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Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:52:10 +0000


Deere Wins Fight to Protect Green and Yellow

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:44:21 +0000

It’s not easy being John Deere green – or yellow – especially if you are another equipment manufacturer. A U.‍S. District Court in Kentucky this week ruled in favor of Deere & Company protecting the use of the trademark green and yellow color combination on John Deere agricultural equipment. The court decision permanently bans the use of the John Deere ...

GAP Report Says Ag Productivity Growth Too Slow

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:43:44 +0000

The Global Harvest Initiative 2017 GAP report was released Wednesday at the World Food Prize symposium in Des Moines, and for the fourth straight year it shows that global agricultural productivity growth is not accelerating fast enough to sustainably feed the world in 2050. “If agricultural productivity growth continues to decline, there will be significant ramifications for the economic vitality ...

ZimmCast with Chip Blalock, Sunbelt Ag Expo

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:43:02 +0000

This week’s program is coming to you from the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, GA. With me in the program is Chip Blalock, Executive Director. I asked Chip right away to tell me what’s new this year with the show which is celebrating forty years. To start with, there are 100 new or returning exhibitors bringing the total number of ...

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Deere Spotlights New Gator™ XUV Models

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:07:39 +0000

John Deere’s new gas-powered Gator XUV835 and diesel-powered Gator XUV865 utility vehicles were turning heads at the Sunbelt Ag Expo this week. “It’s our first ever three passenger wide vehicle,” said Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager. “And we have the ability to give you a factory-installed cab, plus the ability to install heat and air from the factory.” Davey ...

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Newer Cotton Varieties Performing For Growers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:47:33 +0000

Two cotton varieties introduced in recent years are helping growers to fight diseases that are prevalent in the northern High Plains, according to Tim Culpepper, senior agronomist for Bayer Cropscience. Culpepper said FiberMax 1911 GLT provides a strong disease package, fighting verticillium wilt, bacterial blight and root knot nematode. “These guys that are using this variety are seeing some really ...

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Iowa Biofuels Interests Get White House Attention

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:30:47 +0000

President Donald Trump called Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Wednesday to assure her that he continues to support the renewable fuels industry. “He reached out to me,” said Gov. Reynolds during a press conference in Iowa. “He made it clear that he stood with the Renewable Fuel Standard.” Gov. Reynolds also got a call from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who met ...

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Updated Deere Utility Tractors in the Sunbelt

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:11:11 +0000

John Deere is updating its popular 3-cylinder 5E Series Utility Tractors for model year 2018 and these versatile machines are on display this week at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. “We lowered the hood down about five inches to give more visibility,” said John Doyle, product marketing manager for Deere. “We increased the size of the operator platform ...

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Precision Ag Bytes 10/18

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:43:57 +0000

The Farm Foundation Forum on Wednesday, November 1 will explore the forces that drive soil and water conservation on farms today. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Register to attend in person or online. Wingtra, a drone company fast becoming an industry favorite for its aerial data collection, has formed a partnership ...

BASF Executives Discuss Bayer Acquisition

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:44:50 +0000

BASF Crop Protection business executives held a conference call with reporters Tuesday to discuss the agreement announced last Friday to purchase significant Bayer assets in the largest deal of its kind in history. The $7 billion deal includes Bayer’s global glufosinate-ammonium non-selective herbicide business, seed businesses for canola hybrids in North America under the InVigor® brand using the LibertyLink® trait ...

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Cotton Growers Seek Right Varieties to Fight Disease

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:18:37 +0000

Growers attending the 2017 Bayer Showcase Plot Tour saw a brand new cotton breeding facility and had the opportunity to learn more about current cotton varieties as well as those that are up and coming. Western Region Agronomic Manager Kenny Melton said they especially heard questions about which varieties fit on acres affected by verticillium wilt. “We have probably the ...

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