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Dow AgroSciences
has launched the Pretty Sure Photo Contest sponsored by SureStart herbicide.

The contest features a website for sharing - and voting on - photos of unexpected moments on the farm. From a tractor stuck in mud to a tipped-over grain cart, growers can upload their Pretty-Sure photos for a chance to be selected as one of three winners.

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Just when Arkansas forage and livestock producers thought they’d get a break after last year’s drought, their newly greened up pastures are falling prey to true armyworms, said Kelly Loftin, extension entomologist with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.  

“We are seeing true armyworm damage in pastures across many areas of the state, but damage seem to be more concentrated in northeast Arkansas with some pockets in the southwest part of the state,” he said.

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Rusty Harder has been appointed product manager for adjuvants at Wilbur-Ellis, an international marketer and distributor of agriculture products. He will be responsible for all operations related to the adjuvants products.

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Today’s farmers and ranchers are so busy increasing their productivity to meet the needs of a growing world that they don’t have time to sit and visit with their neighbors like they used to.

However, there is still great value in building relationships, sharing information and asking for advice.

cropNAtion, the social media platform for agriculture which launched in 2011, allows farmers and ranchers to connect with each other whether they are across the country or across the section.

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American Agri-Women
(AAW) recently drafted resolutions to address issues and threats to agriculture. Representatives from this all-volunteer coalition of more than 50,000 farm, ranch and agribusiness women will deliver these resolutions to elected officials in Washington, D.C., in early June.

The group’s resolutions, which are reviewed each spring, cover ag business and economics, commodities and natural resources.

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The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) has launched “Meet America’s Farmers,” a YouTube channel of videos featuring today’s farmers.

The channel was developed to offer consumers the opportunity to observe the commitment of today’s farmers to raising safe, healthy and affordable food.

Individual farmers and farm organizations are invited to create their own videos for the channel, using a shared values approach to connect with consumers.

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