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SMART Farmer Leon Sheets

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:42:11 +0000

In this episode of the SMART Farmer podcast, we hear from America’s Pig Farmer of the Year, Leon Sheets, who raises 33,000 pigs a year in northeast Iowa along with his wife and son. SMART Farmer podcast listeners may remember that we interviewed last year’s Pig Farmer of the Year Brad Greenway from South Dakota, who also serves as chairman ...

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Animal Ag Bites 3/19

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:34:49 +0000

The Dairy Alliance‘s Global Dairy Summit convened state agriculture officials, industry stakeholders and thought leaders from across the Southeast to rally around a plan to reverse the dire economic circumstances facing the 2,000 local, family-owned farms in the Southeast. Since 2010, the U.S. has lost nearly a quarter of its dairy farms nationwide, and the situation is even worse in ...

AMVAC Introduces New Products

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:55:11 +0000

AMVAC introduced three new products for the corn and soybean market at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim. Index Liquid At-Plant Insecticide offers two modes of action to control all species of rootworm and a broad spectrum of seed attacking pests. Traits no longer offer full protection for growers, according to Jim Lappin, AMVAC crop marketing director for corn and ...

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Lucky Alltech KEENAN Great Green Getaway Winners

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:50:45 +0000

For three U.S. dairy producers, the luck of the Irish was on their side when their names were selected in a live, random drawing at the 2017 World Dairy Expo for the Alltech KEENAN Great Green Getaway. Hank and Joanne Greisen of Wisconsin; Mary and Mike Van Rossum of Wisconsin, and Ashley Ervin and her sisters have all been enjoying ...

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Talking Agricultural Marketing to UF Students

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:05:03 +0000

Florida NAMA, the Florida chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association, is working to generate interest in reviving the student chapter (Gator NAMA) at the University of Florida. Our first idea this year was to offer a panel of professional members to talk to students at the College of Agriculture. We appreciate the assistance from Spiro E. Stefanou, Professor and Chair ...

XCELIS™ is DuPont’s Fuel Ethanol Platform

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:52:13 +0000

DuPont gave its new XCELIS™ fuel ethanol platform a colorful debut at the National Ethanol Conference last month in San Antonio, with a rainbow of pastel colored arches along the walkway to the meeting area. “XCELIS is really the way we’re approaching the fuel alcohol market globally now as DuPont,” says Judy Underwood, DuPont Global Marketing Lead. “It’s a new ...

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2018 Commodity Classic Grows Beyond to Another Record

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:50:40 +0000

More than 8,000 farmers, agriculture leaders and ag advocates converged on the Anaheim Convention Center to “GROW BEYOND!” at the 2018 Commodity Classic which took place Feb. 27 thorough March 1. Included in the preliminary number of 8,055 registered in Anaheim were a record number of non-exhibitor first-time attendees (1,533) and more than 150 media representatives. A total of 3,646 ...

Zimfo Bytes 3/16

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:54:00 +0000

This spring, wine enthusiasts visiting Hermann, Miss., will have the unique opportunity to meet the farmers behind their food and wine. Celebrating the best of what Missouri has to offer, Missouri CommonGround and the Hermann Wine Trail announce The Farmers’ Table Wine Trail, a new addition to the wine trail lineup in 2018. The American Farm Bureau Federation has presented ...

Farm Credit: ‘Know Your Input Costs’

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:40:26 +0000

The March 15 deadline for crop insurance renewals means producers need to have a good idea of their inputs costs going into the coming growing season in order to compare that number to what can be guaranteed by their current crop insurance plan. “One of the biggest things is knowing that guarantee, and we can give them that right now, ...

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AMVAC Takes Prescription Approach with SIMPAS

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:33:24 +0000

AMVAC demonstrated the next generation of precision, prescriptive, in-furrow application equipment at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim. The system is called SIMPAS, which stands for Smart Integrated Multi-product Prescriptive Application System. “It’s an application system that allows you to apply multiple products while planting,” said Jason Jimmerson, SIMPAS product manager. “It’s a prescription approach, so as you can see, ...