Propane Power Pays at #Classic15

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If you are a farmer at Commodity Classic this week and you might be in the market for propane-powered equipment, you definitely should stop by the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) booth at the trade show and get incentivized. When I visited with PERC opening day, I met Tom Uhlman of Nebraska who took advantage of the propane incentive …

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FARMLAND at Walmart March 3

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The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) was pleased to announced at the 2015 Commodity Classic this week that the feature-length documentary FARMLAND will be available on DVD beginning Tuesday, March 3rd, at Walmart and Walmart.com. “It’s been available on iTunes and other ways to download or stream it but now you can physically own and have your own DVD,” …

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BASF Awards SOY, Corn and Wheat Scholarships

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BASF Crop Protection made 10 students pursuing agricultural degrees very happy today with the presentation of scholarships at the 2015 Commodity Classic, in partnership with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF). “Investing in the future is how the agricultural industry can sustain success,” said Neil Bentley, Director of Marketing, …

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BASF Survey Says Farmers Concerned About Risk

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No doubt farming is a risky business or everyone would do it, but this year more than ever farmers are concerned about managing financial risk and worried about potential commodity price fluctuations. According to a survey of over 200 farmers, BASF Crop Protection found that farmers are very or extremely concerned about managing financial risk in the coming season, and …

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Learning More About BASF ecovio®

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You might recall that we first told you about BASF ecovio® compostable polymer after the ASTA CSS meeting in December. That was the first we heard about this amazing material that has a variety of agricultural applications and at the Science Behind event on Wednesday agricultural media got to touch and feel it and learn more about it. Ruth Watts …

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BASF Celebrates 150 Years of Science

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Since 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of BASF, our friends with BASF Crop Protection are pleased to kick off this anniversary year in the U.S. with the 9th annual media symposium, the Science Behind the Right Chemistry, prior to the official start of Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona. Opening the big event was Technical Crop Production Specialist AJ Woodyard and …

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Policy in Focus at #Classic15

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Corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers from all over the country are heading to Phoenix this week for the 20th annual Commodity Classic convention and trade show. “Commodity Classic gives us the opportunity not just to celebrate great work, meet with friends and learn about new products and services, it allows growers to get together in one place to shape …

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John Deere Offers Machine Sync Enhancements

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Commodity Classic attendees this week will get to find out more about the latest John Deere Machine Sync enhancements which debuted at the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show. Deere announced expanded the functionality of its Machine Sync application this year, featuring coverage map and guidance line sharing that can be useful during seeding and spraying operations, as well as when …

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Propane Incentives at Commodity Classic

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Farmers attending the Commodity Classic this week in Phoenix can learn about the latest developments in reliable and efficient propane-powered agricultural technologies – and earn up to $6,000 towards equipment purchases through the Propane Farm Incentive Program. The program, sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council, already offers up to $5,000 for qualifying equipment purchases but during the Commodity …

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