Wisconsin Sends Cheese to Houston

Driven by online conversations shortly after Hurricane Harvey, The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) coordinated a state-wide effort with Wisconsin cheesemakers to send almost 20,000 pounds of cheese to Houston to provide nutritious food for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. On Friday, September 1, WMMB employees, cheese company employees and dairy farmers, packed a delivery truck in Madison with over …

Mid-Missouri Energy Goes John Deere Green

Mid-Missouri Energy (MME) in Malta Bend, Missouri is home to a new piece of equipment that has helped make the grounds around the ethanol plant a little greener. MME General Manager Chris Wilson won the John Deere ZTrak Z925M Flex Fuel commercial mower during a raffle at the Renewable Fuels Association 2017 National Ethanol Conference. The E85 used in the …

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 …

GROWMARK FS at 2017 FPS

GROWMARK and the FS System are the official agronomy and fuel suppliers for the Farm Progress Show every year, providing the inputs to grow the crops for the field demonstrations and fueling all of the vehicles and machinery on site with Dieselex Gold. This year the cooperative also helped celebrate the success of Illinois’ Nutrient Loss Reduction strategy and were …

Bayer and 4-H Launch Science Matters

Opening day of the Farm Progress Show, Bayer and the National 4-H Council announced a new partnership for future innovators in science and technology to help feed a growing population. The nationwide collaboration, Science Matters, is designed to address the need for an enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by planting a love of scientific exploration in young …

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 …

Verdesian Life Sciences Introduces FlexConnect™

At the 2017 Farm Progress Show, Verdesian Life Sciences introduced FlexConnect™, the first closed transfer system for soybean inoculants. Combined with a mixing port, FlexConnect enables applicators to handle and mix inoculants of any volume straight from the packaging, without transferring to a separate tank. This saves applicators time and money by minimizing the waste normally associated with inoculant mixing. …

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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 …

Harvey Hits Texas Agriculture

Rescuing people trapped in flood waters continues to be the number one priority in Texas but it’s clear that Hurricane Harvey has hit agriculture hard. Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller says cotton farmers who were looking at a bumper crop this year were especially hard hit. “Best estimate so far is about a 150 million dollar loss for the …

Missouri Rice Council Field Day

The Missouri Rice Council hosted their annual Rice Field Day August 24, at the Rice Research Farm in Campbell, Missouri. Research personnel from Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri Fisher Delta Research Center were on hand to provide area farmers a chance to see and learn about recent developments in rice research and other agricultural related topics. …

NFU Announces Biofuels Initiative

National Farmers Union (NFU) has announced an initiative “to advance federal policies that support homegrown and home-produced renewable energy sources.” The effort follows a special order of business that was passed by delegates to the NFU 115th Anniversary Convention in March supporting expanded markets for higher blends of ethanol, like E30, and advanced biofuels. NFU’s initiative is supported by all …

GROWMARK Annual Meeting

The 2017 GROWMARK annual business meeting was held August 23-24 in Chicago, IL. The meeting included the business of the cooperative organization and an Agribusiness Symposium featuring motivational and educational speakers. This virtual newsroom includes links to photos, audio, and video from the conference. All content posted here is available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. …

GROWMARK and COFCO Announce Grain Partnership

A new grain partnership was created on Friday between agricultural cooperative GROWMARK, Inc. and global supply chain agribusiness COFCO International Limited (CIL) providing a direct link from farmers in the Midwest to the global marketplace, and China in particular. The partnership includes joint ownership and operation of the barge, truck, and rail terminal at Cahokia, Ill., with frontage on the …

Feed A Bee Plantings for Honey Bee Day

The Bayer Bee Care program launched the grant initiative, Feed a Bee in 2015 with a goal of planting 50 million flowers. They’ve now distributed more than 3 billion wildflower seeds and the organization is moving forward with a grander goal- to facilitate forage plantings or enhancements in every state by the end of 2018. August 19th is National Honey …

Secretary Perdue in Florida

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited the Citrus Expo in Fort Myers, Florida this week to learn more about citrus greening and hold a farm bill listening session with Congressman Tom Rooney of the local district. During a very brief press gaggle, Perdue and Rooney answered questions from the press, including when he expects to have a full USDA confirmed …