Farm Bill Poised for Passage

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The Senate voted 87-13 yesterday to pass the 2018 Farm Bill approved by the conference committee this week and the House is expected to do so soon. “We think the farm bill’s in very good shape,” said President Trump as he sat down with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), just before getting into a spat with …

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Precision Ag Bytes 12/12

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Reinke’s new RPM Connect main control panel helps growers stay one step ahead through remote control technology. Its main panel offers basic controls without a touchscreen – reducing the overall cost of the device. Connect is built on the Reinke Advanced Plus platform and requires RC10 hardware and a ReinCloud® subscription for full functionality. Accessed by any smart device, ReinCloud, …

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Presidion Ag Announces Another Patent Allowance

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Presidion Ag is pleased to announce that the technology supporting their product Phosgain has received notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark office. Phosgain makes phosphate more available to the plant through a high level of ion exchange capacity and is a highly concentrated formula with a more powerful solvent-based polymer solution than the traditional water-based products …

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ASTA CSS and Seed Expo Success

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Last week was the 73rd year for American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS 2018 & Seed Expo and like this year it was full of changes for the industry. Besides having several new company names, ASTA changed the layout of the trade show so that all the booths were located on the same expo floor. “We’re always trying to improve …

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CropTrak Continues Expansion

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CropTrak, a leading global SaaS platform utilized by Agribusiness and Food Companies for compliance data capture and reporting, announced the hire of Stewart Dainty as Director, Key Accounts. Stewart is based out of Des Moines, Iowa. Born and raised in the great state of Iowa, he brings 25 years of agricultural industry experience in data and engineering analytics technology to …

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#ASTACSS Student Video Award Winner

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Kevin Faulk (left) receives award from Kerry Grossweiler, BASF Iowa State University PhD candidate Kevin Falk received the grand prize this year in the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) second annual “Better Seed, Better Life” student video contest during the CSS 2018 & Seed Expo in Chicago this week. The award was presented to him by Kerry Grossweiler of BASF, …

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USDA Under Secretary Ibach at #ASTACSS

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USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach spoke to attendees at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS 2018 and Seed Expo during a Plant Breeding Innovation session, toured the trade show, and met with media on Thursday in Chicago. Ibach discussed the importance of innovation in plant breeding, as well as coming regulations for GMO labeling, …

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Seed Treatment Tour at #ASTACSS

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A new feature this year at the ASTA CSS & Seed Expo was a Seed Treatment Education Tour in the expo. Groups of attendees visited ten different booths in rotation where they heard a ten minute presentation from each company. I caught one of the groups in the Bayer booth. Doing the presentation is Greg Ginisty, SeedGrowth Product Manager. You …

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BASF Launches Vault® IP Plus and Obvius® Plus

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BASF has expanded its soybean seed treatment portfolio with the launch of Vault® IP Plus seed treatment and Obvius® Plus fungicide seed treatment, recently registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Both products will be commercially available in September 2019. I spoke with BASF’s Justin Clark to learn more about these products. With the launch of Vault IP Plus seed …

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Precision Ag Bytes 12/5

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Raven Industries, Inc. announced the release of AutoBoom® XRT, the latest advancement in boom control. Solinftec, a digital agriculture company that grew quickly in Latin America by making sugar cane and row crop operations more efficient, announced plans to establish operations at its U.S. headquarters near Purdue University to bring high-tech solutions to American farmers, creating 90 jobs in 2019 …

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