John Deere Acquires Blue River Technology

Deere & Company has signed an agreement to acquire Blue River Technology, a leader in applying machine learning to agriculture based in Sunnyvale, California. As an innovation leader, Blue River Technology has successfully applied machine learning to agricultural spraying equipment and Deere is confident that similar technology can be used in the future on a wider range of products, May …

SMART Farmer Robb Fraley

Robb Fraley isn’t our typical SMART Farmer, but after growing up on a small Illinois farm, his work has helped farmers around the world produce food more sustainably with science and technology that has helped increase yields by decreasing threats to crops. That technology is genetic modification of plants, creating GMO crops that are resistance to insects and disease, able …

Bayer Showcases Cotton and Peanuts

The peanut and cotton crops are looking especially good right now in Georgia and with harvest still about two weeks away farmers are hopeful Hurricane Irma will spare them. “Harvest season is always critical and you can have a great year and it all be ruined by one hurricane,” said Keith Rucker, Bayer Southeast region technical service rep, during a …

GROWMARK Supports Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts​

GROWMARK has donated $50,000 to support relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey through the Midwest Fo​od Bank,​ a Salvation Army​ First Responder organization. The contribution was made through The GROWMARK Foundation, GROWMARK’s philanthropic arm which supports not-for-profit charitable organizations. GROWMARK’s donation will enable the Midwest Food Bank and the Salvation Army to continue their important mission for as long as there …

Wisconsin Sends Cheese to Houston

Driven by online conversations shortly after Hurricane Harvey, The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) coordinated a state-wide effort with Wisconsin cheesemakers to send almost 20,000 pounds of cheese to Houston to provide nutritious food for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. On Friday, September 1, WMMB employees, cheese company employees and dairy farmers, packed a delivery truck in Madison with over …

Mid-Missouri Energy Goes John Deere Green

Mid-Missouri Energy (MME) in Malta Bend, Missouri is home to a new piece of equipment that has helped make the grounds around the ethanol plant a little greener. MME General Manager Chris Wilson won the John Deere ZTrak Z925M Flex Fuel commercial mower during a raffle at the Renewable Fuels Association 2017 National Ethanol Conference. The E85 used in the …

John Deere at 2017 FPS

John Deere green was hard to miss as you walked the roads of the 2017 Farm Progress Show. Not only did they have the latest in their lineup on display, they took it one step further this year and let attendees get behind the wheels of their newest Gator models. The Ride & Drive area opened early one more for …

GROWMARK FS at 2017 FPS

GROWMARK and the FS System are the official agronomy and fuel suppliers for the Farm Progress Show every year, providing the inputs to grow the crops for the field demonstrations and fueling all of the vehicles and machinery on site with Dieselex Gold. This year the cooperative also helped celebrate the success of Illinois’ Nutrient Loss Reduction strategy and were …

Bayer and 4-H Launch Science Matters

Opening day of the Farm Progress Show, Bayer and the National 4-H Council announced a new partnership for future innovators in science and technology to help feed a growing population. The nationwide collaboration, Science Matters, is designed to address the need for an enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by planting a love of scientific exploration in young …

StollerUSA Introduces Fortified Stimulate Yield Enhancer Plus

During the 2017 Farm Progress Show StollerUSA held a press conference to introduce new Fortified Stimulate Yield Enhancer Plus. Presenting was Robb Jerek, Stoller Market Development Agronomist. Fortified Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus contains a proprietary blend of bio-identical growth regulating hormones that enable optimal yield production. The optimized and stable, patent-pending formulation allows the active ingredients to remain effective, promoting …

Verdesian Life Sciences Introduces FlexConnect™

At the 2017 Farm Progress Show, Verdesian Life Sciences introduced FlexConnect™, the first closed transfer system for soybean inoculants. Combined with a mixing port, FlexConnect enables applicators to handle and mix inoculants of any volume straight from the packaging, without transferring to a separate tank. This saves applicators time and money by minimizing the waste normally associated with inoculant mixing. …

2017 Farm Progress Show

Farm Progress Show is our nation’s largest outdoor farm event hosting nearly 600 exhibitors displaying new farm equipment, tractors, combines and farm equipment, along with seed and crop protection products and other farm supplies and services. Our coverage of this year’s show is supported by John Deere, Bayer and GROWMARK, Inc. This virtual newsroom includes links to photos, audio, and …