AgChat Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

MINNEAPLOIS—January 30, 2012 (AgNewsWire)—Four new members have joined the AgChat Foundation board of directors, adding different types of experience in social media and agriculture to the nonprofit, announces President Darin Grimm. Last month, organic dairy farmer Emily Zweber, Elko, Minn., was named the organization’s first executive director. Full Release

AgChat Hires First Executive Director

December 14, 2011 (AgNewsWire)– Emily Zweber will become the AgChat Foundation’s first executive director. The nonprofit AgChat Foundation (ACF) educates and equips farmers with the skills needed to effectively tell their story on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube, LinkedIn and other social media services. Zweber, an organic dairy farmer from Elko, Minn., known to many as @ezweber on Twitter, will focus …

#FoodThanks Returns for Thanksgiving

MINNEAPOLIS—November 17, 2011—This Thanksgiving season, people throughout the food system will be using social media to show their thanks for food and raise awareness of agriculture through the AgChat Foundation’s #foodthanks campaign. Last year, more than 800 people participated in the campaign by blogging, adding the #foodthanks twibbon to their avatar photo, and sharing more than 2,000 Twitter posts. Full …

New Partnership Expands Support for Telling Agriculture’s Story

September 17, 2011 – AgNewsWire – A strategic partnership between The AgChat Foundation (ACF) and the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) brings together two organizations passionate about keeping today’s American agriculture successful. Through coordinated efforts, the groups will work together to support farmers and ranchers who are sharing their stories about how food is raised. Full Release

AgChat Foundation Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Americans may have noticed a new social media trend this past year: more Facebook posts from the farm, more tweets from the tractor and more blogs from the back forty. The timing of this social media “stampede” couldn’t be better, says Jeff Fowle, president of the AgChat Foundation. Celebrating its one-year anniversary today, the AgChat Foundation is a 100-percent volunteer …

Nufarm Announces Herbicide for Turf and Ornamental Market

Burr Ridge, IL – Nufarm Americas, Inc. announces the addition of Nufarm Quinclorac SPC 75 DF Herbicide to its expanding portfolio. Nufarm Quinclorac SPC 75 DF Herbicide contains quinclorac, the active ingredient used in Drive® herbicide. Full Release

Novus International, Inc. Acquires the Animal Nutrition Division of Albion Laboratories, Inc.

St. Louis, Mo., February 9, 2010 – Novus International, Inc. announced today they have completed the acquisition of the Animal Nutrition Division of Albion Laboratories Inc, a company based in Clearfield, UT.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Products from the acquisition, including the MAAC (R) chelated trace mineral product line,  will align with Novus’s MINTREX® and GLYTREX® chelated …

Nufarm Making Move in Seed Treatment

(June 17, 2009 – Burr Ridge, IL AgNewsWire) – Continuing its strategy of aggressive growth, Nufarm Americas Inc. is making a major push into the growing seed treatment market. Nufarm introduces several new seed treatments, giving it a full portfolio of brands to protect seeds and young crops from insects, stress and disease. “We see great opportunities in seed treatment,” …

Nufarm Expands Glyphosate Portfolio with Continued Innovation

Burr Ridge, IL – Nufarm Americas has expanded its crop protection product line with the introduction of five new products that include the active ingredients tribenuron and thifensulfuron. These herbicides offer broad-spectrum weed control in cereals including wheat, barley, oats and triticale. Full Release

Five New Cereals Herbicides from Nufarm

Burr Ridge, IL – Nufarm Americas has expanded its crop protection product line with the introduction of five new products that include the active ingredients tribenuron and thifensulfuron. These herbicides offer broad-spectrum weed control in cereals including wheat, barley, oats and triticale. Full Release

StollerUSA’s BIO-FORGE Reverses Herbicide Damage

Tifton, GA (July 28, 2008) – Danny Thompson is no stranger to the unexpected. But, it’s a refreshing change of pace when the unexpected comes in the form of higher yields in an unlikely patch of herbicide-damaged cotton. Danny Thompson has farmed 1200 acres of peanut and cotton crops on the Thompson Family farms for over three decades. In mid-June …

Prowl H20® Herbicide Success Stories Win Arctic Cat® Prowler UTVs

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, July 28, 2008 – Prowl H20 herbicide, from BASF, offers exceptional convenience, performance and crop safety benefits – including no odor, reduced staining, storage flexibility and lower user rates. To celebrate the enhanced performance of Prowl H20 BASF launched a campaign in which tree fruit, tree nut and grape growers could share their Prowl H20 success …

Study Shows That Parasite Control Pays

DULUTH, Ga — July 17, 2008 (AgNewsWire) — In hard economic times, cutting corners can become a rule instead of an exception. As the cattle industry faces rapidly rising input costs, producers should make every dollar count. According to a recent study from Iowa State University,1 one place producers cannot afford to cut is in their parasite control program. The …

FMC Recommends Growers Use Preemergence Herbicides in Late Planted Soybeans

Philadelphia, May 15, 2008 — From Minnesota to Mississippi, cool temperatures and soggy conditions are keeping soybean farmers out of the fields. As planting dates slip into May and beyond, some soybean growers may consider foregoing a preplant or preemergence herbicide as part of their cultural practice. But experts warn that could be a very costly decision. According to Bob …