Second Year for NCGA-DuPont New Leaders Program

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The National Corn Growers Association and DuPont have announced the second year of the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program, designed for corn growers interested in building skills to better serve local, state and national stakeholders. “It’s important that farmers become strong leaders and spokespersons for American agriculture,” said NCGA President Martin Barbre, a corn grower from Illinois. “We’re grateful to …

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USDA Invests New Conservation Funds for Lake Erie

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is allocating $2 million in conservation funds for Ohio to help implement conservation techniques designed to improve water quality. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made that announcement this week and said USDA is also partnering with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to expand “boots-on-the-ground” capacity in the area and will be contributing an additional …

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Soybean Groups Hold Biotech Roundtable

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The American and Illinois Soybean Associations teamed up last week to gather more than 100 farmers, researchers, leaders of agricultural organizations and federal officials for a discussion on the worldwide benefits of agricultural biotechnology. “It is critical that agriculture let policymakers and regulators in Washington know how much farmers need biotechnology to sustainably produce food for the world’s population. Scientists …

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Equipment Dealer Groups to Merge

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The joint membership of SouthWestern Association (SWA) and Canada West Equipment Dealers Association (CWEDA) have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a merger to form the new Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA). “We appreciate the overwhelming level of support that we have been given by our members,” stated Bruce Coleman, SWA President. “Now that our members have ratified the merger resolutions, …

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Good News for Bees from Bayer

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It may have buzzed right past you, but August 16 was National Honey Bee Day and there’s some sweet news about the health of our busy pollinator friends, according to Bayer CropScience. Despite concerns about bee losses, two recent studies show that after the recent long winter, hives in Europe and Canada are actually stronger than in previous years and …

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Soil Renaissance Website

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A new website highlights work of Soil Renaissance introduced recently by Farm Foundation, NFP and the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. Launched on World Soil Day 2013, the Soil Renaissance brings attention to the critical role of healthy soils in vibrant natural resources systems. “The new website is a tool for people involved in the Soil Renaissance to stay up-to-date on …

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STAR Energy Powering up for Farm Progress Show

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It takes a lot of energy to power the annual Farm Progress Show and that’s where GROWMARK FS STAR Energy shines. Retail fuel manager Jason Stauffer, who we talked with at the 2010 Farm Progress Show in Iowa, says it takes them awhile to prepare for the event. “It starts about the second or third week in July,” he said. …

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In-Cab Wifi From Ayrstone

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Need wireless productivity on your farm? Ayrstone is here to help. Bill Moffitt, Founder/President, was on hand at the recent Ag Media Summit to talk about their new products, including the new AyrMesh Cab Hub. BRING YOUR AYRMESH WIFI NETWORK INTO THE CAB OF YOUR VEHICLES The AyrMesh Cab Hub mounts in the cab of your tractor, sprayer, combine, or …

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Inside the New Holland CR Cab

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Earlier we showed you the New Holland CR10.90 Combine. Today we take a look inside via ZimmGlass. During the New Holland Media Day Chuck Zimmerman jumped into the cab of a CR combine driven by Brian Faulk. Chuck says: The first feeling I had was of being suspended above the machine in a glass bubble. There’s more than 62.3 square …

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New Holland Celebrating Major Milestones

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The New Holland Guardian Sprayer was on display to agricultural media recently. Here’s Abe Hughes, VP, North America, in front of the monster sprayer. The front-boom sprayers have been introduced with Tier 4B and you can get them with the available 1,600 US/gallon tank and 120-foot boom options to cover more acres faster than ever. New Holland is hitting several …

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