This Week in Agribusiness - March 17, 2018

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge offer a look at National Ag Day, new tech with Chad Colby, the upcoming outdoor farm shows and a planting issue that will impact farmers for 2018

7 ag stories you might have missed this week - March 16, 2018

Viptera settlement details made public, farm bill draft on hold and drought increases in Kansas. (audio)

Taking a ride in a new Ram

Commentary: Pickup experience shows that the bar keeps getting higher for luxury, ride and performance in this market segment

Farm Progress America, March 16, 2018

Max Armstrong offers insight into the value of the feed industry to agriculture

Prairie Farmer presents Master Farmer awards

Four Master Farmers and one Honorary Master Farmer were recognized at an awards luncheon. Gov. Bruce Rauner congratulated the winners and addressed the crowd.

Farmers for Monarchs — and milkweed?

A new coalition aims to get ahead of potential regulations, encouraging farmers to plant monarch habitats that include milkweed.

Apply for Monsanto Fund grant to enhance STEM education

Farmers can nominate their school district from January 1 to April 2, 2018

Senators introduce Give our Resources the Opportunity to Work Act

The GROW Act invests in conservation on working agricultural lands by maintaining current acreage and funding levels for CSP, EQIP, and CRP, and doubling the acreage that can be enrolled in the CRP Grasslands Initiative.

U.S.-South Korea reach agreement on HPAI trade restrictions

This action will prevent a repeat of trade actions taken in 2015 when all U.S. poultry, poultry products and eggs were banned as a result of a detection of HPAI.

Four financial statements to prepare before applying for a farm loan

Starting a farm takes capital, which can be a challenge for young and beginning farmers. Make your first lender meeting lead to a long-term relationship.

Farm Progress America, March 15, 2018

Max Armstrong talks corned beef, consumers and remembers a Midwest celebrity

Dicamba label requirements: 5 red flags

A chemical application expert says your best chance at reducing herbicide drift is with the nozzle. But here’s where the label gets confusing.

Modern sprayers take precision application to new levels

See just how much control you can have while spraying with the latest fully equipped machines.

Making a different way in the world

Do you have a farm kid who’s wired a little differently? Here’s what we’ve learned from ours.

Syngenta partners with Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger aims to end hunger by 2030.

Bayer's transparency platform moves to next phase

Full, in-depth, safety-related study reports can now be requested providing they are not used for commercial purpose.

Honey Bee Health Coalition secures Varroa mite research funding

The funding will support the identification, lab testing, and field testing of chemical compounds that have known miticide activity.

Agreement reportedly reached on Section 199A fix

National Farmers Union says Section 199A was meant to level the playing field between cooperatives and corporations.

Farm Progress America, March 14, 2018

Max Armstrong explores an interesting consumer conundrum when it comes to eating meat

Nominate your furry friend for the Favorite Farm Dog Contest

The deadline is approaching for Prairie Farmer’s 2018 Favorite Farm Dog Contest. Submit your entry by March 26.

My dad has cancer, so I cleared the pasture

Dealing with stress through hard work? It’s a farm thing.

Today’s sprayers feature state-of-the-art technology

Slideshow: Here is a look at what modern-day sprayers can do.

USDA investing $276 million in rural electric infrastructure

Investments are being made in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio and Virginia.

6 small businesses awarded EPA grants

Companies include TIAX, XploSafe, Renuvix and Microvi Biotech.

Agriculture gets additional 90-day waiver from electronic logging device rule

The congressionally mandated rule aims to make it easier to track vehicle status.

Biodiesel proponents ask for tax credit extension

Biodiesel leader will testify before Ways and Means subcommittee.

Farmers for Free Trade launch 'Voice of the Farmer' campaign

First campaign ad features Montana farmer Michelle Erickson-Jones.

Nationwide GMO corn class action lawsuit settled for $1.51 billion

Settlement against Syngenta believed to be largest agricultural litigation settlement in U.S. history.

Farm Progress America, March 13, 2018

Max Armstrong looks at state laws, food rules and interstate commerce

Road to new crop protection products is changing

BASF has a new insecticide coming to market, but the process for development is more complicated.

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