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N-WATCH Fits GROWMARK Sustainability Platform

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:09:18 +0000

Farmers know that every year is different, so GROWMARK is helping producers make the best choices for their fields both environmentally and economically through the N-WATCH program. “It’s a tool that allows us to better manage nitrogen, so we’re doing what’s best for the crop from an economic standpoint, but also from an environmental standpoint, so we’re not over applying,” ...

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Celebrating National #FFAweek

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:22:22 +0000

Tomorrow kicks off National FFA Week, running from Saturday to Saturday around George Washington’s birthday. More than 649,000 FFA members will share the message of agriculture by hosting activities that highlight the importance of raising food and fiber. The tradition began in 1948 in recognition of Washington’s legacy as a farmer. Today National FFA Week encourages chapters to be involved in ...

Final 10 Startups Selected for The Pearse Lyons Accelerator

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:08:40 +0000

A total of 183 startups from 38 countries applied to be a part of The Pearse Lyons Accelerator, a late-stage, agri-tech accelerator run by Alltech and Dogpatch Labs. The accelerator will commence with 10 startups that have been chosen to take part in a mentorship program for agri-business innovators with a proven technology that is ready for market. The accelerator ...

FMC Excited About Product Pipeline

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:40:32 +0000

FMC Agricultural Solutions is expanding its portfolio, and herbicide product manager Chris Reat says it’s an exciting time to be with the company. “FMC was always recognized as a very strong insecticide company, we’ve morphed into a strong soybean pre company, and now we’re looking to build that portfolio out even further,” said Reat during an interview at the National ...

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BigIron Auction at #NFMS17 Benefits Blue & Gold

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:17:59 +0000

This edition of the ZimmCast comes to you from the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show where BigIron Auctions has been sharing its story and innovative auction platform with show attendees while also supporting the future of agriculture. BigIron hosted a Blue and Gold Benefit Auction for the Kentucky FFA Foundation during the Exhibitor Reception Wednesday, celebrated seasons with show attendees, ...

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FMC Urges Growers to Comment on Pyrethroids

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:16:38 +0000

Farmers at the National Farm Machinery Show are being encouraged to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency to protect widely used class of insecticide being targeted under a routine regulatory review. Pyrethroids are used to control insects in 120 different crops, as well as turf, lawns and gardens. But an EPA assessment released at the end of last year ...

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#NFMS17 Highlights Story of Rural Infrastructure

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:05:22 +0000

People don’t know the story of agriculture, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarels stated at the kickoff panel of the National Farm Machinery Show. The event, sponsored by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), highlighted the importance of rural infrastructure and the challenges faced due to a lack of understanding by consumers. Recently Kentucky passed a bill to make transporting equipment ...

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“Seeding Innovation” Website Unveiled by ASTA

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:53:21 +0000

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) has announced a new, educational website, The organization hopes to provide answers to consumer questions like: What is plant breeding innovation? What do plant breeders do? And what could the latest breeding techniques like gene editing mean for the future of agriculture and our society? The new site offers informational videos, blog posts, ...

Camso Intros CTS High Speed at #NFMS17

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:41:13 +0000

Quebec-based Camso is back at the National Farm Machinery Show this year with some new track products for the North American agriculture equipment market. One of those products is a Conversion Track System (CTS) with suspended frame and integrated final drive system for combines. Track Systems Business Line Executive Director Martin Lunkenbein says Camso’s new CTS High Speed allows tracked ...

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AEM to Collaborate with NFMS

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:44:51 +0000

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers joined with the Kentucky State Fair Board today to announce a collaborative agreement on management of the National Farm Machinery Show. Kentucky State Fair Board CEO Jason Rittenberry and AEM President Dennis Slater signed an agreement at the opening of the 52nd annual show in Louisville that AEM will assist with management and co-production of ...

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