Propane Upgrade Grain Dryer Efficiency

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Farmers at Commodity Classic were showing increased interest in upgrading their grain dryers to high efficiency propane units. Cinch Munson with the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) says their research shows that a new propane grain dryer can result in 50% efficiency savings. “PERC has worked with a number of grain dryers manufacturers over the past few years to …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Energy, Grain, PERC, propane

Research Finds Propane Cuts GHG Emissions

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New research commissioned by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) finds that propane equipment cuts greenhouse gas emissions and reduces fuel costs. “A Comparative Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Propane and Competing Energy Sources,” prepared by Nexight Group, studied 14 applications to compare emissions from propane-powered equipment with emissions from conventional energy sources such as gasoline, diesel, and …

Energy, Equipment, Irrigation, PERC, propane

Corn and Soybean Groups Support Non-GMO Label

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Corn and soybean grower organizations applauded the introduction Wednesday of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, legislation that would create a national, science-based labeling standard for foods containing genetically modified organisms. “Farmers and consumers agree on the need for clear, consistent labeling. Labels should be science-based and uniform in all 50 states,” said National Corn Growers Association President Chip …

ASA, biotechnology, Corn, Government, NCGA, Soybeans

Deere Updates 3E Series Compact Utility Tractors

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The 2015 John Deere 3032E and 3038E compact utility tractors feature some new customer-driven updates for added convenience, comfort and ease of use. The 3032E and 3038E are equipped with powerful, emissions-compliant Final Tier 4 engines with 31.1 (22.3 kW) and 37.3 (27.4 kW) horsepower, respectively. A hydrostatic transmission with Twin Touch™ pedals provides operators with simple, comfortable-to-use controls to …

Equipment, John Deere, Tractor

House GMO Labeling Bill Re-Introduced

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The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House Wednesday by Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) with bi-partisan co-sponsorship. The bill would provide for uniform federal food labeling standards and includes a new provision to allow those who wish to label their products as GMO-free to do so by through an accredited …

AFBF, ARA, ASA, biotechnology, Government

AgChat & Valent are #Relentless

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The newest sponsor of the AgChat Foundation, Valent, is running a contest called “Relentless As You.” It’s easy to enter by submitting a 100 word essay & a pic and you may provide your community $1K! One of our newest sponsors, Valent U.S.A. Corporation wants to honor YOU! They have launched the “Relentless As You” initiative which aims to recognize …

AgChat, Agribusiness

Global Cancer Group Findings on Glyphosate Disputed

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A new evaluation by the International Agency for Research classifying glyphosate as being “probably carcinogenic to humans” departs from the general scientific consensus, according to the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. “This contradicts a strong and long standing consensus supported by a vast array of data and real world experience, and comes from an organization that rarely addresses potential pesticide …

Agribusiness, Herbicides, Monsanto, Pesticides

Protecting Ag Important to Rep. Lucas

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Former House Agriculture Committee chairman Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) stopped by the Agri-Pulse Ag Day kickoff event Tuesday evening and commented on the budget plan unveiled by House Republicans would protect 2014 Farm Bill programs. “The 2014 Farm Bill is primarily mandatory spending for the next five years but there’s a certain amount of discretionary spending, like day to day …

Ag Day, Audio, Government

Farmers Unite to Fight Organic Attack Video

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Both conventional and organic farmers joined together last week on social media to criticize a video that uses cute kids to attack modern farming practices. The YouTube video was produced by a group called Only Organic and features children acting out a school play singing “Old McDonald had a Farm” with lyrics about pesticides and GMOs and hormones and antibiotics. …

Audio, biotechnology, USFRA