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 …

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 …

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2017 NAFB Convention

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) held its 74th annual convention November 8-10 in Kansas City. The fast-paced agenda included talks from biotech defender Dr. Kevin Folta and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett, an appearance by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and the annual Trade Talk featuring over 100 agribusiness companies and organizations. This virtual ag newsroom is courtesy of …

Bayer Showcase Plot Tour – Lubbock, TX

Bayer CropScience held a Showcase Plot Tour in Lubbock, TX at their new Cotton Breeding Station. It was a rainy day so the presentations were held inside. However, there are lots of photos that include some from a tour of the new facility. Also, available are interviews with presenters and other Bayer representatives. Photos: 2017 Bayer Showcase Plot Tour – …

New Ag International will host 3rd Biostimulants World Congress in Miami, 27-30 November 2017

The 3rd World Congress on Biostimulants in Agriculture is an international scientific and technical congress to review the latest knowledge on these products, which are increasingly used in crop production around the world. A panel of prestigious international speakers will discuss the impact of Biostimulants on Plant Nutrition, Abiotic Stresses, Plant Growth and Development, as well as the various aspects …

Agricultural Export Coalition Calls for Increased Federal Funding for Export Programs

More than 120 members of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports are urging leaders of the House Committee on Agriculture to increase funding for USDA export programs in the new farm bill to generate additional demand for U.S. farm products in an increasingly competitive global market. In a Sept. 19, 2017 letter to Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX), and …

2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog

The 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog takes place in Monheim, Germany this week. Welcoming everyone to the first panel discussion in this photo is Beth Roden, Head of Communication, Crop Science, a division of Bayer. During the week you will find a growing amount of digital content for your use that includes panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, video and of …

GROWMARK Hosts FS Simulator Media Event

GROWMARK’s new FS applicator simulator was showcased for media this week in Bloomington, IL. The simulator was created as a training module for FS System operators to practice, study, and enhance their ability, knowledge, and safety skills. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast.

SMART Farmer Robb Fraley

Robb Fraley isn’t our typical SMART Farmer, but after growing up on a small Illinois farm, his work has helped farmers around the world produce food more sustainably with science and technology that has helped increase yields by decreasing threats to crops. That technology is genetic modification of plants, creating GMO crops that are resistance to insects and disease, able …

John Deere at 2017 FPS

John Deere green was hard to miss as you walked the roads of the 2017 Farm Progress Show. Not only did they have the latest in their lineup on display, they took it one step further this year and let attendees get behind the wheels of their newest Gator models. The Ride & Drive area opened early one more for …

StollerUSA Introduces Fortified Stimulate Yield Enhancer Plus

During the 2017 Farm Progress Show StollerUSA held a press conference to introduce new Fortified Stimulate Yield Enhancer Plus. Presenting was Robb Jerek, Stoller Market Development Agronomist. Fortified Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus contains a proprietary blend of bio-identical growth regulating hormones that enable optimal yield production. The optimized and stable, patent-pending formulation allows the active ingredients to remain effective, promoting …

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2017 Farm Progress Show

Farm Progress Show is our nation’s largest outdoor farm event hosting nearly 600 exhibitors displaying new farm equipment, tractors, combines and farm equipment, along with seed and crop protection products and other farm supplies and services. Our coverage of this year’s show is supported by John Deere, Bayer and GROWMARK, Inc. This virtual newsroom includes links to photos, audio, and …