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FMC Rhyme Addresses Disease Concerns

Powdery mildew has been a stand-out problem in California according to Matt Rackerby, strategic business specialist for FMC. In fact, one grower told him that in 50 years of growing grapes, it’s the worst powdery mildew he’s ever seen. This season proved to be the perfect conditions for the disease to grow and people who didn’t address it early and... Read More

New Holland Acquires Kongskilde Agriculture

New Holland Agriculture will expand its wide offering with new implement product lines as a result of CNH Industrial’s agreement to acquire the agricultural Grass and Soil business of Kongskilde Industries, part of the Danish Group Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab. Show More Summary

Swanson Russell Promotes Wostrel to VP

Congratulations to Kellie Wostrel, who has just been promoted to to vice president/public relations manager for the Swanson Russell Omaha office. Wostrel began her career at Swanson Russell as public relations counsel in 2008 and has...Show More Summary

Addressing Sustainability with International Buyers

Addressing the issue of sustainability with international buyers of U.S. grains at the Export Exchange 2016 was Field to Market data and technology director Paul Hishmeh. Field to Market focuses on quantifiable sustainability in agriculture and Hishmeh brought an overview of what that looks like to the conference, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. Show More Summary

Farmers Favor Trump in Agri-Pulse Poll

A new nationwide poll commissioned by Agri-Pulse reveals that a majority of farmers and ranchers favor Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said they support Republican Trump while 18 percent indicated they support Democrat Clinton. Show More Summary

How Agriculture Can Help Improve Aid and Nutrition

Written for AgWired by Carol Trehearn. Earlier this month thousands upon thousands of people from around the world met in Des Moines, Iowa for the World Food Prize to continue discussions about one of the biggest challenges in our future: food. On a global level, there has always been major concerns over world hunger and how to provide aid and... Read More

FMC’s Expanding Portfolio Offers New Fungicides

“This is one of the most exciting times to be at FMC,” Kaustubh Borah, segment manager for specialty crops, told AgWired during the 42nd annual CAPCA Conference & Agri-Expo. With the acquisition of Cheminova, FMC’s fungicide portfolio has expanded. Show More Summary

Merck Animal Health Helps to #SpeakAg at #TransformFFA

Merck Animal Health is a devout supporter of the National FFA Organization, which was evident throughout the 89th National FFA Convention with their sponsorship of the opening session, lanyards and presence in the expo. I caught up with Cameron Aguiar, national accounts manager, Merck, who said, “FFA is the future of America. We find value in educating kids on the... Read More

Ag Groups Defend Sustainability of #GMOs

Agricultural organizations are doubling down on their defense of biotechnology as sustainable, after challenging Dannon for its pledge to eliminate genetically-modified ingredients from some products, citing that it improves sustainability. Show More Summary

Making Hunger Extinct at #TransformFFA

Those who study and work in the agriculture industry are often directly involved in global conversations about world hunger, as well as the fight to eliminate it, and FFA students are no exception. When HungerU, a mobile tour that promotes awareness and discussion about food insecurity, set up a booth at the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo, they were... Read More

Alltech’s Aimee Reese Inducted into NAPW

Alltech’s Aimee Reese has been honored by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) as a 2016-2017 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in agriculture bio technology. Show More Summary

Hunting with a Bad Boy

Well, say hello to a brand new Bad Boy Off Road Recoil IS Crew. This four passenger side by side features a 72V AC drivetrain for what I like to call “silent running.” It let’s you get a lot closer to your deer stand than a gas engine. Did I mention that I’m on my annual deer hunt? It’s that... Read More

How Agriculture Can Help Improve Aid and Nutrition

Earlier this month thousands upon thousands of people from around the world met in Des Moines, Iowa for the World Food Prize to continue discussions about one of the biggest challenges in our future: food. On a global level, there has always been major concerns over world hunger and how to provide aid and nutrition to third world, developing countries.... Read More

Ethanol Impresses Students at National FFA Convention

FFA Students already understand the importance of ethanol to rural communities and national security, says Cory Harris of Growth Energy and American Ethanol.  That’s why they’ve chosen this special group of agriculture students to focus the message of performance. Show More Summary

Megatrends Offer Agribusiness Opportunities

A number of global megatrends can mean new opportunities for agribusiness moving forward, according to Chris Nolan with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), who gave the keynote address this week at the 2016 Export Exchange co-sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Show More Summary

FFA to Farm Bureau: Life After the Blue Jacket

Attendees at the 2016 National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis had a blast visiting the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) booth, which offered FFA members the chance to dress up in wacky accessories and pose for photos with the AFBF photo frame. “Our hope is that we can bring FFA members into our booth, help them have a really... Read More

#SecureTheFuture of Agriculture with Farm Credit

Farm Credit gave FFA members who attended the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo the opportunity to take a pledge and share how they will secure the future of agriculture. Farm Credit’s Growing Forward Specialist, Dakota Everts, isShow More Summary

Which Candidate is Better for Agricultural Exports?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What is most important to food sustainability?” Sustainability is no longer simply a word used in agricultural circles. Consumers are also weighing in and therefore food companies are recognizing...Show More Summary

SHP Participates in Climate Research in Ag Event

Several key organizations have gathered in St. Louis, Missouri this week to delve into soil health as a key element in carbon sequestration efforts.  “C-Quest: Charting a Course for Climate Research in Agriculture,” featured the Soil Health Partnership (SHP), a farmer-led initiative of the National Corn Growers Association. Show More Summary

Celebrating 25 Years of Case IH Patriot Sprayers

October 21st marked the 25th year of producing Case IH Patriot sprayers at the Benson, Minnesota manufacturing faculty.  Honored guests, executives and employees marked the day with a special ceremony. “Twenty-five years ago, growers...Show More Summary

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