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Heading to #ASTACSS

We’ll be heading out today for the Windy City (which is also pretty cold this week) for America’s largest seed industry conference – the American Seed Trade Association 71st Corn & Sorghum Seed Research Conference 46th Soybean Seed Research Conference and Seed Expo. That’s a mouthful, so they just call it ASTA’s CSS 2016 & Seed Expo, or #ASTA-CSS. The... Read More

Political Insights from #ARA2016 Keynote

Stuart Rothenberg knows the word “nonpartisan” is suspect, but as the Founding Editor of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report, that’s what he strives to be. In his recent keynote address to the members of the Agricultural Retailers...Show More Summary

GROWMARK Announces Missouri Essay Winner

GROWMARK has named Marrah Delmont of Halfway, Missouri as the state winner of the 2017 GROWMARK essay contest for FFA members with the theme “What value do cooperatives provide to today’s farmers?” In her contest entry, Delmont said: “The benefits cooperatives provide go far beyond economics. Show More Summary

Two Years of Progress for ResponsibleAg

ResponsibleAg began their safety compliance mission two years ago, and already the program has signed up 2,284 locations, Bill Qualls reported at the Agricultural Retailers Association Conference & Expo. The numbers reflect the importance of safety to members of the industry, Qualls asserts, and it is his job to make sure they’re well informed. Show More Summary

#ARA2016 Awards Presented

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) presented its most prestigious awards during the association’s annual meeting this week in Florida. Being an organization of ag retailers, it stands to reason that one of the biggest awards is Retailer of the Year. Show More Summary

Topguard® Terra Helping SW Cotton Farmers

Cotton root rot has been a problem for farmers in the southwest for decades, but FMC’s Topguard® Terra is making a difference. FMC Southern Regional Business Manager Matt Hancock says Topguard® Terra is an extremely systemic triazole fungicide. “So it gets into the plant and it stays there,” he said during an interview this week at the ARA Conference and... Read More

CEO Daren Coppock Addresses #ARA2016

The Agricultural Retailers Association Convention & Expo heard from CEO, Daren Coppock with the President’s report and review of the year. He couldn’t begin without talking about the election, Coppock said. “This opens up some unexpected avenues for us. It was a surprising outcome in a number of ways. But if we look at implications for our industry there are... Read More

Should EPA Increase Biofuels Use?

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What are you most thankful for this year?” Family, friends, food and freedom…no doubt the simple majority shined in our Thanksgiving poll. Here are the poll results: Family – 13% Friends – 3% Food – 0% Freedom – 0% All of the above – 80% Other – 3% Our new ZimmPoll is live and... Read More

Milestone for General Mills, Xerces Society and NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted an announcement between themselves, General Mills, and the largest and oldest pollinator conservation organization, the Xerces Society this morning. The three organizations are joining together to protect the habitats of pollinators on hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland. Show More Summary

Florida FFA President Welcomes #ARA2016 Members

Who better to welcome members of the Agricultural Retailers Association to Florida for their annual conference than William Jameson, the Florida State FFA President and symbol of agriculture’s future? Florida stands tall in the agriculture...Show More Summary

GROWMARK Announces Iowa Essay Winner

The theme of this year’s GROWMARK essay contest for FFA members was “What value do cooperatives provide to today’s farmers?” and the Iowa state winner is Jaxon Mullinnix of Lone Tree, Iowa – a student at Lone Tree High School and a member of the Lone Tree FFA chapter. In his contest entry, Mullinnix said: “Some may even describe cooperatives... Read More

Clariant Will Be at #ASTACSS

Clariant will be adding some new color to the ASTA CSS 2016 & Seed Expo, December 5-9 at the Chicago Hyatt Regency, featuring its full range of Agrocer™ seed pigments and pigment preparations, the first dedicated range of colorants for the agricultural industry. Mark Self, Market Segment Manager, says they will be a first time exhibitor at the expo this... Read More

#ARA2016 in Full Swing

The Agricultural Retailers Association Conference & Expo started off with yesterday’s annual golf tournament and is in full swing today with a general session followed by breakout sessions in two tracks, Operations and Executive. Once again the conference chair is Leroy Startz, ING Capital, who has chaired the conference for the past eight years. Show More Summary

Company Culture Can Greatly Influence Productivity

Author Maggie Hammond, special to AgWired More and more companies – including many agriculture companies big and small – are realizing the importance of having a strong and positive company culture. A good company culture can turn employees...Show More Summary

CommonGround Celebrates Six Years

CommonGround is celebrating its sixth year of connecting urban and suburban women with farm women who wish to tell the story of agriculture. The program, supported with checkoff dollars from the National Corn Growers Association of and the United Soybean Board, began with 15 female farmer volunteers from five states. Show More Summary

Big Year for Deere

It’s been a big year for John Deere, as Product Marketing Manager Doug Felter can tell you. For starters, there was the addition of the Nutrient Applicator – a first for Deere. Growers and retailers are already putting it to good use this fall, applying P&K, among other nutrients. The exact apply nozzle is another advancement for the company. “It... Read More

#HamsAcrossAmerica Encourages Giving

This Giving Tuesday, the Pork Checkoff is encouraging pig farmers to pay-it-forward with a new holiday campaign called #HamsAcrossAmerica. This first annual event encourages farmers and others involved in the pork industry to show their...Show More Summary

Demand for #Ag Management Specialists Increasing

Author Maggie Hammond, special to AgWired The economy is improving rapidly these past couple of years, with agriculture being one of the industries that powered the shift towards a better economy in general. The industry itself is expanding rapidly. Show More Summary

Pastures For Pollinators is a Winner

A new clover seed mixture developed by Grassland Oregon (GO) is a win-win for livestock producers and the environment. Pastures for Pollinators is a seed blend including a variety of flowering annual clovers that could help enhance pollinator habitat nationwide, according to GO co-founder Risa DeMasi. Show More Summary

Farm Foundation Forum on New Farm Bill

The current Farm Bill may not expire for two years yet but the process of making a new one is already starting to get in motion. The “Next Farm Bill: What are the Agendas?” will be the topic for the Farm Foundation® Forum this Wednesday, November 30. Invited to present perspectives from their respective stakeholder groups are: • Chuck Conner,... Read More

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