AG Connect Expo Joins with Commodity Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association today announced a new collaborative venture that joins two leading industry trade show experiences – Commodity Classic and AG CONNECT Expo & Summit – “to provide an even better world-class experience and gathering place for all segments of agriculture.” Commodity Classic is a joint venture …

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Aussies Use Technology on Farm

Leah Guffey

Australian farmer Andrew Weidemann along with his wife and youngest son attended the Wold Food Prize with Truth About Trade and Technologies (TATT) Global Farmer Roundtable. While chatting with Andrew outside of his roundtable role, I learned more about life on his farm in Victoria.  He and his brother are in a partnership along with their families.  They are also …

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DuPont Sees Big Potential in Argentina Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

The country manager for DuPont in Argentina addressed the IFAJ 2013 Congress during the last day of activities for the event and he talked about the importance of the country for his company. “DuPont is a science company and we want to produce solutions for some of the biggest challenges in the world and one of those is feeding the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dupont Pioneer, General, International

Arclin Introduces NitroGain UI Urease Inhibitor

Talia Goes

Arclin, a chemistry and applications company for the building, design, energy and agriculture industries, and Eco Agro Resources, makers of agricultural nutrient products, announced today that Arclin will be the exclusive seller of Eco Agro’s nitrogen urease inhibitor in the United States. Arclin will offer the fertilizer additive as part of its NitroGain™ suite of products. Called NitroGain™ UI, the …

Agribusiness, General

Reality TV at the Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

Some reality TV stars have been mingling with the visitors at the 2013 Farm Progress Show this week. At the Chevron tent, fans of Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” got to meet Edgar Hansen and learn a little bit about the famous Northwestern, harvesting crab, and why they choose to use Chevron Delo products. Edgar says the boat is going through …

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John Deere Rolls Out New 8R Tractors

Cindy Zimmerman

There’s nothing quite as glitzy and glamorous in the ag world as the roll out of new products by a company like John Deere. The new product intro event in Columbus, Ohio brought dealers from around the country in waves over the past few weeks to see and learn about the latest for the 2014 season. Grabbing the headline spot …

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CRP General Sign-Up Results

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will accept 1.7 million acres offered under the 45th Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up. The Department received nearly 28,000 offers on more than 1.9 million acres of land, demonstrating CRP’s continuing appeal as one of our nation’s most successful voluntary programs for soil, water, and wildlife conservation. …

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Farm Foundation Gets New Trustees and Directors

John Davis

Farm Foundation names three to their Board of Trustees and another two to their Board of Directors. The group says the three new trustees come from the food and agribusiness value chain: Elected were William Buckner, CEO of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation; David Cleary, Director of Global Agriculture for The Nature Conservancy; and Jerome Lyman, Vice President, Quality Systems …

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Projects Promote Sustainability for Corn Growers

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Farmers are accustomed to adjusting to the twists and turns of growing seasons on a short-term basis, but long-term planning is more difficult, according to climate field specialist Laura Edwards from South Dakota State University’s Extension office in Aberdeen. The Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project explores ways that corn growers can adjust their cropping practices to make …

Agribusiness, Corn, General, Research, USDA

USDA’s 110 Value-Added Grants Include Biomass

John Davis

The USDA has named the recipients of 110 Value-Added grants for agricultural producers and rural businesses. This agency news release says the grants include biomass-based products and is hoped to spur the rural economy: “This support will benefit rural businesses and the communities where the recipients are located,” Vilsack said. “These awards also will advance USDA’s goals to develop a …

General, Government, USDA