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Get the ZimmComm Golden Mic Audio Podcast

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:00:40 +0000

If you want to get your fill of all the Golden ZimmComm Microphone has to offer then the pioneers of farm podcasting have you covered. The ZimmComm Team conducts thousands of interviews during the year and records much more to offer via our AgNewsWire service and also in story posts on AgWired. To make it easier for agricultural communicators and ...

Zimfo Bytes 12/15

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:51:19 +0000

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall has been appointed to the White House’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Members of the ACTPN advise the president on the potential effects of proposed and current trade agreements. The ACTPN, which is administered by the U.S. Trade Representative, is the main trade advisory committee that provides policy information and advice to the ...

Chromatin Growing Sorghum Improvements

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:58:18 +0000

The first S in the CSS 2017 and Seed Expo is for Sorghum, which was one of the first two crops that started the annual conference back in 1945 as the Corn & Sorghum Conference. Sorghum has come a very long way since then and improvements being made in the crop could make a major difference in developing countries, according ...

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New Bayer Seed Treatment Offers Promising Yield Benefit

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:49:49 +0000

Bayer is helping growers bring more value without increasing inputs with Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0. The seed treatment is designed to bring a healthier soil environment around the plant root, yielding an additional average 3.8 bushels per acre. “With Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0, you don’t have to change what you’re doing today – especially in the cost effective environment that we’re in today – ...

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House Ag Committee Launches Farm Bill Website

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:08:09 +0000

The House Agriculture Committee is ready to get to work on the 2018 Farm Bill, so Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) today announced the launch of a new online farm bill resource designed to provide updates and information. “I’m committed to completing a farm bill on time. We’ve spent the past three years preparing—holding 113 hearings and six listening sessions around ...

USDA Boosts Corn for Ethanol Forecast

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:09:12 +0000

Ethanol is driving up demand for corn in the December supply demand estimate from USDA. The forecast for 2017-18 increases the amount of corn used to produce ethanol by 50 million bushels to 5.525 billion, based on less sorghum going to ethanol production. Corn ending stocks are lowered in turn by 50 million bushels but the impact on the season-average ...

Precision Ag Bytes 12/13

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:05:43 +0000

Valley Irrigation announced that the Valley ICON series of smart panels has been named New Product of the Year by Agri Marketing Magazine. The four smart panels in the series provide center pivot irrigation operators equipment with an intuitive, customizable graphical user interface they can utilize at the pivot point or from a tablet or smartphone. The panels are compatible with most ...

AgriVisor’s Insight Program Kicks Off Eighth Year

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:03:52 +0000

Farmers will again have the opportunity in 2018 to commit bushels into the Insight managed bushel program through participating elevators across the Midwest. Participating farmers can choose any or all of four analysts including AgriVisor, who will then price grain out for them during a specific time period. Farmers can commit corn, soybean or wheat bushels to the program. They ...

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Plant Breeders Award Grad Scholarships

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:40:19 +0000

The National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders (NCCPB) represents member companies in the business of plant improvement. So, a perfect place for them to award their Graduate Student Plant Breeding Award was the recent American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo in Chicago, IL. NCCPB offered three graduate student currently pursuing a PhD. in plant breeding awards of ...

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StollerUSA at #ASTACSS

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:07:05 +0000

The 2017 American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo has grown into quite the show over the years and serves as a great place for agribusinesses to communicate their works with their peers and ag media. StollerUSA took advantage of that holding a press conference to discuss their focus. “We are not growing anymore land so we have ...

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