FMC Completes Deal with DowDupont

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During the NAFB convention Trade Talk session Jamie and I visited with our sponsor, FMC. Mike Krull, North America Business Development, sat down with Jamie to talk about the FMC DuPont Integration. FMC has announced that it has successfully completed the closing of its two pending transactions with DuPont. The companies signed a definitive agreement on March 31,2017, and have …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Dupont, FMC, NAFB

Secretary Sonny’s First Visit to NAFB

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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made his first visit to the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention, where he made a stop in at Trade Talk and then spent nearly an hour talking with broadcasters. The secretary’s first topic was the launch of USDA’s new resources to support veterans who might wish to pursue opportunities in agriculture, agribusiness, …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, NAFB, USDA

2017 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award Winner

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Sand County Foundation and Missouri Farmers Care announced the recipients of Missouri’s inaugural Leopold Conservation Award® during the 2017 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) Annual Convention. The Leopold Conservation Award honors farmer, rancher and forester achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. This marks the first year this prestigious award has been presented to a Missouri farmer …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, environment, NAFB

Syngenta Finds Unexpected Use for Enogen Corn

Kelly Marshall

Duane Martin manages the Agrisure portfolio for Syngenta corn and soybeans. “We’re very proud of the technology we’ve brought to the corn and soybean market over the last several years- launching more new technology, more new traits, to especially the corn business one the last five years than any other company in the industry,” he told me at the NAFB …

Audio, Ethanol, NAFB, Syngenta, Traits

Always Something New at Verdesian

Kelly Marshall

As Technical Development Manager at Verdesian Life Sciences, Todd Carpenter is responsible for phosphorous and potassium products, which is an exciting place to be, he says. “There’s new coming everyday!” Verdesian focuses on improving plant nutrition. “We do that through seed treatment inoculant products, through products that enhance nutrient usage efficiency in nitrogen and phosphorus and we’re working on potassium …

Audio, NAFB, Nutrient Management

Syngenta Products Mean Potential

Kelly Marshall

Palle Pedersen says a bag of soybeans from Syngenta is really a bag of potential.  Over the last few years, growers have been breaking yields and that’s because of innovations and technology, he told me at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk event.  Those innovations should mean top yield potential in every bag. “At Syngenta, R&D is …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAFB, seed

Koch Products Protect Against Risk

Kelly Marshall

As the Director of Agronomy, Greg Schwab leads the team of agronomists at Koch Agronomic Services in helping growers understand options for nitrogen.  Growers will recognize those products as AGROTAIN, AGROTAIN PLUS, and SUPERU, Schwab told me at the recent Trade Talk event at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. Koch’s products are specifically created to make the most of nitrogen investments, Schwab says. …

Agribusiness, Audio, NAFB, Nitrogen

Everyone Wins with Pastures For Pollinators

Lizzy Schultz

A new clover seed mixture developed by Grassland Oregon (GO) is a win-win for livestock producers and the environment. Pastures for Pollinators is a seed blend including a variety of flowering annual clovers that could help enhance pollinator habitat nationwide, according to GO co-founder Risa DeMasi. “There are 400 million acres of pasture ground in the U.S., and it happens …

Audio, Conservation, Cover Crops, environment, Honeybees, NAFB, pollinators

Growers Urged to Diversify Weed Management

Lizzy Schultz

Low prices have many growers considering every opportunity to minimize production costs, but FMC’s message at the 2016 National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) Convention was clear: Investing in a slightly more costly diversified weed control program is critical for preserving new herbicide tolerant trait technologies, such as the new Liberty post-emergence technology for Liberty Link soybeans. “Growers are under …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Crop Protection, FMC, Herbicides, NAFB