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FMC Topguard® EQ Helps Fight Frogeye

Controlling resistant frogeye leaf spot in soybeans has become a major concern in the southern states, which is where Topguard® EQ from FMC excels, according to Technical Service Manager Matt Wiggins. “My region here in the mid-South,...Show More Summary

The Patient Pays Less, Yet the Surgeon’s Paid More

Can physician-led surgical centers provide lower out-of-pocket prices for patients, along with lower infection rates, and higher compensation for the surgeons? One surgical center in Oklahoma says so... Continue reading The Patient Pays Less, Yet the Surgeon’s Paid More at Lean Blog.

SMART Farmer Galen Lee

Galen Lee has a diversified 4th generation farm operation in southwest Idaho that produces sugarbeets, asparagus, and peppermint, as well as dairy and beef. In this edition of the SMART Farmer podcast, he talks about how sugarbeets are raised and made into sugar and how biotech varieties have made them more sustainable. He also talks about how he raises peppermint... Read More

Peanut and Cotton Growers Provide Farm Bill Input

Peanut and cotton growers provided their input into commodity programs in the next farm bill during a hearing this week before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Georgia farmer...Show More Summary

Quantix Drone from AeroVironment

Keeping it simple when it comes to new technology seems to just make sense. That is just one feature of the Quantix Drone being launched from AeroVironment. I spoke with Matt Strein, Director Of Business Development at AeroVironment, about the new product and what sets it apart from all others in the ag industry. AeroVironment has been doing research on... Read More

KBOO Bike Show: Podcasting

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Terry and Tori speak with the hosts of several bicycle-flavored podcasts including “We Got to Hang Out” and “The Sprocket Podcast”. The post KBOO Bike Show: Podcasting appeared first on Portland Transport.

Wisconsin Dairies Hit Hard By Canadian Trade Actions

Over 70 Wisconsin dairy operations are already feeling the blow from a protectionist Canadian trade policy that has slammed the door on American dairy exports, violated existing trade commitments, and left farmers across the state scrambling to find milk buyers. Show More Summary

Raising Protein for a Sustainable Future

Future Food-Tech took place in San Francisco last week and brought together over 300 food business technology leaders, investors and food-tech innovators. Brad Greenway, Chairman, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) sat on a panel...Show More Summary

Farm Bureau Urges Senate Confirmation of Perdue

Yesterday we received news from the White House stating President Trump authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas after those states were impacted by widespread wildfires. This was followed by news from USDA’s Acting Deputy Secretary Michael L. Show More Summary

Senate Urged to Vote as USDA Remains in Limbo

With the Senate in the midst of contentious debate over Supreme Court nominee Neal Gorsuch, agricultural interests are begging the Senate leadership to take a few minutes this week to confirm Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture before recessing for spring break. Show More Summary

FMC Command® 3ME is Top for Rice Growers

Command® 3ME herbicide remains the South’s number one preemergence solution for protecting rice production from annual grasses despite recent entries into the market, according to FMC tech service rep Don Johnson in Mississippi. “We’ve...Show More Summary

NPR’s Morning Edition gets a little refresh — and its own new podcast

Why doesn’t NPR publish a daily morning news podcast, along the lines of Morning Edition? Save for when its politics podcast went daily leading up to last year’s election, the absence of a rundown of each day’s biggest events to watch out for, available through a listener’s podcast app of choice, has left an opening...

Outstanding Young Farmers Recognized

As part of National Ag Day, John Deere welcomed four new inductees to the Outstanding Farmers of America (OFA) Fraternity as National Outstanding Young Farmers at the OYF Awards Congress.  This year Jessica Niederer spoke on behalf of the inductees. Show More Summary

Tebow Wins 2017 Charles Eastin Award on Ag Day

Sue Tebow was the recipient of this year’s Charles Eastin Award, presented on National Ag Day. The award honors advocates who communicate between rural and urban audiences; Tebow’s Facebook page, agri.CULTURE, certainly does that job. Show More Summary

FMC to Acquire Portion of Dupont Crop Protection

In an early morning call FMC and DuPont made a major announcement: FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for FMC to acquire the portion of DuPont’s Crop Protection business it must divest to comply with the European Commission ruling related to its merger with The Dow Chemical Company. Show More Summary

More Beans and Cotton, Less Corn and Wheat

The first estimate for crop plantings this year by USDA is calling for less corn and wheat but more soybeans and cotton. The 2017 Prospective Plantings report based on farmer surveys estimates that corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 will be 90 million acres, down 4 percent or 4.0 million acres from last year. Soybeans planted area for... Read More

Podcast #36: Essay Questions

Once more we dive into the reader mailbag.  Lots of stuff to talk about: ST3 finances, streetcars, deadheads, and more. Some links: Original mailbag comments, Early Wins, Bus Branding, South Sounder Negotiations http://traffic.libsyn.com/seattletransitblog/STB_podcast_036.mp3

Bridger Gordon Wins Ag Day Essay Contest

Bridger Gordon is more than just junior from South Dakota. He is one of the bright, enthusiastic youth who are part of bringing the message of agriculture to the world. Gordon’s message rang loud and clear as he read his winning essay to the attendees of last week’s National Ag Day. “I think about the many families, like mine, who... Read More

Can the Farm Bill Help Bring Back the Next Generation?

Agri-Pulse‘s final panel discussion at their Farm Bill Summit covered “How the Farm Bill Can Help Bring the Next Generation Back to the Farm Through Investments in Infrastructure, Research, and Rural Development.” The moderator was Spencer Chase, Agri-Pulse Associate Editor. Show More Summary

Podcast: How to create great direct mail fundraising teasers

The most impactful element of any direct mail project is the teaser -- what you put on the outer envelope. We'll share what works, what never works, and the surprising "most likely to succeed" approach. We'll also discuss email subject lines -- a closely related topic with some strong similarities to direct mail teasers. Show More Summary

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