FMC Urges Growers to Comment on Pyrethroids

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Farmers at the National Farm Machinery Show are being encouraged to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency to protect widely used class of insecticide being targeted under a routine regulatory review. Pyrethroids are used to control insects in 120 different crops, as well as turf, lawns and gardens. But an EPA assessment released at the end of last year …

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Camso Intros CTS High Speed at #NFMS17

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Quebec-based Camso is back at the National Farm Machinery Show this year with some new track products for the North American agriculture equipment market. One of those products is a Conversion Track System (CTS) with suspended frame and integrated final drive system for combines. Track Systems Business Line Executive Director Martin Lunkenbein says Camso’s new CTS High Speed allows tracked …

Audio, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Uncategorized

AEM to Collaborate with NFMS

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers joined with the Kentucky State Fair Board today to announce a collaborative agreement on management of the National Farm Machinery Show. Kentucky State Fair Board CEO Jason Rittenberry and AEM President Dennis Slater signed an agreement at the opening of the 52nd annual show in Louisville that AEM will assist with management and co-production of …

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Preview of #NFMS17

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Greetings from Louisville and the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show! I arrived early yesterday and one of the first people I ran into was Steve Kelly, Executive Director of Expositions, so we sat down for a preview chat for this year’s event. Steve says they have filled 1.2 million square feet of space under roof and there’s enough demand to …

Audio, Equipment, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, Tractor

#ONE17 Thoughts from the Alltech Idea Man

Jamie Johansen

I never turn down an opportunity to talk with Alltech founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. The 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show provided my most recent conversation with the idea man and naturally, we talked ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17) which is set for May 21-24 in Lexington, Kentucky. The event will “inspire farmers, ranchers, producers, …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Education, Events, NCBA, Video

Building a Better Tomato

Cindy Zimmerman

There’s a chemistry to the flavor of food but most growers simply aren’t set up for the intense process of studying and improving the tomatoes they grow, according to University of Florida horticultural science professor Harry Klee who has been researching the chemicals that contribute to tomato flavor. “Most everyone agrees there’s a huge problem with the commercial tomato and …

ASTA, Audio, Vegetables

National Stewardship Award Presented at #CattleCon17

Chuck Zimmerman

Congratulations go to Black Leg Ranch of McKenzie, ND. The ranch was named national 2016 winner of the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) for its commitment to protecting America’s natural resources in a flourishing operation. Jamie was on hand to talk with Jerry Doan, family member, about their operation. Dow Agrosciences, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and …

Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Environment, Sustainability, ZimmCast

Two Years of @CIRBdc Emerging Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

This is the second year of the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) Emerging Leaders Program and it was so popular last year that this year’s class is almost double in size. Jim Konstanty, PartnerRe, was a member of the first ELP class and we followed up with him this year to see how the program helped him. “It’s really …

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Meet @CIRBdc Crop Insurance Coalition Members

Cindy Zimmerman

The Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau coalition members have been instrumental in being a voice for the industry on Capitol Hill. Representatives from four of those coalition partners joined the CIRB annual meeting last week to talk about what they do to advocate for crop insurance. The panel included Ed Elfmann with the American Bankers Association; Kay Rentzel of the …

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Animal Agriculture Alliance Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Kelly Marshall

For three decades the Animal Agriculture Alliance has been working to unite the voices of all of animal ag to respond to anti-animal messaging. This year, on May 3-4, they’ll be celebrating that 30 year milestone at the 2017 Stakeholders Summit in Kansas City, Missouri with the message “Connect to Protect, Action Please.” “The consumer loves meat, milk and eggs. …

Ag Day, Animal Agriculture, Audio