#Harvest18 Reminders from ASTA

As #Harvest18 gets into full swing, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) reminds farmers about the importance of taking precautions to keep any treated seed from entering the grain supply. ASTA and other stakeholder groups have developed resources to assist those involved in the process of treating, handling, transporting, or planting treated seeds, which can be found on the Guide …

Bayer Future of Farming Dialogue 2018

Joined by farming stakeholders, academia, NGOs and industry experts from around the globe, Bayer outlined its vision for the future of agriculture at the 2018 Future of Farming Dialogue, reaffirming its commitment to innovation, sustainability and digital transformation to help ensure the world’s rapidly growing population can be fed without starving the planet. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to …

BASF Celebrate Cotton 2018

The annual Celebrate Cotton Texas Tech football game provided the perfect opportunity for BASF to show off its branded BASF Seed Innovation Center Attendees were provided with tours that included both the Trait Development Building and the BASF Crop Analytics laboratory. After the tours media were able to meet with BASF leadership for one on one interviews. Then it was …

USDA Expands Crop Forecast from Last Month

The 2018 corn, soybean, and cotton crops are all forecast to be two percent larger than USDA predicted in August, in the latest crop production report issued Wednesday. The new World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates also calls for larger production, increased domestic use, greater exports, and higher ending stocks for corn. Feed and residual use and export demand projections …

ZimmCast 597 – The Next Generation on the Farm

This week the ZimmCast, sponsored by GROWMARK, will focus on the next generation on the farm. The last in the series of three Bayer Grower Panels during the Farm Progress Show focused on “Preparing for the next generation of ag – on and off the farm.” Moderated by Pam Fretwell, the panelists included Bob Arndt, Wisconsin farmer; Jill Bramble, National …

Farmers for Free Trade Expands Coalition

Over 80 of the nation’s leading trade associations representing thousands of businesses and workers today announced the formation of Americans for Free Trade a multi-industry coalition aimed at opposing tariffs and highlighting the benefits of international trade to the U.S. economy. This new coalition will immediately join Farmers for Free Trade, the coalition backed by the nation’s largest ag commodity …

USFRA Keeping Agriculture EngAGed

U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) chairman Brad Greenway and new CEO Erin Fiztgerald had the opportunity to spend some time at the Farm Progress Show and highlight “Honoring the Harvest,” which elevates stewardship and sustainability on today’s farms and ranches. In this interview, Greenway also talks about USFRA’s EngAGe App, which helps farmers and ranchers keep up with current …

Ag Secretary Gives RFS Progress Update

Speaking with reporters this week in Washington, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue provided an update on what is being done to resolve issues surrounding the Renewable Fuels Standard. “We’re working feverishly to resolve the RFS issue,” said Perdue, who added that he has been working with EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler on a proposal to present to President Trump, who is …

A ZimmCast on GROWMARK

This week the ZimmCast, sponsored by GROWMARK, will feature interviews from the GROWMARK Annual Meeting. Carrie Muehling interviewed GROWMARK CEO Jim Spradlin about the company’s new strategy, based on the acronym ‘GROW’ which is not just focused on getting bigger. It’s focused on getting better. She also interviewed Illinois farmer Rick Nelson who has served on the GROWMARK board for 28 years …

ASTA Outlines Seed Industry Priorities for Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee is holding its first public meeting today in Washington and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) has notified committee members of key provisions important to the seed industry within the legislation. In a recent letter to Conferees, ASTA highlighted priorities within the Conservation, Trade, Research, Horticulture and Crop Insurance titles. In the Trade title, …

BASF Louisiana Field Day

BASF held a field day at the Northeast Research Station, St. Josep, LA to provide an update on the new BASF business as well as a focus on Stoneville and Credenz varieties. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2018 BASF Field Day – …

2018 Farm Progress Show

The 2018 Farm Progress Show is being held August 28-30 in Boone, Iowa. One of the largest gatherings of producers and manufacturers, it allows the latest technology to be showcased and the opportunity to interact and learn about opportunities that can help producers learn about solutions to help their own operation. Highlighted companies at the show this year are AMVAC, …

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Bayer at the 2018 Farm Progress Show

Bayer was in the spotlight at 2018 Farm Progress Show as a brand new company with the acquisition of Monsanto. Farmers and media were able to learn more about how Bayer is moving forward and “Growing Stronger Together” with the agricultural community. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or …

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AMVAC at the 2018 Farm Progress Show

AMVAC Chemical had plenty of news for growers attending the 2018 Farm Progress Show, including the Buy 2 Get 3 offer and demonstration of the SIMPAS system. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos AMVAC at the 2018 Farm Progress Show Audio AMVAC Launches …

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John Deere at the 2018 Farm Progress Show

John Deere introduced a number of new products at the 2018 Farm Progress Show, including precision technology, rotary cutters, tractor updates, tillage models, and forage harvesters. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos John Deere at the 2018 Farm Progress Show News Releases John …