2017 Commodity Classic

Lizzy Schultz

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 Commodity Classic sponsored by FMC, John Deere, and Farmer’s Edge. “Farmer Up” was the theme for this year’s event held March 2-4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), American Soybean Association …

Ag Group, agribusiness, audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, John Deere, soybeans

Aptimmune Launches Barricade

Jamie Johansen

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for Aptimmune’s Launch of Barricade. Founded in 2010 by Dr. Federico Zuckermann, Aptimmune Biologics has meshed together some of the best in class technologies into a product able to deliver revolutionary results to producers. Barricade is the latest in vaccine formulation technology brought to producers exclusively by Aptimmune. Launched as an autogenous product, the intranasal …

agribusiness, Animal Health, audio, Livestock, Pork, swine

Make Tax Preparation Easier with Shared Virtual Desktop

Cindy Zimmerman

Especially during tax time, a virtual desktop can make secure collaboration for sharing files, data, and scanned documents easier. With a virtual desktop and your accounting software hosted by AgCompass, you and your tax preparer can upload and access data crucial for preparing your returns from anywhere and from multiple devices. “Security and data independence are important concerns for farmers,” …

Ag Compass, agribusiness, technology

Monsanto Announcements

Cindy Zimmerman

Monsanto Company made a series of announcements this week, making lots of news as the company continues working with Bayer to finalize the acquisition deal by then end of this calendar year. Monsanto announced a new global genome-editing agreement: Monsanto and Novozymes also announced an updated research pipeline for the BioAg Alliance – Fraley also joined representatives of The Climate …

agribusiness, audio, Monsanto

#Farmers Find #GMOs Sustainable

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

agribusiness, audio, NCGA

AgCompass Helps You Navigate Your Software

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

agribusiness, audio, Software

#ARA2016 In Orlando, Florida

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

agribusiness, ARA, audio

ZimmCast Features Farmer2Farmer Conference

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

agribusiness, audio, ZimmCast

#NAFB16 Trade Talk

Joanna Schroeder

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 Group, agribusiness, audio, NAFB

Ag Broadcasters at 73rd NAFB Convention

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

agribusiness, audio, NAFB