World Food Prize Winner Announced

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The 2019 World Food Prize Laureate is Simon N. Groot of the Netherlands. Groot has played an important role in enhancing vegetable production for millions of smallholder farmers, affording consumers greater access to healthy diets in more than 60 countries. The announcement was made at a ceremony in the U.S. Department of State hosted and presided over by Secretary of …

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Trump to Visit Iowa Ethanol Plant

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President Donald J.Trump will be showing his love for the American farmer again this week as he visits an Iowa ethanol plant to celebrate the easing of summer restrictions on the sale of E15. Trump will be touring Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC (SIRE) in Council Bluffs on Tuesday and will speak to hundreds of farmers and other ethanol industry …

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Secretary Perdue Discusses Disaster Aid in Florida

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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Florida and Georgia to participate in roundtable discussions on USMCA and disaster aid signed by President Trump yesterday. At his first stop in Tallahassee, Perdue participated in a short press conference with Governor Ron DeSantis after the roundtable. Listen here:

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Corteva Completes Separation from DowDuPont

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On Monday the separation of Corteva, Inc. from DowDuPont became official. The photo below is courtesy of the National Corn Growers Association. NCGA President Lynn Chrisp and other commodity group leaders joined Corteva at the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell Monday. Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) successfully completed its separation from DowDuPont, becoming a leading, global pure-play …

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BASF Opens New Research Facility

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BASF opened its new global Agrochemical Application Research Center (AARC) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The facility will help to further optimize stewardship guidelines regarding on-target application of BASF crop protection products used worldwide. Research conducted at the facility will also address application buffer zones for the company’s products as well as specific tank mix combinations. “The new Research …

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Precision Ag Bytes 6/5

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To better interpret site specific soil data, yield and remote imagery data, A&L Laboratories has launched TerraSiteRx™ analytics platform. This platform provides ag retailers and crop consultants analytical tools and algorithms to gain deeper insights from farm data resulting in more profitable decision making. Cargill and the Soil Health Institute have announced a new partnership to assess, demonstrate and communicate …

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John Deere Updates MY20 S700 Series Combines

Carrie Muehling

Updates to John Deere just announced updates to its Model Year 2020 S700 Series combines including improved automation and data management. Combine Advisor™ and HarvestSmart™ have been updated to further automate these machines. Combine Advisor uses ActiveVision™ cameras and sensors to identify changes in crop conditions and automatically adjust the combine to maintain the operator’s settings for optimal performance in …

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Legendary Seedsman Don Funk Relaunches NC+

Cindy Zimmerman

Legendary seedsman Don Funk, founder of Channel Bio Corp, is leading a team to relaunch the NC+ brand to serve western corn, soybean and sorghum growers. NC+ was started in 1958 as a production and marketing organization for farmers to work together as a group rather than individuals to merchandise and grow seed. The original 56 growers merchandised their seed …

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A Startup Story – Agrilyst

Carrie Muehling

Increased funding, new board members and a rebranding initiative are among announcements from the cultivation management platform company Artemis, formerly known as Agrilyst. Founder and CEO Allison Kopf is excited about the $8 million Series A funding round co-led by Astanor Ventures and Talis Capital with participation from existing investors New York State’s Empire State Development Fund and iSelect Fund, …

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GROWMARK Launches New Website Design

Carrie Muehling

A new website design is enhancing the user experience for GROWMARK customers. “It is designed to help GROWMARK customers and prospects find the information they need quickly,” said Heather Thompson, manager of digital communications. “Useful tools on the new site include a directory of GROWMARK sales representatives and a locator for GROWMARK crop nutrients terminals.” The new GROWMARK.com is designed …

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