Author Archives: Paul Schrimpf

About Paul Schrimpf

Schrimpf is the Group Editor for the CropLife Media Group at Meister Media Worldwide, with full editorial responsibility for CropLife, CropLife IRON, Cotton Grower and PrecisionAg Special Reports.

Integrated Farming Systems, Weed Resistance Among Top Concerns For Ag Retailers In 2013

Early in the process of assembling information for the State of the Industry report, it was assumed that the drought of 2012 would still be fresh in everyone’s mind and a dominant factor in the spending habits and cropping decisions growers will be making in 2013. But not one of the retailers expressed concern that

Last Word: People

I have to admit that it is truly a relief to be putting the finishing touches on this final edition for 2012. We’re clearly banking on the Mayan calendar being in error, because we got all the editors involved and called a lot of retailers to get your take on where we are as an

Ag Retailers Weigh In On Industry Trends

Not all the challenges and opportunities shared by ag retailers interviewed for this story were shared by the majority — but there were a number of interesting things retailers said that are worth sharing. Here are five more compelling thoughts that retailers shared: Biologicals Opportunities: Jeff Tarsi, senior director of business  strategy for Crop Production

Wilbur Ellis’ AgVerdict Creates Connections, Efficiencies

National retail organization Wilbur-Ellis Co. has historically focused on using ag technology and precision practices to improve efficiency and service to growers. In recent years, it invested significant resources into developing a program called AgVerdict, which is helping to connect each local outlet with its grower customers. Along with a strong service regimen, AgVerdict provides