What Works, What Doesn’t in Conservation

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

As part of the Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit, Sara Wyant moderated the panel “Conservation- What Works, What Doesn’t.” Panel participants included: Tina May, Sr. Director of Sustainability, Land O’Lakes; Eric Lindstrom, National Manager of Agriculture Policy, Ducks Unlimited; Suzy Friedman, Sr. Director of Agriculture Sustainability, Environmental Defense Fund; Dave White, Co-Founder/Partner, 9-B Group; and Anne Simmons, Democratic Staff Director, House …

Ag Day, Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Audio, Conservation

Farm Faster With FMC 3RIVE 3D

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Rick Ekins, FMC, and I have talked about their 3RIVE 3D platform several times since it was introduced and Commodity Classic provided another opportunity. It’s a great time to talk about it too as planting season gets underway. So if you farmers want to farm faster FMC has this option for you. I think their quick facts sum it up …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, Planting, Video

The Importance of Crop Insurance At #FarmBillSummit

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Tom Zacharias, president of National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS), was among the speakers invited to address this week’s Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit in Washington, D.C. Zacharias stressed the role crop insurance plays in ensuring a strong and vibrant agricultural sector, which is critical to the well-being of our economy and society as a whole. “The role of both state and …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Insurance, Farm Bill, Government

Pro Ag Insurance Group to Acquire International Ag

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

Producers Ag Insurance Group, Inc. (ProAg), announced a purchase agreement had been signed to acquire crop managing general agent (MGA) International Ag Insurance Solutions, LLC (International Ag). The transaction, which is subject to a number of closing conditions including final approvals by certain International Ag members and regulatory authorities, is expected to close by April 3, 2017. “ProAg believes International …

Agribusiness, Insurance

Bayer Invests In Midwest Soybeans

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The expanded Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center opened last week in Illinois is all about Midwest soybeans, according Marc Hoobler, Bayer Soybean Seed Product Manager. “This faculty will specifically focused on Midwest soybean growers, so maturity groups two and three,” Hoobler explained. “Especially for the state of Illinois, we’re going to be providing new genetics that will be coming …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean

FMC’s Topguard Terra Now Approved for Even More

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Ken Smith, FMC Technical Service Representative for Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, says Topguard Terra fungicide is something cotton growers are going to adopt. At the recent Mid-South Farm and Gin Show he explained how the product controls cotton root rot, a problem that has plagued cotton growers in the southwest since it was brought into the country, comparing it …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, Fungicide

Bayer Invests $8 Million in Midwest Soybean Research

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

On Thursday, Bayer wrapped up a week of grand openings by celebrating the expansion of the Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center in Champaign County, Illinois. The new station will house research and development to identify, develop and test new varieties, using modern breeding methods, pushing the limits of yield potential for growers in the Midwest. The expansion is part …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean, Video

St. Patrick’s Day Medal Awarded to Alltech Founder

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Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech, and Professor Adrian E. Raftery, professor of statistics and sociology at the University of Washington, have been presented with the Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) ‘St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal.’ The medal recognizes their outstanding accomplishments and their role in researching Ireland’s ecosystem. The honor is given to an Irish scientist, engineer or …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Award

Soybeans on the Mississippi Delta – THE Place To Be

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

Marion, Arkansas is the new home for soybean research from Bayer. The Marion Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Station sets the stage for the future of soybean improvements with this major investment from Bayer. Chris Tinius, Bayer global soybean breeding director, said this piece of ground was very special to him. He actually worked on the same 180 acres of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean

Alltech to Showcase Industry Leaders at ONE17

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Alltech has finally announced their lineup of renowned keynote speakers for the 2017 ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. George Blankenship, former executive at Tesla Motors, Apple Computer and GAP Inc. will use his experience to provide unmatched insight into building and creating brand loyalty and awareness, competitive positioning in the market and what it takes to deliver superior customer care. …

Agribusiness, Alltech