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Sep 4, 2017

Tractors running on alternative fuels are not new. But what is new is a concept tractor from New Holland that is powered with methane or CNG. To learn more I visited with Carlo Lambro, New Holland Brand President. We not only talked about the new machine but other products the company is bringing to the market.


“The new concept tractor powered by methane or CNG is the latest development in New Holland’s pursuit of sustainable and efficient technology through innovation,” said Carlo Lambro, New Holland Agriculture Brand President. “Its groundbreaking engine delivers the same performance and has the same durability as its standard equivalent, but with much lower running costs. It combines alternative fuels and advanced agricultural technology to create a vital link that closes the loop in the Energy Independent Farm™’s virtuous cycle by running on the energy produced from the land and waste products.”

Listen to my conversation with Carlo to learn more about what is new and his thoughts on a slowly improving market.

I hope you enjoy the program and thank you for listening!

Aug 14, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Abe Hughes when he worked for New Holland and now he has just been appointed to worldwide general manager for Trimble’s Agriculture Division within the Resources and Utilities segment. So congratulations Abe! Abe has only been on the job a little while but I bothered him for a phone interview for this week's ZimmCast.

“I see Trimble’s innovation in precision agriculture, global presence, Vantage distribution network and OEM customers as key assets in Trimble’s success,” said Abe Hughes. “I’m excited to work with the Trimble team and our channel partners to drive the next phase of growth for the business.”

When you listen to our conversation you'll hear that excitement in Abe's voice. We discussed the recent acquisition announcement by Trimble of Müller-Elektronik to extend its precision agriculture capabilities from the vehicle to the implement. Abe explains what that means and from my perspective it is a pretty major step by Trimble. You'll learn more about what's going on with Trimble if you take a listen to the program.

I hope you enjoy the program and thank you for listening!

Jun 6, 2017

Dr. Jay H. Lehr is senior fellow and science director of The Heartland Institute and Chuck's guest in this week's program.  They discuss the decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement and just how much science there is on climate change and its causes, especially as it relates to agriculture.

Apr 26, 2017

Leaders from General Mills, The Nature Conservancy, the Soil Health Institute and the Soil Health Partnership announce a collaborative effort to advance soil health on America's farms and ranches, paving the way for measurable economic and environmental gains for farmers, businesses and communities for generations to come.

 

Jamie Johansen interviews Wayne Honeycutt, President and CEO of the Soil Health Institute, about this effort.

Apr 7, 2017

Matt talks with Chuck about AeroVironment's Quantix™ drone and AV Decision Support System™ (AV DSS) which has already been on display at World Ag Expo and National Farm Machinery Show. The product is expected to be available for commercial production and orders later this year.

Mar 8, 2017

Chuck has a discussion with Pete Nelson, Chairman/CEO, AgLaunch about the programs they are conducting in 2017.

Feb 28, 2017

In this episode, David Hollinrake, Marketing & Portfolio Management, Bayer, talks with Chuck about the annual AgVocacy Forum the company holds prior to the Commodity Classic.  Participants include ag media, farmers, foodies and more.  It's an open forum discussion on how to help people understand where their food comes from and the science used to feed a growing population.

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