Bayer 150th Anniversary Celebration

Bayer is celebrating its 150th Anniversary with events being held around the world. One of those events was just held at the Bayer CropScience headquarters in RTP, NC. The event included tours of Bayer facilities and a traveling interactive exhibit that is only on display in RTP before heading to South America. Here are photos and interviews/audio you are welcome …

New Holland Introduces Genesis T8 Series Tractors

This week New Holland introduced the new Genesis T8 Series of tractors at their headquarters in Pennsylvania. You can find a lot more photos of the new Genesis here: New Holland Genesis T8 Series Tractor Photo Album To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the industry-changing GENESIS™ tractor, New Holland has built a machine to honor its legacy—the GENESIS™ T8 Series …

Eco Agro Resources Launch

Eco Agro Resources is proud to announce its formation and launch on May 1, 2013. Eco Agro Resources is an Agriculture and Chemical Producer and marketer of the next generation of urease inhibitor and patent pending flagship product, N-YieldTM. David McKnight, CEO states “Eco Agro Resources is made up of 30 team members with over 100 years of agriculture and …

Syngenta Builds on Garst® Seed Legacy

Even as the Syngenta-owned Garst and Golden Harvest® brands are being launched under the revised Golden Harvest brand, Syngenta intends to uphold the quality, reliability and legacy that have become synonymous with the Garst brand and the Garst Seed Advisor. “Roswell Garst’s commitment to customers – to be a trusted advisor in addition to a seed dealer – is the …

Interview with Wells Fargo Agribusiness Head

Wells Fargo recently named Rob Yraceburu as head of its National Food & Agribusiness Division to lead the group’s expansion to untapped markets in the Midwest and East. A fourth-generation family farmer who holds both a bachelor’s in agricultural business and a master’s in agricultural economics from California State University Fresno, he has worked in finance for his entire 28-year …

Study Shows Ethanol Reducing Carbon Footprint

Ethanol Report with Comments from Study Co-author Steffen Mueller and RFA CEO Bob Dinneen A new study indicates that ethanol production is continuing to reduce its energy and environmental footprint. The study, entitled “2012 Corn Ethanol: Emerging Plant Energy and Environmental Technologies”, found that recent innovations in corn ethanol production have resulted in increased yield per bushel even as less …

Interview with GROWMARK Agronomist

Planting progress continues to be slowed by wet and cold weather in most of the major corn producing states. John Grandin, Iowa-based Senior Field Sales Agronomist at GROWMARK, talks about planting progress in his area and advice about nutrient management in these conditions.

Becker Underwood Inoculant Technology

Becker Underwood and BASF hosted ag media representatives on April 19, 2013 for a tour of the plant facility in St.Joseph, Missouri with an update on inoculant and polymer technology, as well as progress on the integration of Becker Underwood into the new Functional Crop Care division of BASF. Below are links to audio interviews with all presenters and a …

Ag Workforce Coalition on Immigration Bill

Leaders from the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) held a press conference Wednesday (4/17/13) to highlight the crucial stake American agriculture has in immigration reform. Late last week, a landmark agreement on immigration reform was reached by the AWC, the United Farm Workers (UFW), and key Senators. Participating in the news conference were National Council of Farmer Cooperatives president Chuck Conner, …

Elanco Expands Committment in China

Elanco is investing approximately $100 million to purchase a minority equity stake in China Animal Healthcare Ltd., one of the leading players in the animal health industry in the People’s Republic of China. The investment expands Elanco’s commitment to China, with the goal of providing innovative, safety-enhancing food production solutions to help meet the growing food demands and nutritional needs …

Interview on Catfish Inspection Program Repeal Effort

An effort to repeal the Catfish Inspection Program that was included in the 2008 Farm Bill apparently has widespread support in Congress and with a variety of agricultural companies and organizations. National Fisheries Institute spokesperson Gavin Gibbons says the program has already proven to be a waste of taxpayer dollars. “If you look at the Government Accountability Report for the …