Pork, Soy and Corn Groups Unite for Sustainability Research

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The National Pork Board (NPB), United Soybean Board (USB) and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) are joining together on a sustainability research platform that will benefit all three organizations and their producers. The CEOs and farmer leaders of all three organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 2018 NAFB Convention Wednesday in Kansas City, MO. The research program will …

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How BASF Helps Clothing Brands Understand Cotton

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Major clothing brand representatives learn more about cotton from BASF Clothing brand representatives learned more about how cotton is grown during a recent BASF Cotton Production Field Day in Lubbock, Texas. Part of the program included information about e3 cotton, an effort to produce economically sustainable cotton that’s good for the environment. “The idea of the product is that it’s …

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Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN Debuts Truterra Insights Engine

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Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN plans to introduce its interactive on-farm digital platform called the Truterra Insights Engine later this year. The platform’s goal is to help farmers with stewardship goals and to help food companies measure sustainability progress. “Truterra holds tremendous potential to harness stewardship to drive value by providing data-driven insights from farm-to-fork,” said Matt Carstens, senior vice president of …

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Bayer Outlines Vision for Future of Farming

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Joined by farmers, reporters, influencers and other agricultural stakeholders from around the globe, Bayer outlined its vision for the future of agriculture at the 2018 Future of Farming Dialogue, focusing on its commitment to innovation, sustainability and digital transformation. In the global company’s first major event since the finalization of its acquisition of Monsanto on August 21st, the Future of …

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GROWMARK Collaborates with NRCS on Sustainability

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A Memorandum of Understanding between GROWMARK and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is yet another way the agricultural cooperative is showing a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. “Our goal, or our vision, is to help to enhance the relationship and the knowledge of NRCS and our local FS team members at the local level,” said Liz Hobart, GROWMARK …

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GROWMARK Promotes Sustainability with Endure Initiative

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GROWMARK‘s Endure 4R Advocate Awards program and Enduring Farms program are working together to recognize individuals for using best management practices and to tell that story to those outside of agriculture who want to know how farmers are practicing stewardship on their land. GROWMARK Director of Agronomy Marketing and Agronomy Services Ryan White says they continue to grow the programs, …

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New Market Insights for Crop Biologics

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Microbial additives or “biologics” are becoming an important approach for farmers looking for ways to manage production challenges and a new study conducted by BioCognito and Farmgate Insights takes a multifaceted look at this expanding field of agriculture. According to the study, “Plant Microbiome, The Next Wave in Agriculture?,” more than $5 billion has been invested in this space in …

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GROWMARK Talks Farm Bill Priorities

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The House version of the farm bill is expected to come to the floor this week, and GROWMARK is among those weighing in with policymakers about priorities for the legislation. The cooperative is particularly looking for support of the Conservation Title, among others. “Important to conservation is to make sure that we have program funding to put conservation practices on …

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GROWMARK and FS Announce Enduring Farm Award Winners

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GROWMARK and local FS member cooperatives are recognizing 26 sustainable farming operations for the inaugural Enduring Farm awards. These farms were nominated for the award for their implementation of sustainable nutrient management practices such as following the 4R principles for all nutrient applications, monitoring nitrogen levels through soil sampling, and implementing variable rate technology for phosphorous applications. Nutrient management cropping …

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Industry News Briefs

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks here and we have gotten behind on some industry news stories that we have wanted to post – so here are a few! Cyndee Smiley, formerly division marketing manager for Region 4 combines and front-end equipment, has been named media relations and communications manager for John Deere Ag & Turf Division for the …

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