US Business Executive Blog

May 17, 2017 by Blake Davis

Today’s farmers are said to watch the sky for weather and the commodities market for the prices of their crops. Yet they are also astute observers of government.

So when there was finally a presidential candidate who listened to them and talked like them, it was a heartening development, and he got their votes. But not all has gone according to plan—the president’s or theirs.

“I...

March 21, 2017 by Christine Fisher

It turns out there’s a learning curve to flying a drone. Pete Crew, owner of Spencer Agronomy Services, crashed his new $30,000 drone three times this year, but he learned a lesson or two in each crash, and he learned the hard way so his clients don’t have to.

“It was a train wreck,” Crew says, laughing. “But we...

March 16, 2017 by Blake Davis

This magazine is increasingly focused on agriculture, which raises the question: why?

The answer is not short. Agriculture became a topic of interest because it seemed underrepresented among the industries we normally cover. It is easy to read about healthcare...

March 6, 2017 by Emma Gregg

In his first week in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order formally pulling the United States out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries along the Pacific Rim that had failed to garner the full support of Congress.

“Great thing for the American worker,” he declared, holding up the...

January 18, 2017 by Sascha Heinecke, test bench segment leader, GE’s Power Conversion

Testing is crucial to innovation. While many new ideas are born every single day, not all can successfully make their way into the field. Key to understanding which ideas are economically viable is R&D test systems, and never has this been more crucial than in the manufacturing industry. Through using the test system, manufacturers can tailor products to specific performance requirements...

November 4, 2016 by Erica Berry

The 2016 Folio: Show kicked off this week in NYC and with it, a celebratory luncheon for Eddie & Ozzie Award finalists.

The Eddie & Ozzie’s are a group of awards that recognize editorial and...

September 28, 2016 by M’lou Walker, CEO of Zicam

A public setback can threaten any business. When you’re a healthcare brand, and consumers depend on your products for relief, the challenge is particularly delicate. 

Zicam experienced a setback when we voluntarily recalled our nasal swab and nasal spray products in 2009 after a small number of consumers reported losing...

August 17, 2016 by Erica Berry

Since 2013, US Business Executive has recognized companies from across the country that have committed their enterprises to success, satisfied employees, and superior products and services through the annual Best of the United States awards. This year, 19 companies were selected from nearly 300 eligible featured businesses for the 2016 Best of the United States honor due in large part to their...

June 30, 2016 by Leroy Startz, director, food, beverage & branded products at ING Capital

For agricultural producers in the U.S., low commodity prices present considerable challenges. The price of corn and soybeans has halved since 2012, due in part to strong harvests over the last three years. For many farmers, this means that prices have dropped below the cost of production.

There is an urgent need for producers to reduce costs and increase yields. For manufacturers and...

June 23, 2016 by Bethany Rodarmer, marketing and advertising director at Ag-Power

This year, John Deere is hitting home runs in the big leagues, as the “Official On-Field Equipment Supplier of the Texas Rangers.” As part of the new partnership with the Major League Baseball franchise, Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas will rely solely on John Deere’s all-star lineup of equipment to maintain the grounds throughout the 2016...

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