Precision Ag News 5/17/23

Cindy Zimmerman

  • The third annual Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo, powered by the CropLife Media Group™, the nation’s leading voice for the ag retail industry, in collaboration with the Global AgTech Initiative and AgriBusiness Global brands, is the must-attend event for those developing and deploying the latest ag technologies to advance agribusiness. Coming up soon, July 24-26 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Register today for early bird pricing through May 19.
  • Registration for the 2023 Golden Harvest Go for the Gold Challenge is open now through June 30, 2023. The contest recognizes farmers who achieve top yields with eligible Golden Harvest® soybeans during the 2023 growing season. The winning farmers will be awarded a trip to the 2024 Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas.
  • Vermeer announces the opening of a 312,000-ft2 state-of-the-art Global Parts Distribution Center to support the important work customers and dealers are performing around the world. Vermeer team members will package and ship parts worldwide from the facility, located on the grounds of the corporate headquarters. The Global Parts Distribution Center builds on a legacy of customer support, located at the end of the old runway where company founder Gary Vermeer once delivered parts to Vermeer customers by plane.
  • Syngenta Crop Protection and FMC Corporation announced an agreement to bring to market a breakthrough technology to control grass weeds in rice in Asia. The new active ingredient Tetflupyrolimet, discovered and developed by FMC with support from Syngenta for the development in rice, marks the first major herbicide with a novel mode of action in over three decades, promising relief to farmers challenged by weed resistance to existing herbicides.
  • Kubota Tractor Corporation and Crayola announced a renewed partnership building on the success of last year’s collaboration between the brands to show kids how teamwork can make a difference in their community. The new venture is inspired by Kubota’s NASCAR partners like Trackhouse Racing and ThorSport Racing and includes an immersive, interactive event touring Crayola’s family attractions; at-home crafts and coloring pages at and; and classroom activities and educational content.
  • The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has extended the deadline to May 26 for entrepreneurs to apply online for the 2024 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Now in its 10th year, this national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies developing innovative solutions to challenges faced by America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities.
  • NRCS is streamlining its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) to better help agricultural producers and private landowners conserve wetlands, productive farmlands and at-risk grasslands. NRCS is rolling out several improvements to this important program in response to feedback from producers, landowners and conservation partners. Specifically, NRCS is updating its processes around appraisals, land surveys, as well as certifying eligible entities who help NRCS and producers enroll land into easements.
  • John Deere debuts its 2024 model-year upgrades on its lineup of 3R- and 4-Series compact utility tractors. In addition, John Deere unveiled its latest 4-Series model, the 4075R Compact Utility Tractor, equipped to tackle jobs for customers in the commercial snow removal and large-property owner markets.
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