EPA Issues Order on Dicamba Registrations

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Late last night, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an order on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision on dicamba registrations regarding the sale, distribution, and use of existing stocks of the three affected dicamba products – XtendiMax with vapor grip technology, Engenia, and FeXapan. According to EPA, distribution or sale of the products is “generally prohibited except for …

ARA, Crop Protection, EPA, Herbicide

Ag Retailers Urge Immediate Stay of Dicamba Order

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The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is urging EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to seek an immediate stay of federal court order and appeal the ruling “using all legal avenues available.” President and CEO Daren Coppock says part of the problem is the order itself, but a bigger part is the timing to hand it down right in the middle of the …

ARA, Audio, Crop Protection, Herbicide

Dicamba Decision Leaves Farmers in Limbo

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This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling that vacates current U.S. registrations of certain low-volatility dicamba products, such as Bayer’s XtendiMax and BASF’s Engenia, halting sales immediately. The court ruled EPA violated federal regulations when it extended approval of registration for the herbicide for another two years in October 2018. Bayer and BASF …

AgWired Precision, ARA, BASF, Bayer, EPA, Herbicide, Precision Agriculture, Syngenta

ARA, CLA and TFI to Co-Locate in 2021

Cindy Zimmerman

CropLife America (CLA), The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) will be co-locating their offices to Arlington, Va., beginning in January 2021. Each organization will retain its focus on the needs of its respective members, but the move is expected to create greater opportunities for collaboration that can enhance each organization’s efficiency and effectiveness. The organizations’ respective …

Ag Group, AgWired Precision, ARA, Fertilizer

Agriculture Celebrates China Phase One Signing

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural organizations are very positive overall about the signing of the historic Phase One Trade Agreement with China Wednesday, an agreement which calls for China to purchase between $40 and $50 billion in American agricultural goods each year for two years. “Together we are righting the wrongs of the past and delivering a future of economic justice and security for …

AFBF, Ag Group, ARA, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Exports, Government, Livestock, Trade

AgWorks and FieldReveal Joining Forces

Cindy Zimmerman

AgWorks and FieldReveal have teamed up to offer the most complete and efficient agronomy management tools in the ag retail industry and they are excited to share that vision at the AgWorks Annual Users Conference this week in Kansas City. Both companies were at the Ag Retailers Association Conference and Expo last month in New Orleans to talk about what …

AgWired Precision, ARA, Audio, Precision Agriculture

FMC Announces CEO Change in 2020

Cindy Zimmerman

The Board of Directors for FMC Corporation has elected Mark Douglas as president and chief executive officer of FMC, effective June 1, 2020, replacing Pierre Brondeau who will continue to serve as chairman and CEO through May 31, 2020, at which time he will become executive chairman and remain a member of the Board of Directors. “Mark has been elected …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, ARA, Audio, FMC

FMC CEO Helps Ag Retailers Unmask Business Potential

Carrie Muehling

FMC has redefined itself as an agricultural sciences company positioned for growth in the North American retail market. “It is very critical for any company to get to a place where they can define themselves as mainly belonging to one specific market,” said Pierre Brondeau, CEO. “And I think we’ve chosen a market like ag today, after 10 years. We …

ARA, Audio, FMC

ZimmCast 632 – Ag Retailers Conference Leadership

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program I spoke with the leadership of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA).   In the program you’ll hear from past Chair, Troy Johnson, Wilbur-Ellis, as he talks about his term leading the board. Then next up will be Rod Wells, GROWMARK, new Chair for ARA, as he talks about his outlook and plans for the coming two …

Ag Group, ARA, Audio, GROWMARK, ZimmCast

Closing ARA Panel Focuses on Retail Models

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) concluded its annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans last week with a panel discussion on Competing Retail Models moderated by Margy Eckelkamp, editor of AgPro. The panel featured Alexander Reichert, co-founder and CEO of AgVend; Dave Thomas, executive vice president of Helena Agri-Enterprises LLC; and John Demerly, CEO of CommoditAg. “Ag retailers are responding …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio