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Laura McNamara

Investing in 4-H is good business. With millions of 4-H youth and their families in rural communities, supporting 4-H is a powerful way to gain visibility and communicate your values to key customers, while giving youth the skills they need to enter today’s challenging workforce. Please consider a corporate or individual gift to support our mission and ensure that all …

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Laura McNamara

Western bean cutworm will return to Midwestern cornfields this summer. “It has established itself in Iowa; it will not go away,” says Marlin Rice, extension entomologist at Iowa State University. “It is a permanent resident of our corn now.” And with moths captured in Michigan and Ohio in 2007, it appears western bean cutworm is continuing its march east through …

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Laura McNamara

Mycogen Seeds announces the addition of four new hybrids to its sunflower lineup, with several protection options, including downy mildew and CLEARFIELD® resistance. “We are thrilled to offer these new hybrids in 2008, as they fit the needs of nearly all sunflower growers,” says Keith Porter, Marketing Specialist, Mycogen Seeds. “Because of our market versatility, a match can be made …

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Laura McNamara

Garst Seed Company, based in Slater, Iowa, recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 26 FFA students pursuing college degrees in the field of agriculture. Among this year’s recipients are future crop scientists, seed sales managers, farm broadcasters, marketing specialists and U.S. farmers. Garst committed $75,000 to the FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program in 2005 as part of its 75th anniversary celebration and …

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Laura McNamara

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved StandGuard(TM) Pour-on for fast-acting, continuous control of horn flies and lice in beef cattle of all ages. “The best news for producers is that this powerful pour-on enables them to work with their veterinarians to update and strengthen existing integrated pest-management programs.” Mycogen Seeds is excited to announce that it is introducing 58 …

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Chuck Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved a label change for Prowl H2O herbicide from BASF that allows growers to make applications to their citrus crops up to one day before harvest. The label change currently applies to all citrus-growing states except for California. The previous label prohibited application within 60 days of harvest. The Prowl H2O label now specifies …

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Chuck Zimmerman

Stratego Fungicide receives Section 3 label in soybeans – Growers have a new choice for managing soybean diseases, improving overall crop health and increasing yield potential. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a Section 3 label registration for use of Stratego® Fungicide on soybeans. Stratego is approved to control alternaria leaf spot, frogeye leaf spot, anthracnose, septoria brown …

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Chuck Zimmerman

Farm Journal Media announced a significant expansion of its senior management staff for the Company’s Internet division, AgWeb (www.AgWeb.com). Steven Slakis joins AgWeb as Senior Vice President and Managing Director. David Bergen joins AgWeb as Vice President Operations and Business Development, and Damon Popovich joins as AgWeb’s Site Manager. Syngenta announced today that Scholar and Graduate postharvest fungicides have been …

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Chuck Zimmerman

FMC Corporation announces today that Brigade 2EC insecticide/miticide has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for uses on additional crops to control a wide range of insect pests. Brigade 2EC initially received a label in 2006 for use in cotton; the product now has an approved FIFRA Section 3 federal label to include all former Capture 2EC uses. …

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Chuck Zimmerman

New Economic Impact Study of U.S. Ag Equipment Industry – $82 Billion a Year, 250,000 Jobs. From the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. FMC Corporation Acquires Exclusive Access to Sankyo Agro Fungicide. Under an agreement with Sankyo Agro, FMC has acquired the rights to develop, register, market, and sell both stand-alone and combination products containing simeconazole globally, except for several countries …

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