Author Archives | Holly Martin

USFRA gears up for launch of farming documentary

Four of the subjects of the new documentary, “Farmland,” about farming and ranching in a America, talked about their experience and why they felt it was important to share their story, during a Commodity Classic press conference. The documentary was made through the support of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. The organization has been working […]

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BASF, commodity organizations announce scholarship winners

BASF Crop Protection has teamed with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) to present 10 students with scholarships today during the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. The scholarships are to be awarded to students across the country who are pursuing degrees in […]

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USDA approves new Agrisure Duracade trait for Syngenta

Syngenta announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has fully deregulated Agrisure® DuracadeTM, enabling launch in the US for the 2014 planting season. Agrisure Duracade expresses a unique protein to control corn rootworm. It has a different mode of action to Syngenta’s existing Agrisure® RW trait. When combined these traits provide unmatched […]

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John Deere adds array of environmental sensors to Field Connect

OLATHE, Kansas (March 1, 2013) – Expanding on the John Deere Field Connect soil moisture monitoring system introduced last fall, John Deere will add new environmental sensors and features this spring to provide additional information to producers of all types of agricultural crops.   The new environmental sensors include: Weather Station, Rain Gauge, Temperature Sensor, Pyranometer, and […]

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DuPont announces new app for growers

Today’s farmer is connected in many ways. They have data from nearly every piece of equipment, every field and the list goes on. But once they have that data, what do they do with it. DuPont announced today at the Commodity Classic that they intend to help producers with that information and help them make […]

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New soybean trait promises growers more options in weed control

Soybean growers might just be looking forward to 2015 after an announcement at Commodity Classic this morning. MS Technologies and Bayer CropScience LLC announced plans to market a new soybean trait called Balance™ GT. The glyphosate and isoxaflutole toleranant trait offers growers more options in managing weeds in their field. MS Technologies and Bayer CropScience […]

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BASF partners with ASA, NCGA, NWF on scholarships

KISSIMMEE, FL, February 28, 2013 — The BASF Crop Protection business will team with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) to present 10 students with scholarships during the 2013 Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Florida. The scholarships will be awarded to students across the country […]

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Ag Issues Forum grower panel looks to future

The grower panel during Bayer CropScience’s Ag Issues Forum took on some tough issues this morning. They discussed the future of agriculture and how their roles play into it. Bill Horan, Rockwell City, Iowa, is COO of Horan BioProduction. His farm works in the nutraceutical industry. Eddie Adams raises cotton in sustainable production in Missouri. […]

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Food costs could rise with U.S. poultry and livestock relocation, reduction

Paying more for food may not be out of the question for consumers if regulations on the U.S. poultry and livestock sectors increase. In fact, consumers could pay up to $16.8 billion more annually for meat, milk and eggs if regulations are imposed on U.S. poultry and livestock farmers that raise input costs by 25 […]

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Ag youth national anthem singing contest offers $25,000 in scholarships

FMC Corporation announces its “Stand Up and Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest,” an opportunity for students in agriculture to showcase their patriotic singing skills for a chance to win scholarship prizes. Any member of a national agricultural student organization is invited to submit an audition video singing the National Anthem. Participants will have from March […]

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