Cotton Council Chairman Optimistic about 2013

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite various weather challenges, 2012 was a good year overall for cotton production, especially where National Cotton Council Chairman Chuck Coley farms in Georgia, and he is optimistic about the year ahead. “We had an excellent crop in the Southeast, in fact we’re still ginning that crop,” Chuck told Southeast AgNet‘s Randall Weiseman. “We always wish the price is better …

Audio, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton, FMC

New Format for Beltwide Cotton in 2014

Cindy Zimmerman

Once upon a time, there were as many as 750 producers who attended Beltwide Cotton Conferences, but now it’s down to about 200 – so it’s time for a change. Producer/ginner Kenneth Hood of Mississippi has attended 32 Beltwides over the years and he was on the steering committee that made the decision on how to update the meeting for …

Audio, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton, FMC

Helping Rice Growers Manage Tough Weeds

Melissa Sandfort

During the 2012 Rice Outlook Conference, BASF Crop Protection and FMC Corporation announced that Command herbicide is now recommended for use in the Clearfield Production System for rice. Command herbicide adds value to growers by controlling tough grasses in rice production, which can rob growers of yield. Weed management in rice has become more challenging as weed species are developing …

Agribusiness, BASF, FMC, weed management

FMC Talks New Product Lines

Jamie Johansen

FMC Corporation shared new product lines during the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talks. Chuck talked with Bentley Curry, FMC Representative, about herbicides and harvest aids farmers can take advantage of in the fields. “This year we had the Authority line of products in combination with Authority XL, Authority MTZ. Probably the product that was best fitted for …

Agribusiness, Audio, Cotton, FMC, Harvest, NAFB

Corn Farmers Have Anthem Option

Cindy Zimmerman

After years of planning, research and development, FMC has finally received EPA registration on the new herbicide, Anthem for broad spectrum weed control. “What we’re really excited about is that it brings excellent control to the table of resistant weeds, whether it be trazine or glyphosate resistant,” said Roger Webster with FMC Corporation. “We’re seeing longer lasting control with this …

Audio, Corn, FMC, weed management

FMC Announces Contest Winner

Melissa Sandfort

FMC Agricultural Products Group announces Lexi Sistrunk from Oak Grove, La., as the grand prize winner in the “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Contest.” After two voting phases, Sistrunk will receive the grand prize of a $10,000 college scholarship. The three runners-up include: Allison Nohre from De Pere, Wis.; Jessica Smith from Picayune, Miss.; and Katie Wesler from Birmingham, Ala. …

Agribusiness, FMC

A Look Ahead at NAMA 2013

Chuck Zimmerman

The gavel has been passed and on January 1 Paul Redhage, FMC Agricultural Products, will be the new President of the National Agri-Marketing Association. During the NAMA Fall Conference I got to visit with Paul. Paul is looking forward to having fun in 2013 and says that the whole networking aspect of NAMA will mean we’ll all learn a lot …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, NAMA

FMC Announces Finalists in Anthem Contest

Melissa Sandfort

After receiving more than 155,000 votes in the “Stand and Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest,” FMC Agricultural Products Group (APG) announces the four finalists to continue on in the competition. Allison Nohre from De Pere, Wis.; Lexie Sistrunk from Oak Grove, La.; Jessica Smith from Picayune, Miss.; and Katie Wesler from Birmingham, Ala.; have been selected as finalists by popular …

Agribusiness, FMC

Kinze Has Tips for a Breakdown-Free Harvest

Chuck Zimmerman

This year’s drought has made it tough enough for farmers; the last thing they need is a breakdown or equipment failure when trying to get in what crop they can. Phil Jennings, the service manager at Kinze Manufacturing, reminded me at the recent Ag Media Summit that there are some basic items producers should be checking before they head out …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, FMC

FMC Launches “Meat and Greet” Road Tour

Chuck Zimmerman

Our friends at FMC are on the road with the Capture® LFR® Insecticide “Meat and Greet” Road Tour, a series of meeting events that are taking place at more than 20 retailer locations across the Midwest now through September 28. “We’ll be visiting retailers to talk with them and their growers about Capture LFR and the benefits of using Capture …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Corn, FMC