Harden Announced as Keynote Speaker at ASTA Annual

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The ASTAOregon Seed Association Annual Convention is coming up June 18-22. The event will be held in Portland, Oregon and will kick off with a keynote address from the Former Deputy Secretary of the USDA, Krysta Harden. Harden recently joined DuPont as the Vice President of Public Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer. She will be sharing lessons from her experiences …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Events, Seed

New Holland Sponsors Awards for NCBA Recruitment

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The Kansas Livestock Association and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association each earned use of a piece of equipment from New Holland Agriculture for their outstanding efforts to recruit new members to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Each of these NCBA affiliates will get its choice of a one-year lease on a New Holland Roll-Belt™ 560 Specialty Crop round baler or a …

Agribusiness, Beef, Equipment, NCBA, New Holland

AgCareers.com Releases New Updates

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The AgCareers.com Job Seeker mobile app has gotten an upgrade on both its Apple and Android platforms.  New updates mean significant changes to enhance the search process. The app, which as been available since 2013, now includes better search criteria, equating to more accurate results.  Seekers can narrow down available jobs through keywords, location, industry sector, industry type, career type and …

AgCareers, Agribusiness, Apps

#Plant16 Progress Surges

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that corn planting continues to be ahead of the five-year average.  Last week results showed 30 percent of the total corn acres have been planted, numbers that exceed the average by 14 percentage points and ten percentage points ahead of where growers were just the week before. Missouri leads the way in corn planing, surpassing …

Agribusiness, Corn, Planting, USDA

Crowd Gathers for Thirsty Land Debut at #Water4Food

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As a hush came over the theater last night and the lights went down for the opening scene of the documentary Thirsty Land, the sound of rain pounding on the roof served as background noise. A bit ironic. Especially in light of meeting a community in California that has run out of water. Thirsty Land, directed and produced by Conrad …

Agribusiness, Audio, Movie Review, Water

Bayer Awards $150,000 Grant To National Ag Center

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Bayer CropScience has announced increased support of the National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame, through a $150,000 Bayer USA Foundation grant. This three-year grant will help create a new children’s exhibit within the Ag Center’s Children’s Agriculture Science Center. The new exhibit is set to open in 2018. Located in Bonner Springs, Kansas, the mission of the Ag Center …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Crop Science, Education

Used Equipment Calculator from Iron Solutions

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Iron Solutions has announced a new online product.  The company that created IRON Guides®, IRON HQ® and a full suite of equipment data and software products has now launched the IRON Guides Residual Value Calculator® for Used Equipment.  This new offering will be sold separetly from their current lineup of products. With historically high levels of used agricultural equipment being …

Agribusiness, Equipment

Alltech Acquires Ireland’s Keenan

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Alltech has agreed to acquire Keenan, a leading farming solutions company in Ireland. Keenan is the 14th acquisition for Alltech globally since 2011. “The Keenan group has long been a friend of Alltech. This is a story about two great Irish; globally-minded companies coming together. As an Irishman, I am delighted to welcome Keenan to our family, because together we …

Agribusiness, Alltech

Monsanto Announces Farm Mom Winners

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A new crop of “Farm Moms” has sprung up at Monsanto.  Five outstanding women have been selected as regional winners in the 2016 Farm Mom of the Year contest. “Once again we are so honored to have read nominations for hundreds of the strongest, kindest and most passionate women when it comes to their families, farms, communities and agriculture,” says …

Agribusiness, Award, Monsanto, Women

Rhea + Kaiser Bring On Seven New Staff Members

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Rhea + Kaiser (R+K) has added seven new staff members to their Naperville, Illinois integrated communications agency. Dustin Gerdes will serve as the Manager of Analytics and Customer Engagement, growing the field to better target and engage R+K’s clients.  He comes from Groupon and earned an undergraduate degree in marketing and psychology from Eastern Illinois University and an MBA from …

Agribusiness, Communications, Company Announcement