December 31, 2019
New Products, News

Syngenta Celebrates 40 Years of Seedcare Innovation

Growers depend on Syngenta Seedcare for improved germination, seedling vigor, a strong plant stand and healthy root systems.
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December 31, 2019
News
Ann Bailey

2019 Harvest is One for the Books

In what turned out to be an eventful decade, the 2019 harvest is one to be remembered on the Northern Plains.
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December 31, 2019
News
Mario Alavez

Mexico May Ban Kid-Friendly Mascots on Sugary Foods

Tony the Tiger and other mascots used to market high-sugar food to children may soon be banned from breakfast cereal boxes and other packaging of food products bearing a warning label in Mexico.
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December 23, 2019
New Products, News

Valley Receives Patent for Innovation in VRI Technology

Valley Irrigation has recently received a patent for a new and better way for growers to implement variable rate irrigation.
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December 23, 2019
News
Kelly A. Harmon

National Agricultural Library Celebrates 50 Years in Maryland

The National Agricultural Library celebrated 50 years in Beltsville, Md., in November 2019.
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December 19, 2019
New Products, News

Valley Receives Industry Awards

Valley Scheduling has been named New Product of the Year by the Irrigation Association. In addition, Valley GPS Guidance has won a 2020 AE50 Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
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December 19, 2019
News

Irrigation Association Announces New Directors

The Irrigation Association has appointed Richard Arias, Julie Bushell and Eric Santos to three-year terms on its board of directors.
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December 19, 2019
New Products, News

Dragon-Line's Teeter Given IA’s 2019 Innovator Award

Developer of Dragon-Line drip irrigation systems says it's a team effort
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December 18, 2019
Below the Surface, Feature
Tyrell Marchant, editor

Below the Surface: Not In It Alone: Ag folk have each other’s backs

Ag folk have each other’s backs
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December 18, 2019
News

FMC Announces Reorganized Leadership

FMC Corporation announces that its board of directors has elected Mark Douglas as president and CEO of FMC, effective June 1, 2020.
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December 18, 2019
News

T. G. Schmeiser Welcomes New Production Manager

T. G. Schmeiser Co., Inc. announces Sargon Kaninya as the company’s new production manager, effective Oct. 7, 2019.
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December 18, 2019
New Products, News

Davidson Joins Vive as Midwest Sales Manager

Rick Davidson of Marshall, Ill., has joined Vive Crop Protection as the company’s Midwest regional sales manager. He is working with the distribution and retail networks to position Vive’s unique products to growers across the region.
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December 17, 2019
News

Helm Agro US Hires SW Regional Sales Manager

Helm Agro US, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announces the hiring of Josh Louder as regional sales manager in the Southwest.
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December 17, 2019
News
Mikkel Pates

Lessons from Big Beet Freeze of '81

North Dakota grower Mike Warner believes the sugar industry will bounce back stronger from this year's tough growing season, just like it always has.
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December 17, 2019
News
Jenny Schlecht

Bill Adds $1.5 Billion for Farm Disaster Assistance

Agriculture producers affected by severe weather may be eligible for another $1.5 billion in disaster funding under a bill under consideration in Congress. Other provisions in the bill could help sugarbeet producers and others affected by unusual 2019 con
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December 17, 2019
News
Adam Duvernay

Can Drones, Blockchain Technology Support Ag?

“For consumers to be confident that the products they’re purchasing have a certain sustainability footprint, there has to be some accountability there.”
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December 16, 2019
News

How to Build a Farm Peer Advisory Group

Expert says farmers should engage in formal peer groups to share and develop effective management practices.
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December 16, 2019
News

USDA: No Actions Under Feedstock Flexibility Program

The USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2019.
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December 13, 2019
News

Garner Elected as Snake River Sugar Company Chair

Mike Garner of Raft River, Idaho, has been elected chairman of the board for Snake River Sugar Company, the grower-owned sugarbeet cooperative that owns and operates The Amalgamated Sugar Company.
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December 12, 2019
News
Renee Cooper

Sidney Growers Haul Away Discarded Beets by the Truckload

Growers are hauling away a substantial portion of frozen beets they had brought to Sidney Sugars under an unusual addendum after an unseasonable warmup damaged the beets too much to process economically.
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December 12, 2019
News
Dan Charles

U.S. 2020 Sugar Imports Likely to be Highest in 40 Years

After a brutal sugarbeet harvest, the U.S. will seek to supplement supply with foreign sugar.
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December 11, 2019
News
Laurie Welch

City to Drop Giant Beet on New Year's Eve

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, a giant sugarbeet will descend from the sky on the Square in Rupert, Idaho, as part of the city’s newest community holiday party.
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December 10, 2019
News

Danforth Center Launches AgTech NEXT Conference

New annual gathering to connect thought leaders around emerging trends and opportunities in the food and agriculture sectors
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December 10, 2019
News
Mikkel Pates

American Crystal Board Taps Mueller, Erickson to Lead

David Mueller of Cummings, N.D., has been elected board chairman for American Crystal Sugar Co., the nation’s largest sugar producer, owned by some 2,800 sugarbeet growers.
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December 10, 2019
News

Montana Governor Requests Additional Assistance for Beet Growers

Montana governor Steve Bullock yesterday requested additional assistance from the U.S. secretary of agriculture for Montana sugarbeet farmers who experienced severe losses this harvest season.
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December 09, 2019
News

Reinke Recognizes Rain for Rent as Top 10 Dealership

Reinke Manufacturing has recognized Rain for Rent as one of its top 10 highest-selling dealerships throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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December 06, 2019
News
Ann Bailey

Regional Economy to Feel Effects of Minn./N.D. Harvest

The ripple effect of what likely will be multibillion-dollar crop losses will be felt in many sectors of the Red River Valley regional economy, experts say.
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December 06, 2019
News

Sugarbeet Harvest Complicated in Yellowstone Valley

Growers were able to harvest 31,330 acres of beets, a total of 32 tons per acre, with a sugar averaging 17 percent.
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December 05, 2019
New Products

New Product: High-Horsepower Belle Motors from Single Phase Power Solutions

Available from 30 to 100 horsepower, these single-phase pump solutions are easily installed by simply connecting to available single-phase utility power; they do not require a phase converter or variable frequency drive.
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December 04, 2019
News

Carbon County, Mont., Declares Disaster over Sugarbeet Harvest

Authorities in Carbon County, Mont., have officially declared a disaster after early frost and snow destroyed about 18 percent of the local sugarbeet crop.
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December 03, 2019
News

Vestaron Names Hammons as Southeast Sales Manager

Eric Hammons joins Vestaron as Southeast manager to manage sales efforts and distribution relationships throughout Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.
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December 03, 2019
New Products, News

Specialty Fertilizer Producer Van Iperen Expands in U.S.

One of the world’s leading specialty fertilizer producers, Dutch company Van Iperen International, which works exclusively with Milliken’s Liquitint Agro colorants in its NPK high-quality fertilizer formulations, is now fully operational with its subsidia
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December 03, 2019
News

USDA Improves Crop Insurance Policies for Sugarbeet Producers

On Nov. 29, the USDA announced changes to crop insurance for sugarbeets, in order to better protect producers who may experience a bumper crop in future years as well as provide other flexibilities.
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December 02, 2019
Feature, Below the Surface
Tyrell Marchant, editor

Between the Rows: Dear Santa...

What's on your Christmas list?
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December 02, 2019
News
Harwood D. Schaffer & Daryll E. Ray

Economics at the Farm Level vs. National Level

Why do we keep experiencing long periods of low crops prices when we have known about this problem for more than a hundred years?
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December 02, 2019
News
Mikkel Pates

Sugar Companies Deal with Freeze Effects

American Crystal Sugar Co. on Nov. 21 completed its last of five factory district meeting, projecting a payment for 2019 crop beets that is down 32 percent from the previous year's final payment.
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December 02, 2019
News
Hope Kirwan

Farmers Receiving Smaller Portion of Consumer Dollars

National Farmers Union estimates average producer receives about 12 cents of every Thanksgiving food dollar
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