#Farmers Find #GMOs Sustainable

A new survey finds that the main reason farmers have increased their use of genetically modified (GM) crops is sustainability. The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) surveyed farmers on their attitudes towards GM technology and found that farmers believe biotechnology helps raise crops more efficiently, and that the environment and sustainability practices …

AgCompass Helps You Navigate Your Software

Ken Wedig, who was retired from John Deere after 30 years, partnered with Everett Chambers in 2003 to create AgCompass, one of the pioneers in the technology which supports businesses by hosting their software on a remote server so they can access their data from multiple locations. AgCompass can host nearly any windows-based software and specializes in hosting accounting software …

#ARA2016 In Orlando, Florida

The Agricultural Retailers Association Conference & Expo (ARA2016) is in full swing in Orlando, Florida. The three-day event had a focus on mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues and talent. Also included in the event is an Expo that features many new technology companies especially those with drones. All the event coverage will be here including photos and audio interviews. 2016 …

ZimmCast Features Farmer2Farmer Conference

After a successful 2015 Farmers Business Network has continued to grow in 2016. Earlier this year the company held its first Farmer2Farmer conference and a second one is planned for December. Chuck Zimmerman visited with co-founder Charles Baron at the NAFB convention last week and learned that Farmers Business Network is now offering an interesting new service. This year the …

#NAFB16 Trade Talk

Nearly 100 companies and organizations participate in the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual Trade Talk, where they are interviewed by broadcasters from around the country. AgWired reporters at the NAFB convention this year interviewed dozens of Trade Talk participants, which are being compiled here with links to posts on various websites. General interviews from #NAFB16 can be found …

Ag Broadcasters at 73rd NAFB Convention

Kansas City was once again the location for the 73rd National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention November 9-11. The theme was Waves of Opportunity and the event began with a panel on a very timely topic, “Counting the Returns: Agriculture Reacts to the Election.” There’s also lots of informational sessions and the annual Trade Talk. 2016 NAFB Convention Photo …

New Chair for USFRA

Pig Farmer of the Year, Brad Greenway, officially took the helm as Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) this week. Wisconsin farmer Nancy Kavazanjian officially ended her term by passing the gavel to Greenway who represents the National Pork Board. This month marks the sixth anniversary of the formation of USFRA and the board …

Celebrate Bee Care with Bayer this Fall

Fall is a time of pumpkin pie and hot apple cider, but neither of these would be possible without the hard work of pollinators. To honor the efforts of these busy creatures, Bayer is celebrating fall with their Feed a Bee program and the planting of wildflowers and dedicated forage areas. Feed a Bee is on a mission to create …

Develop with Deere Conference

John Deere is holding its annual Develop with Deere conference in Kansas City this year with almost double the number of attendees of last year. Many more dealers have come to learn what the company has planned for the future. The conference includes presentations from 33 application development companies who are working with John Deere in various ways to integrate …

Summit Agricultural Group Launches Summit Advantage

Iowa-based Summit Agricultural Group has introduced a new service model for farm and agricultural land management that brings the concept of ‘unbundling’ to traditional farm management offerings. According to Joel Waskow, accredited farm manager with Summit Ag Management, Summit Advantage provides landowners with greater options and flexibility instead of binding them into the current one-size-fits-all approach. “We look at this …

GRSB Hosts Global Sustainability Conference

The Global Conference on Sustainable Beef was held earlier this month in Banff, Alberta, and the event featured a diverse group of inspiring keynotes that touched on the global commitment to furthering sustainability efforts. Speakers included Dennis Laycraft, president of the Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef (GRSB). He explained that the ultimate goal of GRSB is to expand global reach …

Disneyland Hosts #CAPCA16 & #Ag Superheros

CAPTAIN CAPCA and Dr. Foe battled it out in the opening credits to this year’s 42nd annual California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA). The event took place in a great location for a superhero and villain – Disneyland – in Anaheim, California October 16-18, 2016. This year’s theme was Feeding the Nation – Fighting the Fear and the speakers …

EU Farm Agenda Would Hurt U.S. Dairy Industry

Surrendering to a European Union (EU) seizure of common food names would cost the U.S. dairy industry billions of dollars, slash domestic cheese consumption and increase prices for consumers, according to an analysis released today by Informa Economics IEG. The European farm policy agenda, which is focused on using geographical indications (GIs) to unfairly grant European food producers a huge …

ZimmCast Highlights Debut of RealAg Radio

Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM will launch a new radio series called “RealAg Radio.” This new program is produced by RealAgriculture.com and hosted by Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner. The series debuts as Canada’s only daily, one hour ag show, broadcast across the country featuring the latest headlines from around the world of Canadian agriculture with discussions on current …

ZimmCast Delves Into the Cuban Gold Rush

Jamie Johansen recently had the opportunity to visit Cuba in her role as an agriculture journalist. While there, she learned about Cuban agriculture, tourism and the future role U.S. can play in each if the long-standing embargo is lifted. Chicago Foods International president Paul Johnson organized and led their delegation. Paul is no stranger to Cuba, making his first journey …