House Ag Hearing on Specialty Crop Innovations

The House Agriculture Committee heard testimony Wednesday on technology and innovation in specialty crops as input toward the making of the 2018 farm bill. Among those who testified was American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) President & CEO Andy LaVigne, who stressed that Farm Bill research programs and policies based on sound science are critical to the development of new technologies …

Dicamba Concerns Prompt State Actions

On the heels of Arkansas, Missouri has issued a pause on sale, use, and removal of all products labeled for agricultural use that contain dicamba. As of July 10th, the Missouri Department of Agriculture has had 145 pesticide drift complaints. *POST UPDATE* 7/14/17 Missouri Department of Agriculture releases Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order for ENGENIA, XTENDIMAX and FEXAPAN herbicides …

Missouri Soy Partners to Develop Non-GMO High Oleic Tech

The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council‘s efforts to grow farmers’ return on their soy checkoff investments have taken another leap forward. The leaders of Missouri’s premier organization for soybean research formalized a key partnership to bring Missouri’s non-GMO high oleic soybean technology to growers. The agreement, signed and recognized today with a ceremony at the Bay Farm Research Facility outside Columbia, …

Three Patents Allowed for Eco Agro Fertilizer Technology

Eco Agro Resources announced the allowance of the first three patents for the company’s latest proprietary technology. These patent allowances are the first of over 15 patents currently in process for unique, new agricultural products developed by Eco Agro research. The allowed patents protect hundreds of possible combinations of active ingredients used to stabilize fertilizer, such as NBPT, DMPP, DCD, …

USFRA Panel Looks At The Future of Protein

Future Food-Tech took place in San Francisco last week and brought together over 300 food business technology leaders, investors and food-tech innovators. Brad Greenway, Chairman, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) sat on a panel titled, “Creating Consumer Demand for Healthier and More Sustainable Ingredients.” As the sole panelist who represented the animal agriculture community, Brad was able to share …

Introducing the SMART Farmer Podcast

We are pleased to introduce the very first SMART Farmer podcast which features interviews with the people who use data and technology to be more sustainable and to help build a smarter version of the American farm and ranch. In this first episode, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz talks about how people can relate to the SMART …

Make Tax Preparation Easier with Shared Virtual Desktop

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,” …

2017 National Farm Machinery Show

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show, sponsored by FMC Corporation. The National Farm Machinery show continues to be the largest indoor farm show in America with 850 exhibitors covering 1.2 million square feet of floor space at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. For 52 years, the National Farm Machinery Show has offered the …

Agren & Land O’ Lakes SUSTAIN Partner on Conservation

Carroll, IA- Central Iowa-based small business, Agren, Inc. has partnered with Land O’Lakes, Inc. one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, to use emerging precision conservation technology to help farmers improve soil and water quality. The Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN business unit will use Agren’s technology platform to deliver scalable, geo-spatial tools that are designed to identify highly-erodible spots in …

ZimmCast Features New #Ag Software from Trimble

Trimble is holding a large customer event in Las Vegas this week – Trimble Dimensions. It’s the site for a big announcement – Trimble Ag Software. This new farm data management platform combines their products Connected Farm™, Farm Works Software® and Agri-Data® solutions. This all-in-one tool offers customers a complete desktop, web-based and mobile-enabled agricultural software solution that simplifies farm …