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FMC Introduces Steward EC Insecticide

FMC has introduced another tool for farmers to use in the fight against the Western corn rootworm beetle. David Wheeler, Technical Services Associate Director, said Steward EC is not a new chemistry, but it represents a new use in corn to control adult rootworm beetles. Farmers can use the product in an integrated pest management program along with a larval... Read More

President’s budget proposals would hurt rural America

The president’s fiscal year 2019 budget was released last week. This is an annual event, where the president formally requests funding for government programs from Congress. Since government programs live and die by their funding, this...Show More Summary

Civil society decries FSANZ approval of Golden Rice

The recent release of Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) approval report of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) application for a Golden Rice ‘safety stamp’ and trade liability clearance have garnered negative reactions and widespread critique.

Camso Announces Certified Remanufactured Tracks Program

Camso just announced a new certified remanufactured tracks and wheels program that will be available as of March 16, 2018. While I was at the National Farm Machinery Show I spoke with Martin Lunkenbein, Service and Aftermarket Sales Executive Director – Agriculture at Camso. Show More Summary

Blueprint Solutions for Beef Cattle Nutrition

Earlier this year, Alltech launched the premium Blueprint® beef nutrition program for the CRYSTALYX® and Hubbard Feeds brands. The 2018 Cattle Industry Convention was a perfect spot for us to get the scoop. We caught up with Mark Robbins, Ridley Block Operations who said Blueprint Solutions is more than a simple supplement program. Show More Summary

Why Ethanol Should Care About Electric Vehicles

It might be surprising to see electric cars on the agenda at the National Ethanol Conference. But that was the subject of a panel discussion at the recent meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The panel included Tammy Klein, Future Fuel Strategies;...Show More Summary

Which management practices maximise piglet survival?

French researchers have established a list of do’s and don’ts on the basis of a survey amongst farrow-to-finish farms.

Alibaba: Artificial intelligence inside Chinese pig farms

Chinese E-commerce giant Alibaba is introducing artificial intelligence technology for inside pig farms, like e.g. machine vision, voice recognition and temperature sensors.

CAFO regulations target livestock production

Just as the debate over water quality has shifted in recent years, debates over confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Iowa continue to ratchet up. Increasingly, these two issues are seen as intertwined; one cannot be addressed without the other. Show More Summary

Farming: A Viable Post-Military Career for Nebraska Veterans

By Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service - Nebraska Nebraska's rural lands offer abundant opportunities for farming and ranching, and also are home to nearly half of the state's 133,000 military veterans.  This combination makes agriculture a great fit for young men and women returning home from service. Show More Summary

Pinnacle 2020: The Next Generation in Grain Drying

The Mathews Company has been manufacturing grain drying systems for close to 65 years. The company built its first continuous flow grain dryer in 1957 and now offers four different drying styles to serve farmers growing a variety of grains. Show More Summary

National Cotton Council Names Planting Intentions, Leaders

The National Cotton Council (NCC) announced planting intentions for 2017 and recognized award winners and new leadership at the organization’s recent annual meeting in Fort Worth, Texas. U.S. cotton producers intend to plant more cotton...Show More Summary

Eco Agro Introduces Nitrogen Conservation Input System

Eco Agro and Eco Agro International LLC are proud to introduce the Nitrogen Conservation Input System (NCIS) for use in the Urea Production Process. “Our latest innovation, “Nitrogen Conservation Input Systems” (NCIS), enables Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers (EEFs) to be affordable and effective at a lower cost for today’s grower. Show More Summary

John Deere Expands Low-Profile Specialty Tractor Options

John Deere took the opportunity to show off some new low-profile specialty tractors at the 2018 National Farm Machinery Show. One model introduced at the show was the 5090EL, which is built on the John Deere 5E 4-cylinder tractor platform. That tractor is made for poultry producers, but can also be a great machine for tree fruit or tree nut... Read More

Precision Ag Bytes 2/21

            Valent U.S.A. has announced the launch of MycoApply® EndoPrime™ for corn. MycoApply EndoPrime is applied in-furrow and uses four unique species of mycorrhizal fungi to help improve nutrient efficiency, drought tolerance and yield potential. Show More Summary

Asian food sector targeted with egg substitute

San-Francisco-based food technology company JUST is on a mission to build a food system where everyone eats well.

France to ban sale of eggs from caged hens by 2022

French Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert has announced that the Government is to ban the sale of shell eggs in supermarkets from cages by 2022.

EU Protein Plan to target protein deficit

The European Protein Plan, aimed to increase the yield, quality and competitiveness of European grown protein sources, is one step further.

Peptidoglycans – Snicking away at animal performance

As animal production becomes more and more sophisticated, previously unobserved factors that potentially hinder performance become a bigger issue. Intestinal commensal bacteria – bacteria that live together – fit this narrative.

HomePod with an Echo

Just for fun I set my new HomePod next to my Echo and asked them a couple of the same questions. Well, I asked Siri and Alexa to be precise. Nothing fancy here but I have a couple of observations. One: I’ve had the Echo longer and this particular model sounds great in my office. Alexa has been getting much... Read More

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