Clariant and Eastman Announce Agrochemical Collaboration

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Eastman Chemical Company, a global advanced materials and specialty additives company, have announced an agreement for the distribution of a new solvent for the agriculture industry. TamiSolve NxG was developed for the global plant protection sector, for use in plant growth regulators, biological control agents, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. Under this exclusive …

Conaway Pleased with Final Farm Bill

Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill is a “big deal for rural America” and for House Agriculture Committee chairman Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), who loses his chairmanship next month when the Democrats take the majority in the House. After the House voted 386-47 to pass the conference report and send the bill to the president, Conaway released a video talking …

Ethanol Interests Testify on Proposed Fuels Act

Ethanol stakeholder groups testified Tuesday at a House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee hearing to review a discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act, which would effectively repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Among those who testified: Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper- Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor – Texas farmer and National Corn Growers Association …

Concordia Tractor CEO Selected as 2018 Dealer of the Year

The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) is honored to present the prestigious Merit Award to Harley Adams of Concordia Tractor, Inc. (CTI), as the 2018 Dealer of the Year. Celebrating Exceptional Performance and Outstanding Customer Service As a true mark of excellence, the annual WEDA Dealer of the Year award recognizes exceptional performance and outstanding community service that is an …

Presidion Ag Announces Another Patent Allowance

Presidion Ag is pleased to announce that the Technology supporting their Product Phosgain™ licensed to Presidion Ag for sales in the United States market, has received notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark office. Phosgain makes Phosphate more available to the plant through a high level of ion exchange capacity and is a highly concentrated formula with …

BASF at 2018 ASTACSS

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos BASF at ASTACSS18 photo album Audio interviews BASF Launches Vault® IP Plus and Obvius® Plus – Jeremiah Mullock discusses ILeVO- BASF Looks Forward to 2019 Growing Season – BASF Products Fight Soybean Disease – Jason Wistehuff discusses Credenz …

Bayer at 2018 ASTACSS

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos Bayer at ASTACSS18 photo album Audio interviews Greg Ginisty, Product Manager, SeedGrowth – Brent Craig, Seed Applied Solutions Marketing, NemaStrike – Kelli Brown, N.A. Seed Applied Solutions Product Manager, NemaStrike – Bayer Opens 2018 Seed Expo – Bill …

ZimmCast 604 – ARA Conference & Expo

This ZimmCast comes from the recent Agricultural Retailers Association annual conference and expo in Boca Raton, FL. It features interviews with ARA’s Director of Communications and Marketing Melisa Augusto and FMC’s North America Marketing Director. Melisa talks about her job and how she will be supporting the efforts of ARA’s new strategic planning initiative. She also offers some advice for …

CropTrak Continues Expansion

CropTrak, a leading global SaaS platform utilized by Agribusiness and Food Companies for compliance data capture and reporting, announced the hire of Stewart Dainty as Director, Key Accounts. Stewart is based out of Des Moines, Iowa. Born and raised in the great state of Iowa, he brings 25 years of agricultural industry experience in data and engineering analytics technology to …

2018 ASTA CSS and Seed Expo

Held each year in Chicago, the 2018 ASTA CSS and Seed Expo is America’s largest seed industry convention with the latest information on seed treatment, plant breeding innovation, the agricultural economy forecast for 2019, emerging global disease threats and more. This year’s meeting was held December 3-6. Major sponsors at the event include Bayer and BASF. This virtual ag newsroom includes …

EPA Finalizes RFS Renewable Fuel Volumes

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the finalized rule for required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2019, and biomass-based diesel for 2020. The key elements of the final rule include maintaining the “conventional” renewable fuel volumes, primarily met by corn ethanol, at the current 15-billion gallon level set by Congress for 2019; increasing …

GROWMARK Recognized by HIRE Vets Medallion Program

GROWMARK is a 2018 recipient of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award from the Department of Labor. The award goes to employers that have done a successful job of recruiting and supporting the veterans on their workforce. GROWMARK’s application included ways the company attracts and supports veterans, like having an internal military support group and military friendly leave policies. …

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2018 ARA Conference & Expo

The 2018 ARA Conference & Expo takes place in Boca Raton, FL this year. Agricultural retailers are gathered for professional development and industry recognition in addition to some outstanding speakers. Photos 2018 ARA Conference & Expo Photo Album Audio Welcome to #ARA2018 – Trade is Hot Topic at #ARA2018 – Daren Coppock, ARA President/CEO, Annual Report – Chuck Magro, Nutrien …

Driving Ethanol Performance Value

Growth Energy is celebrating ten years of advocating for ethanol since it was created in 2008. This edition of the Driving Ethanol podcast is the second in a series of three focusing on a decade of accomplishments for the organization. This episode reflects on how Growth Energy has proven ethanol’s performance value through the high profile American Ethanol partnership with …

Ethanol Report from 2018 NAFB Convention

The new president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) met with farm broadcasters from around the country recently at the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk. While Geoff Cooper has been with RFA since 2008, it was the first time he had the opportunity to talk with the ag media as CEO. Among the topics he …