Monsanto Call Provides Perspective on Dicamba Developments

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Monsanto held a media briefing Thursday to provide perspective on recent developments with dicamba herbicides. Monsanto chief technology officer Dr. Robb Fraley and Lisa Safarian, vice president of Monsanto North America, both participated in the call and answered questions from reporters. “Monsanto spent years developing XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology to minimize the potential for off-site movement,” said Safarian. “Like many …

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Censky Nominated as Deputy Ag Secretary

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Over two months since he took office, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is finally getting some nominations to fill USDA positions. Late Thursday, Perdue announced that President Trump has nominated American Soybean Association CEO Stephen Censky to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. “Our work has only just begun in delivering results for the people of American agriculture, and the experience and …

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House Ag Hearing on Specialty Crop Innovations

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The House Agriculture Committee heard testimony Wednesday on technology and innovation in specialty crops as input toward the making of the 2018 farm bill. “As we look at the farm bill through the lens of the current farm economy, innovation and technology will remain essential for farmers and ranchers to continue producing more food and fiber with fewer resources,” said …

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Bayer Showcases InVigor® Canola Hybrids

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The canola was in full bloom for the Bayer Showcase Plot Tour this week in North Dakota, soaking up the spotlight on the latest InVigor® canola hybrids. U.S. InVigor Sales Lead Kristie Sundeen says the Liberty Link trait canola hybrid just celebrated 20 years on the market and the most recent hybrids with pod shatter reduction technology are gaining in …

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Precision Ag Bytes 7/11

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Hortau Irrigation Management Systems was recently named a CogX Award finalist in the Best Artificial Intelligence Product in Agriculture category at the recent awards event in London. InfoAg 2017 is coming July 25-27, Union Station, St. Louis, MO and it’s not too late to register.  This year’s keynote speaker will be Steve Sonka, the Emeritus Chaired Professor of Agricultural Strategy at the …

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Dicamba Concerns Prompt State Actions

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On the heels of Arkansas, Missouri has issued a pause on sale, use, and removal of all products labeled for agricultural use that contain dicamba. As of today, Monday, July 10th, the Missouri Department of Agriculture has had 145 pesticide drift complaints. Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn said, “We want to protect farmers and their livelihoods. At the same …

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Precision Bytes 7/7

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Agri-Inject has announced the newest of their fluid injection check valves, the Mister Mist’r.  The new versatile and durable designs brings consistent product injection to a wide variety of applications. Benson Hill Biosystems will be working with GDM Seeds to improve and enhance their soybean research program globally.  GDM will be using Benson Hill’s cognitive platform, Crop OS, to achieve accelerated …

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AEM Names Curt Blades as Senior VP AG Services

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has named Curt Blades as senior vice president, AG services, replacing Charlie O’Brien, who announced his retirement from AEM earlier this year. Blades will be responsible for strategic direction of agriculture programs and services for the AEM membership, and will serve as primary liaison with ag-specific industry organizations, customer groups and government agencies, both …

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Adapt-N Brings Big Data Value to Farmers a Million Times a Day

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Agronomic Technology Corp – a leader in agricultural field modeling for soil, water, crops, and fertilizer – has just surpassed over one million daily nitrogen recommendations and is nearing one billion cumulative platform recommendations. The company provides Adapt-N and N-Insight and is adding additional crop, nutrient, soil, and yield solutions to its platform. “We’ve gained traction because the value to …

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