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  • Oct 22, 2014
    press release

    Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF receives registration

    Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF has recently received Environmental Protection Agency registration for use on corn. “Xanthion In-furrow fungicide is a new tool to help growers start their season off strong,” says Justin Clark, technical market specialist, BASF. “Different than other early season crop management treatments, Xanthion In-furrow fungicide provides extended residual control by forming a protective sheath around the roots. This can lead to healthier plants later in the season.”...More
  • Oct 15, 2014
    press release

    PhytoGen partners with farmers of the year to aid local charities

    Farmers honored through the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year are leaders in their industry and communities. PhytoGen furthers their efforts with donations to the charities of their choice each year. Since becoming a partner in the Southeastern Farmer of the Year program three years ago, PhytoGen has made donations to 25 charities on behalf of state farmers of the year. Recipient charities in 2014 ranged from local FFA chapters to the Gary Sinise Foundation....More
  • Sep 29, 2014
    press release

    DuPont Pioneer looking for agricultural teachers to support

    DuPont Pioneer with help from the National Association of Agricultural Educators is looking to award grants to teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education, or CASE, but may lack sufficient resources. Grants of $2,500 to $5,000 are available to help train teachers and supply equipment and resources to prepare students for careers in agriculture and food....More
  • Sep 3, 2014
    press release

    Farmers have chance to direct $3.3 million to nonprofits

    Farmers now have the opportunity to contribute $3.3 million to organizations in their communities. To honor and support the tradition of service organizations in rural America, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is partnering with farmers to direct $2,500 donations to individual nonprofit organizations. The program, which kicked off its fifth year on Aug. 1, benefits 1,324 counties across 40 states....More
  • Aug 26, 2014
    press release
    Delta Farm Press

    System Scale Corporation to distribute, service Perten AM 5200 grain moisture meters

    System Scale Corporation will now distribute and service the AM 5200-A and AM 5200-Farm grain moisture meters from Perten Instruments. The AM 5200-A is USDA certified as UGMA compatible and is NTEP approved. The AM 5200-Farm uses the same technology as the official meter but designed to meet the needs of producers....More
  • Aug 18, 2014
    press release
    Delta Farm Press

    Mid-South farmland prices falling, cash rents rising

    Amid excellent crop growing conditions and lower grain prices, farmland values in the Midwest and Mid-South continued to decline during the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest Agricultural Finance Monitor published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis....More
  • Aug 18, 2014
    press release

    Case IH unveils new Axial-Flow 240 Series Combines

    The new Case IH Axial-Flow 240 combines look to set new levels of productivity and efficiency for 2015. “As producers continue to achieve more yield per acre, Case IH combines match their capacity for even more efficient harvesting,” said Nathan Weinkauf, Case IH NAFTA combine marketing manager. “The new Axial-Flow 7240, 8240 and 9240 combines with larger engines deliver more power, more grain in the tank, and more hours of uninterrupted operation thanks to a larger fuel tank.”...More
  • Aug 15, 2014
    press release
    Delta Farm Press

    Sunflower offers new tillage tools

    AGCO/Sunflower is offering two new tillage products – the Sunflower 6650-48 vertical tillage tool and two larger split wing 1436SW disk harrows. Both can both be seen at the AGCO demonstration plots during the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, Aug. 26–28. Sunflower 6650-48 Vertical Tillage Tool...More
  • Aug 10, 2014
    press release

    Finalists for 2014 FMC “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest” named

    Halle Reid, Jessica Ronat, Leanna Crawford and Lindsay Webber are the 2014 FMC “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest” finalists and will now compete in the final phase of this year’s contest. “This year’s finalists not only display strong musical talents but they are truly the future of our industry,” said Matt Hancock, FMC Agricultural Solutions North America corn segment manager....More
  • Aug 5, 2014
    press release

    Valley and Yaskawa partner on variable frequency drives

    Valley Water Management and Yaskawa America are partnering to provide variable frequency drives for Valley pump stations. Variable frequency drives ensure that pump motors function at optimal efficiency. They can dramatically boost efficiency and energy savings by preventing over pumping and over pressurizing of irrigation equipment....More
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