Grassland Oregon on the GO

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With the popularity of cover crops increasing, Grassland Oregon is growing and on the go. The Salem, Oregon-based company is a breeder, producer, and provider of a wide range of seed products and knowledge. “We pride ourselves in offering novel solutions for growing concerns,” said partner and director of research and development Jerry Hall during an interview at the National …

Audio, Conservation, Cover Crops, NAFB

Update from @NationalCorn at #NAFB15

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Wesley Spurlock of Stratford, Texas is the new First Vice President for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and he was at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention to talk about issues impacting corn farmers this year. First of all is the big crop expected this year, despite challenging growing conditions in many areas. In Texas, Spurlock says …

Audio, Corn, NAFB, NCGA

PERC Unveils Propane Safety on the Farm Website

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A new website is giving kids more information about how to be safe around propane on the farm. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) unveiled the interactive site – – that includes fun and educational videos, science experiments, and activities aimed at children ages 12 and under. “Our Amazing Farm,” the latest addition to the site, features …

Farm Safety, propane

FDA Denies GMO Food Labeling Requirement

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In a victory for food producers, the Food and Drug Administration Thursday denied petitions from anti-GMO activist organizations requiring the labeling of biotech foods. The FDA maintains that there is no need for additional labeling of foods derived from GE (genetically engineered) sources unless there is “a material difference – such as a different nutritional profile – between the GE …

Corn, Food, GMO, Government, NCGA

Cover Crops in Focus at ASTA CSS & Seed Expo

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Cover crops have been around for a long time in agriculture but are now gaining new attention in the conservation arena and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is reflecting that at the CSS 2015 and Seed Expo next month in Chicago with a big new session on Taking Cover Crops Mainstream. “We’re continuing to connect the dots so that …

ASTA, Audio, NAFB, seed

Ag Group Letter Targets Senators Supporting WOTUS

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The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and other farm groups sent a letter this week to members of the Senate who recently voted to oppose bipartisan legislation seeking to revise the EPA’s Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule urging them to support any new effort in the Senate “to direct the agencies not to implement this rule and initiate a …

AFBF, Audio, EPA, NAFB, water

Agworld Announces Integration with CDMS

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Agworld, a leading provider of mobile farm management software, announced a new partnership today with CDMS to provide crop protection and other product compliance information within Agworld’s comprehensive platform. Zach Sheely, President of Agworld, says “CDMS represents the most accurate and robust compliance data available today. Agworld’s integration will offer the best solution for in-field farm management and recommendation writing.” …

Agribusiness, Data

BASF Supporting Monarch Butterfly Habitat

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service last week announced a new $4 million conservation effort to help agricultural producers provide food and habitat for monarch butterflies in the Midwest and southern Great Plains, but BASF is already doing its part in North Carolina. BASF recently introduced Living Acres, a research initiative focused on improving monarch butterfly habitats in high-production agriculture. The …

BASF, environment

EPA Wants Better Relationship with Agriculture

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EPA agricultural counselor Ron Carleton was at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk last week to discuss ways the agency is working to partner with farmers and ranchers for the benefit of all. “I understand that the relationship between EPA and agriculture over the years has not been necessarily been warm and fuzzy,” said Carleton, who was appointed …

Audio, environment, EPA, Government, NAFB