Record Crop Forecasts Mean Lower Prices

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USDA’s first crop production forecast based on actual field data is predicting some bin-busting crops this year, which in turn is causing lower prices. Corn production is forecast at a record 15.2 billion bushels, up 11 percent from last year with yields expected to average 175.1 bushels per acre, up 6.7 bushels from 2015. If realized, this will be the …

Corn, NCGA, Soybeans, USDA

Bayer in the Land of #Cotton and #Soybeans

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Driving to the Bayer Showcase Days plot tour in Dawson, Georgia last week I saw acres of cotton setting bolls throughout the countryside from north Florida, through southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. It really is the Land of Cotton there, but there’s more soybeans in the land as well. Bayer southeast agronomist Josh Mayfield says they are really excited about …

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Team #Farming with @JohnDeere

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The recent InfoAg Conference in St. Louis was all about farmers and industry working together as a team to increase productivity and profitability and John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) is all about teamwork. “John Deere recognizes what our part is in precision ag and that we’re not the total solution,” said Deere Information Solutions business director Lane Arthur, who …

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Bayer Showcases #Peanuts and #Cotton

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Bayer has been holding a series of Showcase Plot Tours around the country since early July and we had a chance to check out the latest in cotton, peanuts and soybeans for the Southeast at Tuesday’s event in Dawson, Georgia at the company’s brand new breeding facility. “This is a new breeding facility that Bayer felt would put us in …

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Rainbow of Seed Colorants from @Clariant

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This summer, specialty chemicals company Clariant announced its full range of Agrocer™ seed colorants in North America and we saw them on display at the recent American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting in Portland. Philip Adams, Regional Sales and Marketing Director, Business Unit Pigments, says the Agrocer line fits in well with Clariant’s sustainability platform. “All business units within …

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#InfoAg16 Focus on Integration for @CropTrak

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Farm management information software company CropTrak had a lot to talk about at the InfoAg Conference this week in St. Louis. CropTrak’s Aaron Hutchinson says they’ve had a lot of focus on integration with other companies this year. “One of them is CDMS,” he said. “This year they allowed us access to their chemical, crop protection and nutrient libraries and …

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Precision Ag Awards Presented at #InfoAg16

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The PrecisionAg Institute was celebrating a decade of the PrecisionAg Awards of Excellence at this year’s InfoAg Conference in St. Louis. The winners each year have devoted their careers to the technology that improves crop production stewardship, agronomy, and efficiency and this year was no different. The 2016 Educator/Researcher of the Year is Dr. Brian Arnall, Associate Professor in the …

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Program Changes Coming at @USDA_NRCS

Cindy Zimmerman

The USDA National Resources Conservation Program (NRCS) took the opportunity to get the word out about the latest in the program services at the recent Ag Media Summit in St. Louis, Missouri. Jamie Johansen had the opportunity to speak with Mark Rose, Director of NRCS, about the upcoming changes for fiscal year 2017. Rose told AgWired the Conservation Stewardship program …

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FMC Looking Ahead to Fall at #AgMedia Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

The growing season is in full swing, and the team at FMC Corporation is encouraging growers to be extra weed-conscious as summer comes to an end and harvest season begins. Ken Smith, Technical Service Manager for FMC Corporation, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit to discuss the reality of herbicide resistance, and how it has made fall …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, FMC, Weed control

Existing Stocks of Bayer Belt® Approved for Sale

Cindy Zimmerman

An appeals board for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has upheld the decision to cancel registration for Bayer’s insecticide flubendiamide, marketed in the U.S. as Belt®, but retailers are being permitted to sell existing stocks to growers. While Bayer intends to comply with the order, it will fully review the EAB’s decision and evaluate its options going forward. “Bayer maintains …

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