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Rep. @RodneyDavis at #FarmProgressShow

Farm Progress Show is in the Congressional district of Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and he stopped by Wednesday to visit. “I’m blessed enough to represent Decatur and host this event every two years,” said Davis. “You got billions of dollars of equipment sitting out here. It really shows what agribusiness and agriculture means, not only to Illinois and Iowa, but... Read More

“Club Blue” Speakers Discuss Market Outlook

New Holland invited several speakers to give presentations at their “Club Blue” event for customers and dealers at the Farm Progress Show, one of them being Mark Gold of Top Third Ag Marketing. He spoke to customers on his market outlook and taking risks in the market. Gold is optimistic about the market, but emphasized how important it is for... Read More

Fortix Offers Growers Fungicide Flexibility

With moderate temperatures and lots of rainfall, corn and soybean growers have had an environment fairly conducive to pathogen presence of diseases including gray leaf spot and southern corn rust said Nick Hustedde, FMC Technical Service Representative prior to the kick-off of the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois this week. Show More Summary

HiSoy Golden Sweepstakes Winner

Matt Davis and his son Adam who farm near Mendota, Illinois are going home from the Farm Progress Show this week with a Meridian Seed Tender, courtesy of GROWMARK and Grainco FS in honor of the 50th anniversary of HiSoy soybeans. “It’s fantastic, I didn’t actually believe it at first,” said Davis when he was awarded his prize at the... Read More

Become a Bayer CropScience #AgVocate

At the 2015 Farm Progress Show this week, Bayer CropScience launched #AgVocate, an initiative designed to inform, encourage and enable voices within American agriculture to engage in the public dialogue about agriculture, food production and the importance of innovation to tackle the massive challenges facing our world today. Show More Summary

Feed the Hungry with @FSServices at #FPS15

GROWMARK and the FS System are the folks who make the Farm Progress Show grow and go – so you definitely should stop by and visit them on the corner of Central and Eleventh before the show ends on Thursday afternoon. “We are the official fuel and agronomic sponsor of the field demonstrations here,” says Rachel Moore with the GROWMARK... Read More

CNH Global Brand Manager Visits #FarmProgressShow

New Holland was extremely fortunate to welcome their Italy-based Global Brand Manager, Carlo Lambro, to their booth at this year’s Farm Progress Show. Lambro came to see the show, the booths, and observe his brand, but none of those items were his top priority this week: “The brand was born in the US, in 1895 in New Holland, Pennsylvania, and... Read More

WOTUS Topic at #FarmProgressShow

The current status of the EPA’s Clean Water Rule, formally known as Waters of the United States or WOTUS, is a big topic of discussion at the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Illinois this week. The rule was blocked by a federal judge last week in response to a lawsuit filed by 13 state attorney generals, but National Corn Growers... Read More

Overlapping Residuals for Weed Management

Heavy rainfall this season has led to heavy weed pressure in fields around the Midwest, making overlapping residuals more important to protect next season’s crop. FMC Midwest Technical Lead Gail Stratman explains that a grower wants to maintain good and strong weed control to maximize yield potential in the corn crop. Show More Summary

USFRA Releases Sustainability Research

During the Farm Progress Show this morning, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) announced the results of a new survey on consumer views on farming and ranching sustainability. “For USFRA, no question about agriculture is off the table,” said USFRA chair Nancy Kavazanjian during the press conference. Show More Summary

Better #Cotton Through @BASFAgProducts Science

BASF Priaxor® fungicide was just registered for use on cotton recently and Engenia™ herbicide for dicamba-tolerant cotton is expected to be approved by the end of this year, giving cotton farmers two new tools to use in the field. Dr. Dan Westberg with BASF Ag Products says they are very excited about the Priaxor registration. “This is a combination of... Read More

Capture Higher Yields with Capture LFR

Corn prices are lower than they have been in recent years, which makes maximum yields more important than ever. FMC Corn Segment Manager Matt Hancock says even with the weather challenges farmers have faced this year, corn yields are forecast to be the third largest ever. “I think that gets back to good, sound agronomics,” said Hancock in an interview... Read More

How @BASFAgProducts Helps Farmers #GrowSmart

The BASF Ag Products “Grow Smart” strategy is able to help farmers all over the country. At a field day last week in Tennessee, BASF Technical Marketing Manager Caren Schmidt talked about the high yield Grow Smart small plot replicated trial programs. “We’re in the second year in a corn-soybean rotation program in 15 locations from North Dakota to Mississippi... Read More

John Deere Enhances S-Series Combines

Would it be helpful to push a button in your cab and have your corn head fold up in less than 60 seconds when you’re out combining? Hmm? Well you can with the new John Deere 612FC folding 12-row corn head. That, along with S Series Combine improvements, were on display during this week’s product reveal for ag media. I... Read More

TruSet Control on John Deere Combination Ripper

The John Deere 2730 Combination Ripper is now adjustable with the touch of a button on the new TruSet control. This industry-exclusive technology enables users to independently adjust depth or pressure settings for each operation on their 2730 Combination Ripper from the cab, on-the-go, for maximum agronomic results. Show More Summary

How @BASFAgProducts Helps Champions

Georgia farmer Randy Dowdy gives a lot of credit to the “smarter people” he consults who have helped him become a high yielding corn grower. Among those people are his trusted BASF Ag Products advisers. Chris Maurer has been a BASF sales rep in Georgia for the past 16 years and it has been his pleasure to be part of... Read More

Keeping the Farm in the Family

We are seeing fewer and fewer young people returning the their family operations and just because you are blood doesn’t mean you have a right to the farm. Succession planning is one step many families forget about when it comes to the future. AgriLegacy is a growing Midwest company whose main focus is helping farm families keep the farms in... Read More

Champion Corn Grower at @BASFAgProducts Event

He’s only been farming for less than ten years, but already Randy Dowdy of Valdosta, Georgia has made quite a name for himself by making history last year with a yield of nearly 504 bushels per acre in the National Corn Yield Contest. During a BASF media event in Tennessee this week, Dowdy talked about his philosophy when it comes... Read More

Clinton Unveils Ag Plan, Gets Vilsack Support

With a John Deere tractor as a backdrop, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton went where no candidate has gone yet – into a detailed discussion on agricultural issues. Introduced by former Iowa governor and current Secretary...Show More Summary

New John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

Quite a few new products were put on display for those of us in ag media this week. That includes three new models of the 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters. “We took the momentum from the 8000 Series rollout last year and added to an already stellar lineup of forage harvesters,” says Tim Meister, division manager, marketing with John Deere.... Read More

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