USDA RMA Administrator Updates #CIRB2019

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USDA Risk Management Agency administrator and Illinois farmer Martin Barbre attended the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) annual meeting this week to provide an update on his agency’s priorities. Barbre discussed a number of issues, including the Multi County Enterprise Unit, upcoming deadlines, a Farm Bill implementation listening session coming up February 26, disaster relief, and the Dairy Revenue …

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Ag Retailers Have Busy Week on the Hill

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The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) held its annual Board of Directors and Committee Meetings in Washington, D.C. this past week, which included an intense day of visits with Congressional representatives. ARA also presented its Legislator of the Year award to members of Congress who champion legislation important to the agricultural retail industry and this year the organization recognized Senators Chuck …

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BASF Presents Cotton Research Award

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Dr. Gaylon Morgan of Texas A&M University received the Outstanding Career Research for Cotton Agronomy Award at the 2019 Beltwide Cotton Conference. Morgan said he was honored by the recognition. “Everything that we do within my program, the end goal is to improve things for the farmer,” he said. “A lot of that is working with allied industry to bring …

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Tennessee Educator is Cotton Specialist of the Year

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Dr. Tyson Raper is the 2018 Beltwide Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year. Raper, who began in his current role in 2014, said he is extremely honored by the recognition and excited about the future of the cotton industry. “I think things are looking good,” said Raper. “We’re kind of on an upswing right now. Tough 2018 harvest season, but …

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WEDA Names 2018 Dealer of the Year

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The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) has presented its prestigious 2018 Merit Award to Harley Adams of Concordia Tractor, Inc. (CTI), as the 2018 Dealer of the Year. Pictured here, Wally Butler, (left) President of the Board of Directors, Western Equipment Dealers Association presents Adams with the award. As a true mark of excellence, the annual WEDA Dealer of the …

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AGCO Presents 13th Operator of the Year at ARA2018

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AGCO Corporation presented its 13th Annual Operator of the Year award to Jerry Born of Fairmount, North Dakota at the 2018 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo last week in Boca Raton, Fla. The award recognizes the value of the hard work professional applicators do caring for crops and customers across the country, as well as their involvement in …

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Night of Honors Winners

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Longtime good friends Don Wick and Mike Adams were inducted into the NAFB Hall of Fame this year. Adams and Wick served together as officers of NAFB, Wick was president in 1997 and Adams in 1999. Now they are friendly competitors as Mike this year started working for American Ag Network in North Dakota, while Don is president of Red …

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Precision Ag Bytes 8/15

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The PrecisionAg Awards of Excellence in the field of precision agriculture and farm technology were presented at the recent InfoAg Conference in St. Louis, MO. The awards are sponsored by the PrecisionAg Institute and presented every summer to individuals doing exceptional work in four distinct categories: Crop Adviser/Entrepreneur, Educator/Researcher, Farmer, and Legacy. Click here for a list of current and …

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Alltech Founder Honored by Irish-U.S. Business Group

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Alltech founder, the late Dr. Pearse Lyons was honored on the 4th of July with the Kennedy-Lemass Medal by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland. The award honors U.S. leaders of Irish heritage who have helped to strengthen the Irish-U.S. relationship. Pictured with the award here are Dr. Lyons’ wife Deirdre and son Mark. Chamber president Barry O’Sullivan described Dr. …

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