News

January 17
Gowan targets biological development with EcoFlora Agro acquisition

Gowan Company has created a new business unit dedicated to biological development and innovation. As part of this initiative, Gowan has purchased the remaining shares of Colombia-based EcoFlora Agro SAS through its UK subsidiary. The global biologica... more


January 16
Farm Service Agency offices to reopen on limited basis for three days

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Jan. 16 that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA... more


January 16
One-day soil health workshop coming from Washington State University

The Washington State University Extension has a one-day soil health workshop coming on Tuesday, Jan. 22. “Management Matters for Soil Health” is slated for 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Jan. 22 at Banyans On The Ridge in Pullman. Cost is $75 per pers... more


January 15
Valent’s Fierce MTX herbicide receives EPA approval

Valent U.S.A. has launched Fierce MTZ Herbicide — a stand-alone liquid formulation that combines the company’s leading herbicide, Fierce Herbicide, with the added benefit of metribuzin. The company has received U.S. EPA approval. First sales ar... more


January 10
Industry veteran retiring as Grote chief development officer

Tom Mathues, chief development officer for industrial food equipment manufacturer Grote Company is retiring from his present position after 15 years with the firm. He will remain on the company’s advisory board. Mathues started with Grote Compan... more


January 10
Key Technology introduces new software package for VERYX digital sorters

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduced its enhanced FMAlert software for VERYX digital sorters. FMAlert captures and saves digital images of foreign material (FM) contaminants and can be programmed to im... more


January 8
Employer group seeks ’emergency relief’ from DOL’s Adverse Effective Wage Rates

In a filing made Jan. 7, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) asked the federal District Court for the District of Columbia to enjoin the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing new Adverse Effective Wage Rates (AEWR) for ... more


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January 7
Potato Expo 2019: Everything you need to know

The potato extravaganza that is Potato Expo is back for another year. This year’s event is headed to the Lone Star state — Austin, to be exact. Here are all the details and links to make sure you get the most out of your experience. POTATO E... more


January 7
Hannah Carter named dean of University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Caribou, Maine native Hannah Carter has been named dean of University of Maine Cooperative Extension, effective May 1. Carter received her Ph.D and master’s degree in agricultural education and communication, specializing in agricultural leadership... more


January 7
Legion Bio Chem launches new seed treatment designed to increase plant health

Legion Bio Chem recently launched its newest product, EnduraSeed, adding to the EnduraGro biologicals product line. Legion’s GroWell Solutions include FasGro starter fertilizers, ZenaGro micronutrients, FortiGro foliar nutrients and EnduraGro micr... more



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