Precision Ag Bytes 12/20

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  • BRANDT has announced that Randy Blackburn has joined the U.S. ag sales team as Territory Sales Manager for the Northeast region. Randy has over 25 years of ag sales experience in the northeastern U.S. Prior to BRANDT, Randy managed customer development for Meherrin Chemical and spent 15 years in customer development for WinField Solutions and 10 years in sales and retail management for CPS.
  • Several successful Midwest agricultural retailers are partnering in a new business. CommoditAg™ is an easy-to-use online ordering platform utilizing an extensive network of local warehouses offering high quality agriculture products at low prices direct to your farm. With easy pick-up and delivery services, customers no longer have to wait to get what they need before going to the field. is now live and accepting orders.
  • The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) today named five farmer and fertilizer retailers pairs who are implementing innovative and sustainable 4R fertilizer management practices on the farm to increase production and reduce their environmental impact. The 2018 Advocates include: Glenn Beck, Windermere, Fla./Rob Watson, Griffith Fertilizer Company, Frostproof, Fla.; Maria Cox, Whitehall, Ill./Kyle Lake, CHS Carrollton, Carrollton, Ill.; Chuck and Darin Dunlop, Parker, Kan./Jason Sutterby, AgChoice, Moran, Kan.; Jeff, CJ, and Greg Durand, St. Martinville, La./Earl Garber, Sanders/Pinnacle Agriculture, Crowley, La.; Doug Weathers, Salem, Ore./John Peters, Wilbur-Ellis, Woodburn, Ore.
  • ​USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to invest $10 million in the Conservation Innovation Grants program, funding innovative conservation projects in three focus areas: grazing lands, organic systems and soil health. Grant proposals are due Feb. 26, 2018.