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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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Vilsack visits High Plains Journal booth

    Tom Vilsack visited the Commodity Classic trade show following the general session, where he gave the keynote address on Friday in Kissimmee, Fla.

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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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Learning session: Planning for a sucessful farm transition

One of the hardest conversations a child may have with their parent is about farm planning and a transition to who will take over the family farm. A learning center session March 1 at Commodity Classic featured panelists: Darren Frye, president and CEO, Water Street Solutions; Arlan Suderman, senior market analyst, Water Street Solutions; Brian […]

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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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Commodity group presidents featured at General Session

Presidents of the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Sorghum Producers had a frank discussion with moderator of the General Session Mark Mayfield about the sustainability of each of their commodities. Danny Murphy, president of the ASA said his organization has implemented protocols for sustainability. The […]

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Vilsack discusses USDA sequester principles

By Larry Dreiling Even though $700 million to $1 billion will be cut for the fiscal year 2013 budget of the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to sequestration, those cuts will be done as equitably as possible, according to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Speaking before the general session of the Commodity Classic March 1 […]

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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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National Sorghum Producers board meets

The National Sorghum Producers board met Feb. 27 at the Gaylord Plams in Orlando, Fla., at Commodity Classic. Board members reviewed financials, minutes, a couple of by-law changes and other clerical issues. Kelly Riney, NSP development director and Tim Lust, NSP CEO discussed the sorghum PAC fundraising activities, and Riney is excited with the progress […]

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