ASTA Spotlights Seed at NAFB

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The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is excited about the role of seed in soil conservation and new plant breeding technology that could revolutionize the industry. Those were two of the topics ASTA officers addressed at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual trade talk last week. ASTA chair Tracy Tally with Justin Seed Company in Texas says they …

ASTA, Audio, NAFB, seed

USFRA Continues to Grow and EngAGe

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The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) celebrated its seventh anniversary of helping provide a voice for agriculture on the national stage at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention in Kansas City last week. “There were six original organizations…we’re up to over 100 now,” said USFRA CEO Randy Krotz. USFRA elected four new board members at the meeting – …

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Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Report

Cindy Zimmerman

The directors of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency yesterday presented the state’s Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biennial Report at the Farm Progress Show. This report describes actions taken in Illinois during the last two years to reduce nutrient losses and influence positive changes in nutrient loads over time. Illinois’ Strategy is one of numerous other …

Audio, Conservation, Farm Progress Show, Growmark, Nutrient Management, water

AGCO to Acquire Precision Planting

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AGCO reached an agreement last week to acquire the Precision Planting LLC equipment business from The Climate Corporation. “The acquisition of Precision Planting will solidify AGCO as one of the global leaders in planting technology and strengthen our position as a full line partner for professional farmers across the globe,” said Martin Richenhagen, AGCO’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. …

Agribusiness, technology

FMC Command® 3ME is #1 for Rice Growers

Cindy Zimmerman

Command® 3ME herbicide remains the South’s number one preemergence solution for protecting rice production from annual grasses despite recent entries into the market, according to FMC tech service rep Don Johnson in Mississippi. “We’ve been on the marketplace for rice growers in the Delta region for 16 years now,” said Johnson during an interview at the 2017 Farm and Gin …

Audio, Farm & Gin Show, FMC, Rice, Weed control

Outstanding Young Farmers at Ag Day

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As part of National Ag Day, John Deere welcomed four new inductees to the Outstanding Farmers of America (OFA) Fraternity as National Outstanding Young Farmers at the OYF Awards Congress. This year Jessica Niederer spoke on behalf of the inductees. Niederer is an organic grower who sells all of her 57 varieties at farmer’s markets in New Jersey. Selling at …

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Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Setting up official National Ag Day Activities Tuesday in Washington, DC, Agri-Pulse is holding a Farm Bill Summit today, part of their on-going Farm Bill Series. Over 400 industry representatives, congressional staff members, and invited guests are gathering for the day long event that features farm bill veterans and policy experts discussing the road that lies ahead for the 2018 …

Ag Group, Audio, Farm Bill, Policy

Sorghum Partners Powered by Chromatin

Cindy Zimmerman

Sorghum is gaining in popularity thanks to new and improved hybrids being developed by Chromatin, your Sorghum Partners. We had the opportunity to chat with Chromatin Vice President for Research & Development Scott Staggenborg at Commodity Classic last week to find out what is new with sorghum and how the crop is being grown in new areas from a company …

Audio, Commodity Classic, seed, Sorghum, Video

Trump Signs Executive Order Ditching WOTUS

Cindy Zimmerman

The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation had the privilege of being with the President of the United States Tuesday as he signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to formally reconsider the controversial Waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule under the Clean Water Act. “President Trump’s executive order to ditch the Waters of …

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