Together We Are Ag Leader

Melissa Sandfort

An end user’s most important resource is their precision farming dealer. Ag Leader recognizes the importance of their dealer network and that’s why, in 2013, we’re going to introduce you to a few of those dedicated professionals in a series called “Getting to Know Ag Leader”. To kick things off, we caught up with Todd Peterson of Peterson Ag service …

Ag Leader, Agribusiness, Insights Weekly

On-Farm Irrigation Advances for Producers

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Join the Texas Project for Ag Water Efficiency outside of Harlingen, Texas for a one-day workshop on ON-FARM IRRIGATION. This workshop will focus on low or no cost irrigation techniques and technologies to improve yields and boost net farm income. Presenters from Texas AWE, Texas AgriLife, and NRCS will cover topics including irrigation scheduling, water use efficiency, soil water sensors, …

Agribusiness, Irrigation

Winner of No‐Till Product of the Year

Melissa Sandfort

For eight years running, readers of No-Till Farmer magazine have voted AGROTAIN nitrogen stabilizer by Koch Agronomic Services the top product in the fertility/soil amendments category. Allen Sutton, who was on the product development team for AGROTAIN stabilizer, accepted the award on behalf of Koch at the National No‐Tillage Conference in Indianapolis. AGROTAIN stabilizer is a great fit in no‐till …

Agribusiness, AGROTAIN

2013 Awards Of Excellence Nominations Open

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Precision agriculture products and practices have been enhanced and improved over the past two decades in large part by the work of innovative and driven individuals and organizations. The PrecisionAg Award of Excellence program sheds light on some of the most important people and programs that have helped agriculture realize the full benefits of technology to improve agronomy, efficiency, and …

Agribusiness, Precision Ag in the News

2013 Top-10 New Product Winners

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Results are in for World Ag Expo’s Top-10 New Products competition. The winners will be showcased at the 46th annual World Ag Expo. A group of judges made up of farmers, ranchers and industry professionals selected the Top-10 New Products. ADA Enterprises: This first-of-its-kind product provides a safe, healthy and comfortable environment for newly-weaned calves, replacement heifers and veal calves. …

Agribusiness, technology Podcast URL Change

Melissa Sandfort

Are you currently subscribing to the monthly podcast? It’s all about news and information about how precision farming helps a grower’s bottom line. The link to subscribe just changed. Be sure to access it here. The latest in the lineup is “Preparing for 2013: Part of producing efficiently is also being prepared for the unknowns. As farmers 2012 began …

Agribusiness, Precision Pays Podcast

“Do Fungicides Pay in Drought?” Question Answered in 2012

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Syngenta yield data indicates Quilt Xcel® fungicide helped corn and soybeans in drought-stressed regions across the U.S. better tolerate the 2012 drought. Quilt Xcel has been shown to reduce stomatal conductance, or the passing of water through the plant stomates, the natural openings in plants that allow exchange of water and gases. This improves a plant’s water use efficiency. As …

Agribusiness, weather

NACD Statement on Farm Bill Extension

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National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) President Gene Schmidt made the following statement regarding Congress’ passage of a short-term Farm Bill extension rather than a five-year comprehensive bill. “It is extremely unfortunate that farmers and landowners will be left without the certainty of a five-year policy and the assistance of critical programs to protect America’s land, air and water and …

Agribusiness, Conservation, Farm Bill

GROWMARK Purchases B-G Fertilizer

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GROWMARK, Inc., Bloomington, Ill., announced it has agreed to purchase Bunge North America’s interest in B-G Fertilizer, LLC. B-G Fertilizer, LLC owns and operates the former CF Industries terminal located in Cincinnati, Ohio to serve the needs of retail customers that provide fertilizer to farmers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GROWMARK and Bunge also announced that GROWMARK will …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer, Growmark