LidoChem Challenges Scott’s Miracle Gro Trademark

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LidoChem, Inc. is fighting to protect its “Performance” trademarks in a case against Scott’s Miracle-Gro. LidoChem and its Performance Nutrition Division filed a claim to void Scott’s Miracle-Gro trademark registrations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Miracle-Gro Performance Organics” and “Performance Organics.” LidoChem, Inc. owns 10 ‘Performance’-containing trademarks for products and programs in the professional agriculture and turf …

Agribusiness, Audio, Fertilizer, Organic

Heliae® Agriculture Expands Team and Meets NAFB

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Heliae® Agriculture has announced the addition of three new members to the U.S. sales team who will help to lead sales initiatives in the states of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, and North and South Dakota. In addition, the company exhibited this week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk for the first time. Scott Chanley, Chad Bush …

Audio, NAFB, Soil

Syngenta #RootedInAg Winner Announced

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Hannah Borg, 22, of Wakefield, Nebraska, is the 2020 Syngenta #RootedinAg Contest grand prize winner. You can see her entry video here. In her heartwarming entry, Borg pays tribute to the matriarch of their sixth-generation family farm — her 86-year-old grandmother, Lois Borg Borg is the seventh #RootedinAg Contest winner. She was chosen from a hearty pool of applicants and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Syngenta

New Podcast Compares 80s Farm Crisis to Now

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*Updated with audio* AEI Premium, the online community for agricultural decision makers, has just launched a new podcast series that digs into one of the most infamous events in American agriculture history and how we can learn from it. “Escaping 1980” explores the causes, impacts, and lasting effects of one of the most infamous events in American agriculture history, the …

Ag Economics, Audio, Podcasts

Virtual NAFB Convention Kicks Off

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Yippee! It’s yet another virtual convention – I’m sure everyone is super excited to pretend you are walking through the lobby of the Westin in Kansas City and seeing all the folks you may only see this one time a year. Hugs and kisses all around! If you are missing that NAFB Convention experience and want to see your friends …

Audio, NAFB

AMS Session Features Farm Policy Experts

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Three agricultural policy experts with a combined century of experience took a look at the Post-Election Farm Road during the Ag Media Summit yesterday. Mary Kay Thatcher of Syngenta, who could arguably be called the Queen of Farm Policy with a prior 30 years with American Farm Bureau Federation, was joined by National Association of Wheat Growers Chief Executive Officer …

Ag Groups, Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Policy, Syngenta

Ag Climate Alliance Unveils Policy Recommendations

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A diverse alliance of groups representing farming, forestry, food, government and environment today unveiled a set of recommendations to guide the development of federal climate policy. The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) was formed in February 2020 by four groups that now co-chair the alliance: American Farm Bureau Federation, Environmental Defense Fund, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and National …

AFBF, Ag Groups, Audio, climate, Environment

Syngenta Media Summit – U.S. Seeds

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The 2020 Syngenta Virtual Media Summit concluded last week with a focus on the company’s U.S. seed business. The live summit presentation on November 11 featured “U.S. Seeds Present and Future: A look at early harvest results and sneak peek at corn and soybean advancements” Speakers were: Eric Boeck, Head of Marketing For U.S. Seeds, Syngenta G.W. Fuhr, Head of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Seed, Syngenta