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Carrie Muehling

  • The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched an update to the My American Farm game, “Ag Across America.” The updated version features 100 new questions highlighting agricultural diversity across the nation, including videos of real American farmers asking questions. The Ag Across America app is available for free download in the iTunes App Store and in the Google Play Store. It can also be played online at www.myamericanfarm.org.
  • Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is once again embarking on an 11,000-mile cross-country journey to state and county fairs, making 24 stops in 14 states over the next six months. Now in its fourth year, the nation’s largest rural lifestyle retailer is sending its road team on an excursion that begins June 1 in Kentucky and concludes Nov. 10 in Nevada. The “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour will also celebrate local 4-H and FFA youth through Tractor Supply’s second annual “Great Neighbor” Essay Contest.
  • Following publication on May 25 of the final commitments given by Bayer to the EU Commission, KWS SAAT SE issued a non-binding offer to Bayer AG for its global vegetable seed business, which operates primarily under the name Nunhems. KWS is thus renewing a non-binding bid it made in January 2018 and is offering Bayer and its shareholders attractive terms and conditions for the sale of the vegetable seed business. In order to complete the transaction with Monsanto, Bayer AG had assured the antitrust authorities that it would sell crop science businesses, including its vegetable seed business.
  • The American Soybean Association announced the selection of Wendy Brannen as director of policy communication, based in its Washington, D.C. office. Brannen comes to ASA after two years serving as executive director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission in California. She previously directed consumer health marketing and public relations at the U.S. Apple Association and also served as executive director of the Vidalia® Onion Committee.
  • Textron Off Road has introduced the all-new, pure-utility 2018 Prowler Pro and Prowler Pro XT. Built in Thief River Falls, Minn., both models deliver quiet gas power and unmatched reliability for tackling the toughest jobs and handling the most-extreme hunts.
  • Farmers Business Network, Inc. announced the launch of its Commodity Crop Marketing platform to help farmers make better decisions when marketing their grain. FBN Commodity Crop Marketing offers the following products and services to help make the grain marketing process simpler, more efficient, and transparent: FBN Cash Grain Management, FBN Market Intelligence, FBN Brokerage, and FBN Cash Contracts.
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