#FarmBillSummit Addresses Crop Insurance

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Tom Zacharias, president of National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS), was among the speakers invited to address this week’s Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit in Washington, D.C. Zacharias stressed the role crop insurance plays in ensuring a strong and vibrant agricultural sector, which is critical to the well-being of our economy and society as a whole. “The role of both state and …

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#Classic17 Sees Big Things for Credenz Soybeans

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Monty Malone was in San Antonio for Commodity Classic to talk to growers about the latest in Credenz soybeans. Last year more than 500 trials in 6 states showed that, when compared head-to-head, Credenz LibertyLink soybeans offered a 2.2 bu/A yield advantage over Asgrow Roundup Ready 2 Xtend beans. Next year the company is going even bigger with 10 new …

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Winners of Bayer’s Real Yield Sweepstakes at #Classic17

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Last year was the second year for the LibertyLink Real Yield Sweepstakes, which gave away 200 acres of LiberyLink soybeans or cotton to two growers each month. The grand prize winner for the year was Gary Tretter from Illinois, who received the 500 acre grand prize and a trip to Commodity Classic in San Antonio last week, along with the …

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4-H Clubs Eligible for Pollinator Gardens from GROWMARK

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GROWMARK is providing an opportunity for 4-H clubs to be a part of sustaining and increasing the honey bee population. 4-H clubs in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin with a public space and secure permission are eligible for enough seeds to plant a 700 square foot pollinator garden and educational signage. “Last year, we had nearly 40 clubs participating in …

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Bayer/Monsanto Merger Looks Promising with Trump

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President-elect Trump’s transition team updated reporters yesterday on the outcome of meetings last week regarding Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto. Trump press secretary Sean Spicer says the president-elect received commitments from Bayer CEO Werner Baumann that they would keep Monsanto in St. Louis and “retain 100 percent of Monsanto’s 9,000-plus U.S. workforce and create at least 3,000 new U.S. high-tech jobs.” …

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Develop with Deere Is More than Daydreams

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Develop with Deere  has typically been a conference for software developers to come and learn how they can make programs that integrate with the John Deere system.  Not so this year.  This time around the conference took a new approach when Kevin Krieg and the team putting on the event decided to focus on helping dealers understand what is already at …

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Precision Bytes

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IntelinAir has appointed two members to its board of directors—Mark Holdsworth, Operating Partner and Co-Founder of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, and Peter Lacey, Founder and Chairman of Cervus Equipment Corporation. The company also announced the addition of agronomy and robotics experts to its advisory team. DuPont has announced that Paul E. Stickler is retiring as president after 42 years of service. His retirement …

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Student Nutrition Important to Bayer

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In an effort to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to school children, Bayer has partnered with United Fresh Start Foundation to place salad bars in elementary and secondary schools in the Pacific Northwest and California.  The company has invested $20,000 to put healthy choices in front of students at schools like Sunnyslope Elemenatry School in the Wenatchee Public School district. …

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Fire Risk Reminder from @NationalCorn

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Fall harvest comes with many potential fire risks, and the National Corn Growers Association is reminding farmers to be cautious and follow proper safety procedures.  Even in areas that are not warm and dry, leaves, stalks, husks, dust, oil and fuel still come into contact with exhaust, bearings and electrical wiring- all which pose a potential threat. “Equipment fires are …

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