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Sentera, AgDNA join ag data via John Deere Operations Center

Sentera and AgDNA have completed API integration work that allows users to seamlessly share real-time in-season precision ag information using the John Deere Operations Center. Integration with the Operations Center helps Sentera and AgDNA customers... more


Sustainable chemical option targets small insects in crops

After successfully controlling white fly, thrips and powdery mildew in multiple field trials, Agrothermal Systems is expanding from viticulture into the broader produce industry. According to CEO, Marty Fischer, “We now know that... more


Disaster workshops set for Santa Barbara/Ventura growers

A third day for applying for USDA - Farm Service Agency/Natural Resources Conservation Service Disaster Relief has been added.  Applications can also be made at the FSA offices listed at the end of this message, but the times and venues listed... more


House Ag Committee launches 2018 Farm Bill landing page

Ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, said the committee has launched  a new online resource that can be accessed through the committee’s current website. This landing page is designed to pr... more


Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture registration 0pen

Early bird registration for the Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture is now open. Early bird registrants receive a $50 discount off the regular price of $200. Early bird registration is available until February 1, 2018. Please follow this link to... more


Gateway to Innovation Awards established by Viva Fresh Expo

The Viva Fresh Expo, hosted by the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA), has launched its first annual Gateway to Innovation Awards to recognize this region’s excellence in packaging design, new product development, food safety, machinery... more


Johnson will lead foliar nutritionals company Nutrient Technologies

Walnut Creek, California-based Fine Americas, a supplier of plant growth regulators (PGRs), has named Fine’s President Greg Johnson to lead Dinuba, California-based Nutrient Technologies, a foliar nutritionals company formed in 1986. Both compan... more


Huntley to keynote Illinois Specialty Crops conference

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="285"] Simon Huntley[/caption] The 2018 Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference and Trade Show will be Jan. 10-12, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, Springfield, Il... more


Head of Michigan Farmers Market Association moving on

Dru Montri is leaving her position as executive director of the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA), a role she has filled  for the last 11½ years. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="242"] Dru Montri[/caption] Montri will leav... more


Input pours into EPA for future WOTUS rulemaking

The EPA has started the process to rescind its 2015 rule regarding federal waters, and continues to gather input for whatever comes next. The 2015 rule, defining what constitutes Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act, was widely cri... more



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