Onsite Hydraulic Hose Kit from Quick Fix

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Equipment, Farm Show, NFMS, Video

Quick Fix offers a hydraulic hose kit that enables users to build a new hydraulic hose on-site within ten minutes using simple hand tools. Larry, with Quick Fix, filled us in on it’s easy use. Kits come in either 3/8″ or 1/2″ hose, and if you mention AgWired when you order online, you will be able to receive the discount … Read More

USFRA Releases Sustainability Research

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Farm Show, Research, sustainability, USFRA

During the Farm Progress Show, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) announced the results of a new survey on consumer views on farming and ranching sustainability. “For USFRA, no question about agriculture is off the table,” said USFRA chair Nancy Kavazanjian during the press conference. “We want to make sure farmers and ranchers are involved in the most important conversations … Read More

T4 Series Tractors from New Holland

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Equipment, Farm Show, New Holland

Tractors are one of the hottest items for attendees to check out when visiting the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) and New Holland Agriculture has a few for customers to choose from. New Holland’s T4 Series tractors have set a new standard for performance and efficiency in a utility tractor. These tractors are now powered by clean-burning Tier 4B engines … Read More

John Deere Introduces New Round Balers

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Equipment, Farm Show, Feed, John Deere

Building on the reliability and popularity of its 8 Series Round Balers, John Deere introduced 12 new models of its 9 Series Round Balers for 2013 during the recent Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. Laura Cobb, senior marketing representative at John Deere Ottumwa Works, said producers liked what they saw at the show. “They’re really liking the new technology … Read More

Secretary Vilsack Calls for Farm Bill Now

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Farm Policy, Farm Show, usda

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited the 2012 Farm Progress Show in his home state of Iowa on Thursday to announce new USDA grants to support beginning farmers and call on Congress to pass a farm bill before the current one expires next month. He gave three reasons why agriculture needs a farm bill now. “One, because it includes the … Read More

AG CONNECT Expo Preview

Chuck ZimmermanFarm Show

ZimmComm New Media is the social media sponsor of AG CONNECT Expo. This is the new show being produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. I’ll be there all next week covering the activities mostly on our AgWired website. If I find interesting news for the dairy industry I’ll get it posted here too. In the meantime, here’s a preview … Read More

Cow-Milking Contest Highlights Farmpark's Dairy Days

Amanda NolzEducation, Exhibitor, Farm Show

In an age where the media and animal rights activists continually get the agriculture story wrong, it’s increasingly important for producers to connect to their consumers. Dairy Days is a program that just does that, and producers kept busy educating consumers about dairy production at a recent event. Leigh Anderson and Kimi Bassett are dairy interpreters at the Lake Metroparks … Read More

What CWT is Doing at World Ag Expo

Chuck ZimmermanAudio, Dairy Group, Dairyline, Farm Show, World Ag Expo

Out at the World Ag Expo, Bill Baker, Dairyline, is hard at work. Bill has been supplying us with a weekly dairy markets wrapup. He sent along an interview with Jim Tillison, National Milk Producers Federation, about their Cooperatives Working Together program. Jim’s in the picture second from the left. Jim says that dairy producers are wondering if CWT has … Read More

Looking Forward to World Ag Expo

Chuck ZimmermanAudio, Farm Show, Podcast, The Milking Parlor

The World Ag Expo is right around the corner and to learn more about it I interviewed Shelley Kahl, 2008 Chairman. The Expo is “Where the World of Agriculture Means Business.” For many people who will be participating and attending that means the dairy business. I’ve never been to the show and hope to find a way to do so … Read More