Precision Ag Bytes 12/18

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  • USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), USDA’s flagship program that helps producers plan and implement 150-plus conservation practices on working lands. The rule – now available on the Federal Register – takes effect upon publication and includes changes to the program prescribed by the 2018 Farm Bill.
  • CLAAS of America Inc. recently received six 2020 AE50 New Product Awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).
  • AgGateway has announced its 2020 leadership and meeting dates, and has also released its Annual Report, entitled “Driving Digital Solutions”.
  • Vinduino award-winning crop optimization products are now available for sale on Amazon.com.
  • FarmTrade.com, the first and only online exchange for crop protection products, announced the launch of their redesigned website landing page.
  • For the third time, David Hula of Charles City, Virginia, set a new world record in the National Corn Growers Association Corn Yield Contest with the Pioneer® brand P1197 family of products. Hula achieved an astounding yield of 616 bu/A with Pioneer® hybrid P1197YHR, crushing his previous world record of 542 bu/A, set in 2017 with Pioneer® P1197AM™ brand corn.
  • National Sorghum Producers is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 NSP Yield Contest. Producer yields are highlighted in five different categories from the eastern and western regions of the U.S. This year’s top yield and Bin Buster winner is Santino Santini of New Jersey with 212.5 bushels per acre.
  • The Ohio Soybean Council, in partnership with Persistence Data Mining, Inc., has won its eleventh R&D 100 Award for a revolutionary soil nutrient mapping and testing platform.
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