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Galveston’s Lone Star Flight Museum was the scene for a night no one in attendance will ever forget.

That’s where Mahindra USA, the number one selling tractor brand in the world based on volume, announced a partnership with Operation Finally Home in front of more than 600 Mahindra Tractor dealers, partners and staff gathered amongst World War II airplanes at a special event during the company’s recent National Dealer Meeting.

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As planting for the 2012 season approaches, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) notes that newly revamped on-farm refuge assessments are part of the enhanced Compliance Assurance Program (CAP) implemented last year, which is designed to improve compliance with Insect Resistance Management (IRM) requirements.

Corn growers found to be out of compliance with refuge requirements will be checked more frequently by the Bt corn registrants and have a higher probability of losing access to Bt corn if compliance is not established and maintained.  

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Kuhn Krause, Inc. is proud to introduce its new brand and product identity. Beginning in April, 2012, Kuhn Krause will change the paint color of Kuhn Krause-brand products to Kuhn Red.

This move is intended to strengthen and unify the Kuhn and Kuhn Krause brands through the Kuhn color and graphics. Several of these new machines will be on display at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, February 15-18, 2012.

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A newly launched website, Keep Families Farming, allows individual farmers, as well as organizations, to register their concerns about the Labor Department's youth labor proposal.

DOL last year announced it was considering amending the department's regulations concerning agricultural jobs that are off-limits to minors.

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From Nebraska to Ohio and down to the Bootheel of Missouri, more than 1,000 farmers, retailers and crop consultants attended seven Respect the Rotation™ events throughout the Midwest this summer.

There they saw firsthand the impact glyphosate-resistant waterhemp, Palmer amaranth, giant ragweed and kochia can have on their profits. Attendees left ready to make a change on their own farms.

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020912_usdaFarmers and water managers may soon have an online tool to help them assess drought and irrigation impacts on water use and crop development, thanks to the work of two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists Martha Anderson and Bill Kustas have developed an evapotranspiration (ET) and drought modeling system at the ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory in Beltsville, Md. The modeling system also will help forecasters monitor ET and drought conditions across the United States and overseas.

ARS is USDA's principal intramural scientific research agency, and the research supports the USDA priorities of responding to climate change and promoting international food security.

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