Bayer CropScience Plans 2015 DiFlexx Release

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During the 2014 Farm Progress Show, Bayer CropScience announced plans to release a new broadleaf corn herbicide, DiFlexx™ in 2015, pending regulatory approvals. DiFlexx will offer growers flexibility for a broad range of application while also fitting a variety of soil and weather conditions. “Once commercialized, DiFlexx will offer growers the option to use an effective broadleaf herbicide from pre-plant …

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Bayer Fluency Agent Completes 2nd Year Trials

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Bayer CropScience this year engaged equipment manufacturers, seed companies and retailers across the United States to demonstrate the effectiveness of its new Fluency Agent seed lubricant. More than 88 growers with nearly 60,000 acres of corn and soybean acres completed the field study’s survey to provide feedback on the product first field tested last year. Fluency Agent was developed to …

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EPA Official Talks WOTUS at FPS

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Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks held an informal press availability at the Farm Progress Show on Wednesday to mainly talk about the proposed Waters of the United States rule. He stressed the point that has been made by other officials that the rule exempts all normal farming practices that are currently exempt. “If you did not need …

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Iowa Governor Visits Farm Progress Show

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad paid a visit to the 2014 Farm Progress Show Tuesday and met with some of the show’s international visitors. “I do a lot of international travel to promote what we produce in Iowa,” said Branstad. “We are the leading corn producing state, leading soybean producing state, leading pork producing state, leading egg producing state, we also …

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Ready, Set, Farm Progress Show

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The 2014 Farm Progress Show is underway in Boone, Iowa and the weather has cleared but the grounds are still a little muddy. The ZimmComm team thankful for the air-conditioned BASF Media Tent which is humming with activity from press conferences, to interviews, to broadcasters doing live reports. Happy to be both cool and dry inside! If you want to …

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Verdesian Gets Agreement for Mycotoxin Technology

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Mitsui Chemicals Agro and Hokusan have signed an exclusive licensing agreement allowing Verdesian Life Sciences global access to its patented technology for suppressing mycotoxin contamination in wheat and barley. Under the terms of the agreement, MCAG and HOK have granted Verdesian an exclusive license to commercialize this expanded usage for Verdesian’s proprietary Systemic Acquired Resistance (SAR) technologies in all countries …

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Ag Groups Urge EU to Approve Biotech Events

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Nearly 20 agricultural organizations signed on to letters sent this week to the European Commission and the U.S. Trade Representative urging that the European Union (EU) take action in September on nine biotech events that have received positive safety reviews and are awaiting final import authorization. There are currently nine products, including four soybean products, which have already received positive …

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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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