AgCompass Helps Make Tax Time Easier

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If you are ready to make tax time easier, a virtual desktop and your accounting software hosted by AgCompass may be just what you need for secure sharing. “Security and data independence are important concerns for farmers,” says Nick Chambers, Business Manager for AgCompass. “With a virtual desktop, while your data is technically in the cloud, unlike web-based applications, your …

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Growers Urged to Comment on Pyrethroids

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Farmers at the National Farm Machinery Show are being encouraged to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency to protect widely used class of insecticide being targeted under a routine regulatory review. Pyrethroids are used to control insects in 120 different crops, as well as turf, lawns and gardens. But an EPA assessment released at the end of last year …

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Camso Brings CTS Up to Speed at #NFMS17

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Quebec-based Camso is back at the National Farm Machinery Show this year with some new track products for the North American agriculture equipment market. One of those products is a Conversion Track System (CTS) with suspended frame and integrated final drive system for combines. Track Systems Business Line Executive Director Martin Lunkenbein says Camso’s new CTS High Speed allows tracked …

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Water for Food Conference Registration Open

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Registration is now open for the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference April 10-12 at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. The conference, organized by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, will examine the work being done to ensure water for food security from local to global scales. The three-day event will …

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AEM to Help Manage NFMS

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers joined with the Kentucky State Fair Board on the first day of the National Farm Machinery Show for a big announcement. Kentucky State Fair Board CEO Jason Rittenberry and AEM President Dennis Slater signed an agreement during the opening of the 52nd annual show in Louisville that AEM will assist with management and co-production of …

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Meet Emerging Leaders in Crop Insurance

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Last year at the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau annual meeting, we heard about the first class of the organization’s Emerging Leaders Program. The program was so popular that the second class has almost twice the members and we had a chance to talk with two of those emerging leaders at the meeting last week. Chock Hefner started his crop …

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Wheat and Sorghum Producers Honor Sen. Roberts

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The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee was honored by both wheat and sorghum producers this week in Washington. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) was presented with the National Sorghum Producers 2017 “Friend of Sorghum” Congressional Award in recognition of his long-running work representing the U.S. Sorghum producers. “Senator Roberts is a formidable champion for U.S. farmers,” said Don Bloss, NSP …

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Epcot Flower and Garden Festival to Feature Seeds

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The 24th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will feature a special place of honor this year for that which makes it all possible – the seed! During the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 56th Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference this week at Disney’s Epcot Center, festival coordinator Eric Darden announced that they will feature an ASTA garden at this …

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Des Moines Hosts 3rd Soil Health Summit

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Nearly 200 scientists, industry leaders, environmentalists, water quality experts and farmers gathered in Des Moines last week for third annual summit of the Soil Health Partnership, a project to make agriculture more productive and sustainable through healthy soil. “Through this program, we have powerful analytics underway providing early indicators of tangible links between soil health and enhanced farm performance,” said …

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Ag Secretary is Last Minute Choice for Trump

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President-elect Donald Trump will officially round out his cabinet by nominating former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture just a little more than 24 hours before the inauguration. As word about the choice spread Wednesday evening, most agricultural groups were waiting until the official announcement to respond, but one of the first was American Farm Bureau president Zippy …

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