2017 ACE DC Fly-in

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Over 70 ethanol supporters attended the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual Washington, DC fly-in March 22-23 during National Ag Week. This is the 9th annual fly-in for the organization and coming during the first 100 days of the Trump presidency gives ethanol advocates a timely opportunity to discuss maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard and expanding market opportunities for higher …

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2017 National Ag Day

Cindy Zimmerman

The celebration of National Ag Day was held March 21, 2017 in Washington DC. National Ag Day is organized annually by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) which was was started in 1973 with the goal to increase public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in our society. This year’s Ag Day celebration included a SMART farming panel with U.S. Farmers …

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Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse hosted a Farm Bill Summit in Washington DC on the day before National Ag Day as part of their on-going Farm Bill Series. This post features photos and audio from the event on March 20 at the National Press Club. Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit photos Preview of Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit:        

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Bayer Opens Arkansas and Illinois Research Stations

Cindy Zimmerman

Southern soybean growers will reap the benefits of an expanded breeding program from Bayer, which includes a $6-million Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Station surrounded by 180 acres of research and showcase plots in Marion, Arkansas. Listen to or download complete announcement for Arkansas facility (link to program with names): Soybeans on the Mississippi Delta – THE Place To Be …

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SMART Farmer Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare

Lizzy Schultz

Our latest episode of the SMART Farmer podcast features Illinois farmer and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) board member, Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare. Roberta spoke with Jamie during Commodity Classic , discussing her experience as a first generation farmer and how that unique experience has made farming smart a major priority for her and her husband. “We’ve had to buy our …

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Major Announcements from Farmers Edge

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers Edge made two major announcements at the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio. FarmCommand takes precision agriculture to decision agriculture, with it’s easy to use, all-in-one system eliminating the need for multiple passwords and unusable data. Corn Manager is a break-through product offering a three-in-one solution of zone-based nitrogen management, satellite imagery, and crop staging. Farmers Edge Classic Photos …

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New Bayer Cotton Breeding Station

Cindy Zimmerman

Southwest cotton growers will benefit from a new $16.7 million Bayer breeding and research station near Lubbock, Texas that celebrated its grand opening on March 9. The facility will focus on developing drought-resistant cotton varieties and traits for limited-input situations. Download high res ribbon cutting photo: Tom Speed, Bayer cottonseed and traits; Tim Timmis, Bayer project execution; Margaret Shields, US …

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SMART Farmer Podcast With Chip Bowling

Lizzy Schultz

The latest SMART Farmer podcast episode features Maryland grain farmer Chip Bowling, vice chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. Bowling was recently in Panama with the U.S. Grains Council. In this episode, he talks about his family farm, which is located almost in the shadow of the DC beltway, and how he uses the latest innovation and technology …

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2017 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Lizzy Schultz

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show sponsored by FMC. This is the 65th anniversary of the event, which was held March 3 & 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. Besides the equipment and company products on display throughout the event’s trade show, this year over 120 FFA students spent time volunteering at the event, packing …

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2017 Commodity Classic

Lizzy Schultz

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 Commodity Classic sponsored by FMC, John Deere, and Farmer’s Edge. “Farmer Up” was the theme for this year’s event held March 2-4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), American Soybean Association …

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