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  • Road Trip

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:45 AM by System
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  • Evaluating Alfalfa Stands for Winter Injury

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:45 AM by System

     
     
     
     
    Every year in the upper Midwest, alfalfa fields are at risk for winter damage or kill due to extended cold temperatures and ice sheetings.  Having the ability to evaluate your alfalfa fields for injury in early spring can ultimately jumpstart crop rotation decisions.  We have had a relatively mild winter in most of the upper Midwest, however, the lack of snow in most areas is a concern as alfalfa plants ... (644 words)

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  • SUDEVTEK Says Natural Science Is a Win-Win for Farmers and the Environment

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:45 AM by System

    SUDEVTEK and Quantum BioTek have partnered to perform testing and bring to market two products predicted to be game changers in the agricultural industry.

    Hydro-Dynamic Magnetic Resonance (HDMR) units are devices which magnetically restructure water. First discovered by 'Pop' Haydn (a friend of Tesla) in 1902, over the last century, HDMR's have been used in countries with little chemical industry like Russia, China, and Poland for irrigation (and other ... (495 words)

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  • EPA Chief: Agency Will be States’ Partner in Addressing Environmental Issues

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:45 AM by System

    Just days into his tenure as EPA chief, Administrator Scott Pruitt was at President Donald Trump’s side as the president signed an executive order repealing the Waters of the U.S. rule. In an exclusive interview with the American Farm Bureau, Pruitt said the WOTUS repeal is ushering in a new era at EPA, one in which states have primacy and private property owners have certainty.  
    According to Pruitt ... (450 words)

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  • Chicks Are Here! Keep Them Healthy and Hydrated

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:45 AM by System

    Spring brings excitement – from warmer weather to plants peeking through the ground, and of course, new chicks! Hatching new chicks is an exciting adventure. Preparing ahead of time can help your chicks get off to a growing start. 
    “Preparation, along with a few simple supplies and pieces of equipment, will help your new chicks get off on the right foot,” says Julian (Skip) Olson, DVM, technical services manager for Milk ... (733 words)

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  • Students Excited about Purdue Ag Week, April 3-9

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:45 AM by System

    The sixth annual Purdue Ag Week, hosted by students and created to share information with the campus community about the importance of agriculture, will take place Monday (April 3) through (April 9) on the Purdue University campus.
    This year’s theme is the classic “Purdue Ag Week.” After rebranding this past year, Ag Week will highlight all aspects of agriculture ranging from production agriculture to the role that community and ... (375 words)

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  • Settlement Insures Producers’ Private Information Stays Private

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:45 AM by System

    Environmental activists will no longer have the right to demand private and personal information about farmers and ranchers under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). So says a settlement approved by a federal judge that affects livestock and poultry farmers in 36 states. (461 words)

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  • Getting Started With Chemigation

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:45 AM by System

    Control. Efficiency. Sustainability. Technology. All are shaping the future of production agriculture. With low margins, shrinking water resources and increasing regulation, the future is, in fact here.
    This combination of forces has dramatically increased interest in precision irrigation management, and with it fertigation and chemigation. “Technological improvements have made it possible for ag producers to match nutrient application to the precise needs of their crops on a foot-by-foot basis,” notes ... (623 words)

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  • INNVICTIS CROP CARE, LLC Sets the Standard for Insect and Disease Control with New CROSSOVER® PRO

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:45 AM by System

    INNVICTIS™ CROP CARE, LLC announces CROSSOVER® PRO as a first of its kind formulation combining Propiconazole and Lambda Cyhalothrin for superior insect control while adding disease protection at an economical cost to the producer. This novel systems approach delivers one pass protection and time saving convenience of no mixing.CROSSOVER PRO has quick knockdown and residual control of over 35 insects. It also controls Powdery mildew, rust and leaf blight ... (226 words)

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  • KIOTI Tractor Donates DK5510 HS to Veteran’s Farm of North Carolina, Inc.

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:45 AM by System

    KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, Inc., recently donated a DK5510 HS utility tractor equipped with a KL5510 front end loader to the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI) for the exclusive use of the Veteran’s Farm of North Carolina, Inc. (VFNC). The tractor will be utilized to train local veterans with an interest in agriculture to operate their own farms. 
    "KIOTI Tractor has always been committed to giving back ... (466 words)

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  • Proactive Approach to Newer Breeding Technology Communications Takes Spotlight at Maryland Conference

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:44 AM by System

    Last weekend, the National Corn Growers Association put newer breeding techniques in the spotlight at Maryland Farm Bureau's Women in Agriculture Conference, "Speak Up & Speak Out". The presentation, part of a full-day focused on spreading important information about farming and ranching, delved into the importance of providing consumers relevant, relatable information on budding breeding technologies and offered insight into effective communications in the area provided by the American Seed ... (228 words)

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  • Alltech to Showcase Virtual Farm Tours and Nutritional Technologies at Canadian Dairy XPO

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:44 AM by System

    WHAT:            Visitors to the Alltech booth #73 PS in Hall 2 at Canadian Dairy XPO will not only have the opportunity to learn about what nutritional technologies can fit into their transition cow program to take their dairy to the next level — they can also travel to Minnesota and Prince Edward Island in the blink of an eye by taking virtual farm tours at the Alltech Lounge and Learn event ... (200 words)

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  • National Association of Wheat Growers' Comments at House Ag Committee Farm Bill Hearing

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:44 AM by System

    Yesterday, NAWG President David Schemm testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management about NAWG's Title 1 and crop insurance priorities heading into the next Farm Bill reauthorization process. The hearing is a part of a series of hearings being held by the House Agriculture Committee to hear from stakeholders about all components of the Farm Bill. Schemm was joined by representatives of several ... (312 words)

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  • American Soybean Association's Testimony on Title I Programs Before House Ag Subcommittee

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:44 AM by System

    In testimony before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Tuesday, American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois soybean farmer Ron Moore spoke on the need for robust programs within the risk management framework of the nation's farm legislation. Moore contrasted the successful farm economic landscape in which the 2014 Farm Bill was written with the more troubling financial situation many farmers find themselves in ... (500 words)

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  • National Corn Growers Association's Testimony on Farm Bill Programs at House Hearing

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:44 AM by System

    The Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) risk management program and crop insurance have been critical to helping corn farmers during a weak farm economy and should be maintained in the next farm bill, National Corn Growers Association President Wesley Spurlock testified today at House Agriculture General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee hearing. "Together, crop insurance and the ARC-County program have helped many farmers weather the storm of a weak farm ... (207 words)

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  • Kubota Launches BX80-Series Sub-Compact Tractors

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:44 AM by System

    Kubota Tractor Corp.'s new line of sub-compact tractors, the BX80-Series, is now available. The series was announced last fall. The BX80-Series includes four new tractor models: BX1880, BX2380, BX2680 and BX23S, which offers Kubota's exclusive Swift-Tach Loader and Swift-Connect Backhoe as standard equipment. "We are thrilled that the new BX80-Series has finally arrived; they are a superior product compared to anything currently in the sub-compact market," said Marc ... (712 words)

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  • Farmers Business Network Adding 60 Additional Jobs Nationwide

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:44 AM by System

    Farmer's Business Network, Inc., the independent farmer-to-farmer network, announced today its plan to create an additional 60 full-time positions, on top of previously announced hiring, nationwide to support its rapid growth in its contributory farmer information sharing network and FBNSM Direct buying platform. The FBN network has expanded rapidly since its launch in 2015, now serving nearly 13 million acres of member farms in 38 states. Farmer's Business ... (247 words)

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  • Trimble Adds Partners to Its Global Vantage Distribution Network for Agriculture

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:44 AM by System

    Trimble announced today that it has added four new partners in America and Europe to its Vantage distribution network-a global network of independent partners that provide growers, advisors, retailers, co-ops and local OEM dealers with precision agriculture expertise for the entire farm. The new partners that have joined the Vantage network include: •Vantage ES: Vantage ES was established from Trimble's authorized reseller in Germany and Austria-geo-konzept GmbH. Vantage ES ... (403 words)

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  • Koch Agronomic Services: Plan Ahead to Maximize Spring Nitrogen Applications in Corn

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:44 AM by System

    It's not too early to plan spring and early-summer nitrogen applications in corn. In fact, with lower corn prices, it's more important than ever that growers take strategic action to protect yield and return on investment. Because corn is receptive to - and requires significant amounts of - nitrogen for optimal productivity, in-season application can be a viable option to supplement fall-applied or early pre-plant nitrogen fertilizer applications. Agronomists recommend ... (363 words)

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  • Applications Now Available for Specialty Crop Block Grants

    Mar 30, 2017, 03:44 AM by System

    The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is now accepting applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, funded by USDA. These grants are available to nonprofits, producers (must impact multiple producers), academic institutions, government agencies and others to fund projects that will enhance the competitiveness of Indiana’s specialty crops.
    "While many farmers continue to plant traditional row crops, more and more are considering diversification in their operations to ... (367 words)

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