New Syngenta herbicide offers improved pigweed control

IARN — Storen is a new corn herbicide from Syngenta that boasts broad-spectrum weed control. However, Mark Kitt technical product lead at Syngenta says that the focus on one specific weed helped to drive the development process for Storen. Read more

What do young farmers hope to see in the next farm bill?

IARN — A number of next-generation farmers spoke during a panel discussion at the Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit. The presentation, titled “A Conversation About Future Ag and Food Policy,” gave the farmers a chance to talk about what they’d like to see in the upcoming farm bill. Mitchell Hora, an Iowa farmer who is also the founder and CEO of Continuum Ag, said the most important thing for policy makers to remember is farmer innovation. Read more

AgView helping pork producers prepare for animal health emergencies

IARN — Momentum with AgView continues to grow, as over 800 producer users are currently using the pig movement tracking platform. With more than half a million movements recorded last year from pig farmers, Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board assistant chief veterinarian, said this acceptance continues to grow with the latest update of “peacetime” sharing. Read more

Budget allocation for farm bill priorities

IARN — The current farm bill debate is not easy to navigate. How do you determine which areas of the bill need more funding and how much funding should be allocated to each portion of the bill? Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says the policy priorities of the bill are the most important things to determine first. Read more