#AgRetailers19 is a Wrap

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The gavel has been passed and the 2019 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo is New Orleans is a wrap. Rod Wells of GROWMARK (pictured left) was installed as chairman of the association during the closing session of conference, succeeding Troy Johnson of Wilbur-Ellis in the role. “I am proud of the work our board of directors and ARA …

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BASF Offers New Fungicide Products

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BASF‘s newest fungicides are powered by a new active ingredient that provides fast uptake and curative activity, enhanced binding strength, and exceptional performance under high disease pressure. Revysol fungicide brings a new level of disease control and efficacy to the Class 3 group of chemistry for BASF’s Revytek soybean fungicide product and Veltyma corn fungicide offering. “We want to make …

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Bayer on ‘The Watch’ for Corn Rootworm

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Bayer is promoting awareness around corn rootworm with “The Watch.” “The Watch is really a program to make growers aware of different options that you can use to manage it,” said Jody Gander, technology development manager with corn traits. “Corn rootworm is called the billion dollar pest because it’s estimated that between cost of control and lost yield, corn rootworm …

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Heliae and R.W. Griffin Team Up for Georgia Soil Health

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Appropriately on World Soil Day, Heliae® Agriculture announced a partnership with the R.W. Griffin family of companies to drive soil health in Georgia and North Florida. R.W. Griffin, one of the largest fertilizer retailers in Georgia, has become one of the company’s official distributors for the southeast region. Griffin Evans, Chemical and Seed Director for R.W. Griffin says, “We are …

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AgLink International Announced at ARA Conference

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The formation of new agribusiness entity AgLink International was announced this week at the 2019 ARA Conference in New Orleans, uniting independent rural retailer membership businesses from Australia, the United States, Canada and Brazil. Founding members AgLink Australia, Integrated Agribusiness Professionals (IAP), AgLink Canada and AgriRede have come together to provide an international platform that links independent agricultural retailers serving …

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BASF Launches ‘Operation Weed Eradication’

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BASF is launching a new inititative called “Operation Weed Eradication” to help farmers learn to control weeds rather than just manage them. “I’d say it’s a mindset shift because today we think about weed control in terms of maximizing the yield potential on farm, and that’s very key,” said Kate Greif, Product Manager. “So when we’re applying weed control, we’re …

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ARA 2019 Retailer of the Year is Premier Ag

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Premier Ag was named 2019 ARA Retailer of the Year during the Agricultural Retailers Association convention in New Orleans this week. The award, sponsored by Bayer and AgPro magazine, honors an ARA member retailer company or individual representing quality and prestige within the industry. Premier Ag is the agricultural retail branch of Premier Companies, a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Seymour, …

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ARA Recognizes BRANDT’s Tim McArdle

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Tim McArdle, executive vice president at BRANDT, was honored today with the with the Agricultural Retailers Association Distinguished Service Award for his support of the association and the agricultural retail industry. McArdle’s long-term service to ARA through participating on the board of directors and in officer roles is one reason he is being recognized; however, it is how he stepped …

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Agricultural Retailers Association Conference Underway

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The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) 2019 Conference & Expo is underway in New Orleans this week. The annual gathering draws nearly 600 agricultural retail industry professionals for speakers, educational sessions, a world-class expo and networking opportunities. Tuesday’s events included the ARA Invitational Golf Tournament and the opening of the sold-out expo hall. The industry speaker lineup includes a keynote presentation …

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Bayer Sees Advantage with Bioenhancers

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While many farmers are glad to see 2019 in the rear view mirror, Bayer wants growers to be prepared for another challenging growing season in 2020 in case tough conditions return. Using the correct seed treatment is one way to ensure the large investment farmers make on seed is protected. “Well, the big buzz around seed treatment – and it’s …

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