FMC’s Kasper to Retire, Coen Named Successor

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC has announced that U.S. Commercial Director, John Kasper, is retiring in June and Christina Coen, currently North America marketing director, will assume the role effective May 1. “We thank John for his years of service. He built key strategic relationships that drove outstanding results for the region. John has also been a mentor to many and set the bar …

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Managing Bollworms with Prevathon® Insect Control

Cindy Zimmerman

Research conducted at Texas A&M University has shown wide-spread bollworm/earworm resistance to the majority cotton and corn Bt technologies and that cotton bollworms have developed resistance to pyrethroids to some degree in most of Texas. One of the insecticides recommended for growers to manage cotton bollworm populations is FMC Prevathon. At the recent Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, we talked …

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AgGrad 30 Under 30 Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

Yesterday on National Ag Day, AgGrad announced winners of the first ever AgGrad 30 Under 30 Awards, a program created to celebrate the young professionals shaping the future of agriculture. Fourteen judges selected winners from peer and self nominations based on contributions in their career, community, and the industry at large. Winners will be featured on AgGrad’s social media channels …

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FMC Authority® Supreme Tackles Resistant Weeds

Cindy Zimmerman

Resistant weeds is a wide spread concern around the country and new FMC Authority® Supreme is helping farmers from the Midwest to the Mid-South take on the challenge. “Authority Supreme was a new product for 2018, we had a limited launch, limited quantities,” said FMC technical service manager Matthew Wiggins at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show last week in …

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Fighting Fescue Toxicity

Carrie Muehling

The decrease in productivity caused by fescue toxicosis has been estimated to cost U.S. beef producers more than $2 billion per year due to reduced growth and diminished reproductive efficiency. At the recent Cattle Industry Conference and NCBA Trade Show, Alltech territory manager Klair Hartzold talked to us about how Alltech is focusing on prevention. Listen to Jamie’s interview with …

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AMVAC Excited About Growing Portfolio

Cindy Zimmerman

American Vanguard Corporation, parent company to AMVAC Chemical Corporation, is celebrating 50 years in business this year and the future has never looked better. “We’re excited about the 2019 season as we continue to innovate around our existing product portfolio and add elements to our portfolio through recent acquisitions,” said Jim Lappin, AMVAC Crop Marketing Manager, Corn and Soybean Portfolio, …

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2019 Bayer AgVocacy at Commodity Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer had a lot going on at Commodity Classic this year. Kicking off with the pre-Classic AgVocacy Forum, Bayer had more experts than ever on a greater variety of topics since the integration with Monsanto last year. The Forum offered insights on trade, technology, the future of food and grower perspectives, as well as a chance to hear from Bayer …

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How Alltech is Helping Develop Careers

Carrie Muehling

Tyler Thomas first learned about the Alltech Career Development Program during the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and this year at #CattleCon19 he shared his testimony about the program and how it’s set him up for a future career in animal science. Listen to Jamie’s interview with Tyler here: 2019 Cattle Industry Convention Photo Album

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Why CRYSTALYX® is the Leading Brand of Supplements

Carrie Muehling

The CRYSTALYX® Brand has become a leader in supplements for the cow-calf industry for many reasons. The supplements are manufactured by Ridley Block Operations, a division of Ridley USA, with headquarters in Mankato, Minnesota and production facilities in South Dakota, Texas and Kentucky to allow for reliable, consistent distribution of CRYSTALYX® products. Nutritionist Jill Larson provides an overview of the …

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Alltech Spotlights Bio-Mos at #CattleCon19

Carrie Muehling

Bio-Mos® is a unique product derived from a special strain yeast using a proprietary process developed by Alltech, which is incorporated into animal diets to support overall animal performance. Effective during all phases of growth, Bio-Mos is designed to feed the gastrointestinal tract, thereby maximizing performance and profitability. We learned more about how Bio-Mos works as a replacement for antibiotics …

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