FMC Growing U.S. Biologicals Portfolio

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FMC has just submitted two new biological pesticide strains to the EPA for approval. These biologicals, which FMC anticipates will receive EPA approval in late 2020, will be used for seed treatment, in-furrow and transplant application to target diseases like Sudden Death Syndrome, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia and Phytophthora. This unique combination of two bacilli strains offers a new option for growers …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, FMC

FMC Announces $50 Million Global R&D Investment

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning I spoke with Kathy Shelton, FMC Chief Technology Officer, about a major R&D announcement from the company. Over the next three years FMC will be investing more than $50 million in capital improvement projects, including a state-of-the-art reconfiguration of a greenhouse and research facility at the company’s Global Research and Development headquarters in Newark, Delaware known as the …

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2019 Can-Am Defender Ag Sales Event

Chuck Zimmerman

Hey farmers and ranchers, Can-Am is offering approved ag businesses a rebate worth up to $1,500 on select 2019 Can-Am Defender models. The program runs from now until June 30, 2019. Here’s some more information. Built for a hard day’s work, the Can-Am Defender lineup includes a wide range of packages and engine options to fit the unique needs of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Can-Am, Farming

Joyn Bio Joins Bayer Facility and Adds Reiter to Board

Cindy Zimmerman

Ag-biotech company Joyn Bio has signed a long-term lease to locate its plant sciences team within Bayer’s Vegetable Seed Facility in Woodland, California to accelerate ongoing research. In addition, the company has appointed Bayer Head of Research and Development for Crop Science, Dr. Robert Reiter, to its board of directors. The Joyn R&D team in Boston has developed microbial leads …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Bayer, Biotech

New Specialty Soya Alliance Names Executive Director

Cindy Zimmerman

The new Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA) now has an executive director. Eric Wenberg has been named executive director of the organization and began work on Monday with meetings in Washington, D.C. and a visit to the 2019 Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit. He is pictured here, second from right, with (LtoR) former American Soybean Association president and …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, Audio, Grains, Soybean

CropLife America Supports Science Behind Glyphosate

Cindy Zimmerman

CropLife America president and CEO Chris Novak is hopeful that science will prevail in the end when it comes to legal and regulatory challenges to products such as glyphosate. “The thing that we can rely upon is the science conducted by, not just the U.S. regulatory agencies, …but most all of our chemistries are approved and in use in countries …

Agri-Pulse, Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Award, CropLife America

AgGrad 30 Under 30 Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

Yesterday on National Ag Day, AgGrad announced winners of the first ever AgGrad 30 Under 30 Awards, a program created to celebrate the young professionals shaping the future of agriculture. Fourteen judges selected winners from peer and self nominations based on contributions in their career, community, and the industry at large. Winners will be featured on AgGrad’s social media channels …

Agribusiness, Employment, Video

Alltech Busts Mineral Myths

Jamie Johansen

Back by popular demand, Alltech brought attendees of the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show the Mineral Myths Forum. Last year they tackled the importance of minerals in feedlots. This year fertility sat center stage. The newest technologies behind trace mineral supplementation and its impact on not only fertility but also immunity and calf health were also discussed. …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, NCBA, Video

Over $150,000 Raised for WEDA Foundations

Cindy Zimmerman

The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) is thrilled to announce that over $150,000 was raised at the recent WEDA International Dealer Conference for WEDA’s Foundations. Funds raised will go toward scholarships to support career and technical education programs for ag equipment technicians. Recognizing critical labour shortages of properly trained dealership employees, the Canada Equipment Dealers Foundation (CEDF) and the Western …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Equipment