Herrmann Concludes Year as ASTA Chair

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The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting marks the end of Mark Herrmann’s service as Chair of the organization. For the past year he has lead the group in some major changes and successes, including the passing of a federal GMO bill. “The GMO transparency bill being a federal bill, as opposed to the patchwork that was being done …

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FLM+ and Harvest PR & Marketing Merge

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FLM+ and Harvest PR & Marketing are creating a new company by merging their portfolios across the farm, food, environmental sciences and lifestyle spectrum. The new organization has been rebranded FLM Harvest. Both firms have seen rapid growth in the past ten years and have become two of the most successful agencies in the food and agriculture space. Together, they …

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Bayer Celebrates National Pollinator Week

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To celebrate National Pollinator Week, Bayer Bee Care has granted funding to 58 projects that will focus on forage planting. Projects in more than 30 states and Washington D.C. and will recieve between $1,000 and $5,000 in hopes of meeting Feed a Bee‘s latest initiative of forage planting in every state by the end of 2018. “It’s thrilling to see …

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Increased Access to Chinese Market for U.S. Dairy Exporters

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U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), the National Milk Producers Federation(NMPF) and officials from the U.S. and China have reached an accord on dairy trade by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will increase access to China for more than 200 U.S. dairy exporters. The action creates new opportunities for dairy farmers and processors, and the milk, cheese, infant formula …

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Volvo Trucks Improve Sugar-Cane Harvest

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Volvo’s new self-steering truck is changing the Brazilian sugar-cane harvest with precision steering through the fields to avoid damage to young plants that will grow into next year’s crop. Currently, growers face a four percent loss each season as plants are run over by vehicles, meaning each of these trucks has the potential to save tens of thousands of U.S. …

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Disrupt, Don’t Fear New Ideas in Beef Production

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ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference was all about causing a disruption in all forms of our life and of course in agriculture. And this includes the beef community. There was no better person to chat with when it comes to research in the beef industry than Dr. Vaughn Holder, Research Project Manager, Beef Nutrition, Alltech. A Head-Out-of-the-Sand approach, was the …

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A World of First’s in PRRSV Research

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The world’s only provider of mucosal PRRSV and flu vaccines, Aptimmue, officially launched during the 2017 World Pork Expo. The vaccine utilizes the BARRICADE proprietary technologies and takes advantage of high-titer PRRSV antigen produced on ZMAC, the world’s only commercially available porcine based alveolar macrophage cell line. During the launch, I sat down with Dr. Jianqiang Zhang, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, …

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4 Series Sprayers From Deere See Upgrades

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The 4 Series Sprayers from John Deere offer a little something for everyone, Doug Felter says. With options ranging from 600 to 1,200 gallon tanks and 80- to 132-foot booms, these sprayers are set up to provide growers and retailers the ability to get through the fields with timely applications across their operations. Part of making their sprayers better than …

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New Design for John Deere Field Cultivator

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If you haven’t checked it out yet, the John Deere field cultivator is worth looking into. Jarred Karnei was at the John Deere Reveal event last week to talk about the newly redesigned equipment. “Here we’ve incorporated technology into our tillage tools,” Karnei describes. “What it allows our producers to do is to be able to be in the cab …

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A John Deere Tractor for Every Need

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Dennis Ogle, Senior Marketing Representative, focused on the R Series tractors at John Deere‘s Reveal event in Moline, Illinois last week. They offer almost anything you could want for on-farm jobs, Ogle explains. From the 1000 tractor to the 8 R option, there are big things to think about. Choose tracked models or wheels, pick the cab comfort level you’ll …

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