John Deere Expands TruSet Technology in Tillage Tools

John Deere is expanding the availability of its TruSet technology to a wider variety of tillage tools in 2018. The company first offered TruSet on the 2730 Combo Ripper in 2015 and will now include the depth and pressure control and mapping functions on more new and late-model tillage tools. The 2720 Disk Ripper is the latest implement available with …

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Guide to Precision Agriculture and Ag-Tech Companies

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This looks like a good resources to have. It’s the “Guide to Precision Agriculture and Ag-Tech Companies” from Meister Media Worldwide. Just click on this link to get your copy. Staying on top of the hundreds of product and service providers in precision agriculture and ag-tech companies can be difficult. With this FREE guide compiled by the editors of Meister …

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Enogen® Corn Hybrids Good for Feed and Fuel

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Enogen® corn hybrids from Syngenta have been providing value for farmers and ethanol producers, now Enogen® Feed hybrids can help provide value for beef and dairy producers as well. “Enogen continues to be an exciting part of our business in Syngenta and the NK brand,” said Quinn Showalter, NK Sales Head, during an interview at the National Association of Farm …

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Biodiesel Benefits Farmers and Livestock Producers

Midwest soybeans are fueling the country from coast to coast. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has a goal of supplying 10 percent of the nation’s diesel fuel by the year 2022, equating to about four billion gallons per year. NBB Board Member and Nebraska Farmer Greg Anderson said the northeast market for heating oil is a bright spot, while California …

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Survey Shows LibertyLink System Rates Highest With Growers

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Results from an independent market research survey of growers in 21 states conducted by Kynetec have found that the LibertyLink® system by Bayer was the highest rated trait platform of the year. The study found that 97 percent of growers who planted LibertyLink this year rated it “good” to “excellent,” beating out both new and established platforms currently on the …

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Effective Weed Control Program Ideas from FMC

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Mike Harper, Industry Relations Manager for FMC was on hand for the NAFB Convention and Jamie got to talk to him about weed management programs. It’s that time to look ahead to the 2018 season and Mike offers some ideas for growers. In the interview you’ll hear Mike talk about how to put together an effective weed management program, how …

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More Smart Solutions from AMVAC

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Jamie and the Golden ZimmComm Microphone were able to find about about more Smart New Solutions from AMVAC during the NAFB convention. Jim Lappin, AMVAC crop marketing manager for corn and soybeans, got another session to talk about some of the new products like ParaZone and ACROPOLIS. ACROPOLIS is a fungicide that combines two effective modes of action – tetraconazole …

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ASTA Spotlights Seed at NAFB

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ASTA team at NAFB – Chair Tracy Tally, past chair Risa DeMasi, staff Bethany Shively and Andy LaVigne The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is excited about the role of seed in soil conservation and new plant breeding technology that could revolutionize the industry. Those were two of the topics ASTA officers addressed at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting …

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FMC Freedom Pass for the VIP Farmer

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This year FMC Agricultural Solutions launched Freedom Pass to give growers exclusive agronomic and economic incentives allowing more freedom in the field. We learned more about Freedom Pass at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk last week from Senior Communications Manager at FMC Lisa Homer. “It is the first time we have been involved in a grower program,” …

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Trade, Farm Bill & Taxes…Oh My!

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Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst represented the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) at last week’s NAFB Trade Talk. As you can guess, trade, 2018 farm bill and tax reform we key issues we discussed. When it comes to NAFTA renegotiations, Hurst said, “U.S. agriculture can see some benefits from this renegotiation. We can see changes to phytosanitary rules. We …

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