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BASF Looks Forward to 2019 Growing Season

12/13/2018
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BASF continues to educate growers about one of the newest products available for the 2019 growing season in LibertyLink GT27. The new technology will offer tolerance to three different herbicide groups: Liberty, glyphosate and HPPD, pending approval. “Because it’s the first technology that you can use Liberty and glyphosate with, it really allows them to address a broad range of ... Read More

Duration:00:02:46

Conaway Pleased with Final Farm Bill

12/13/2018
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Passage of the 2018 Farm Bill is a “big deal for rural America” and for House Agriculture Committee chairman Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), who loses his chairmanship next month when the Democrats take the majority in the House. After the House voted 386-47 to pass the conference report and send the bill to the president, Conaway released a video talking ... Read More

Duration:00:01:24

Clariant and Eastman Announce Agrochemical Collaboration

12/13/2018
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Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Eastman Chemical Company, a global advanced materials and specialty additives company, have announced an agreement for the distribution of a new solvent for the agriculture industry. TamiSolve NxG was developed for the global plant protection sector, for use in plant growth regulators, biological control agents, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. Under this exclusive ... Read More

Duration:00:06:37

Bayer Spotlights NemaStrike at #ASTACSS

12/12/2018
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Bayer representatives at the 2018 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo wanted growers to take notice of NemaStrike technology as they make decisions for the 2019 growing season. “We believe it’s going to provide a fantastic opportunity for growers to protect themselves against a pest that they were maybe underestimating – nematodes,” said Brent Craig, Seed Applied Solutions Marketing for NemaStrike ... Read More

Farm Bill Poised for Passage

12/12/2018
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The Senate voted 87-13 yesterday to pass the 2018 Farm Bill approved by the conference committee this week and the House is expected to do so soon. “We think the farm bill’s in very good shape,” said President Trump as he sat down with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), just before getting into a spat with ... Read More

Duration:00:00:19

BASF Products Fight Soybean Disease

12/11/2018
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Growers who are fighting soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS) or nematodes in their fields may want to take a look at ILeVO – the only product that provides effective protection against both diseases – according to Melissa Chu, Product Manager, BASF Soybean Seed Treatment Portfolio. “A disease like sudden death syndrome can cause extensive yield loss, especially when foliar symptoms ... Read More

Duration:00:03:04

CoverCress Developing Cash Cover Crop

12/11/2018
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CoverCress Inc. is developing a new crop, called CoverCress®, based on the native plant pennycress. The company, formerly named Arvegenix Inc., says CoverCress is a new winter oilseed cash crop designed to provide winter and early spring soil cover between corn harvest and soybean planting, while producing an oilseed crop. CoverCress oil and protein meal are similar to that of ... Read More

Duration:00:06:04

Bayer Opens 2018 Seed Expo

12/10/2018
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Bayer had a presence at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo in Chicago, including Mike Lewis, who represents the company on the ASTA Board of Directors. Lewis said it is important for companies like Bayer to come together with others in the industry with a unified voice as they face new opportunities, as well as new ... Read More

Duration:00:01:45

ASTA CSS and Seed Expo Success

12/10/2018
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Last week was the 73rd year for American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS 2018 & Seed Expo and like this year it was full of changes for the industry. Besides having several new company names, ASTA changed the layout of the trade show so that all the booths were located on the same expo floor. “We’re always trying to improve ... Read More

Duration:00:11:44

#ASTACSS Student Video Award Winner

12/7/2018
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Iowa State University PhD candidate Kevin Falk received the grand prize this year in the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) second annual “Better Seed, Better Life” student video contest during the CSS 2018 & Seed Expo in Chicago this week. The award was presented to him by Kerry Grossweiler of BASF, which sponsors the ASTA Communications Committee. The contest is ... Read More

Duration:00:07:01

USDA Under Secretary Ibach at #ASTACSS

12/7/2018
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USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach spoke to attendees at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS 2018 and Seed Expo during a Plant Breeding Innovation session, toured the trade show, and met with media on Thursday in Chicago. Ibach discussed the importance of innovation in plant breeding, as well as coming regulations for GMO labeling, ... Read More

Duration:00:19:03

Seed Treatment Tour at #ASTACSS

12/6/2018
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A new feature this year at the ASTA CSS & Seed Expo was a Seed Treatment Education Tour in the expo. Groups of attendees visited ten different booths in rotation where they heard a ten minute presentation from each company. I caught one of the groups in the Bayer booth. Doing the presentation is Greg Ginisty, SeedGrowth Product Manager. You ... Read More

BASF Launches Vault® IP Plus and Obvius® Plus

12/5/2018
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BASF has expanded its soybean seed treatment portfolio with the launch of Vault® IP Plus seed treatment and Obvius® Plus fungicide seed treatment, recently registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Both products will be commercially available in September 2019. I spoke with BASF’s Justin Clark to learn more about these products. With the launch of Vault IP Plus seed ... Read More

Basse was Back at #ASTACSS

12/5/2018
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Dan Basse, Ag Resource, returned to the ASTA 2018 CSS and Seed Expo for the 6th year in a row to deliver his insights on the intersection of economics and agriculture. Some of Basse’s comments included: Population growth slowing – 9 billion people now about 2054 When you look at population growth, it’s all about Africa Black swan event for ... Read More

Major Seed Companies after the Mergers

12/4/2018
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The past two years have seen major changes in the agricultural seed industry and some of the traditional companies have different names and different players. That’s why the “Majors after the Mergers” panel was a big hit at the ASTA 2018 CSS and Seed Expo this week. Dan Basse, Ag Resource, moderated the panel which consisted of Jim Collins, Corteva; ... Read More

Duration:00:53:54

AMVAC Offers Smart Solutions for Growers

12/4/2018
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AMVAC has been growing its portfolio of products with a focus on giving growers more flexibility while still providing excellent crop safety. Products like Impact and ImpactZ herbicides have a wide window of application, from weed emergence up to 45 days before harvest. “The last two seasons have been such that you’ve not had wide open spraying or planting windows,” ... Read More

ZimmCast 604 – ARA Conference & Expo

12/4/2018
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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Thank you to our sponsor, GROWMARK, Locally Owned, Globally Strong. Last week the Agricultural Retailers Association held its annual conference and expo in Boca Raton, FL. Yes, that’s where you want to be this time of year. Once again ZimmComm worked with ARA to produce a virtual ag newsroom via our AgNewsWire service. So, ... Read More

Biofuels Stakeholders React to Final RFS Rule

12/3/2018
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Most biofuels stakeholder organizations expressed disappointment in the final rule for required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2019, and biomass-based diesel for 2020, released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday. The rule maintains the 2019 conventional biofuels (corn ethanol) level at 15 billion gallons, while biomass-based diesel, advanced, and cellulosic categories all ... Read More

Duration:00:00:35

AGCO Presents 13th Operator of the Year at ARA2018

12/3/2018
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AGCO Corporation presented its 13th Annual Operator of the Year award to Jerry Born of Fairmount, North Dakota at the 2018 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo last week in Boca Raton, Fla. The award recognizes the value of the hard work professional applicators do caring for crops and customers across the country, as well as their involvement in ... Read More

Duration:00:07:48

Research Positive for Lamb Industry

11/30/2018
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The future for the U.S. lamb industry is bright, according to Ohio sheep producer Jim Percival, current chair of the American Lamb Board. “One of the big things that our research has showed us is that the Millennials are truly lovers of lamb,” said Percival. “They like the adventurous eating part of lamb. They like that taste. They love the ... Read More