Dow Expects Enlist Duo to be Available for 2016

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The EPA recently filed a motion to cancel the registration of Enlist Duo herbicide.  Dow Chemical Company is now working with the EPA to share the extensive data that supports the safety of the herbicide.  Dow is confident in the continued registration of this product. “We believe the questions that have been raised about any potential synergy between 2,4-D choline …

Agribusiness, Dow AgroScience, EPA, Herbicide

BASF’s Farm Network Conference Promotes Sustainability

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BASF recently gathered experts from six European countries to talk about best farming practices and how to spread them across key stakeholder groups. This news release from the company says the conference is part of the Farm Network’s activites, a partnership by BASF, to foster programs that balance farm production with the protection of the land and the environment for …

Agribusiness, BASF, Sustainability

Corn Growers Praise Feds Change on Ag Risk Coverage Rules

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Growers on a farm with one or more tracts outside the administrative county now have the option to recalculate Agriculture Risk Coverage-CO benefits based on the farm’s physical location. This news release from the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) says the Farm Service Agency modification of the rule follows an extensive review of the potential impacts of the previous requirement …

Agribusiness, ARC, NCGA, USDA

Dawn White Getting Some Real Yield with LibertyLink

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We often think of weed resistance as being some kind of midwest and south phenomenon but think east U.S. as in South Carolina. Cindy spoke with farmer Dawn White for an episode of LibertyLink Real Yield Radio and you can hear what she has to say below. Now, while you’re celebrating some Thanksgiving with the family how about trying the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Contest, Seed, Soybean

Ethos XB from FMC

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Earlier this month FMC announced the launch of Ethos™ XB insecticide/fungicide, the first of its kind, integrated in-furrow product for insect and disease control. It just so happens that Rick Ekins, fungicide and insecticide portfolio manager for FMC, was attending the NAFB convention. We talked about the announcement and what it provides to farmers. Here’s some information on the product …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, Fungicide, NAFB

Update on John Deere Acquisitions

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Earlier this month John Deere announced a couple of big acquisitions that include Precision Planting and Monosem. During the NAFB convention I got an update on those from Barry Nelson. The Monosem purchase allows John Deere to expand their planter lineup on a truly global basis when included with the Precision Planting purchase. The brand names will be continued according …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, NAFB, Precision Agriculture

Survey Says Ag Machinery Market Still Weak

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Agrievolution Alliance recently released  their fall survey of more than 6,000 manufacturers worldwide showing the majority believe the market is still weak.  The report shows a 3 point decline from their April report. China and India buck the trend, showing positive growth in agriculture equipment manufacturing.  For other countries, results show no clear future trend. Taking new orders as future …

AEM, Agribusiness, Equipment

Former Ag Secretaries Urge TPP Passage

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Several former U.S. Agriculture secretaries are calling on Congress to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). This news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says TPP will create new opportunities for American-grown and American–made products in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. By opening new markets in Japan, Vietnam, and other countries, we are giving our producers access to new …

Agribusiness, Trade, USDA

NAMA Releases Slate of Events for 2016

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Save the date!  National Agri-Marketinig Association is announcing their schedule of events so you won’t have to miss anything.  The NAMA calendar will also be updated regularly, so check back for new information. Region I (Western Pacific Chapter) January 27, 2016 San Diego, CA Region II (Cornhusker, Gateway, Great Plains, Missouri-Kansas, Rocky Mountain and Southwest Chapters) January 14, 2016 6:00 – …

Agribusiness, Events, NAMA

High Yield Hunters Contest is Back

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Deltapine is excited to be bringing back the High Yield Hunter’s contest.  Post a picture of your cotton harvest– fields, picker, bales of cotton, etc., now through December 6th and you’ll be entered to win a YETI Tundra cooler each week.  A grand prize winner will also receive an all-expenses-paid quail hunting trip to Southern Woods Plantation. To be eligible …

Agribusiness, Contest, Cotton