USDA Corn Acreage Report Surprises

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With all the weather-related planting delays we’ve had, USDA’s Acreage report out Friday was a big surprise to the trade with corn acres estimated to be three percent higher than last year. At the same time, soybean acres are estimated to be the lowest in six years. Corn planted area for all purposes in 2019 is estimated at 91.7 million …

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Congrats to 2019 Golden ARC Awards Winners

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The Ag Relations Council (ARC) had a great annual meeting last week in Kansas City where they announced the winners for the 2019 Golden ARC Awards contest. The Golden ARC de Excellence award is given to the best all-around entry in the campaigns division and this year that honor was 2019 Golden ARC Award Winners bestowed upon a campaign produced …

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USDA Picks Kansas City as New Home for ERS, NIFA

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The Kansas City area will be the new home for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), according to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “Following a rigorous site selection process, the Kansas City Region provides a win win – maximizing our mission function by putting taxpayer savings into …

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Manure Constituent Sensing Available with John Deere Feature

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A new feature from John Deere allows producers and commercial service providers to measure N, P, and K values in liquid manure applied as fertilizer. The John Deere HarvestLab 3000 with Manure Constituent Sensing analyzes liquid manure 4,000 times per second to provide laboratory-quality values for important nutrient constituents to help producers manage their total fertilizer program. According to John …

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President Signs Biotechnology Order

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During his visit to an Iowa ethanol plant yesterday, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order to Modernize the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products. The order encourages biotechnology innovation, ensures coordination across regulatory agencies, and safely enables billions of people across the world to reap the benefits of American biotechnology crops. “Throughout our history, farmers have always led …

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President Trump Celebrates Ethanol With Farmers

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President Donald J. Trump brought a hopeful message to farmers in the Midwest on Tuesday with an appearance at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant to celebrate year round sales of E15. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced the president, and Trump in turn brought Iowa farmer and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) first vice president Kevin Ross up to the …

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House Agriculture Committee Unveils New Website

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The House Agriculture Committee has launched a new website with an updated design that is compatible with phones, tablets and desktops. The new website can be found at the same link: agriculture.house.gov. “I’m proud of our new website, that makes it easier for folks to navigate and find out what the committee is up to,” said Chairman Collin C. Peterson. …

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Secretary Perdue Discusses Disaster Aid in Florida

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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Florida and Georgia to participate in roundtable discussions on USMCA and disaster aid signed by President Trump yesterday. At his first stop in Tallahassee, Perdue participated in a short press conference with Governor Ron DeSantis prior to the roundtable. Listen here: USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue presser in Florida on disaster aid

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GROWMARK Launches New Website Design

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A new website design is enhancing the user experience for GROWMARK customers. “It is designed to help GROWMARK customers and prospects find the information they need quickly,” said Heather Thompson, manager of digital communications. “Useful tools on the new site include a directory of GROWMARK sales representatives and a locator for GROWMARK crop nutrients terminals.” The new GROWMARK.com is designed …

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