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PERSPECTIVE Here’s how I see it: We’ve placed a single bullet in a six-gun revolver, spun the cartridge, put it to the head of the golden goose, and pulled the trigger. As the hammer comes down, the Supreme Court is now left to tell us whether the gun will fire, or simply click on an
As the final decade of the 20th century wound down, a media-driven panic over the approach of “Y2K” and the possible effect on electronic devices kept entire industries busy trying to avert a technology meltdown. Behind the scenes in ag, however, a far more profound event was unfolding that would turn the industry on its
I must confess that when it comes to awards and accolades, I tend to be a curmudgeon. I’ve always felt that our work should be judged by the support we get from readership and advertisers, not from some outsider trying to judge the quality and value of our work from some distant, unknown industry. And
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
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
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
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
These ag retailers have determined seed treatment makes sense for their grower-customers (and cents for their businesses in the process).
My partner in crime shared some of the early returns from our 29th CropLife 100 research project, and so far there haven’t been any wild surprises. But one that has piqued my attention is the last one Eric Sfiligoj mentions: Consolidation. We’ve seen some interesting moves this year to be sure, and each with a