#ARA2016 Tackling Hot Industry Issues

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The Agricultural Retailers Association Conference & Expo being held this week near Orlando, Florida is tackling some of the industry’s hottest issues, according to Leroy Startz, ING Capital, who has chaired the conference for the past eight years. “Lot of activity going on in the mergers and acquisitions world – how is that going to impact the retailers with regard …

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AEM “I Make America” Awards

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) honored 2016 recipients of the “I Make America” advocacy awards during their recent annual meeting. The awards recognize AEM member companies that have achieved the highest level of support in the program to build grassroots advocacy for pro-manufacturing policies that create and sustain jobs across America. AEM honored 32 companies for achieving Gold status, …

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SIMA Honors Concept Autonomous Tractors

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The autonomous tractor concepts revealed this year from CNH Industrial brands Case IH and New Holland Agriculture are receiving Silver Innovation medals from the SIMA Organization which hosts the bi-annual international farm machinery exhibition to be held February 2017 in Paris, France. These awards recognize new developments which “demonstrate design and innovative features that have the potential to offer significant …

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No Progress on US-China Biotech Issues

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U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack were among those who participated in a Thanksgiving week session of the US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in Washington last week, the last one for the Obama Administration. The talks resulted in some progress in the areas of intellectual property protection, pharmaceutical and medical devices, and information …

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Post-Election Priorities for @GROWMARK

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Most of the discussion at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention was focused on the outcome of the Presidential election and what it means for agriculture. Chuck Spencer, Executive Director for Corporate and Government Relations at GROWMARK, provided his reaction to the election and how the outcome is shaping the policy priorities for 2017. “Rural and urban …

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BASF Engenia Close to Approval

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Reporters at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting were eager to find out more from BASF about when Engenia™ herbicide will be registered for use. “We’re expecting registration of Engenia herbicide within weeks and growers will have it in time for the 2017 growing season,” said BASF Technical Marketing Manager Chad Asmus. Engenia™ herbicide is a technologically advanced dicamba …

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BASF Provides Zidua® PRO Details

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BASF recently announced new Zidua® PRO pre-emergent herbicide for soybean farmers so we caught up with Technical Marketing Manager Daniel Waldstein to provide the latest details. “It’s got three unique chemistries combined together that gives us three different sites of action,” said Waldstein. “That gives us broad spectrum weed control for grasses and broadleaves and it also gives us built-in …

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California Court Ruling Favors Seed Treatments

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A California federal court this week ruled in favor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a coalition of agricultural industry organizations in a legal challenge to order the regulation of seeds treated with pesticides as if the seeds themselves were the pesticides. The coalition included CropLife America, the American Seed Trade Association, the Agricultural Retailers Association, and several …

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FMC Investing in Future of Farming

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FMC Agricultural Solutions proudly sponsors the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk each year to help support the efforts of the agricultural media to keep farmers informed. It’s also a great opportunity for FMC to talk about products in the pipeline to support the future of farming, such as bixafen, a new pyrazole carboxamide fungicide that belongs to a …

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Interest Growing in 3RIVE 3D™ Application Tech

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The trends toward bigger planters, using less water, and being more efficient in the field are all contributing to increased grower interest in 3RIVE 3D™ application technology. FMC Product Development Manager Terry Mize was at NAFB Trade Talk last week talking about this new way to deliver crop protection products for seedling defense and yield enhancement. “3RIVE 3D™ is a …

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