directly related to ClearAg’s Harvest Advisory Services, which are available to agribusinesses and growers globally through …

Iteris Announces General Availability of ClearAg

Iteris, Inc., a leader in providing information solutions to the transportation and agriculture markets, announced the general availability of ClearAg™, a decision support application for precision farming. The new ClearAg features, which are available internationally, are Crop Health Advisory Services that assist in defining, defending, and clarifying what is happening in farm fields. Crop Health Advisory Services feature new endpoints …

Morning Farm Report Launched

Agrible, Inc. launched 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 estimates. “With Morning …

Impact of California Drought

A new study from the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences shows the current drought is the third most severe on record and is responsible for the greatest water loss ever seen in California agriculture. The study was released during a press briefing this week in Washington, D.C., providing updates estimates on the drought’s effects on Central Valley farm production, …