FS System Honors Enduring Farms

Carrie Muehling

The FS System is now recognizing farmers who are using sustainable practices that are good for the environment and good for the farm with the Enduring Farms designation. GROWMARK Strategic Agronomy Marketing Manager Tim Berkland said things like using nitrogen stabilizers and programs to monitor the nitrogen in the soil would give farmers points on the scorecard. “One of the …

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Kansas Farmer Testifies at Ag Technology Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

“Technology in Agriculture: Data-Driven Farming” was the topic of a hearing last week before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, & Data Security to examine the potential benefits of advancements in agricultural technology and the collection and utilization of data in farming. The only farmer to testify was Justin Knopf from Gypsum, Kansas, who talked about …

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Understanding the Farmers of Tomorrow

Jamie Johansen

OsbornBarr has rounded up ag thought-leaders from across the country to discuss and tackle issues impacting the agricultural community. The first challenge they collectively believe is imperative is understanding farmers of tomorrow. Chairman of the newly formed O+B Agricultural Advisory Council, Richard Fordyce, former Missouri Director of Agriculture, attended the 2017 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk to talk …

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Precision Ag Bytes 11/22

Carrie Muehling

A recent BASF survey of 400 soybean and cotton growers across the country showed grower satisfaction with Engenia herbicide, designed to battle tough weeds for dicamba tolerant crops. Growers said Engenia provided them with cleaner fields during the 2017 growing season. They rated weed control from Engenia herbicide an 8.6 out of 10 nationally. Eighty-five percent of growers surveyed planned …

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John Deere Expands TruSet Technology in Tillage Tools

Carrie Muehling

John Deere is expanding the availability of its TruSet technology to a wider variety of tillage tools in 2018. The company first offered TruSet on the 2730 Combo Ripper in 2015 and will now include the depth and pressure control and mapping functions on more new and late-model tillage tools. The 2720 Disk Ripper is the latest implement available with …

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Guide to Precision Agriculture and Ag-Tech Companies

Chuck Zimmerman

This looks like a good resources to have. It’s the “Guide to Precision Agriculture and Ag-Tech Companies” from Meister Media Worldwide. Just click on this link to get your copy. Staying on top of the hundreds of product and service providers in precision agriculture and ag-tech companies can be difficult. With this FREE guide compiled by the editors of Meister …

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Enogen® Corn Hybrids Good for Feed and Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

Enogen® corn hybrids from Syngenta have been providing value for farmers and ethanol producers, now Enogen® Feed hybrids can help provide value for beef and dairy producers as well. “Enogen continues to be an exciting part of our business in Syngenta and the NK brand,” said Quinn Showalter, NK Sales Head, during an interview at the National Association of Farm …

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Biodiesel Benefits Farmers and Livestock Producers

Carrie Muehling

Midwest soybeans are fueling the country from coast to coast. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has a goal of supplying 10 percent of the nation’s diesel fuel by the year 2022, equating to about four billion gallons per year. NBB Board Member and Nebraska Farmer Greg Anderson said the northeast market for heating oil is a bright spot, while California …

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Survey Shows LibertyLink System Rates Highest With Growers

Cindy Zimmerman

Results from an independent market research survey of growers in 21 states conducted by Kynetec have found that the LibertyLink® system by Bayer was the highest rated trait platform of the year. The study found that 97 percent of growers who planted LibertyLink this year rated it “good” to “excellent,” beating out both new and established platforms currently on the …

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