New T5 Series Debuts At #NMFS16

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The T5 tractor series from New Holland has been re-engineered for 2016, and two brand new models were debuted at the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show. Todd Debock, New Holland Brand Marketing Manager, was on hand during the show to give a detailed tour of the new tractors, as well as a thorough overview of the customizable features available with …

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WOTUS Strikes Back

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Farmers and ranchers will need the force to be with them as the EPA has struck back with an even more extreme version of the Waters of the U.S. Rule.  Known as the Chesapeake Blueprint, the new rules will severely regulate and burden farms, possibly removing thousands of acres from production agriculture. The American Farm Bureau Federation is once again …

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New Holland Ag Introduces PLM RTK+

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During this week’s National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, New Holland formally introduced the PLM RTK+ correction program, the first cellular-delivered RTK correction signal on the market, and several representatives were on-hand to discuss the diverse array of features and benefits this technology will offer producers across North America. “The big idea is that as our farmers and producers …

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Preview of CIRB Annual Meeting

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Leaders in the crop insurance business are gathered in California for the annual meeting of the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau. To get a preview before the activities started I spoke with Michael Torrey, Michael Torrey Associates. His company represents and manages CIRB. Before looking ahead Michael talks about the challenging last year for the industry when critics were trying …

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Time to Talk Crop Insurance

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The Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau kicks off its annual meeting today in Indian Wells, CA. I am going to guess that the President’s budget will once again be a topic of discussion. During the next couple days I’ll be meeting members and speakers to learn the potential impact of proposed changes to the budget affecting crop insurance and what …

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U.S. Wheat Associates Directors Elected

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The U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Board of Directors will be under new leadership for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.  The board elected officers at their recent meeting in Washington D.C.  New officers will begin their duties at the board meeting in July in Fargo, North Dakota. New members include; Chris Kolstad as Secretary-Treasurer, Jason Scott moving from Vice Chair to Chair, …

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2016 Award Winners Honored by WSSA

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Thirty members of the Weed Science Society of America have been honored for their contributions to weed science.  The awards program was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico during the organization’s annual meeting. “Our annual awards program recognizes the many outstanding scientists who are spearheading innovations and advancing the weed science profession through their research, teaching, publishing and outreach,” said …

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Shane Stephens Elected Chair of Cotton Council

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Shane Stephens has been elected the National Cotton Council chairman for 2016.  Stephens, from Greenwood, Mississippi, follows Seldge Taylor in the position.  Stephens has long been an active member in the cotton industry, participating in the Cotton Leadership Program from 1994-1995 and serving as president of the alumni association.  He has represented the NCC as vice president from 2007-2012 and …

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Alltech ONE Set To Inspire Industry

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Last year, Alltech’s Rebelation symposium offered the industry an unprecedented opportunity for global collaboration by hosting programs, discussions, and information sessions with some of the worlds greatest innovators. This year’s symposium is called ONE, and it promises to be even more unforgettable. ONE is a forum, hosted by Alltech, for industry professionals to discuss world-changing ideas with other industry leaders …

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