EPA Announces New Dicamba Rules

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The Environmental Protection Agency has announced new requirements for the use of dicamba formulations “over the top” to further minimize the potential for drift when applying to dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. EPA worked worked with impacted states and land-grant universities, as well as Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures that will allow farmers to make informed choices for seed purchases …

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No Hurricane Damage Included in New Crop Report

Cindy Zimmerman

Two hurricanes in the past two weeks mean that the September Crop Production report is already a bit out of date. Rainfall from Hurricane Harvey caused flooding in parts of southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana, impacting data collection activities for the September report, so NASS will collect harvested acreage information in both states for a number of crops in preparation …

Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybean, USDA

Arkansas Urged to Consider Impact of Dicamba Ban

Cindy Zimmerman

The Arkansas State Plant Board is considering recommendations for dicamba use in the 2018 growing season that Monsanto calls “unwarranted” and BASF considers to be a “rush to judgement.” On August 24, the state’s Dicamba Task Force voted to recommend a cutoff date of April 15 next year for the use of all dicamba products, including Monsanto’s XtendiMax and BASF’s …

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Achieve Your Personal Best Yields with Bayer’s Delaro™

Jamie Johansen

Bayer understands the need for chemistry that covers a broad range of environmental conditions. They also know the best way to do that is with a product that has two modes of action focused on advanced formulas with unique movement the entire growing season. We spoke with Bayer’s Dr. Randy Myers during the 2017 Farm Progress Show who provided us …

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Credenz Soybeans Launch New Varieties for 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

Soybean growers visiting the Farm Progress Show this week got the news that Bayer is introducing 15 new Credenz® variety options to fight against key agronomic issues in 2018. The new Credenz® varieties include LibertyLink® traits and feature Bayer smart genetics. In addition, six new Balance® GT varieties have been developed for maturity groups 2.1 to 4.1. Upon approval, the …

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Stoller Fortified Stimulate Yield Enhancer Plus

Cindy Zimmerman

At the Farm Progress Show Tuesday, StollerUSA launched its new Fortified Stimulate Yield Enhancer Plus for the 2018 growing season. During a press conference at the show, Stoller Market Development Agronomist Rob Jerek explained that the product contains a proprietary blend of four bio-identical growth-regulating hormones for optimal yield production. “These hormones are naturally in the (soybean) plant,” said Jarek, …

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Soybeans Hit the Road with Goodyear

Kelly Marshall

The United Soybean Board (USB) and Goodyear made an exciting announcement at the Farm Progress Show yesterday.  Together they are introducing the new Assurance Weather ready tire, made possible with soybean oil. “The launch of new, innovative products to meet the ever increasing demands of our customers allows us to showcase our latest technology developments and that leads me to …

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SMART Farmer Anne Meis

Cindy Zimmerman

Anne Meis is a family farmer from Elgin, Nebraska who raises corn, soybeans, and beef with her husband Jim, and serves on the boards of the Nebraska Soybean Board and the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). In this SMART farmer podcast episode, she talks about the importance of technology such as genetically modified crops for smart farmers. She also …

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Nebraska Corn & Soy Grows Future Leaders

Kelly Marshall

Lori Luebbe, Executive Director for the Nebraska Soybean Association, attended the 2017 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange with agriculture students participating in the Nebraska Corn & Soy Ambassador Program. The program is a co-sponsored partnership that reaches out to agriculture majors from the University of Nebraska to show them different aspects of the soy and corn checkoff organizations and teach …

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USDA Making the Most of Tax and Checkoff Dollars

Kelly Marshall

Michele Kennedy Kouadio works with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Services, specifically interacting with the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and watching how the organization uses tax payer dollars to promote exports around the world. Kouadio also helps create a better understanding of U.S. soy for international customers and helps growers here diversify soybeans to meet demands, so …

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