Monsanto Invests $1.6 Million in Carbon Smart Research

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Monsanto has announced they will be supporting the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and its Soil Health Partnership (SHP)‘s efforts with a $1.6 million investment.  NCGA was recently awarded $1 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) to help farmers find better solutions for reducing climate change.  Monsanto’s contribution will provide expertise, tools and resources …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Environment, Monsanto, NCGA

#Ag Groups Express Concerns About Consolidation

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Representatives from the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, and National Farmers Union testified Tuesday at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on consolidation in the agribusiness industry, which is poised to cut the number of major companies in the seeds, chemicals and crop nutrients market in half. AFBF Chief Economist Dr. Bob Young told the committee that farmers …

AFBF, Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Government, NCGA

Senate Committee Hearing on Ag Consolidation

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Some of the biggest names in agribusiness are on Capitol Hill this morning at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Consolidation and Competition in the U.S. Seed and Agrochemical Industry.” The committee chaired by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) will hear from head executives of DuPont, Dow AgroSciences, Syngenta, Bayer and Monsanto, as well as representatives from agricultural organizations such as …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Government

MaxEmerge 5e Rolling Out in 2017

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John Deere is offering growers more consistent population control than ever before with the release of the MaxEmerge 5e set for the 2017 planting season. Ryan Hough, Product Marketing Manager, Planting and Seeding Operations, sat down with Chuck during the John Deere Product Reveal for Ag Media to discuss how the MaxEmerge offers growers precision technology that can help increase …

Ag Group, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, Planting

Cuba – Oh the Possibilities

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Throughout my life I have viewed Cuba as a piece of history, a far off distant land. Today, the country is being discussed in every agricultural circle I come across. The possibilities of future trade with our neighbor creates great opportunities for American farmers and ranchers. The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing earlier this week exploring the benefits of …

AAEA, Ag Group, Alltech, Exports, Farm Bureau, Government, Trade

The Global Value of US Soy

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Our 300 international attendees were present for the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange held earlier this month in Indianapolis, offering soy growers from across the country the opportunity to engage with an international audience about the value of U.S. Soy. One attendee who utilized the opportunity to communicate with the international audience was Kevin Scott, a diversified corn and …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, International, Soybean, Trade, USSEC

#USSoy – A People to People Business

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A fifth generation farmer from North Dakota, Bob Metz, is proud to say all four of his children are all involved in production agriculture. Bob’s a soybean grower, current United Soybean Board Director and former U.S. Soybean Export Council member, who is truly passing on his passion and commitment to agriculture for generations to come. I met him at the …

Ag Group, Exports, Soybean, Trade, USSEC

Reaction to Bayer-Monsanto Deal

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Reaction from agricultural organizations on new of a deal between Bayer and Monsanto on Wednesday expressed some concern about what this trend of consolidation will mean for farmers in the long run. From Capitol Hill where National Farmers Union members have been meeting this week, NFU President Roger Johnson “condemned” the merger and called for a “critical review” of consolidation …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, ASA, Bayer, Corn, Monsanto, NCGA

Regulatory Issues Top Bayer Legislative Priorities

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Several major regulatory challenges have affected growers throughout the United States this year, between the EPA’s decision to cancel the registration of Bayer’s insecticide flubendiamide to the latest controversy surrounding Atrazine. Jim McVaney, Senior Director of Federal Regulations and Policy for Bayer, was on hand during the 2016 Farm Progress Show to discuss the major regulatory issues affecting agriculture today …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, Government, politics

GROWMARK Puts 4R in Focus at #FarmProgressShow

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Nutrient management and stewardship was a hot topic at the 2016 Farm Progress Show, and the team at GROWMARK FS was on hand during this year’s event to speak with growers about a variety of innovative solutions to all of their nutrient management concerns. Tim Berkland, Strategic Agronomy Marketing Manager for GROWMARK, sat down with AgWired’s Cindy Zimmerman to discuss …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK