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U.S. firm buys Canadian GM apple company - AgMinute for March 5, 2015

The Canadian company that developed a genetically modified apple is being purchased by a U.S. firm. The transaction is to be completed in the first half of this year. Click here for the full story

New Holland Debuts Guardian™ Injection Toolbar

New Holland has introduced the Guardian™ Injection Toolbar to the Guardian self-propelled sprayer line. The new piece of equipment was on display at the 2015 Commodity Classic and Chuck stopped by to chat with New Holland’s Jason Hardy to learn more about it’s capabilities. Show More Summary

Vet Training, Education & Leadership

A look into veterinary training, education and leadership development was another topic discussed at the recent Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar held in Orlando, FL. Dr. Jim Lowe, Lowe Consulting, headlined that conversation as he shared insights into making the animal health profession stronger for the future. Show More Summary

BASF Xanthion In-Furrow Info at #Classic15

BASF Technical Marketing Manager Caren Schmidt had 10 minutes to tell the Commodity Classic attendees at a Mini WIN session last week about Xanthion™ In-furrow fungicide, which received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration in October in time for use on corn this season. Show More Summary

FMC Offering Rice Growers Incentive to Use Obey

It looks like a good season is ahead for rice, as acres are expected to be up. To get growers ready, FMC is offering producers $1.25 per acre in incentives to use Obey herbicide from FMC. At the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show in Memphis, Tennessee, Don Johnson with FMC explained to Chuck that the incentive would apply for either... Read More

New Holland’s Flexi-Coil® P Series Air Carts

On display at the 2015 Commodity Classic was New Holland’s Flexi-Coil® P Series Air Carts. The redesigned carts have an unprecedented number of patent-pending features for all operations. Chuck met up with New Holland’s Trevor Rempel, Global Product Marketing Manager, on the trade show floor to learn more about the rather large piece of equipment. Show More Summary

Doing What is Right for the Pig

Animal welfare continues to be at the forefront of discussion throughout the swine community. And Dr. Angela Baysinger’s talk at Boehringer Ingleheim’s Swine Health Seminar hit on just that. Pig welfare and doing what is right for the pig centered discussion on crates and pain mitigation in castration and tail docking. I had a chance to speak with Dr. Baysinger... Read More

New Holland Grape Harvesters

AgNews West Radio Network reporter, Sabrina Hill, spoke with New Holland’s Jarrod Angstadt at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA about their Braud grape and olive harvesters. These harvesters are now available in North America directly from select New Holland dealers. “We’ve got some great features with the SDC shaking system as well as the Noria buckets and the... Read More

Interest in #Propane at #Classic15

Farmers were showing quite a bit of interest in propane power at the 2015 Commodity Classic – everything from irrigation engines and grain dryers, to greenhouse heat and lawn mowers. “There’s new propane equipment on the market that’s...Show More Summary

USTR Update at #Classic15

U.S. Trade Representative Chief Agricultural Negotiator Darci Vetter updated farmer leaders and the media on trade issues at the 2015 Commodity Classic last week, particularly on the need for Trade Promotion Authority to move current negotiations forward. Show More Summary

Analyst Talks Risk at BASF #ScienceBehind15

As it does every year, the weather will play a major role in the price for corn and soybeans in the future. Market analyst Arlan Suderman of Water Street Solutions gave some of his thoughts on price points for the grains in the coming year during the BASF Science Behind media event last week in Phoenix. His models show favorable,... Read More

FMC Talks Cotton at Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Farmers in the cotton belt are ready as the new season’s field prep work is underway in some areas. During the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show in Memphis, Tennessee, Chuck caught up with Rusty Mitchell with FMC, who talked about some new products his company has for cotton and other row crop farmers. “The big interest in cotton as with... Read More

BASF Excited About 150th Year

BASF Crop Protection‘s 9th Science Behind media event last week focused on 150 years of the company’s existence and how they are excited for the future. “The fun part of working for BASF is there’s always a full pipeline,” said Technical marketing specialist AJ Woodyard, who hosted the annual event this year focused on The Science Behind the Right Chemistry,... Read More

BIVI Launches Site for PED Management

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc is proud to announce their launch of SOURCE, a management protocol for vets and producers that will serve as an information resource in their fight against and prevention of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. Show More Summary

How BASF Innovation Specialists Help Farmers

Nebraska farmer Scott Eaton and his BASF Innovation Specialist Jennifer Wood talked about some of the advantages to their partnership during the BASF Science Behind the Right Chemistry event last week in Phoenix. “We’re a pretty good team,” said Eaton. “We work to develop a plan and try to stick the best that we can to that plan.” What Eaton... Read More

Study shows countries distort wheat trade - AgMinute for March 3, 2015

U.S. Wheat Associates says a study shows that the governments of India, China, Turkey, Brazil and Thailand have increased trade-distorting subsidies for wheat, corn and rice production beyond their World Trade Organization agreements. Click here for the full story

The AgWatch Network

Let’s learn together what the AgWatch Network is all about in this week’s ZimmCast. During the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show I met Network General Manager Terry Simmons seen here talking with show attendees from their booth. The AgWatch Network is about seven years old and was founded by now U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford from Arkansas. That puts them right... Read More

TekWear Takes 3rd in Ag Tech Accelerator Program

Innovative wearable technology company TekWear, LLC, finished third among 10 finalists at VilCap USA: Agriculture 2014, an entrepreneurial funding program. TekWear was chosen from more than 60 other start-up companies to take part in...Show More Summary

Football Player to Farmer Featured at #AIF2015

For some guys when they go through a mid-life crisis, they might go out and by a sports car or a boat in their 40s. For Jason Brown, that crisis came a bit earlier and took an unusual turn toward farming. “I went through my mid-life crisis at 27 years old,” said the former NFL center and current farmer as... Read More

CTIC Celebrates Soil at #Classic15

The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) was celebrating the International Year of Soils this year’s Commodity Classic in Phoenix. CTIC executive director Karen Scanlon was handing out gummy worms and recipes at Commodity Classic so families can have a fun way to learn about soils. Show More Summary

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