FMC Announces Exclusive FFA Sponsorship

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This morning FMC announced a greater commitment to farming’s future by becoming sole sponsor of the National FFA Agriscience Research – Plant Systems Proficiency Awards for 2015. The awards recognize outstanding high school students’ active research and experimentation in the production of plants, animals and related processes. “We continue to look for ways to encourage students – our future crop …

Agribusiness, FFA, FMC

News From Custom Harvesters at #AgMedia

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Mark Anderson and Dan Misner with U.S. Custom Harvesters (USCHI) had some news to share at the Ag Media Summit last week. First, Anderson says they just announced a new partnership with Ag in the Classroom to develop two curriculums using footage leftover from “The Great American Wheat Harvest” documentary. “These curriculums will focus on agribusiness, leadership and job opportunities …

Ag Group, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Harvest

AgriCorps: Youth is the Solution

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During Tuesday’s lunch session at Ag Media Summit, participants listened to a special presentation on the future of agriculture in Africa, and the potential it holds for both economic prosperity for millions of impoverished youth, and answers to the greatest challenge humanity will face yet: How farmers are going to feed an additional three billion people by the year 2050. …

4-H, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Education, Employment, FFA, Food, International, People, Youth

New Features in New Holland’s T6 Tractors

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The new T6 series tractors from New Holland Agriculture should be hitting the pavement at dealerships across the country as we speak and Chuck got a first hand look at the new features while attending New Holland Media Days last week. There he spoke with Gary Wojcik who gave him the inside scoop. “Some of the benefits of the new …

Agribusiness, Audio, New Holland, Tractor

New Baling Capabilities from New Holland

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New Holland has added capabilities to its line of BigBalers and Curt Hoffman took to the field to tell us about them. One big new feature is ISOBUS III compatibility. What does this mean? It means that the balers now feature the IntelliCruise™ feed rate control system on the Standard and CropCutter™ BigBaler 1270 and BigBaler 1290 large square balers. …

Agribusiness, Forage, Hay, New Holland, Video

Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Passes House

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The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act has passed the U.S. House on a 275-150 vote, another step to ensuring that farmers will be able to use the safe technology, GMOs. The news was welcomed by a variety of politicians and ag groups. “For the past two years we have worked hard to defend our farmers’ right to use the …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, GMO, Government, NCFC, NCGA

Future of Crop Science Institute Attracts Students

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Des Moines, Iowa, recently played host to 62 student delegates meeting for the inaugural Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Crop Science Institute. This news release from the group says this one of four AFA Leader Institutes, which connect passionate, talented college students from 25 universities from 21 different states to various sectors of the agriculture industry. “Career exploration is an …

AFA, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Crop Science, Dow AgroScience, Dupont, GROWMARK, Syngenta

Tax Bill to Help Ag, Other Small Businesses

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The Senate Finance Committee has moved forward legislation seen as important to agriculture and other small businesses. Farm Bureau is praising committee passage of the measure to extend important tax provisions through 2016. The legislation includes two provisions that let small businesses deduct major capital expenditures over just a few years, rather than the full life of the equipment they …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Government

New Workmaster Tractors From New Holland

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Pro Work Tools is a good name for the New Holland team that deals with utility and compact tractors. During New Holland media days Todd DeBock walked us through what makes them so much in demand. In fact, orders for Workmaster compact tractors through dealers have come in so strong they’ve sold out into 2016! Todd says the first thing …

Agribusiness, New Holland, Tractor, Video