New N-BOUND Stabilizer for Urea

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Eco Agro has introduced N-BOUND™ nitrogen stabilizer as a breakthrough for protecting nitrogen against loss in the soil, due to denitrification and leaching. According to Norm Davy, Chief Marketing Officer for Eco Agro, the product incorporates unique PENXCEL technology to deliver a proven nitrogen stabilizer, Dicyandiamide (DCD), for applications not possible with previous formulations. “Using PENXCEL technology, we have engineered …

Eco Agro, Fertilizer, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

New EPA Farm Worker Standards and Industry React

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Monday released updated farm worker standards to provide health protections under the law similar to those already afforded to workers in other industries. “We depend on farmworkers every day to help put the food we eat on America’s dinner tables—and they deserve fair, equitable working standards with strong health and safety protections,” said EPA Administrator …

AFBF, ARA, Audio, Government, labor, Pesticides

Meet the New Holland Heroes

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New Holland Agriculture is spotlighting ten farmers from different countries at the Expo Milano Sustainable Farm Pavilion and the “Seeds of Life” series. During our recent visit to the expo, we had the opportunity to meet nine of those farmer “heroes” and interview eight of them. Check out the links below to learn more about them. New Holland Hero from …

Audio, Farmers, International, New Holland

Real Growers Tell #RealYield Stories

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No matter what kind of year it is, real yield makes all the difference and that is what real farmers who use the LibertyLink system are saying they are getting. We interviewed 200 soybean farmers from North Dakota to Mississippi this summer to find out how their experience with LibertyLink has been – whether they’ve used it since it was …

Bayer CropScience, Herbicides, Soybeans, Weed control

New Holland Spotlights Farming at Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

Millions of visitors from around the world have been attending 2015 Expo Milano since it opened in May of this year and many of them have gotten a taste of how their food is produced, thanks to New Holland Agriculture. The New Holland Sustainable Farm Pavilion fits in perfectly with the expo theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” featuring …

Audio, Equipment, Farmers, International, New Holland, technology

Farm Lending Study Shows Importance of Planning

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF has released the results of a 2015 study that examined the role and influence agricultural uncertainties, such as volatile markets, weather, and disease, have on the current agricultural-lending landscape, and how growers can plan to place themselves in the best position to receive a loan. BASF surveyed agricultural lenders, asking them about their outlook for next year, and how …

Audio, BASF, Farm Progress Show, Financing

Update on Soil Health Partnership

Cindy Zimmerman

The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is growing. “In 2015 we’ve expanded our network and enrolled another 20 farmers in the program, so we’re up 40 farmers enrolled in the Soil Health Partnership,” said Nick Goeser, National Corn Growers Association manager of soil health and sustainability, during an interview at Farm Progress Show. The SHP is a five year initiative to …

Audio, Conservation, Corn, Cover Crops, Farm Progress Show, NCGA, Nutrient Management, Soil

Farm Land Values Down in Illinois

Cindy Zimmerman

According to a new study released during the Farm Progress Show, prices being paid for farmland across Illinois are continuing a softening trend following prices being paid for commodities with decreases between 2-7 percent. The “Snapshot Survey” is commissioned each year by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ISPFMRA) and conducted by Gary Schnitkey, Ph.D. with …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, Land

New N-Watch Sites in Challenging Year

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s been a challenging weather year for many farmers, but it could provide some very important data on nitrogen movement in the soil at 13 new N-Watch sites in the northeastern part of the state. Justin Moritz, crop specialist with Heritage FS, says it was quite a year to start the management tool that measures plant-available nitrogen in the soil. …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, FS System, Growmark, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management