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Industry News For July 2017

John Deere Introduces New Tractor Display The John Deere 4640 Universal Display is part of the latest John Deere Generation 4 Operating System. This translates into better data collection, increased application functionality and greater choice for monitoring and managing many tractor-driven field operations. Farmers can use the most common John Deere applications — including AutoTrac, documentation and Section Control — in ... Read More »

Industry News June 2017

Transform WG Insecticide And Section 18s Update In 2015, the Environmental Protec-tion agency cancelled the label for Transform WG insecticide, manufactured by Dow AgroSciences. In October 2016, EPA established a limited registration, but that registration did not include cotton or grain sorghum. According to Dow AgroSciences, Transform controls plant bugs in cotton and sugarcane aphids in grain sorghum. Throughout 2016, states ... Read More »

Industry News May 2017

Samuel Jackson Inc. Receives Texas Rain Catcher Award The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently announced the recipients of its annual Texas Rain Catcher Award, a rainwater harvesting competition and recognition program, which began in 2007. Samuel Jackson Inc. was recognized in the manufacturing category. The award recognizes excellence in the application of rainwater harvesting systems in Texas, promotes rainwater ... Read More »

Industry News for April 2017

Georgia Farmer To Lead The National Cotton Council In 2017 Ronnie Lee, a cotton producer from Bronwood, Ga., was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2017. Named during the NCC’s annual meeting Feb. 10-12, he succeeds Shane Stephens, a Greenwood, Miss., warehouseman. As the managing partner of Lee Farms, Lee raises cotton, corn, peanuts, small grains, hay, pecans and cattle ... Read More »

Industry News December 2016

EPA Approves XtendiMax Herbicide With VaporGrip Technology For In-Crop Use The Environmental Protection Agency has approved XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology, a low-volatility dicamba formulation, for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton. Farmers will now have another tool for use within the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System in the United States in 2017, ... Read More »

Industry News for November 2016

Presidential Candidates Answer Farmers’ & Ranchers’ Questions Every four years, the American Farm Bureau Federation asks the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees to address the issues that concern farmers and ranchers the most. The organization asked Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump the same questions. Both candidates explained their positions on biotechnology, trade, immigration reform, regulatory reform, ... Read More »

Industry News Oct. 2016

Texan Named In Faces Of Farming And Ranching A Texan has been named one of the eight finalists in the third class of Faces of Farming and Ranching by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). Texas Farm Bureau member Jeremy Brown grows cotton, organic cotton, wheat, grain sorghum, rye, peanuts and sesame on the South Plains of West Texas. He ... Read More »