GROWMARK Supports Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts​

GROWMARK has donated $50,000 to support relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey through the Midwest Fo​od Bank,​ a Salvation Army​ First Responder organization. The contribution was made through The GROWMARK Foundation, GROWMARK’s philanthropic arm which supports not-for-profit charitable organizations. GROWMARK’s donation will enable the Midwest Food Bank and the Salvation Army to continue their important mission for as long as there …

Wisconsin Sends Cheese to Houston

Driven by online conversations shortly after Hurricane Harvey, The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) coordinated a state-wide effort with Wisconsin cheesemakers to send almost 20,000 pounds of cheese to Houston to provide nutritious food for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. On Friday, September 1, WMMB employees, cheese company employees and dairy farmers, packed a delivery truck in Madison with over …

Mid-Missouri Energy Goes John Deere Green

Mid-Missouri Energy (MME) in Malta Bend, Missouri is home to a new piece of equipment that has helped make the grounds around the ethanol plant a little greener. MME General Manager Chris Wilson won the John Deere ZTrak Z925M Flex Fuel commercial mower during a raffle at the Renewable Fuels Association 2017 National Ethanol Conference. The E85 used in the …

John Deere at 2017 FPS

John Deere green was hard to miss as you walked the roads of the 2017 Farm Progress Show. Not only did they have the latest in their lineup on display, they took it one step further this year and let attendees get behind the wheels of their newest Gator models. The Ride & Drive area opened early one more for …

GROWMARK FS at 2017 FPS

GROWMARK and the FS System are the official agronomy and fuel suppliers for the Farm Progress Show every year, providing the inputs to grow the crops for the field demonstrations and fueling all of the vehicles and machinery on site with Dieselex Gold. This year the cooperative also helped celebrate the success of Illinois’ Nutrient Loss Reduction strategy and were …

Bayer and 4-H Launch Science Matters

Opening day of the Farm Progress Show, Bayer and the National 4-H Council announced a new partnership for future innovators in science and technology to help feed a growing population. The nationwide collaboration, Science Matters, is designed to address the need for an enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by planting a love of scientific exploration in young …

StollerUSA Introduces Fortified Stimulate Yield Enhancer Plus

During the 2017 Farm Progress Show StollerUSA held a press conference to introduce new Fortified Stimulate Yield Enhancer Plus. Presenting was Robb Jerek, Stoller Market Development Agronomist. Fortified Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus contains a proprietary blend of bio-identical growth regulating hormones that enable optimal yield production. The optimized and stable, patent-pending formulation allows the active ingredients to remain effective, promoting …

Verdesian Life Sciences Introduces FlexConnect™

At the 2017 Farm Progress Show, Verdesian Life Sciences introduced FlexConnect™, the first closed transfer system for soybean inoculants. Combined with a mixing port, FlexConnect enables applicators to handle and mix inoculants of any volume straight from the packaging, without transferring to a separate tank. This saves applicators time and money by minimizing the waste normally associated with inoculant mixing. …

SPOT 6/7 Imagery to Feed Satshot’s Mapping Platforms

Airbus Defence and Space has entered into an agreement with the GIS mapping engine operator Satshot to provide high-resolution SPOT 6/7 satellite data over a large area of the corn and wheat belt within the continental United States. SPOT 6/7 data is integrated into the Satshot platform, which can be used for deep analysis of specific farmland for further improved …

2017 Farm Progress Show

Farm Progress Show is our nation’s largest outdoor farm event hosting nearly 600 exhibitors displaying new farm equipment, tractors, combines and farm equipment, along with seed and crop protection products and other farm supplies and services. Our coverage of this year’s show is supported by John Deere, Bayer and GROWMARK, Inc. This virtual newsroom includes links to photos, audio, and …

Harvey Hits Texas Agriculture

Rescuing people trapped in flood waters continues to be the number one priority in Texas but it’s clear that Hurricane Harvey has hit agriculture hard. Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller says cotton farmers who were looking at a bumper crop this year were especially hard hit. “Best estimate so far is about a 150 million dollar loss for the …

Missouri Rice Council Field Day

The Missouri Rice Council hosted their annual Rice Field Day August 24, at the Rice Research Farm in Campbell, Missouri. Research personnel from Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri Fisher Delta Research Center were on hand to provide area farmers a chance to see and learn about recent developments in rice research and other agricultural related topics. …