October 30, 2020
News
American Phytopathological Society

Fungal Species Naturally Suppresses Nematodes

In a recent study, plant pathologists examined a soil fungus that parasitizes the nematode's females and eggs.
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October 30, 2020
News

Commodity Classic Announces Transition to Digital Experience

cIn-person 2021 event will not take place due to COVID-19 restrictions
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October 30, 2020
News

Governor Signs Order to Protect Montana Sugarbeet Farmers

Executive order signed by Governor Steve Bullock allows increased weight limitations on transportation vehicles to protect Montana sugarbeet growers
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October 29, 2020
News

ACH Seeds Licenses New Cercospora Tolerance Trait from KWS

ACH Seeds, marketer of Crystal brand beet seed, announces the planned marketing of a select set of hybrids that contain a new Cercospora-tolerant trait from KWS.
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October 29, 2020
News

Calendar: 39th Annual Agribusiness Management Conference

A series of seven sessions will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday or Thursday in the four-week window, except Veterans Day.
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October 29, 2020
News
Sean Ellis

Idaho Farm GDP Has Grown 210 Percent Since 1997

USDA data shows that farmers and ranchers are the main driver behind the significant growth in the state’s overall agricultural sector over the past few decades.
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October 28, 2020
News

Calendar: 2020 IAPP Annual Meeting

Virtual conference for Idaho Association of Plant Protection to be held Nov. 4-5
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October 28, 2020
New Products

FarmVisionAI Releases Mobile App

The app brings FarmVisionAI’s horticulturist-trained AI to a smart phone platform that can be used while scouting plants and walking the farm.
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October 28, 2020
New Products

New Product: Toro Drip Irrigation Fittings

New Toro Fittings provide superior quality and performance
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October 28, 2020
News

Symposium Canceled in Lieu of Webinars

The 2020 Montana and Wyoming Malt Barley and Sugarbeet Symposium has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. In its place, educational webinars will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, Jan. 14.
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October 28, 2020
News

Two Growers Join Sidney Sugars' 20/20 Club

Bryce Jorgenson and the Mortenson family each produced a crop exceeding 20 tons per acre and 20 percent sugar.
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October 28, 2020
News

Michigan Sugar Company Raises Starting Pay, Has Job Openings

$13.41 per hour is new beginning wage; job postings online at www.michigansugar.com/careers/
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October 27, 2020
News

New Product: Kubota L60LE Series

A deluxe compact tractor line prioritizing quality and comfort, at an affordable price point
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October 27, 2020
News

Purdue Offering Virtual Workshop on Farmland Leasing

The Purdue Extension Land Lease Team is hosting two virtual workshops for landowners and farmers to learn more about farmland leases, legal aspects of leases and leasing trends.
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October 27, 2020
News
Jack Schemmel

Cold Weather Shouldn't Impact S. Idaho Harvest too Much

With cold temperatures this past weekend and record lows Monday morning in Twin Falls, Burley and Jerome, Idaho, how might area farmers be affected?
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October 26, 2020
New Products

New Product: Massey Ferguson 1800E, 2800E Series Compact Tractors

New powerful diesel engines, improved hydraulics top the list of performance enhancements
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October 26, 2020
News, New Products

New Product: Valley Pump Command : An intelligent, automated control solution for irrigation pumps

An intelligent, automated control solution for irrigation pumps
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October 26, 2020
News

UI Pesticide Recertification Webinar Series

The University of Idaho Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program is offering one-hour webinars for pesticide recertification credit, via Zoom (no camera required) video conferencing.
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October 26, 2020
News

Drexel Adds to Sales Team

Drexel Chemical Company announces the addition of Judd Moore as the company’s Upper Midwest sales representative.
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October 26, 2020
New Products, News

New Product: Summers Supercoulter Samurai Tillage Tool

The Supercoulter Samurai tillage tool provides an ideal option for those who enjoy the simplicity and benefits of true vertical tillage tools, but wish to move more dirt than the original Summers Supercoulter.
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October 26, 2020
News

Enhancements Made to Environmental Quality Incentives Program

The USDA released the final rule for its Environmental Quality Incentives Program, updating the program as directed by the 2018 Farm Bill and integrating feedback from agricultural producers and others.
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October 26, 2020
News

Nichino America Establishes Subsidiary in Mexico

Nichino America, Inc. has formed a new subsidiary, Nichino Mexico de S. de R.L. de C.V., to manage and promote the crop protection business in Mexico.
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October 26, 2020
News

Yield Editor: Improving the Harvest Process

USDA-ARS’s Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit in Columbia, Mo., is helping farmers correct and analyze their yield data more efficiently and more effectively.
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October 21, 2020
News

Betaseed Offers New Cercospora-Tolerant Hybrids

CR+ trait available for growers in Southern Minnesota, MinnDak and Michigan growing areas
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October 21, 2020
News

Calendar: Farmer Veteran Coalition Virtual Conference

Veterans gather in service to America a second time by feeding the nation
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October 21, 2020
News

Fumasi Named Head of RaboResearch North America

Agribusiness researcher and economist leads team to serve Rabobank and Rabo AgriFinance clients
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October 21, 2020
News

Irrigation Association Scholarship Program Now Open

Open to students at two- and four-year institutions of higher education, the Irrigation Association scholarship program provides students with financial support. Students who are pursuing irrigation-related degrees and careers are encouraged to apply.
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October 21, 2020
News
Richard Restuccia

Four Benefits of Mobile Drip Irrigation

Mobile drip irrigation combines center pivot irrigation and drip irrigation technology for agricultural irrigation, and the benefits are literally saving farms.
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October 20, 2020
News

IA to Host Virtual Ag Irrigation Summit

The Irrigation Association is hosting its first Agricultural Irrigation Summit on Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern.
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October 20, 2020
News

When One Season Ends, Another Begins

With the craziness of the year, let’s look at the season from four different locations across the U.S.
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October 19, 2020
News
Ann Bailey

American Crystal Harvest Is a Wrap

The 17-day harvest, which began Sept. 30 and concluded Oct. 16, is the fastest in at least 25 years.
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October 19, 2020
News

AGCO Names Parker-Smith Director of Global Sustainability

Newly created role to bring broader vision for sustainability across the company
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October 19, 2020
News

Alberta Beet Growers Host Harvest Tour

Sugarbeets are a unique crop to southern Alberta, and one that many locals don’t know is grown in Canada.
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October 16, 2020
New Products, News

Caltec Ag Partners with Locus

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October 16, 2020
News
Karla Pomeroy

Wyoming Sugar Growers Bounce Back with Strong 2020 Crop

Hard early freezes in 2019 were a major challenge for Wyoming Sugar and its farmers, but weather this fall is making the 2020 crop look very promising.
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October 16, 2020
News
Florencia Colella, Michigan State University Extension

Intro to Recordkeeping for Farm Businesses

Learn the basics of farm accounting in this short article.
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October 15, 2020
News
Lynn Grooms

Building Trust in the Food Supply

A unique partnership is working together to promote profitable conservation practices and share those achievements with the public.
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October 15, 2020
News
Kaity Lloyd

Technology Reduces Farm Labor Needs

As farmers continue to struggle with labor shortages, technology steps in with innovative tools to help bridge the gap.
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October 15, 2020
News

HAULS Act Provides Flexibility for Moving Ag Commodities, Livestock

The Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety Act of 2020 would help accommodate the seasonal spikes in transportation of food, fiber and other agricultural supplies by modernizing the agricultural exemption to the hours-of-service rules.
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October 15, 2020
News

American Farm Bureau Convention Goes Virtual

The American Farm Bureau Federation announced today that its 102nd Annual Convention will be held online.
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October 15, 2020
News
Jose Beduya

Cornell Unites Science, Policy to Fight Hunger

New farming methods and crops that perform better in a changing environment are essential to higher living standards, but obtaining these innovations are too often impossible for small-scale farmers.
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October 15, 2020
News
Jane C. Hu

COVID-10 Complicates Beet Harvest Schedule

Decisions depend on the weather, but accurate long-term forecasts are another casualty of the pandemic.
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October 14, 2020
News

Amalgamated Sugar Unveils New Logo

The logo is only the third in the 123-year-old company’s tradition-rich history.
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October 14, 2020
News
Dave Bonner

Beet Harvest Picks Up Steam with Cooler Weather

Warm temperatures held back the area’s sugarbeet harvest for one of its latest calendar starts, but beets began flying out of the ground in the Lovell, Wyo., factory district of Western Sugar Cooperative as weather cooled over the weekend.
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October 14, 2020
News
Barb Glenn, CEO, NASDA

Next Administration Must Make Ag a Priority

Biden or Trump, expectations for the next administration should be clear.
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October 13, 2020
News

Managing Stubborn Oomycete Plant Pathogens

Be included in the 2021 Plant Health Progress focus issue
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October 13, 2020
News

RCIS Joins in #AgMentalHealthWeek

As severe weather and other challenges elevate stress, a global effort aims to raise awareness of farmers’ mental health risks and resources—as well as gaps.
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October 13, 2020
New Products

New Product: Xena Spreader-Sticker

Westbridge Agricultural Products introduces Xena Spreader-Sticker, a new OMRI- and WSDA-listed product now available for use on all certified organic crops.
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October 13, 2020
News
Jonathan Ahl

Ag Issues Unlikely to Swing Presidential Election

Farmers are looking closely at what they might be able to expect from four more years of Donald Trump versus a Joe Biden administration, but they aren't finding a lot of solid answers.
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October 13, 2020
News

RDO Equipment Celebrates Women of FFA

As part of the continuing celebration of 50 years of inclusion of women in FFA, RDO Equipment Co. has partnered with the South Dakota FFA Foundation, donating 175 jackets.
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October 13, 2020
News
Paula Mohr

Report Shows Value of Minnesota Ag Industry

Metro counties are where most employees in ag, forestry industries work.
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October 08, 2020
News

American Agri-Women Foundation Awards Scholarships

The American Agri-Women Foundation has chosen five scholarship recipients whoplay a positive role in their communities, encourage the present generation of agriculture, and desire to continue their education in agricultural pursuits.
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October 07, 2020
News

KWS Develops Improved Cercospora Tolerance for Sugarbeets

Using classic breeding methods, KWS is introducing a trait which ensures a new level of Cercospora protection in combination with strong yield performance.
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October 07, 2020
News
Don Haney

Fire at Minn-Dak Plant

Firefighters put out a fire at the Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative sugarbeet plant just north of Wahpeton, N.D., Tuesday morning.
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October 07, 2020
News
Anna Dragseth

Montana Research Station Continues to Perfect Sugarbeet Research

The Montana State University Eastern Agricultural Research Center has been harvesting sugarbeet plots since Monday, Sept. 21.
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October 07, 2020
News
Eric Levine

Sweet Yields for Michigan Beet Crop

“We’re excited about this crop,” said Jim Ruhlman, executive vice president of Michigan Sugar Company.
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October 07, 2020
News

Calendar: Agricultural Irrigation Summit

Virtual event to be held Nov. 5 as part of Irrigation Association's Education Week+
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October 07, 2020
News
Derek Farnsworth

U.S. COVID-19 Policy Affecting Ag Labor

Discussing the major policies affecting the supply and demand of labor in agricultural production during the pandemic.
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October 07, 2020
New Products, News

AGCO to Establish New Dealership

AgRevolution dealership to continue supporting producers who rely on equipment manufactured by AGCO
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October 06, 2020
News

Amalgamated, AGRANA Partner for Betaine Production

The joint venture, Beta Pura GmbH, has begun production at a newly completed plant in Tulln, Austria.
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October 06, 2020
News
Jonathan LaPorte, Michigan State University Extension

USDA Releases 2020 Farmland Cash Rent Values

The "USDA Farmland Cash Rent" report is a listing of the county rental rates dating from 2009 to the 2020 year.
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October 06, 2020
News

Ag Barometer Rises as Crop Prices Rally

Farmer sentiment hit a post-pandemic high in September.
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October 06, 2020
News
Lane Nordlund

Farm Bureau's Grassroots Efforts

At annual meetings, county Farm Bureaus are working to find solutions to the issues impacting Montana’s No. 1 industry.
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October 02, 2020
News

Researchers Use Satellite Imaging to Map Groundwater

Satellite data reveals variability in the intensity of groundwater use for different crops in California's Central Valley, a boon for irrigation policymaking across the state
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October 02, 2020
News
Olivia Heersink

Cause of Nampa Factory Explosion Under Investigation

The cause of Monday’s explosion at Amalgamated Sugar Company factory in Nampa, Idaho, is still under investigation by company officials.
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October 01, 2020
News
Ann Bailey

Good Weather for Start of Harvest

The harvest got underway in all five of American Crystal’s factory districts a day earlier than originally planned.
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