Spokane Ag Show: We Need To Get Back To Business

After going the virtual route last year, the Spokane Ag Show will open their doors to an in-person event February 1st-3rd at the Spokane Convention Center. Melisa Paul, Show Director says they will have a heavy emphasis on what’s impacting farmers now, and what the industry can expect into the future. “We are always going […]

Ag Community Looking At Technology To Address Supply Chain Issues

The farming community is trying to address some of the supply chain issues with technological advances. Riley Buss of CHS Inc. said sensors and data are a major part of their supply chain network. “We leverage barges on the Mississippi River to take grain all the way down to Louisiana to enter into the global market.  […]

Making Connections of Ag Innovation

More consumers are making the connection of how innovation and technology benefit both agriculture, and in turn, the availability of products for their use. That is due, in part, to a greater outreach by the farm and food sectors to consumers. For example, John Deere’s involvement in the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. […]

Long-Term Productivity Growth Varies Across Countries

According to data from USDA’s Economic Research Service, total factor productivity growth for agriculture, the rate of technology and efficiency programs being used in Ag, varies across countries. The data measures the amount of agricultural output produced from the combined set of land, labor, capital, and material resources employed in the production process. Strengthening the […]

Deere Expands Footprint with Chicago Office

Deere & Company announced this week the expansion of its U.S. footprint with the opening of a new Chicago office. The company plans to add 150 information technology jobs at the office over the next two years, with the goal of hiring a total of 300 positions to support IT and additional roles. The facility […]

Corteva Agriscience Leveraging Mobile Robots to Walk Row Crops

Corteva Agriscience is working to take agricultural robotics to new heights using a Spot robot from Boston Dynamics. The company is among the first in agriculture to use this platform to ‘walk’ between rows of corn, sunflowers and other crops. Company officials say the robot has potential applications in field testing of both new seed […]

Little: Virtual Trade Mission Benefits Idaho Ag Economy

Idaho Governor Brad Little says he is starting to see early, positive results from the state’s recent virtual trade mission to Mexico. Little noted that Mexico is Idaho’s fourth largest export destination, accounting for the purchase of nearly $225 million in Idaho products last year alone, with much of that coming from agriculture and food […]

Innovations Important To Future of Specialty Crops

Agricultural innovations are important to the advancement of the specialty crop and niche agriculture sectors. Jim Bair of the U.S. Apple Association said one still under development for his industry, but available for other fruit and nut varieties, is mechanical harvesters. “So long as the technology can be fine-tuned in to identify an apple on the […]

John Deere Rolls Out See and Spray Select

New technology recently introduced by John Deere helps save time and money—See and Spray Select. Joel Basinger of John Deere said See and Spray Select only sprays the weeds that it can see in your field. “So, this is a really exciting new product we’ve launched, and what it’s given growers that have chemical fallow […]