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Precision Ag News 11/17

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  • The Association of Equipment Manufacturers inducted Bryn Fosburgh, senior vice president of Trimble, into its Hall of Fame for a broad range of contributions in developing and advancing technologies that support the construction and agriculture industries worldwide. The AEM Hall of Fame recognizes the pioneers whose inventions, ideas, leadership and courage have contributed to the industry and our community’s quality of life. The award was presented to Fosburgh at AEM’s Annual Conference in Phoenix on November 12.
  • Dryland Genetics continues their expansion, appointing John Manuel as their new Chief Commercial Officer.
  • Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC and Sean Rittinger of Stoutsville Seed Shed of Stoutsville, Ohio announced a new dealership agreement to serve farmers in South Central Ohio.
  • The 2022 lineup of Brevant® brand Enlist E3® soybeans offers new genetics from Corteva Agriscience, proven performance and improved agronomics. This year, Corteva Agriscience is launching the next generation of Enlist E3 soybean varieties, with Brevant seeds bringing them to market through ag retail. These soybeans feature the Enlist E3 trait with Corteva Agriscience germplasm and promise to help boost agronomic performance for farmers while providing retailers with a new and differentiated product.
  • Grower groups are expressing frustration that EPA recently did not use “the best available science and data,” as is required by law, in its endangered species biological evaluations (BE) for glyphosate, atrazine, and simazine released November 12. As a result, EPA’s final BEs for these chemistries vastly inflate the number of species and habitats found likely to be adversely affected. The American Soybean Association and American Farm Bureau Federation have sought to provide the EPA with better, real-world data sources, including in comments on the draft biological evaluations — comments that EPA opted not to incorporate into the final BE.
  • AgriThority® expands the U.S. team with the additions of a product development and regulatory senior manager and a project and market analyst. The LATAM team also adds a business development and sales lead. Solito Sumulong brings more than 20 years of experience to his role as Product Development and Regulatory Senior Manager at AgriThority®. AgriThority also welcomes two others: Horacio Buscaglia as business development & sales lead, LATAM, and Chase Beisly as project and market analyst.
  • Several national agriculture and business organizations have announced their support for U.S. Senator Deb Fischer’s (R-Neb.) Precision Agriculture Loan Act. Sen. Fischer, who is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, introduced the bipartisan legislation in September.
  • Heliae® Agriculture announced that its flagship product, PhycoTerra® soil microbial food, has been approved for use in Mexico. PhycoTerra® is an intricately balanced formula sourced from nature, specifically produced to feed the active and dormant beneficial microbes already native in soil.
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