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Seed/BiotechSmartStax Corn Receives Key Import Approvals
December 7, 2009
Two more key regulatory milestones have been reached for the 2010 commercial launch of SmartStax, the corn industry’s eagerly anticipated Read More
Terra Re-appoints Board Members
December 7, 2009
Terra Industries has taken steps to expand its board of directors to 11 members. The move comes on the heels Read More
ManagementTop Of Mind: Consolidation
December 7, 2009
During interviews with the CropLife editors for the State of the Industry report, retailers expressed several business concerns. One of Read More
Building Strong Staffs
December 4, 2009
The changing input market has prompted some CropLife 100 dealers to examine their personnel placement, particularly in top spots. “This Read More
CropLife 100 On Buying Big Equipment
December 4, 2009
Many dealers in the CropLife 100 purchased big rigs this year, according to our annual survey. Here’s a sampling of Read More
Different Takes On Product Tracking
December 4, 2009
Opinions on tracking inputs through the distribution chain are varied among our CropLife 100 retailers. How far the tracking goes Read More
EquipmentAGCO Honors 2009 Operator Of The Year
December 4, 2009
With nearly 20 years of experience in the custom application of fertilizer and crop protection products, Tod Borge is the Read More
CropLife 100Retailers: Dealing With A Credit Crunch
December 4, 2009
As the nation’s financial system ground to a halt in 2008, most banks and lending institutions were still willing to Read More
State of the IndustryIndustry Leaders Share Views On The State Of The Industry
December 3, 2009
Before the annual Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) meeting, CropLife magazine gathered seven key ag retail representatives for its first ever Read More
ManagementYear In Review: Great Adaptations
December 1, 2009
Did anyone really know what to expect going into the 2009 season? A global recession, bins filled with costly fertilizer, Read More
Crop InputsAgraQuest: Low-Chem Strategy
December 1, 2009
The path forward for biopesticides has been a long and difficult one in agriculture. For decades, manufacturers have worked to Read More
StewardshipStopping Anhydrous Ammonia Theft
December 1, 2009
Mike Titus, risk manager for Co-Alliance, LLC, an ag supply dealer with almost 100 facilities and retail outlets in Indiana, Read More
CropLife 100CropLife 100: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
December 1, 2009
There’s no simpler way to say it: 2009 was one for the ages. Years — perhaps decades — from now, Read More
HerbicidesHerbicides: Targeting Profit
December 1, 2009
As crop protection products come into the marketplace, it’s up to ag retailers to help sort through the new options Read More
Be The Advocate
December 1, 2009
“I wonder who will speak for agriculture now?” My good friend, Ford West of The Fertilizer Institute, spoke these words Read More
Crop InputsScouting Tools: Being Prepared
December 1, 2009
Granted, as input costs stay high and crop prices remain low, growers will be looking to scouts to help them Read More
ManagementSeed Money
December 1, 2009
In my September column, I discussed data from AgKnowlogy’s Customer Ex­perience Monitor showing full-service retailers often have a lower Net Read More
Later Harvest, Greater Yield Loss
December 1, 2009
Growers waiting to harvest their corn most likely won’t see a significant decrease in grain moisture, but run the risk Read More
Eric SfiligojThe Age Of Positive Negatives
December 1, 2009
As a trade magazine editor, I spend a few hours each day reading through e-mails, press releases, and news stories Read More
CropLife 100CropLife 100: Custom Application Report
December 1, 2009
It’s been giddy times for Big Iron these past two years. During 2007 and 2008, respondents in the annual CropLife Read More
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LegislationTrump: Immigration Crackdown Won’t Impact U.S. Agriculture
May 16, 2017
President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry Read More
AGCO Ratliff featured
Eric SfiligojRemembering Robert Ratliff
May 15, 2017
With all the fast-paced happenings in agriculture this spring, with multiple mergers in the works and planting season in full Read More
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EquipmentSpray Application: A Nozzle Renaissance
May 2, 2017
If you had asked four-decade ag veteran Mark Bartel, President of Wilger Inc., just a few years ago what lay Read More
ManagementWashington Update, Dow-DuPont Earnings, and the Passing of an AGCO Legend
April 27, 2017
Editors Paul Schrimpf and Eric Sfiligoj talk about the latest Beltway news, crop protection company 1st quarter numbers, and the Read More
Crop InputsFlying Under the Radar No More, FMC Goes Big
April 13, 2017
Describing FMC as “under the radar,” admittedly, is probably a stretch. But in a snap of the fingers, FMC upped Read More
Young Corn Plants
Crop NutritionStill Hunting Yields
April 1, 2017
There’s no denying it — the agricultural marketplace today is undergoing a fundamental shift in fortunes. Not too many years Read More
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ManagementTrip Report, PSM R.I.P, and Ag’s Reaction to Federal Bu…
May 25, 2017
Editors Paul Schrimpf and Eric Sfiligoj talk about their recent travels, the end for Process Safety Management (PSM), and how Read More
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LegislationARA Member Testifies Before Senate Ag Committee
May 25, 2017
Agricultural retailers stand on the front-lines of the American economy. As trusted advisors to America’s farmers, ag retailers are uniquely Read More
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Crop InputsFortenza Insecticide Seed Treatment Receives EPA Regist…
May 25, 2017
Fortenza seed treatment insecticide from Syngenta has received registration approval from the U.S. EPA for use on corn and cotton Read More
ManagementFarm Market iD’s Agriculture Database Now Covers More T…
May 25, 2017
Farm Market iD, farmmarketid.com, has announced the release of its 2017 Annual Update of its farm and land database. The Read More
Food IT Fork-to-Farm
Precision AgThe Mixing Bowl Event Connects Technology, Food, and Ag…
May 24, 2017
For the fourth consecutive year, The Mixing Bowl presents FOOD IT, under the theme “Fork to Farm.” Action-oriented entrepreneurs, industry Read More
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Seed/BiotechKansas State University Researchers Find New Pathogens …
May 24, 2017
A single seed seems so simple. Put it in the ground, give it some care, and you’ve soon grown food. Read More
Soybean Field
HerbicidesNew Dicamba Herbicide Premix Coming Soon from Syngenta
May 24, 2017
Syngenta has announced the name of its new herbicide featuring the active ingredients of S-metolachlor and dicamba. Upon registration by Read More
Eric SfiligojMonsanto ‘Picks Its Battles’ by Nixing Deere Deal
May 23, 2017
Having been in the trade journalism game since the mid-1980s, I remember several watershed moments during my career. One of Read More
FungicidesSyngenta Launches New Seed Treatment Fungicide
May 22, 2017
Syngenta has announced the launch of PLENARIS seed treatment fungicide for the control of downy mildew in sunflower. PLENARIS contains Read More
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Crop InputsMonsanto’s First HPPD Herbicide Garners EPA Appro…
May 19, 2017
Monsanto announced today that EPA has federally approved Harness MAX Herbicide, the first herbicide in the Monsanto portfolio to provide Read More
ManagementPrecision Planting Deal, China Developments, and Enviro…
May 18, 2017
Editors Eric Sfiligoj and Dan Jacobs discuss the latest news on John Deere’s now dead deal for Precision Planting, China’s Read More
Soybean aphid leaf
InsecticidesMulti-state Research Reveals IPM Best Option for Treatm…
May 17, 2017
About 89.5 million acres of soybeans will be planted across the U.S. in 2017 — a record high, according to Read More
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CropLife 100GROWMARK Names 2017 Summer Interns
May 16, 2017
Forty-two college students are exploring agricultural career opportunities this summer as GROWMARK interns. They are working at FS member cooperatives Read More
Migrant farm workers
LegislationTrump: Immigration Crackdown Won’t Impact U.S. Ag…
May 16, 2017
President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry Read More
Flooded corn in Indiana
FertilizerBoth Wet and Dry Conditions Threaten Nitrogen Loss
May 15, 2017
The weather is notoriously unpredictable, leading to challenges for planting, harvesting and applying the nitrogen (N) your corn crop needs. Read More
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Precision AgAg Tech: On the Cusp of Something Big?
May 15, 2017
The investment and ag-tech sectors’ continuing courtship of agriculture, smoldering for three or four years now, was well in evidence at Read More
AGCO Ratliff featured
Eric SfiligojRemembering Robert Ratliff
May 15, 2017
With all the fast-paced happenings in agriculture this spring, with multiple mergers in the works and planting season in full Read More
Greg Musson, Gar Tootelian
ManagementOpinion: Shaking Your Perspective in Ag Retail
May 12, 2017
Some of you I’m sure have encountered our recently retired salesman extraordinaire, Dan Bellanger. He worked in the industry for Read More