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Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:45:42 +0000

 



FS System Honors Enduring Farms

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:45:42 +0000

The FS System is now recognizing farmers who are using sustainable practices that are good for the environment and good for the farm with the Enduring Farms designation. GROWMARK Strategic Agronomy Marketing Manager Tim Berkland said things like using nitrogen stabilizers and programs to monitor the nitrogen in the soil would give farmers points on the scorecard. “One of the ...


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Kansas Farmer Testifies at Ag Technology Hearing

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:38:55 +0000

“Technology in Agriculture: Data-Driven Farming” was the topic of a hearing last week before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, & Data Security to examine the potential benefits of advancements in agricultural technology and the collection and utilization of data in farming. The only farmer to testify was Justin Knopf from Gypsum, Kansas, who talked about ...


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Understanding the Farmers of Tomorrow

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:25:50 +0000

OsbornBarr has rounded up ag thought-leaders from across the country to discuss and tackle issues impacting the agricultural community. The first challenge they collectively believe is imperative is understanding farmers of tomorrow. Chairman of the newly formed O+B Agricultural Advisory Council, Richard Fordyce, former Missouri Director of Agriculture, attended the 2017 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk to talk ...


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National Thanksgiving Turkey Presented to POTUS

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:00:17 +0000

National Turkey Federation Chairman Carl Wittenburg presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey named “Drumstick” to President Donald J. Trump during a White House ceremony celebrating the 70th anniversary of the event that has occurred since 1947. “As we gather together with our families on Thanksgiving and give thanks for our many blessings, we are reminded of the national family to which ...


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Precision Ag Bytes 11/22

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:29:57 +0000

A recent BASF survey of 400 soybean and cotton growers across the country showed grower satisfaction with Engenia herbicide, designed to battle tough weeds for dicamba tolerant crops. Growers said Engenia provided them with cleaner fields during the 2017 growing season. They rated weed control from Engenia herbicide an 8.6 out of 10 nationally. Eighty-five percent of growers surveyed planned ...



John Deere Expands TruSet Technology in Tillage Tools

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:54:02 +0000

John Deere is expanding the availability of its TruSet technology to a wider variety of tillage tools in 2018. The company first offered TruSet on the 2730 Combo Ripper in 2015 and will now include the depth and pressure control and mapping functions on more new and late-model tillage tools. The 2720 Disk Ripper is the latest implement available with ...



Bayer COPeO Prime Helps Optimize Cotton Yields

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:06:59 +0000

Cotton growers in all regions can better protect their crop with COPeO Prime, a fungicide with nematicidal activity, from Bayer CropScience. The seed treatment is available on all Stoneville and FiberMax, bringing a new mode of action to the cotton market. “By reducing those stresses early season from nematodes. There been a lot of work done about the first 40 ...


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Guide to Precision Agriculture and Ag-Tech Companies

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:02:22 +0000

This looks like a good resources to have. It’s the “Guide to Precision Agriculture and Ag-Tech Companies” from Meister Media Worldwide. Just click on this link to get your copy. Staying on top of the hundreds of product and service providers in precision agriculture and ag-tech companies can be difficult. With this FREE guide compiled by the editors of Meister ...



Enogen® Corn Hybrids Good for Feed and Fuel

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:09:50 +0000

Enogen® corn hybrids from Syngenta have been providing value for farmers and ethanol producers, now Enogen® Feed hybrids can help provide value for beef and dairy producers as well. “Enogen continues to be an exciting part of our business in Syngenta and the NK brand,” said Quinn Showalter, NK Sales Head, during an interview at the National Association of Farm ...


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Zimfo Bytes 11/21

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:13:33 +0000

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is urging support for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving on Nov. 28. #AgGives on #GivingTuesday is an industry-wide campaign to raise funds, find volunteers and build awareness of agriculture in local communities. Every donor contributing $25 or more to the Foundation on #GivingTuesday will receive one entry for a chance to win an exclusive ...