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Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:08:32 +0000


Vilsack’s New Job is Official

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:14:20 +0000

With the inauguration of President Trump just days away, the Cabinet position of Agriculture Secretary remains vacant but former Secretary Tom Vilsack has already moved on and will be taking a new job as president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council on February 1. “Growing the global market for U.S. dairy products is essential to the future of ...

CNH Industrial Names Danford to New Position

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:44:55 +0000

CNH Industrial has named Dan Danford to the new position of Industry Relations Manager, Precision Solutions and Telematics (PS&T). CNH Industrial is the parent company of Case IH and New Holland Agriculture and Construction brands. Danford will represent the interests and global strategic direction of CNH Industrial with key precision-facing organizations and partners, with an emphasis in North America and ...

New Offerings for Specialty Crops from John Deere

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:01:30 +0000

John Deere has something new up its sleeve again. Carl Weidemeier attended the Potato Expo in San Fransisco to show growers the latest offering for specialty crops. Beginning in the spring of 2017 growers will be able to connect their third party yield monitors to the My John Deere platform. A harness converts the message from the third party monitor ...

Nufarm Seeing Results in Citrus Greening

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:12:11 +0000

The Potato Expo in San Fansisco earlier this month gave Chuck Zimmerman a chance to talk to Nufarm Manager of Tech Services, Alan Haack about an issue affecting the home state of AgWired’s world headquarters. Citrus greening has devastated the citrus industry of Florida, affecting half of the state’s fruit production. Last year the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture declared a ...

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Zimfo Bytes

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:00:22 +0000

The early bird deadline to register for the IFAJ International Congress in South Africa is coming up! Register by January 17, 2017 to receive the early bird rate and save! The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the allocation of $540,000 in available funding for State and regional projects that will work ...

Buds and Pods Part One

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:54:59 +0000

Hello. @AgriBlogger here with an AgNerd review series. It’s is in two parts. This one focuses on the Etymōtic HD Safety Earphones, specifically the HD5 model. Part two will focus on the new Apple AirPods. My trip to Potato Expo last week was a test run to switch between the Etymōtic HD5 earphones and AirPods. Etymōtic sent me the HD5 ...

Senate Resolution Against WOTUS Introduced

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:13:45 +0000

U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) have introduced a resolution to vacate the “Waters of the United States” rule– a resolution that signifies their intent to roll back the rule once President-elect Trump takes office. The resolution makes clear that the Clean Water Act (CWA) is vital to protecting American resources, but WOTUS takes it too far. ...

Inviting Your Feedback on the AgWired Audience

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:02:54 +0000

Howdy AgWired Tribe. I’ve got a question. How do I show an advertising agency or company who our audience is? Some want numbers and demographics in order to utilize us in a marketing campaign. Whether you are a farmer or work for agribusiness or an agency I’m interested in your thoughts and ideas on this. Many of you have been ...

#AFBF17 Looks at Immigration Reform

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:18:42 +0000

A panel recently addressed the issue of immigration reform at the American Farm Bureau Federation‘s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show. Tom Hertz, an economist from the Department of Agriculture and Mark Delich, director of congressional affairs at FWD spoke to the attendees about the economic and political realities of the issue, as well as some proposed reforms. Hertz ...

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2016 Crop Production Summary Is In

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:48:39 +0000

It’s been touted for months, but the USDA’s final Crop Production 2016 Summary finally confirms it, last year was a record-high yield for corn and soybeans. In 2016 corn growers produced 15.1 billion bushels- 11 percent higher than 2015. Average yield is estimated to be 174.6 bushels per acre, up 6.2 bushels over the last crop. The National Agricultural Statistics ...