Agriculture Secretary Addresses Ag Retailers

Cindy Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue topped off the ARA Conference and Expo on Thursday in Phoenix, covering a broad range of topics in his comments including tax reform, de-regulation, trade, food security, infrastructure, school lunches and the farm bill. Perdue, who noted his past experience in the fertilizer business and with ARA’s predecessor organization, the National Fertilizer Solutions Association, talked …

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AMVAC® to Market and Sell ReTurn™ XL

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC® Chemical Corporation has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Rotam North America to market and sell ReTurn™ XL 42% insecticide/nematicide, a broad-spectrum oxymyl-based crop protection product which recently received federal registration to manage nematodes and control various sucking and chewing insects in potato, cotton, tobacco and peanut crops. “AMVAC has been selected because of their long and successful history …

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ARA Presents Distinguished Service and Lifetime Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association recognized the 40-year career of William “Tip” O’Neill with the Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award, and presented the Distinguished Service Award to long-time board member Steve Nielsen during the ARA Conference and Expo in Phoenix this week. Nielsen, most recently general counsel and corporate secretary for United Suppliers, joined the ARA board of directors in 2011. …

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Asmus Farm Supply Named ARA Retailer of the Year

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association this week presented Asmus Farm Supply of Rake, Iowa with the 2017 Retailer of the Year at the ARA conference and expo in Phoenix. The operation is lead by second-generation owners Harlan and Amy Asmus, who accepted the award along with their sons Garrett and Holden and daughter-in-law, Billie. Mark Helt, National Sales Manager for Monsanto, …

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ARA Explores Lessons Learned From Dicamba

Cindy Zimmerman

Two respected weed scientists presented their views on the lessons learned from this year’s introduction of new dicamba formulations for control of resistant weeds at a pre-conference workshop for the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) this week. Dr. Ford Baldwin, Practical Weed Consultants, was extension weed scientist at the University of Arkansas for 28 years. Dr. Stanley Culpepper is a professor …

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Precision Ag Bytes 11/29

Carrie Muehling

Join seed industry leaders from across the world for the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) 57th Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference, January 27 – 30 in San Diego. The annual Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference brings nearly 1,000 registrants from over 30 countries for education, policy discussions, and a Trading Room featuring the latest in seed-industry innovations. The conference will be held at the …

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Valagro Showcases Innovation at Biostimulants Congress

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the gold sponsors at the 3rd Biostimulants World Congress in Miami this week is industry pioneer Valagro. “Valegro started in business in 1980…so for the past 30 and more years, we have been developing biostimulants,” said Mario Mastrangelo, Valagro USA country manager. The company is headquartered in Atessa, Italy with a product distribution network covering more than 80 …

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StollerUSA Offering New Formulations

Carrie Muehling

New formulations from StollerUSA are helping growers to unleash the power of the plant with products like Fortified Stimulate Yield Enhancer Plus. The refresh of StollerUSA’s very successful Stimulate product offers an early start with a key growth hormone of the plant and an overall longer lasting effect through the growing season. We provide and develop products that allow the …

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Ag Retailers Celebrating Silver Anniversary

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association is celebrating 25 years of service to support sellers of seeds, nutrients, crop protection products, farm equipment, precision technology and agronomic services. The organization is holding its annual conference and expo this week in Phoenix to look back on the accomplishments of the past 25 years and ahead to the future of the industry. Tim McArdle …

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Delaro from Bayer Coming Soon

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer will soon be launching a new fungicide called Delaro for U.S. growers that has a dual mode-of-action and broader spectrum of disease control. “Delaro is going to be our new foliar fungicide mostly for corn and soybeans,” said Thorsten Schwindt, Bayer Senior Product Manager, during an interview at the NAFB convention earlier this month. “We really designed it for …

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