Utilizing a variety of financial tools and estate planning techniques, a family may significantly mitigate the estate tax and minimize transfer costs.
Q: Should we establish an LLC for our family farming business?...More
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Dec. 23 designated 12 counties in California as primary natural disaster areas, tied to damages and losses caused by a drought from Jan. 2 of this year to the present.
The counties include Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Marin, San Benito, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Trinity, Tulare, and Ventura....More
A group of farmers, ranchers, and industry professionals have selected the winners of the 2016 World Ag Expo Top-10 New Products competition.
The winners will be showcased Feb. 9-11 during the 49th annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.
The winning companies and products include:...More
FMC Agricultural Solutions has announced the release of Preemptor SC fungicide which provides corn, soybean and wheat growers with full-season fungicidal benefits in as little as just one early application.
“Applying a fungicide early gives corn and soybean growers more application options, providing greater flexibility with application timing and rates,” said Adam Prestegord, FMC Agricultural Solutions North America product manager....More
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has awarded sPower, a renewable energy company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to provide solar power to the State Water Project (SWP) from the Solverde I Solar Facility. ...More
A real Christmas tree with its pure odorific tree smell beats the pants off the artificial version - hands down. Warning - smelling plastic branches may deliver an unwelcome petroleum ‘high.’ Sniff away at a real tree as the divine odor permeates the home. Contest over....More
The Gowan Company announced Nov. 30 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire global dinitroaniline (DNA) herbicide portfolio from Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.
The acquisition includes global product registrations and trademarks, including Treflan, Edge, Team, Bonalan and Sonalan, intellectual property and labels for herbicides based on the molecules trifluralin, benfluralin and ethalfluralin. ...More
Farm organizations and other agribusiness-related groups were praising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today for refusing to require labeling of foods made with ingredients from genetically modified crops....More
Farm chemical company members of the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) gathered in October for the association's 2015 annual meeting. A large focus of the WPHA meeting focused on finding common ground with consumers on the importance of crop protection productions for a healthy and safe food supply.
Enjoy these people photos from the WPHA event.
Agworld, a leading provider of mobile farm management software, announces a new partnership with CDMS to provide crop protection and other product compliance information within Agworld’s comprehensive platform.
This partnership allows Agworld to better serve their customers by providing the most accurate and current product information available for crop protection and crop nutrition....More
Syngenta announces that Orondis fungicide is now approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the first fungicide in the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee ( FRAC) group U15.
Pending state registrations, Orondis could be available for the 2016 season.
Orondis contains the active ingredient oxathiapiprolin and offers a new mode of action for control of economically important soil and foliar diseases caused by Oomycete fungi in vegetables, potatoes, and tobacco....More
AGCO Corporation announces its new SOLO AGCO EDITION unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
Utilizing intuitive mission planning and cloud-based, high-resolution mapping software, the UAV is easy to use and can increase farmers' efficiency....More
This spring and early summer’s floating picket lines outside the ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Oakland, Calif. which inflicted severe damage on Central California’s citrus, walnut, and cotton industries underscored the need for better labor relations in America.
Hundreds(?) of tons of tasty, ripe, and perishable California oranges occupied huge sea worthy containers on board dozens of ships that bobbed and rolled in the waters offshore California’s three major ports, going nowhere for months....More
In late July, University of Arizona (UA) agricultural meteorologist Paul Brown remained bullish about above average precipitation chances this winter in the Grand Canyon State if the current El Niño weather system in the southern tropics continues to strengthen.
Brown is quick to note that a lot can change between now and then. He shared the optimistic weather forecast with alfalfa growers gathered for an UA-sponsored ‘Alfalfa Tent Talk’ held in Buckeye, Ariz....More
Interis, Inc. has partnered with Conservis Corp. to integrate Iteris' ClearAg Visualization Components and Advisory Services into Conservis' next-generation farm management information system (FMIS) platform.
Conservis' FMIS platform manages more than $8 billion of farm assets at all stages of production, providing growers with real-time management including planning, purchasing, planting, harvesting, and marketing control....More
Sterile insect technology (SIT) is a critical component towards the eradication of the pink bollworm (PBW) insect (Pectinophora gossypiella) in Far West and Southwest cotton fields.
This method in turn could help pistachio and almond growers combat the destructive Navel orangeworm pest.
The cotton industry is working with various groups to possibly use a section of the Pink Bollworm Rearing Facility building in Phoenix to rear and sterilize Navel orangeworm (NOW) insects for release in California pistachio and almond orchards....More