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ISAP’s Risk Management Conference set for August

The biennial Risk Management Conference hosted by The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership (ISAP) will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in a three part virtual event on Aug. 1, 8 and 15. The conference... more »

Texas launches applications for Organic Certification Cost Share Program

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) have launched the application process or the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program. The certification program initiative is designed to offer financial support... more »

New tech geared to help with crop input, farm management

Ag Assistant, a new AI-powered agronomic engine, was launched and it is designed to assist growers with crop input and farm management. "Ag Assistant is the result of extensive data collection and analysis," said Jason... more »

New John Deere utility vehicles to aid efficiencies

Equipment manufacturer John Deere has released two utility vehicles that are designed to improve grower efficiencies. The new Gator XUV 845 and Gator XUV 875 utility vehicles are designed to boost productivity for farmers and... more »

Iowa Corn releases newly elected board members

On July 17, 2024, the Iowa Corn announced the board of directors election results for the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB). ICGA  ELECTED MEMBERS Those elected as ICGA directors... more »

New IFPA global industry relations staffer added

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has made a staff addition. Jessica Keller has been named vice president of global industry relations. The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has welcomed  as the vice president of... more »

Pyka partners with SLC Agrícola for fully autonomous, electric crop protection aircraft

Pyka, a manufacturer of autonomous electric aircraft for crop protection and cargo transport, has signed a commercial agreement with SLC Agrícola, one of Brazil's largest agricultural producers. Pyka will deliver its fully autonomous, electric crop... more »

American Sweet Potato Marketing Institute hires new director

The American Sweet Potato Marketing Institute (ASPMI) has hired Jeff Smutny as executive director. Smutny was the global director of marketing and regulatory affairs at the American Pecan Council. He also worked in various roles... more »

MSU’s vegetable crop report provides updates, indicates rising disease pressures

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension has issued a crop report highlighting increased disease pressures across various vegetable crops. In the report, MSU indicated that it will no longer include weekly weather forecasts. For local forecasts,... more »

Bulk weigh filling machine introduced by WeighPack

A new bulk weigh filling machine has been introduced by precision weigh-filling and packaging machinery manufacturer WeighPack Systems Inc. The new bulk weigh filling machine system integrates an in-line metal detector between the filling process... more »

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