2016 AgroExpo Offers Variety, Insight For Growers

Taylor TruckeyAgribusiness, Agro Expo, agronomy, Corn, Dupont Pioneer, Plant Science, Research

A new event designed to connect farmers, commodity groups, and grower-led organizations with the latest technology and research in agriculture will take place in St. Johns, MI this fall. AgroExpo, hosted by AgroLiquid, will be held Aug. 16-18, 2016. “With our focus on innovative technology, this event is designed for farmers who are seeking the latest advances in agriculture,” Albert … Read More

Global Food Security Forum At World Ag Expo

Taylor TruckeyAg Group, Farmers, Food, USDA

The Farm Journal Foundation has asked key panelists to discuss global food security and agriculture policies during the “Global Food Security Forum” today at the World Ag Expo. The discussion will focus on balancing the challenges of feeding a growing population and developing policy to ensure food security. “I’ve met many inspirational farmers from around the world, and while the … Read More

Agri-Fos Fungicide Plus Receives EPA Registration

Taylor Truckeyagronomy, Company Announcement, Farm Management, Fungicides

Agri-Fos Systemic Fungicide Plus has received EPA registration, Vivid Life Sciences announced yesterday. The active ingredient a highly concentrated phosphite fungicide. “Agri-Fos Systemic Fungicide is the original systemic fungicide. It was developed by Agrichem and it was one of the first potassium phosphite products registered in the U.S.,” said Josh Krenz, CEO of Vivid Life Science. “The Agri-Fos brand has … Read More

USDA Announces Additional 2016 CRP Funding

Taylor TruckeyConservation, Cover Crops, CRP, Farm Management, NRCS, USDA

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack yesterday afternoon announced $150 million in funding is available through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for agricultural producers. During the 2016 fiscal year, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to add an estimated 10 million acres to the rolls of CSP. “The Conservation Stewardship Program is one of our most popular programs with producers … Read More

Poll Shows Chesapeake Bay Voters Value Local Farmers

Taylor TruckeyAFBF, Ag Group

The American Farm Bureau Federation recently conducted a poll of registered voters who reside in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed regarding water resource policy. The survey showed that nearly 3 out of 4 residents (1,042 surveyed) in the Watershed say state and local government should have authority over federal government when it comes to water resources. When regulations are needed, nearly … Read More

RIB Products Simplify Grower Compliance

Taylor TruckeyCorn, NCGA, Planting

Refuge-in-a-bag (RIB) products continue to simplify how growers meet refuge requirements in the Corn Belt. In a survey by the Compliance Assurance Program (CAP), many growers surveyed in the Corn Belt planted exclusively RIB products, while all planted at least one refuge in a bag product. The National Corn Growers Association is pleased with the continued increase in use of … Read More

Championship Tractor Pull Returns To NFMS

Taylor TruckeyNational Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Tractor

The 48th Annual Championship Tractor Pull, sponsored by Syngenta, will once again be held at Freedom Hall during the National Farm Machinery Show next week. The top pullers in the country will return to Louisville to compete for the title of Grand Champion and a share of nearly $250,000 in prize money. Each year more than 500 teams apply to … Read More

John Deere Urges Congress To Ratify TPP

Taylor TruckeyJohn Deere, Policy, trade

This week, John Deere urged Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), saying the trade agreement signed by 12 countries today is a much-needed step to boost the global economy. “A robust U.S. trade agenda expands jobs and opportunities for American workers, farmers and businesses,” said Samuel R. Allen, Deere & Company chairman and chief executive officer. “This benefits our … Read More

Deere Releases Software Update For Operations Center

Taylor TruckeyCompany Announcement, Displays, John Deere

The John Deere Operations Center, an online tool to access farm information, has received a new software update to better serve the needs and expanding interests of John Deere customers. “The latest release of the John Deere Operations Center is a big step forward for our customers,” says Tyler Hogrefe, senior product manager, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. “We’re making … Read More

National Farm Machinery Show Expanding

Taylor TruckeyNational Farm Machinery Show, New Holland

This year’s National Farm Machinery Show will offer an expanded exhibit area with the most complete selection of cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment and services available in the farming industry. The AgWired team will once again be attending to provide our readers with the best coverage thanks to our great sponsors. Held Feb. 10-13 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, … Read More