Verdesian Life Sciences Acquires SFP

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Verdesian Life Sciences of Cary, North Carolina has announced the acquisition of Specialty Fertilizer Products (SFP), a Leawood, Kansas-based company focused on fertilizer efficiency products. According to Verdesian CEO J.J. Grow, joining forces with SFP will add more than 270 patent properties to the company’s portfolio. “SFP’s innovative fertilizer solutions are a natural fit with Verdesian’s expansive product offerings that …

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ResponsibleAg Board Meets & Elects Chair

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The ResponsibleAg Board of Directors held its first meeting this week at the offices of the Asmark Institute in Owensboro, Ky. During the meeting, directors elected Billy Pirkle, Senior Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Crop Production Services, as Chairman of the Board. Other officers elected were Pete Mutschler of CHS as Secretary and Scott Rawlins of Wilbur-Ellis as Treasurer. ResponsibleAg …

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GROWMARK Part of ResponsibleAg

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The first ResponsibleAg board of directors members were recently named and Rod Wells, manager of the plant food division of GROWMARK is one of nine. Rod says it’s important for GROWMARK to be involved in this non-profit organization designed to work with retailers ensuring best practices are in place providing a safe product to the consumer. “This is an industry …

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First ResponsibleAg Board of Directors Selected

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The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) today announced the selection of individuals to serve on the newly formed ResponsibleAg Board of Directors. The nine representatives include: – Alicia Duke, Director, Health and Safety, Simplot – Justin Gough, Director, Agricultural Products, LSB/El Dorado Chemical Company – Dave Ito, Manager, Human Resources & Regulatory Affairs, Lyman/Tremont Group – …

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Nominations Open for 2014 4R Advocate Program

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The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) recently launched the 2014 4R Advocate Awards Program. They are calling for entires from retailers wishing to highlight the exceptional nutrient stewardship practices of their grower customers. The program is in it’s third year and recognizes farmers who are protecting the environment, boosting profitability and benefiting society through nutrient stewardship practices based on the 4R’s. Use …

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Ferilizer Use Growing in Argentina

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Fertilizer use is on the rise in Argentina, which is a major contributor to increasing yields in that country. We found out more about that during the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress in Argentina. We visited Profertil, a joint venture with Canada’s Agrium and the nation’s largest fertilizer producer. “The use of fertilizer technology has improved a lot,” …

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Find Soil & Fertility Solutions at Calcium Products

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Exhibits large and small flooded the 2013 Farm Progress Show in Illinois last week. Calcium Products was one of those booths you could visit and quickly have all your soil and fertility questions answered. After talking with Craig Dick, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Calcium Products, I learned why they come to the largest out-door farm show and …

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New CEO for Calcium Products Inc.

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Calcium Products, Inc. has a new CEO. Mike Hogan has been named to succeed founder Larry Moore, who grew the business into one of the largest producers of pelletized limestone and gypsum in the world. Moore plans to stay on with the company in a consulting capacity. Hogan joins Calcium Products following a 24 year career with John Deere, where …

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Nitrogen Loss Stinks at AMS

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Everyone has experienced that nasty smell of a well-used porta potty on a hot day. Okay, so that’s what nitrogen loss smells like. Yuck. Kerry Overton with Koch Agronomic Services was the guy who treated unsuspecting visitors to his booth at the Ag Media Summit InfoExpo to the “here, smell this” experience. Gotta tell you, it was gross, but it …

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Investing in Illinois Soil’s Wealth

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“The wealth of Illinois is in her soil, and her strength lies in its intelligent development.” That quote was from one of the first presidents of the University of Illinois almost 200 years, but attendees of the recent Conservation Technology Information Center tour in Livingston County, Ill., heard it reiterated by Jean Payne, President of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical …

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