ARA 2019 Retailer of the Year is Premier Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

Premier Ag was named 2019 ARA Retailer of the Year during the Agricultural Retailers Association convention in New Orleans this week. The award, sponsored by Bayer and AgPro magazine, honors an ARA member retailer company or individual representing quality and prestige within the industry. Premier Ag is the agricultural retail branch of Premier Companies, a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Seymour, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, ARA, Audio, Precision Agriculture

ARA Recognizes BRANDT’s Tim McArdle

Cindy Zimmerman

Tim McArdle, executive vice president at BRANDT, was honored today with the with the Agricultural Retailers Association Distinguished Service Award for his support of the association and the agricultural retail industry. McArdle’s long-term service to ARA through participating on the board of directors and in officer roles is one reason he is being recognized; however, it is how he stepped …

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Agricultural Retailers Association Conference Underway

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) 2019 Conference & Expo is underway in New Orleans this week. The annual gathering draws nearly 600 agricultural retail industry professionals for speakers, educational sessions, a world-class expo and networking opportunities. Tuesday’s events included the ARA Invitational Golf Tournament and the opening of the sold-out expo hall. The industry speaker lineup includes a keynote presentation …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio

BASF Provides Choices to Soybean Growers

Carrie Muehling

With the 2020 growing season on the horizon, BASF is excited about an expanded soybean portfolio that now includes the Credenz seed brand, several soybean seed treatments, and Liberty herbicide. “One key thing that we’re really focusing on is offering soybean growers more choices to manage their production system in that local environment,” said Nick Fassler, manager of BASF’s technical …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, NAFB, Soybean

What’s New With FMC

Chuck Zimmerman

FMC had a lot to talk about at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Trade Talk. Matthew Wiggins, FMC Technical Services Manager, had a couple of new products to discuss. Authority Edge herbicide expected to be approved in 2020; and a new in-furrow fungicide called XY Way 3D. Wiggins also talked about how Lucento fungicide performed in 2019. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Video

NK Seeds Helping Farmers End Tough Year on Positive Note

Chuck Zimmerman

A tough season for corn and soybean growers like we’ve had in 2019 presents challenges to growers and an opportunity for companies like Syngenta and their NK Seeds brand, to showcase varieties and traits that help them overcome those challenges. NK Seeds says their investment in seed has helped farmers end the season on a positive note. To learn more …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Soybean, Syngenta

Mahindra New to NAFB Trade Talk

Cindy Zimmerman

Mahindra started building tractors in India in 1963 and Mahindra USA was established in 1964, but this is the first year the company has been at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk. Mahindra is the world’s top selling farm tractor company by numbers with 50 percent of the market in India and Senior product manager Ryan Pearcy says …

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AMVAC to Launch SIMPAS System in 2020

Chuck Zimmerman

AMVAC’s Jim Lappin went on camera at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual Trade Talk last week to provide an update on the SIMPAS Application System, the next generation of precision, prescriptive, in-furrow application equipment launching in 2020. The Smart Integrated Multi-Product Prescription Application System (SIMPAS) will enable farmers to prescriptively apply multiple products in one simple pass. …

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FMC Out in Front at #NAFB19

Chuck Zimmerman

The FMC and FLM/Harvest team was out in force at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention last week in Kansas City. FMC has been a long time sponsor of NAFB’s centerpiece event Trade Talk and always a great supporter of farm broadcasting. At the FMC Trade Talk booth this year, Brandon Schrage and Matthew Wiggins were busy …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, NAFB, Video

Suterra Announces New Navel Orangeworm Control

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s some latest news from Suterra. Suterra today announced the launch of CheckMate® Puffer® NOW Ace™, a new aerosol pheromone formulation for season-long Navel Orangeworm (NOW) control in almonds, pistachios, walnuts, figs and other crops where NOW is present. “California tree nut growers are very concerned about the serious and increasing threat Navel Orangeworm poses, with damage costs soaring over …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Citrus