Industry News | 3-08-2021
Bayer Says Digital Solutions Are Key To Reducing GHG Emissions
Last summer Bayer Crop Science launched its Bayer Carbon Initiative incentive program for U.S. corn and soybean growers in nine states. For adopting specific conservation practices, such as cover crops, no-till and strip-till, participating farmers were paid cash or given discounts for the company’s crop protection products. 2020 laid the groundwork for future, long-term success, says Pamela Bachman, digital agriculture and sustainability manager at The Climate Corporation.
Farm Income Improves Significantly, say Ag Banker
Heartened by sharp increases in commodity prices, farmers and ranchers across the Midwest and Plains are paying off bank loans and opening their wallets for big-ticket purchases, said a report from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday based on surveys of ag lenders. “Dramatic improvements in crop prices drove the sharpest turnaround in agricultural lending conditions in more than a decade.”
Study Shows Importance & Unique Characteristics of Female Farmers
In March we celebrate Women’s History Month. Women have a deep history in agriculture and the vital role they play in our industry. While they have a deep history, there is also a great future in agriculture for women. While women can be drawn into farming for many reasons, researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have found that female-owned farms in the U.S. are more common in areas that are closer to urban markets, that engage in agritourism activity, and that offer greater access to childcare.
Signs of Market Improvement for Cattle Producers
Texas cattle producers should expect far better market conditions in 2021 despite recent disruptions and losses, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. David Anderson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, Bryan-College Station, said the Texas cattle market is recovering from the week-long winter storm and is still slowly rebounding from COVID-related price declines between March and July of last year. However, conditions appear to be aligning for producers to see price gains after all the turmoil.
Syngenta Announces EPA Registration of Enhanced Post-Emergence-Plus-Residual Corn Herbicide Acuron GT
Syngenta announced today that its new corn herbicide, Acuron® GT, has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for post-emergence use in glyphosate-tolerant corn and will be available for use this season, subject to state approvals. Acuron GT combines the proven performance of Halex® GT corn herbicide with the active ingredient bicyclopyrone (BIR), which helps Acuron GT provide enhanced post-emergence control of yield-robbing weeds and longer-lasting residual in glyphosate-tolerant corn.