Massey Ferguson® Adds to Compact Tractor Line

DULUTH, GA –March 30, 2006 (AgNewsWire) —Massey Ferguson has expanded its line-up of compact tractors with the new Massey Ferguson 1560, a 59.1 rated engine hp tractor with expanded work capabilities. The 1560 features a larger chassis, heavier rear end and expanded 3-point hitch capacities. “The new 1560 gives buyers increased job capabilities, with more horsepower than any other compact …

Classic iPod Keepsake Winner Announced

New Holland Welcome to National Agriculture Day on AgNewsWire. Thank you farmers for providing us with the most abundant and safe food supply in the world. This is the day for the announcement of the winner of the New Holland “Down on the Farm” Classic iPod Keepsake Contest. Thanks to all the people who entered online or at the New Holland booth at Commodity Classic. The random drawing has taken place and . . .

The Context Network Names New Partners

The Context NetworkDES MOINES, IA – March 17, 2006 – (AgNewsWire) Four new partners have been named at The Context Network as part of an overall business expansion effort to enhance and deepen the firm’s ability to deliver strategic management solutions and business management consulting services to leading agricultural and biotechnology companies.
“The addition of four new partners and their combined 95 years of experience greatly enhance The Context Network’s ability to offer deeper industry and business expertise,” said founding partner Tray Thomas. “It also allows us to work more closely with our clients to improve their performance.”

FMC introduces Capture® LFR™ insecticide for corn

FMCAnaheim, California, March 7, 2006 (AgNewsWire) – During the 2006 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California last week, FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) announced the launch of Capture® LFR™ insecticide for corn. According to FMC Midwest technical support manager Robert Hooten, this unique insecticide is ideal for use with liquid pop-up fertilizers, allowing growers to maintain yields and protect their investment in seed.

Monsanto Launches Roundup Ready® Alfalfa

MonsantoST. LOUIS (February 28, 2006) – Monsanto recently announced the launch of new Roundup Ready® Alfalfa during the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. Monsanto Marketing Manager for Roundup Ready Alfalfa Chris Peterson says benefits of the new system can help create greater profit opportunities for growers.

New Holland “Classic” Video iPod Contest

(New Holland, PA – AgNewsWire) It seems like everyone is giving away Apple iPods these days, but New Holland has a new twist on their video iPod contest at this year’s Commodity Classic in Anaheim, CA. It will be loaded with pictures, audio and video from the corn and soybean convention – as well as the new CD from country music star Michael Peterson.

COLLEGE STUDENTS TO BLOG COMMODITY CLASSIC

MonsantoST. LOUIS (February 24, 2006 – AgNewsWire) – Two college students pursuing careers in agricultural communications will receive some on-the-job “new media” training at next week’s Commodity Classic, March 1-4 in Anaheim, Calif. The Monsanto Company is sponsoring the students’ trip as a part of its Future Ag Journalist Fellowship.

Youth Leader Addresses National Co-op Meeting

NRECAORLANDO, February 21, 2006 (AgNewsWire) – A high school senior from Hattiesburg, Mississippi addressed more than 10,000 members of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Tuesday in Orlando, Florida. Kent Ford was chosen as national spokesperson of the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) for the NRECA 64th Annual Meeting. Representing Mississippi and sponsored by Pearl River Valley Electric Association, Ford was one of the young representatives from 44 states chosen to assist the national trade association in conducting its Annual Meeting this year.

English Praises Co-op “Select Few” Who Make a Difference

NRECAORLANDO, February 21, 2006 (AgNewsWire) – At the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association 64th annual meeting this week, CEO Glenn English praised a “select few” Americans –the leaders and grass-roots activists of the nation’s electric cooperative network. He compared co-op support for balanced, effective energy legislation to the steady and reasoned leadership of great military and political leaders.

Consumer Education Is Key To Ethanol Effort

Ethanol Promotion and Information CouncilOmaha, Neb. (February 16, 2006) (AgNewsWire) The ethanol industry is riding on a wave of momentum created in the wake of President Bush’s State of the Union address and new commitments to ethanol by U.S. auto manufacturers. However, the industry must meet the enthusiasm with education, according to Tom Slunecka, executive director of the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council, or EPIC.

Producers Need To Evaluate Crop Insurance Options Carefully

Crop1 InsuranceDes Moines, Iowa (AgNewsWire) The Bush administration’s fiscal year 2007 budget includes proposals to enhance crop insurance coverage, and reduce costs to deliver the program, so that crop insurance will provide coverage that is sufficient to sustain most farmers in times of loss. Because the current budget situation in Washington is tight, farmers can no longer expect to receive federal aid when disaster strikes, which makes crop insurance more important than ever and means it is vital for farmers to have the right crop insurance plan for their particular operation.

MFA Health Track Director Elected President of NCBA

MFA INCORPORATEDColumbia, MO (AgNewsWire) – A Missouri cattle producer who is also the director of MFA Health Track Beef Alliance is now wearing yet another hat as the new leader of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Mike John of Huntsville, Mo was elected president of the 230,000 member organization on February 4 in Denver, CO.

MFA Health Track Developer Recognized With Regional Beef Industry Vision Award

MFA INCORPORATED(Columbia, MO) (AgNewsWire) The primary developer of the MFA Health Track program was recognized at the recent Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Denver as a 2006 Beef Industry Vision Award regional winner. As regional winner, Dr. Kent Haden was a finalist for the national award which recognizes outstanding beef innovations which have been incorporated into cattle operations and helped to enhanced the individual business as well as the cattle industry overall.

EU Approves YieldGard® Rootworm

MonsantoSt. Louis, MO, (February 2, 2006 – AgNewsWire)– The European Union’s (EU) recent decision to approve YieldGard® Rootworm Corn for food ingredients has paved the way for YieldGard Rootworm to be used in human foods in Europe.