See Everglades Ag Conservation in Action

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If you have ever wanted to see the Florida Everglades up close and personal – here is your chance. The Conservation Technology and Information Center’s 2014 Conservation in Action Tour is exploring the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) October 14-15 to hear the tale of farmers working with the entire ecosystem in mind. CTIC executive director Karen Scanlon says the tour …

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Holland Loves New Holland

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The T6 AutoCommand™ tractor, from CNH Industrial brand New Holland Agriculture, has won the ‘Boerentrekker of the Year Award 2014′ in the Netherlands by leading Dutch farming magazine Boerderij. The title recognizes the ‘Best Farmer’s Tractor’ for the year in Holland and was conferred at the Agrotechniek 2014 trade fair by the magazine. First published in 1915, this weekly independent …

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Verdesian Life Sciences Acquires QC Corporation

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Verdesian Life Sciences has announced the acquisition of QC Corporation, a leading producer and supplier of granular and dry micronutrients and ferrous sulfate products. “We are excited to welcome QC and its micronutrient platform, including its unique Nutripaction compaction granulation technology, to Verdesian,” said J.J. Grow, chief executive officer of Verdesian. “The Gordon family and the rest of QC’s employees …

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AEM Helps Launch Precision Ag Coalition

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) helped mark the launch of the Coalition for the Advancement of Precision Agriculture (CAPA), a new industry coalition that will help to shape emerging policy issues involving precision agriculture. Leif Magnusson, AEM AG chair and president CLAAS of America & regional president of the Americas, kicked off the event with a discussion of some …

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Be Part of Nutrient Management Solution

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This is the third of a four part series on Nutrient Management sponsored by FS/GROWMARK There are lots of good reasons to be proactive about nutrient management in agriculture, not the least of which is the threat of government regulation and litigation. “If we aren’t part of the solution, regulations and legislation will define agriculture and how we farm,” says …

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GMO Answers AMA on Reddit

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GMO Answers took to the social media site Reddit this week to participate in the Ask Me Anything series. Cathleen Enright, Ph.D., executive director of the Council for Biotechnology Information and GMO Answers spokesperson answered questions about GMOs. “We need to do a better job talking about the technology—what GMOs are, why farmers choose them, what benefits they provide, and …

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Farm Bill Risk Managment Programs Unveiled

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Thursday unveiled the new programs included in the 2014 Farm Bill to help farmers better manage risk. The new programs, Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), represent the end of direct payments by offering farmers protection when market forces cause substantial drops in crop prices and/or revenues. Producers will have through early spring …

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CASE IH Products at Farm Progress

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A wheel loader and vertical lift skid steer for agricultural applications were two of the products CASE IH had on display at the 2014 Farm Progress Show. In the video below, CASE’s Warren Anderson gives a rundown of the SV250 vertical-lift skid steer, which provides the perfect combination of hydraulics, breakout force, torque, comfort, visibility and serviceability for operators in …

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Iteris Launches ClearPath Ag™ Select

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Iteris, Inc. has launched a new agriculture weather information solution called ClearPath Ag™ Select that features high-resolution weather information combined with mapping visualization for real-time decision support. The expanded Application Programming Interface (API) for iOS, Android and other computing platforms is based on Iteris’ ClearPath Ag cloud platform, which “combines the power of big data and analytics with the seasoned …

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Great Lakes Restoration Plan Announced

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The Obama administration today announced a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan that outlines steps that federal agencies will take during the next five years to protect water quality, control invasive species and restore habitat in the largest surface fresh water system in the world. “We’re currently engaged in the largest conservation initiative in American history, with more …

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