Study Shows Foreign Competitors Increase Investment In Developing Ag Exports While U.S. Lags Behind

The latest analysis of foreign export promotion program investment shows that several competing countries and the European Union spent close to $1 billion in public funds on agricultural export promotion in 2016, outspending the United States 4 to 1. That is an increase of 70 percent in real competitive public spending since 2011*. U.S. public funding for the two largest …

Cold Tolerant Berseem Clover Provides Frost Seeding Option

Frosty Berseem Clover can survive temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit Extended growing seasons, higher yields, increased establishment rates and convenience are just a few of the benefits farmers and ranchers can take advantage of when implementing frost seeding into their hay and pasture systems, says Jerry Hall, director of research for Grassland Oregon. “Frost seeding is the broadcasting …

FarmLead Launches GrainCents Cash Markets Advisory Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 that provides specific recommendations to North American farmers on …

FarmLead Adds Price Discovery to Online Grain Marketplace

Delivers More Value to Farmers by Providing Free, Time-Saving Information at the Point of Sale FarmLead, North America’s largest and fastest growing online grain marketplace today announced the launch of its newest feature, Price Discovery. Price Discovery provides an accurate, comprehensive view of historical and future grain price trends specific to the user’s geography, empowering farmers to make the smartest …

Ag’s Most Energetic Event Returns to Calgary

December 5-7, 2017 – The Farm Forum Event takes over Calgary’s Telus Convention Centre The FARM FORUM EVENT, a unique experience for innovative farmers and their trusted advisors, hosted by AGRI-TREND®, returns to the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. The FARM FORUM EVENT brings over 1,000 attendees together to see the latest innovations, learn from top experts from the world’s leading …

American Lamb Urges Consumers to “Feed Your Adventurous Side” in Bold New Campaign

Denver, Colo. – The American Lamb Board (ALB) announces the launch of “Feed Your Adventurous Side,” a consumer campaign representing the spirit of today’s lamb industry. It takes lamb beyond its traditional use at holidays to a bold exploration of flavor and adventure. Research conducted for the American Lamb Board shows an opportunity to position lamb as offering unique and …

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New ImpactZ™ Herbicide from AMVAC® Receives Federal Registration for Corn

AMVAC Chemical Corporation today announced its new broad spectrum, low use rate corn herbicide, ImpactZ, has received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ImpactZ herbicide will give growers a new safe and flexible solution for control of tough broadleaf and grass weeds – including glyphosate resistant species – in corn. ImpactZ herbicide is registered for use in …

Farmers Edge and Planet Partner to Change Global Agriculture Using Daily Satellite Imagery and Real-Time Big Data Insights

Landmark deal delivers Planet’s global daily imagery directly to Farmers Edge users, enabling growers to improve crop yields, quickly react to crop stress and boost profitability Farmers Edge™, a global leader in decision agriculture, announced today a strategic partnership to bring Planet’s best-in-class global monitoring data and platform capabilities to the Farmers Edge precision agriculture product suite. Planet is an …

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 …

Statement by Agricultural Export Coalitions in Support of the Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act in the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports and the Agribusiness Coalition for Foreign Market Development welcome and strongly support passage of S. 1839, the Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act, introduced Tuesday by Sen. Angus King (I-ME), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). …

SPOT 6/7 Imagery to Feed Satshot’s Mapping Platforms

Airbus Defence and Space has entered into an agreement with the GIS mapping engine operator Satshot to provide high-resolution SPOT 6/7 satellite data over a large area of the corn and wheat belt within the continental United States. SPOT 6/7 data is integrated into the Satshot platform, which can be used for deep analysis of specific farmland for further improved …

National Soil Health Measurements to Accelerate Agricultural Transformation

Soil Health Institute Endorses 19 Soil Health Measurements after 3 Years of Collaboration For scientists, farmers and ag policy makers, one nagging question has yet to be completely “unearthed:” Just how healthy (or unhealthy) are the nation’s soils? “We can’t really know the answer to that question until we have a set of common soil health measurements that scientists and …

NAMA Fall Conference is a “Can’t Miss” Event for Agri-Marketers

(Milwaukee, WI) The National Agri-Marketing Association‘s Fall Conference event is rapidly becoming a “can’t miss” event for agri-marketers. Sessions will go beyond the “why” and get right to “here’s how” with experienced leaders prepared to talk strategy and get real about ROI. The 2017 NAMA Fall Conference will take place in Milwaukee, WI, September 19-21. Brian Carter will show you …

Legendary Seedsman Don Funk re-launches Midwest Seed Genetics

Don Funk, founder of Channel Bio Corp, is leading a team of entrepreneurs to launch Midwest Seed Genetics across the Corn Belt for the 2017/2018 growing season. In 2001, Funk purchased Midwest, a small, sleepy seed company, and turned it into a regional powerhouse. He is re-acquiring the brand for the purpose of providing farmers meaningful choice in the dynamic …