FMC Introduces New Tool to Combat Resistant Weeds

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FMC Agricultural Solutions introduces a new tool to combat resistant weeds, Authority® Supreme herbicide. And just in time for the 2018 growing season. The U.S. EPA and Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency have granted registration in soybeans, sunflowers and dry field peas. Authority Supreme herbicide provides two effective sites of action to combat some of the toughest resistant weeds. The …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, Farm Gin Show, FMC, Herbicide

Transparency Key for Ag Data

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As more and more equipment will gather information for its farmer customers, John Deere is taking that data and the questions about privacy that go along with it very seriously. “Data is becoming increasingly important for our customers. If you look over the past five years, data has really become a prominent part of the conversation, because customers understand how …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, data, Equipment, John Deere

DowDuPont™ Ag Division to Become Corteva Agriscience™

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The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ will someday become a stand-alone company under restructuring and the name was revealed during last week’s Commodity Classic to be Corteva Agriscience™ (kohr-‘teh-vah), which is derived from a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature.” Vice President of Public Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer Krysta Harden said during the general session that it took months …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, DowDuPont

USFRA Launches engAGe App to Help Advocate Online

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In in a proactive effort to bring farmers and ranchers into the mainstream conversation about food and ag-related issues, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA) has launched engAGe – a new app to give farmers, ranchers and advocates a turnkey tool in sharing their story on social media. This platform allows users to easily stay abreast of current news in …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Apps, Audio, Commodity Classic, USFRA

Soybean Leader Hoping to Replace Bill Northey

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Now that Bill Northey is officially heading to his new job at USDA, Iowa soybean farmer Ray Gaesser can now officially get on with his campaign to be the next Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Last week at Commodity Classic, the former American Soybean Association (ASA) president from Corning, Iowa received the organization’s Distinguished Leadership Award for his years of service …

ASA, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Soybean

Farmers Slightly Optimistic About 2018

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After a couple of tough years, farmers attending this year’s Commodity Classic in Anaheim were hopeful of better days ahead when it comes to the economics of their operations. “I think what we’re hearing here is some slight optimism,” said Tom Sloma, Jr., Senior Vice President of Financial Services at Farm Credit Mid-America. “The last three years have been a …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Farm Credit

AMVAC Plans for Growth

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AMVAC is working to bring more solutions for farmers to the market. While consolidation continues within the agriculture industry, many larger companies are focused on finding new active ingredients. But AMVAC is concentrating on existing products that can continue to bring value to its farmer customers. “They want to make a crop. They want to make a yield. They want …

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Welcome to ‘The New FMC’

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FMC is now the fourth largest chemical producer in the world after its purchase of assets from DuPont back in November. That gives the company a much larger reach globally, and particularly in the United States, said John Kasper, U.S. Commercial Director for FMC. “It is the new FMC. We’re much larger. We’re on a wider range of crops and …

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Delaro Fungicide Shows Yield Advantage in Corn, Soybeans

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Bayer has released results from 500 DelaroTM field trials which took place in 20 states. Across two years of trials, Delaro averaged a 12 to 18 bushel-per-acre increase in corn and a four to five bushel-per-acre increase in soybeans compared to an untreated check. In these trials, Delaro had a 90 percent win rate over the untreated check. The recent …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Corn, Fungicide, Soybean, Video

Corn Growers Care About RINs

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The vast majority of people know nothing and care less about Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs, the multi-digit code created under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as a way to encourage refiners to blend more biofuels. But corn farmers both know and care what RINS are and why they are important. As U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue took questions …

Audio, Biofuels, Commodity Classic, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA, USDA