DuPont & Sumitomo’s Global Seed-Applied Tech Agreement

DuPont and Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited announced a global agreement to collaborate on the development, registration and commercialization of seed-applied technologies for use in key crops around the world. DuPont and Sumitomo Chemical formed this collaboration out of a shared objective to accelerate development and commercialization of novel seed-applied technologies to improve early plant growth and yields. The global agreement …

FarmLead Launches GrainCents Cash Markets Advisory Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erica Camilo Connexa Communications for FarmLead erica@connexacommunications.com 610.639.5644 FarmLead Launches GrainCents Cash Markets Advisory Service Delivers More Value to Farmers by Providing Expert Advice on When to Make Grain Sales Chicago, IL, December 6, 2017 – FarmLead, North America’s largest and fastest growing online grain marketplace, today announced the launch of GrainCents, a digital subscription service …

2017 ASTA CSS and Seed Expo

Held each year in Chicago, CSS 2017 & Seed Expo is America’s largest seed industry convention with the latest information on seed treatment, plant breeding innovation, the agricultural economy forecast for 2018, emerging global disease threats and more. This virtual ag newsroom, courtesy of ASTA, includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print …

#FarmBill18 Listening Session in Missouri

The Missouri Farm Bureau hosted a listening session on the 2018 Farm Bill at Lake Ozark, Missouri this week featuring: – Ranking Member House Ag Committee, Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) – Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) – Chairman Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Chris Giancarlo – Former Congressman Kenny Hulshof – Retired Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation, Dr. Bob Young, – Senior …

SMART Farmer Lauren Arbogast

Lauren Arbogast is a city girl who married into the farm and found it so interesting that she started a blog about it. On her blog “Paint The Town Ag”, which has also become her Facebook and Twitter platform, Lauren shares photos of musings of life on the farm with her husband and two “mini farmer” sons. She became a …

Ethanol Report on Final 2018 RVOs

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2018 as scheduled on November 30, with relatively little change from the July proposal, keeping the statutory 15 billion gallon requirement for conventional renewable fuels like corn ethanol. While that is good news, there is disappointment with volumes decreased or flatlined for cellulosic …

White Paper Explores Opportunities for U.S. Ag in Cuba

Two leading advocates for normalizing trade with Cuba announced the release of a new white paper, Opportunities for U.S. Agriculture in Cuba: A White Paper, that examines how 16 farm states could benefit if the U.S. repeals longstanding restrictions on food sales to the island nation. The paper was produced by Cuba Trade Magazine and the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for …

Biofuels Industry Reaction to Final RVO Numbers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released today its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2018. The agency finalized a total renewable fuel volume of 19.29 billion gallons, including 4.29 billion advanced biofuel – a slight increase from the proposal – and 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel. The agency maintained the requirement for conventional renewable fuels …

Valagro Showcases Innovation at Biostimulants Congress

One of the gold sponsors at the 3rd Biostimulants World Congress in Miami this week is industry pioneer Valagro. The company is headquartered in Atessa, Italy with a product distribution network covering more than 80 countries, with a focus on California, Florida, and the Midwest in the United States. In this interview, Valagro USA country manager Mario Mastrangelo talks about …

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2017 Agricultural Retailers Association Conference

The Agricultural Retailers Association is celebrating 25 years of service to support sellers of seeds, nutrients, crop protection products, farm equipment, precision technology and agronomic services. The organization is holding its annual conference and expo November 28-30 in Phoenix. This virtual ag newsroom, courtesy of ARA, includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or …

SMART Dairy Farmers

This episode of the SMART farmer podcast comes from the 2017 World Dairy Expo where Jamie Johansen sat down with Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) to have him explain some of the many ways dairy producers are SMART farmers when it comes to efficiency and sustainability. NMPF was one of the founding members of the U.S. …

Kansas Farmer Testifies at Ag Technology Hearing

“Technology in Agriculture: Data-Driven Farming” was the topic of a hearing last week before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, & Data Security to examine the potential benefits of advancements in agricultural technology and the collection and utilization of data in farming. The only farmer to testify was Justin Knopf from Gypsum, Kansas, who talked about …

National Thanksgiving Turkey Presented to POTUS

National Turkey Federation Chairman Carl Wittenburg presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey named “Drumstick” to President Trump. The turkeys were raised with the involvement of 4-H members from Douglas County, Minnesota: Kodi Bundermann, Kayla Egenes, Katie Kent, Christina Kuismi, and Kerryn Lund under the supervision of the Wittenburgs. The names for the birds were suggested by school children through the Minnesota …

Survey Shows LibertyLink System Rates Highest With Growers

Results from an independent market research survey of growers in 21 states conducted by Kynetec have found that the LibertyLink® system by Bayer was the highest rated trait platform of the year. The study found that 97 percent of growers who planted LibertyLink this year rated it “good” to “excellent,” beating out both new and established platforms currently on the …

Biodiesel Sponsors Roll Call Energy Decoded Event

Roll Call Live, in partnership with CQ News, held an event in Washington D.C. this morning to provide insight into the latest developments in federal energy policy. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) was presenting sponsor for the “Energy Decoded” event which included a moderated discussion on the economic benefits of biodiesel and why this fuel is so important to the …