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  • T-L Irrigation’s 2015 Irrigation View product catalog now available online

    Dec 16, 2015

    T-L Irrigation product literature is now available online. The 2015 Irrigation View can be read here. 
  • Merger of DuPont, Dow Chemical announced

    Dec 11, 2015

    DuPont (NYSE:DD) and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) announced Dec. 11 that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. According to a news release, the combined company will be named DowDuPont. The parties intend… Full Story »
  • Congress restores cuts to crop insurance program

    Dec 4, 2015

    U.S. senators said a transportation bill Congress passed Dec. 4 restores $3 billion in cuts to crop insurance made in the budget agreement completed in October, and also helps some agricultural fuel haulers. According to media reports, the U.S. Senate and House overwhelmingly approved the five-year, $305 billion… Full Story »
  • Simplot, EPA and DOJ reach emission reduction agreement

    Dec 3, 2015

    EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have reached a settlement with J.R. Simplot that resolves alleged Clean Air Act violations related to modifications made at Simplot’s five sulfuric acid plants near Lathrop, California, Pocatello, Idaho and Rock Springs, Wyoming. Simplot has agreed to spend… Full Story »
  • Yara purchases Sacramento terminal

    Dec 3, 2015

    Yara has signed an agreement to purchase the assets of Agrium’s West Sacramento, California, nitrogen operations for $27 million. Yara will use the facilty as an import terminal to complement its California terminals in San Diego, Stockton and Port Hueneme. Based in Oslo, Norway, Yara… Full Story »
  • PMA’s Silbermann, Burns begin final stages of leadership transition

    Dec 2, 2015

    In an e-mail to members of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), CEO Bryan Silbermann announced his intention to retire on Jan. 31, 2017 and be replaced by PMA President Cathy Burns. Starting January 1, 2016, Burns will oversee day-to-day operations of the association. Silbermann said he would… Full Story »
  • Awards presented to Nelson Irrigation for pivot sprinklers

    Dec 2, 2015

    Walla Walla, Washington-based Nelson Irrigation's 3030 Series Pivot Sprinklers with the new 3NV Nozzle System received both the Irrigation Association’s New Product Award for Agriculture as well as ASABE’s AE50 Award. The Irrigation Association’s New Product Contest winners were announced  at the General Session at the IA show in Long… Full Story »
  • Top Spud finalists announced for EXPO

    Nov 30, 2015

    The National Potato Council has announced the three finalists for the Spud Nation Throwdown on Jan. 12 at the POTATO EXPO 2016 at the Mirage in Las Vegas. The Spud Nation Throwdown is a competition among three food truck chefs for the title of “Top… Full Story »
  • Ag groups urge Congress not to cut crop insurance

    Nov 25, 2015

    A coalition of 49 groups representing farm interests, equipment manufacturers, banks, insurance companies, credit lenders and other entities is urging Congressional leadership to not cut crop insurance or other farm programs through the omnibus appropriations act, according to a press release from National Farmers Union (NFU). “Cuts… Full Story »
  • Using Priaxor and Endura to fight potato disease

    Nov 25, 2015

    “At BASF, it is our goal to help growers get the most out of each of their acres,” said Jennifer Holland, U.S. crop protection marketing at BASF. In order to do that, the company has spent countless hours developing a “robust potato portfolio” containing two… Full Story »

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