AgriVisor’s Insight Program Kicks Off Eighth Year

Farmers will again have the opportunity in 2018 to commit bushels into the Insight managed bushel program through participating elevators across the Midwest. Participating farmers can choose any or all of four analysts including AgriVisor, who will then price grain out for them during a specific time period. Farmers can commit corn, soybean or wheat bushels to the program. They …

Driving Ethanol Home for the Holidays

Last year, AAA estimated that nearly 100 million Americans took a holiday road trip and we can expect at least that many on the road this year heading home for the holidays. Growth Energy wants to let all those holiday drivers know that E15 (15% ethanol) can brighten the season even more by helping them save a little green. In …

John Deere Announces New Generation 4 Display Applications

John Deere has announced four new precision applications for the Generation 4 Displays. These are being sold in a bundle activation deal for the John Deere 4600 CommandCenter™ and as bundled subscriptions for 4640 Universal Displays. The four applications are: AutoTrac Turn Automation AutoTrac Implement Guidance AutoTrac Vision for Tractors In-Field Data Sharing John Misher, precision agriculture product marketing manager …

Delaro™ Fungicide Ready to Work for Growers in 2018

Bayer’s new Delaro™ fungicide for corn and soybeans was put to the test by growers this past season in 500 field trials across 20 states and passed with flying colors by providing broad-spectrum disease control, dual mode of action residual and improved plant health. Thorsten Schwindt, Bayer corn and soybean fungicides product manager, and Randy Myers, fungicides portfolio manager, discuss …

ZimmCast from #ASTACSS

This ZimmCast comes to you from the ASTA CSS 2017 and Seed Expo in Chicago which Cindy attended last week for the sixth year in a row, and Jamie got to experience for the first. Cindy and Jamie sat down with Greg Lammert of Rhea+Kaiser, who was at the event representing their client Bayer, and we talked about the conference, …

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 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 …

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 …

#FarmBill18 Listening Session in Missouri

The Missouri Farm Bureau hosted a listening session on the 2018 Farm Bill at Lake Ozark, Missouri this week featuring: – Ranking Member House Ag Committee, Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) – Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) – Chairman Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Chris Giancarlo – Former Congressman Kenny Hulshof – Retired Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation, Dr. Bob Young, – Senior …

SMART Farmer Lauren Arbogast

Lauren Arbogast is a city girl who married into the farm and found it so interesting that she started a blog about it. On her blog “Paint The Town Ag”, which has also become her Facebook and Twitter platform, Lauren shares photos of musings of life on the farm with her husband and two “mini farmer” sons. She became a …

Ethanol Report on Final 2018 RVOs

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2018 as scheduled on November 30, with relatively little change from the July proposal, keeping the statutory 15 billion gallon requirement for conventional renewable fuels like corn ethanol. While that is good news, there is disappointment with volumes decreased or flatlined for cellulosic …

White Paper Explores Opportunities for U.S. Ag in Cuba

Two leading advocates for normalizing trade with Cuba announced the release of a new white paper, Opportunities for U.S. Agriculture in Cuba: A White Paper, that examines how 16 farm states could benefit if the U.S. repeals longstanding restrictions on food sales to the island nation. The paper was produced by Cuba Trade Magazine and the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for …

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Biofuels Industry Reaction to Final RVO Numbers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released today its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2018. The agency finalized a total renewable fuel volume of 19.29 billion gallons, including 4.29 billion advanced biofuel – a slight increase from the proposal – and 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel. The agency maintained the requirement for conventional renewable fuels …

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 …