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Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:10:00 +0000


Some Say Mega Merger Bad News

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:59:29 +0000

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your opinion of the Bayer-Monsanto deal?” The mega merger is still in the news and a small majority of pollers seem to believe the Bayer-Monsanto deal is bad news for the industry. As the companies work out the kinks farmers will soon see what the future holds and how this consolidation will impact ...

Bayer Allows Belt Decision to Stand

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:04:34 +0000

The Crop Science division of Bayer today announced its final decision on whether to contest EPA’s cancellation of the insecticide flubendiamide, marketed under the trade name Belt. Charlotte Sanson, director of registrations for the company, says they “will not engage in further legal dispute” over the matter. “Nevertheless we will continue to stand up for our growers’ access to safe, ...

#DeleteToFeed Hungry People with Land O’Lakes

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:38:03 +0000

Here’s a creative idea to help feed hungry people. Land O’Lakes has created the Delete to Feed campaign. Their announcement says that there are 1 in 6 U.S. kids facing hunger and more than 42.2 million food insecure people across the country. That’s a large challenge right there. So how does Delete to Feed work? To start with, during this ...

Hail to the New #Soybean King

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:54:55 +0000

Randy Dowdy of Georgia already broke corn yield records with nearly 504 bushels per acre in 2014. Now he has claimed the world record soybean yield title with 171 bushels per acre, topping Kip Cullers’ previous soybean yield record of 160 set back in 2010. “As growers, sometimes we make high yields and sometimes we don’t,” said Dowdy at a ...

Egg, Dairy & Chicken Prices Down, Beef Too

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:54:36 +0000

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Fall Harvest Marketbasket Survey indicates lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, whole milk, cheddar cheese, chicken breast, sirloin tip roast and ground chuck. The informal survey shows the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $49.70, down $4.40 or 8 percent compared ...

Re-energizing The @OfficialNAMA Brand

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:36:53 +0000

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) brand is getting re-energized thanks to a fresh look at the organization’s mission, especially why it exists and membership value. Sounds very logical for an organization of members involved in agricultural marketing! Here’s are NAMA’s key pillars: Focus on agriculture Agri-marketing education that increases skills Connections that advance careers Student involvement that secures the future ...

FMC Creating More Minutes

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:14:29 +0000

We’ve got our minutes back. As in The Minute, brought to you by FMC. FMC Corporation will produce 12 new episodes of The Minute to help growers prepare for the 2017 season. The Minute series is designed to provide growers and retailers timely information about current agronomic issues impacting their businesses. “Our host, Jake Turner, is back traveling the country, ...

+3,500 Commercial Drones Showcased InterDrone 2016

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:12:30 +0000

BZ Media LLC’s InterDrone™ The International Drone Conference & Exposition, held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas Sept 7-9, drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents. The event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors in more than 230 booths. FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta gave the Grand Opening Keynote speech to thousands gathered on the first day. ...

Bill Would Help Grow Urban Farming

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:39:04 +0000

Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) this week introduced the Urban Agriculture Act of 2016 to “addresses the unique needs of urban farmers by investing new resources and increasing flexibility through existing programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).” Senator Stabenow announced her legislation Monday during a press conference at D-Town Farm in Detroit. “Urban agriculture ...

It’s Time for #CFWF16 in Saskatoon

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:22:05 +0000

I’ll be traveling with Case IH this week to attend the 2016 Canadian Farm Writers Federation Conference. This year we will be in Saskatoon. It’s another Canadian place I’ve never been. This annual conference has been a great way to see parts of Canada I’ve never had a chance to visit. And I have made lots of good friends as ...