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Bayer CropScience brings ag issues to media

To say that David Hollinrake, vice president agricultural commercial operations marketing for Bayer CropScience, is optimistic about the future of agriculture is an understatement. The man is practically humming with excitement for the innovations on the horizon and what they mean for humanity. Hollinrake opened up the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum Feb. 25 in […]

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Commodity Classic Learning Center Session to feature cover crops

A panel of experts will offer insights on cover crop benefits and challenges at a learning center session hosted by DuPont Pioneer and the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) during the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio. The learning center session, “Cover Your Assets: Improve Productivity, Efficiency and Soil with Cover Crops,” will take place […]

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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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FMC Begins Second Annual Youth National Anthem Singing Contest

Philadelphia – March 1, 2013 – FMC Agricultural Products Group (APG) will host the second annual “Stand and Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest” beginning on March 1. The contest will provide agriculture students with the opportunity to showcase their musical talent for a chance to win scholarship prizes. “Last year, we had 170 qualified entrants, […]

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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 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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Sorghum producers can ensure against bad weather

The Climate Corporation, leading provider of weather insurance, today announced the launch of the first full-season weather insurance program for U.S. grain sorghum growers. Available for the 2012 crop year, Total Weather Insurance Sorghum 2012 represents a new, technology-enhanced approach to insurance that protects sorghum farmers against weather-related crop loss, providing them with unprecedented profit […]

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Study shows that atrazine benefits consumers

U.S. consumers and society benefit from atrazine and other triazine herbicides by up to $4.8 billion per year, due to increased yield as well as decreased producer costs and reduced soil erosion, according to new studies. In addition, the U.S. economy benefits from atrazine and other triazine herbicides by as much as $22 billion over […]

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