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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack opens the General Session of 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, TX, Feb. 28.

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Borlaug: Technology will open up possibilities in ag

The Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum annually brings together industry leaders and professionals to open up a dialogue on the future possibilities for the agricultural industry. One of whom learned from a young age the lesson that technological breakthroughs in agriculture play a key role in the success of farm families around the world. Julie […]

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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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Sounds of success – Jay Lynch

The sounds of success from Nashville feature takes a moment to address challenges in the agriculture industry that producers are facing now, or will be facing in the future.

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Commodity Classic organizations outline 2012 farm bill priorities

The following statement on the 2012 farm bill was released today by National Corn Growers Association President Garry Niemeyer, a corn grower from Auburn, Ill.; National Association of Wheat Growers President Wayne Hurst, a wheat producer from Burley, Idaho; American Soybean Association President Steve Wellman, soybean farmer from Syracuse, Neb.; and National Sorghum Producers Chairman […]

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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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Vilsack seeks estate tax change

By Larry Dreiling U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack wants to change federal estate tax laws in order to create a new generation of farmers. Speaking before the general session of the 2012 Commodity Classic at Nashville, Tenn., Vilsack said beginning farmers not only need better access to credit to get their operations under way, […]

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Growers can manage markets via smartphones

Growers Edge has released a free app for iPhone and Android smartphones to access many of the free services of Growers-edge.com. The Growers Edge apps allow farmers to use their smartphones to locate their best net cash prices, view weather and track their profit management accounts within growers-edge.com. Farmers also have the flexibility of being in […]

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