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In the wake of the rejection by United States District Judge Vincent Chhabria of Bayer’s proposed $2 billion settlement of claims against its signature product Roundup, Bayer announced several steps it will take to mitigate future risk. While the company hinted it may pull glyphosate as a Roundup ingredient from its lawn care division, it said the regular version would continue to be available to professional and agricultural users. Read more

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Now in its 16th year, BASF, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, continues to celebrate cotton growers who achieve four bale or greater yields as part of the FiberMax One Ton Club. Seventy-eight members across Texas, New Mexico and California qualified for the club this year, bringing total membership to 1,215 members. Read more

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Monolith Materials, Lincoln, Nebraska, a leader in clean energy and chemical production, is in the process of using its proprietary process to produce approximately 275,000 metric tons per year of carbon-free anhydrous ammonia in the United States. Current ammonia production practices account for approximately 1% of total global greenhouse gas emissions, or roughly the equivalent of the total emissions of the United Kingdom. Read more

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Developed by Performance Parts Plus, Salina, Kansas, the patented Bac-Pac is a tool that can be used to assist ranchers who have hydraulic bale beds. In an effort to support educational training programs, the inventor is seeking programs that may be in need of a student project and in turn have an interest in fabricating units for program sponsors. Read more

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AGCO Corporation, Duluth, Georgia, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, recently announced that its 9350 DynaFlex draper header with AutoDock header docking system for Fendt IDEAL combines has been awarded the prestigious 2021 Davidson Prize for agricultural engineering excellence. Read more

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Blattner Feedlot Construction & Livestock Equipment is returning to host on-demand demonstrations at the 2021 3i SHOW March 18 to 20. Blattner will featuring their 110 and 220 hydraulic squeeze chutes as well as ìThe Dukeî portable wheel corral in spaces I-373-378 on the dirt side of the Western State Bank Expo Center in Dodge City. Read more

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The 2021 3i SHOW, to be held March 18 to 20 in Dodge City, is rapidly approaching, and planning continues as exhibitors and attendees will soon be congregating at the Western State Bank Expo Center. Read more

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Heliae Agriculture, Gilbert, Arizona, is strengthening its product portfolio with the introduction of PhycoTerra ST, a new seed treatment formulation specifically designed to supercharge the seed microbiome, improving the ability for soil to provide necessary water and nutrients to the developing seed and ultimately improving crop yield. Read more

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Stirring up the nutrient application market, Puck Enterprises, Manning, Iowa, announces it will officially be launching its most compact and versatile agitation trailer to date—the Long Reach Agi. Designed for the evolving needs of nutrient applicators and liquid transfer operators alike, Long Reach Agi is fitted with the industry's first-ever telescoping boom. Read more

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To help producers more accurately document and follow each row of crops in fields throughout the season, John Deere has introduced AutoPath. This new precision ag application uses data collected from the first pass in the field, either planting or strip-till, to establish precise row guidance for all subsequent field passes, no matter the machine type or width of the equipment. Read more

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Vytelle, Kansas City, Missouri, announced the exclusive licensing of the Synomics Insights Platform to increase the accuracy of predicting cattle performance using phenotype and genomics data. By bringing this new capability in-house, Vytelle is positioned to fast forward cattle genetic progress—bringing certainty to producers’ high-stake management decisions. Read more

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The farm shop is a vital hub of the operation, and having an efficient building requires the right planning and design. Dan Nyberg, training manager for Morton Buildings, notes that a well-planned and well-constructed shop can be a valuable asset for decades to come. Read more

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The Deltapine New Product Evaluators program recently released the class of 2021 cotton seed varieties that will be available for purchasing. Experimental varieties are tested by commercial NPE growers and the highest performing varieties are chosen to be released to farmers for purchasing. Read more

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UPL announces that the Environmental Protection Agency has granted approval for IMIFLEX Herbicide, the companion herbicide for igrowth, the first non-GMO, commercially available herbicide-resistant technology for grain sorghum from Alta Seeds. For the first time, sorghum growers have the ability to control weed pressures during the growing season, giving growers the ability to realize the full potential of their sorghum crop. Read more

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Hesston by Massey Ferguson, the hay equipment brand from AGCO, gave North American producers their first look at the new Bale Link bale management app during World Ag Expo 2020.The app allows hay producers to identify each bale via an attached RFID chip, then track the bale and its production information from the field on a tablet or smartphone. Read more

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Great Plains, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kubota North America Corporation, has announced a $53 million expansion project and 750,000-square-feet building purchase to further invest in its Salina, Kansas, operations in support of growing demand for Kubota construction equipment. Read more

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Matt Rice has joined the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association, St. Louis, Missouri, as membership director. Rice, of Godfrey, Illinois, previously was director of projects and grants for Congressman John Shimkus. The Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association, which is headquartered in St. Louis, represents about 700 companies from throughout North America that manufacture shortline equipment. Read more

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Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale, Arkansas, announced plans to build new production facilities in China and Thailand, and expand its facility in the Netherlands. The latest expansions, adding over 100,000 metric tons of fully cooked poultry capacity, build on the company’s global growth strategy to become the leader in protein by serving emerging markets and strategic customers. Read more

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Will the protein of the next breakout faux-burger or seafood filet sandwich be grown from mushrooms or fish cells? Either of those possibilities became slightly more likely after two innovative food tech companies were the winner and runner-up, respectively, of the Radicle Protein Challenge, held by Switzerland-based international food giant Syngenta. Read more

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C2 Energy Capital LLC, a rapidly growing investor in renewable energy and storage assets, announced that Land O'Lakes, Inc. has subscribed to three of its completed community solar garden projects near the farmer-owned agricultural cooperative's Minnesota headquarters. Offering farmers resources to help mitigate environmental impacts while increasing profit margins, Land O'Lakes is a subscriber to the clean power generated by the community solar gardens owned and operated by C2 Energy Ca… Read more

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The Cow Crane is a self contained, portable cow lifter designed to pick up down cows. Getting a down cow back into a standing position as soon as possible is important and easy with the Cow Crane, available from Swihart’s LLC, Quinter, Kansas. It lets the producer control the cow after lifting so she can gradually regain the use of her legs. Producers can lift a down cow without causing any trauma or injury, and use the Cow Crane to walk the animal, helping them get back on their feet. T… Read more

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The new patent-pending Pickup Pull Processor from EZ Ration, Kim, Colorado, is a computer controlled hay processor trailer that blends two large square bales of different feed sources into a desired ratio for feeding. It creates a cost efficient, nutritionally balanced mix of roughage into proper particle size for feeding cows. Read more

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Kubota Tractor Corporation, Grapevine, Texas, recently announced the launch of the new L60LE series. With the success of the launch of the L3560HSTC-LE last year, three new models have been added to complete the new L60LE series, which now offers a total of four models—two cab models and two ROPS models. Ranging from 37 to 42 gross horsepower, the new series offers an array of deluxe quality and comfort features at an affordable price point. The new L60LE compact tractors will be availab… Read more

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TeleSense, whose website proclaims it “the future of post-harvest grain management,” says it is poised to revolutionize grain storage and secure the food supply chain. Based in Sunnyvale, California, TeleSense lists almost all the international grain trading “majors” as its clients. Read more

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Osborne Industries Inc., Osborne, Kansas, has introduced a new digital weight display for its ACCU-ARM portable livestock scale. The new digital display features special programming that allows it to display animal weights within seconds and also to have a measured accuracy within 1%. Programmed with a “quick freeze” feature that holds a displayed weight until the animal being weighed is unloaded, the digital display makes the job of weighing small animals fast and easy. Settings are eas… Read more

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Nufarm Americas, Inc., Morrisville, North Carolina, has launched Panther MTZ herbicide. Panther MTZ is the latest in Nufarm’s portfolio of innovative Panther herbicides formulated to help growers gain weed management efficacy, resistance management and lasting residual control that improves flexibility come spring. Read more

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Utility vehicle owners need dependable, durable and easy-to-use vehicles to get the job done on the farm, ranch or yard. To address this need, John Deere is updating its line of Gator utility vehicles. Operators will find the updated units include new automotive-like features that make the vehicles easier to operate and provide improved control in a variety of terrain. When operators take a seat in a 2021 UV, they’ll notice the improved instrument cluster on the dashboard. The new instru… Read more

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Titan International, Inc., manufacturer of Titan Tires, Titan Wheels and Goodyear Farm Tires, has helped bring the legendary 1,100-horsepower Big Bud 747 4WD tractor back to life, having been stationary for a few years and at the Heartland Museum in Clarion, Iowa, for the last eight years due to irreparable tire damage. Read more

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For farmers, quickly measuring samples of wheat, barley, soybeans, rice or other products to determine which are ready to harvest reduces uncertainty and saves time. It also reduces risk of buyer rejection due to improper moisture content, and maximizes the sales price by enabling the optimum amount of moisture to be counted toward product weight or volume. Read more