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Farmers can securely store and manage their data through new coalition

Thanks to precision agriculture and advancements in equipment and computing technology, America’s farmers are building a treasure trove of production information that will help fuel future innovation.

A new organization, the Agricultural Data Coalition, plans to help farmers better control, manage, and maximize the value of their data.

3 mistakes with cotton product labels to avoid 1
There are several new generic products labeled for use in cotton. Generic products can often offer producers effective and comparable options to brand name products and can be cheaper. The challenge is keeping track of what these products are and what they contain.
Templeton is new Tennessee agriculture commissioner
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced March 31 the appointment of Jai Templeton, a sixth generation Tennessee farmer, as commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.
Blessing clocks 82 bushels per acre to win soybean yield contest
Harrington, Del. farmer Dale Blessing clocked a yield of 82.08 bushels per acre of irrigated soybeans to win the statewide full season soybean yield contest sponsored by the Delaware Soybean Board.
Florida citrus industry only a quarter of what it used to be
Florida’s citrus industry is on a precipice because of citrus greening.
Required training to use auxin pesticides: dates, locations announced
Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton or soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton or soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely.”
Pendleton Farms breaks North Carolina soybean record with 93-bushel beans
Glenn Pendleton Family Farms of Pasquotank County won the annual North Carolina Soybean Yield Contest with an entry of 93.3 bushels per acre, besting the old state yield record by .4 bushels per acre.
Herbicide-resistance: National team wants to find out what farmers do
An interdisciplinary team of weed scientists, economists and sociologists are seeking effective ways to fight the growing problem of herbicide-resistant weeds.
Ag leaders want to investigate Dow-DuPont merger
On Dec. 11, Dow and DuPont announced an all-stock merger that will create a new $130 billion company called DowDuPont. Some national farm leaders met the announcement with quizzically, if not skeptical, eyes.
US cotton left hanging, ag committee hears 2
The House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing Dec. 9 to examine the current state of the U.S. cotton industry.
Highway Bill stops $3 billion cut to crop insurance
The Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act, or the Highway Bill, will provide funding for roads and bridge construction and reverse a $3 billion cut to crop insurance.
Rain delay is too long, soybeans left on combine sprout new crop
After a two-week rain delay that kept some Southeast soybean farmers out of fields, soybeans left on a combine in Georgia sprouted and produced a new crop.
Waters of US: Senators say ‘land grab’ disregards farmers
The Senate passed a joint resolution of disapproval by a vote of 53-44. The resolution, which would prevent the implementation of the EPA’s water rule, now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Expect more at next Southeast Fruit and Vegetable Conference
The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference returns to Savannah Jan. 7-10, 2016.
Crop insurance targeted: “Now is hardly the time to pull the rug out”
The American Soybean Association issued a strong defense of the nation’s farm program and called on Congress to oppose any reopening of the farm bill.
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