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Zimfo Bytes 9/22

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:42:34 +0000

Tractor Supply Company is partnering with the National FFA Foundation by selling 2017 National FFA Convention themed shirts.  Customers can now purchase these limited edition shirts for $12.99 at Tractor Supply stores to benefit the National FFA platform, “Living to Serve.” Al Carstens, a 35 year member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, has passed away. Carstens had been with KATE ...

NAMA Going Full Throttle in Milwaukee

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:06:25 +0000

There are over 180 agri-marketing professionals here in Milwaukee this week for the 2017 NAMA Fall Conference, and 30 of those are new members, which makes NAMA president Amy Bradford very happy. “It is one of the higher new member numbers we’ve had at a conference,” said Bradford, who is Corporate Relations Manager for GROWMARK. “We’re making a concerted effort ...

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CREAATE Act Would Promote Ag Exports

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:56:21 +0000

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Angus King (I-Maine), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced bipartisan legislation this week that would increase funding to USDA’s export promotion programs. The Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act would double funding for two of the USDA’s most successful programs, the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market ...

Senate Ag Committee Hears from USDA Nominees

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:20:53 +0000

Nine months into the Trump Administration and the Senate Agriculture Committee just held a hearing this week on the first two nominees to help out Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue at the USDA. The committee heard from Stephen Censky, long time CEO of the American Soybean Association nominated to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture; and Indiana Director of Agriculture Ted McKinney, ...

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Bayer’s Condon Answers Questions About Future Goals

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:31:54 +0000

This week Chuck is traveling with Bayer for the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog taking place in Monheim, Germany. The U.S. delegation of journalists had the opportunity to visit further with Liam Condon, President, Crop Science, a division of Bayer, following his executive address. Condon talks about goals for the company moving forward. “The most important thing is what ...

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Precision Ag Bytes 9/20

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:37:44 +0000

The Things Network is working to build a global Internet of Things network.  They took a step closer to that goal when they helped a team of collaborating companies connect a Vinduino agricultural sensor station to the eVineyard application via a long-range wireless data connection. The Purdue Agricultural Data Engine (PADE) is a new, online tool developed by Purdue University engineering ...

Corn Progress Lagging

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:54:20 +0000

About seven percent of the nation’s corn crop has been harvested so far, but maturity of the crop is running behind average. Less corn acres have reached the dented or mature stage than the five-year average according to the latest USDA crop progress report. With 86 percent of total corn acres dented by September 17 and mature acres at only ...

Executive Address From Liam Condon, Bayer

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:08:46 +0000

During the 2017 Bayer Future Farming Dialog we heard an address from Liam Condon, President, Crop Science, a division of Bayer. Focusing in his speech on sustainable agriculture, Liam Condon also reaffirmed the commitment of the Crop Science Division to investing in innovation and developing customized agronomic solutions for farmers that address their individual needs and challenges. In this context, ...

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Moving Beyond “Farm to Table” Discussion

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:25:34 +0000

During the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog the first panel discussion focused on Moving Beyond “Farm to Table”: Understanding the Food Supply Chain. Moderating was Stephan Brunner, who works on food chain partnerships for Bayer. Also on the panel are Karen Buch, RDN, LDN, President/Founder, Nutrition Connections; Ben Burgers, Food Safety Manager/Agronomist, Roveg Fruit BV; Andreas Lenz, Managing Director, ...

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Starting off the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:01:09 +0000

This week I’m traveling with Bayer for the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog taking place in Monheim, Germany. Welcoming everyone to the first panel discussion in this photo is Beth Roden, Head of Communication, Crop Science, a division of Bayer. During this week you will find a growing amount of stories that includes panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, video and ...

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