Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday July 10 Ag News

CVA Sells Part of West Point Feed Assets to Prinz Grain

Central Valley Ag has agreed to sell portion of their grain and feed production assets in West Point that are no longer being used by the cooperative.  CVA decided to discontinue grain operations and feed production in West Point post-harvest last year.

The property that CVA is selling to Prinz Grain includes the grain and feed facilities west of the alley behind the CVA retail store and gas station.  It's comprised of the feed mill, along with about 220,000 bushel grain storage in the cement structure, steel bins, and flat storage. 

Glen Prinz, majority owner of Prinz Grain in West Point, says they are blessed to have three sons return to be a part of the business.  He says this purchase was made to help maintain and increase the long-term viability of the business.

Prinz says even having the bins and another scale available this fall will help the harvest flow and get customers in, dumped, and back to the field smoothly and quickly.  He says the additional storage may also offer different grain marketing options that they were not able to utilize in the past.  As to the future of the feed mill, Prinz says they are looking at different options.  He says they may make improvements to the equipment, or they may revamp the facility and covert it for a different use. 

The paperwork to finalize the sale is pending.

Tom Palmertree, CVA Senior Vice President of Marketing, says customer grain that was going to West Point is being routed to their East Hub location in Oakland, and feed production and bulk delivery is being handled out of their Scribner location.  He says customers impacted were notified prior to the change.  Palmertree says age of facilities and efficiencies were the main reasons behind the change.

Bryan Reichmuth, CVA Senior Vice President of Operations, says for current CVA feed customers, it's business as usual.  Also, he says Central Valley Ag will continue to operate the retail feed store, and also will continue to provide access to fuel via the pumps at the West Point location.  Reichmuth says the agronomy location on the north edge of West Point was not affected by this transaction. 

Ricketts Attends Veramaris Grand Opening in Blair

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts visited Blair to attend the grand opening celebration of Veramaris’ new production plant. 

“Veramaris’ innovative production of omega-3 fatty acids from natural algae is a breakthrough in animal nutrition and a welcome addition to our ag community,” said Governor Ricketts.  “The company’s decision to do business in Nebraska is a testament to our state’s reputation as a great place for bioscience firms to invest and to grow.”

A joint venture between German-based Evonik and DSM of the Netherlands, Veramaris is a bioscience company that is revolutionizing feed nutrition.  Its state-of-the-art Blair facility will produce omega-3 fatty acids for animal nutrition through the cultivation and fermentation of natural marine algae.  Traditionally, omega-3 production has relied on fish oil obtained from live-caught fish.  Veramaris’ breakthrough procedure—which harnesses dextrose from Nebraska corn—will satisfy industrial feed demands, particularly in aquaculture (fish farming), while conserving oceanic biodiversity.

Veramaris’ $200+ million investment in Blair adds to Nebraska’s growing resume of success in recruiting bioscience innovators to the state.  Today, the Cornhusker State is home to over 1,000 bioscience companies, which cumulatively employ more than 16,000 Nebraskans.  In 2017 alone, Nebraska attracted over half-a-billion dollars in new bioscience investments.

Nebraska’s success in the bioscience sector is attributable to an array of factors, including growers’ prolific output of agricultural commodities like corn, soybeans, and other ingredients essential to biofuel production.  State legislators and public sector stakeholders have also devoted considerable energy into creating a climate where bioscience firms can grow and thrive.  The Biotech Connector at Nebraska Innovation Campus and the 2017 Bioscience Innovation Act are two prominent examples of initiatives that have powered the industry’s rapid growth in the state.

“Nebraska offers some of the best strategic business advantages in the country for bio industry firms and startups,” said Department of Economic Development Director Dave Rippe.  “It’s no surprise that our state is attracting the attention of some of the world’s most innovative companies, like Veramaris.  Our goal moving forward is to keep nurturing that momentum to grow the economy and create incredible job and career opportunities for our people.”

Today’s Veramaris grand opening coincides with the Governor’s weeklong victory tour to thank businesses that contributed to Nebraska’s third consecutive Governor’s Cup award.  Site Selection magazine presented the Governor’s Cup to Nebraska in March for having once again achieved the most economic development projects per capita in the nation.  Veramaris’ investment in Blair helped Nebraska capture the 2017 Governor’s Cup.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by a tour of the new Veramaris factory in Blair. 

Lindsay Corporation Reports Fiscal 2019 Third Quarter Results

Omaha-based Lindsay Corporation, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, today announced results for its third quarter ended May 31, 2019.

Third Quarter Summary

Revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 were $121.1 million, a decrease of $48.5 million, or 29 percent, compared to revenues of $169.6 million in the prior year third quarter. Approximately $27.2 million of the decrease in revenues was attributable to previously announced business divestitures in the irrigation segment as part of the Company's Foundation for Growth initiative.

Net earnings for the quarter were $2.9 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $10.4 million, or $0.96 per diluted share, for the same period in the prior year. In addition to the impact of lower revenues, net earnings for the quarter were reduced by after-tax costs of $2.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, related to the Company's Foundation for Growth initiative. Excluding these additional costs, net earnings for the third quarter would have been $5.5 million, or $0.50 per diluted share.1 Net earnings for the same period in the prior year, adjusted for Foundation for Growth costs, would have been $17.9 million, or $1.66 per diluted share.1 Net earnings in the prior year included $1.5 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, related to the business divestitures.

"Low commodity prices and uncertainty regarding the outcome of trade negotiations continued to weigh on farmer sentiment and demand for irrigation equipment during the quarter," said Tim Hassinger, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Along with that, strong Road Zipper System® sales in the prior year third quarter resulted in a challenging year over year comparison."

Segment Results

Irrigation segment revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 were $98.6 million, a decrease of $29.8 million, or 23 percent, compared to $128.4 million in the prior year third quarter. Excluding the impact of the divestitures, North America irrigation revenues of $63.0 million increased $2.8 million, or 5 percent, compared to the prior year. Higher revenue from engineering project services and the impact of higher average selling prices were partially offset by lower irrigation equipment unit volume and lower sales of replacement parts. International irrigation revenues of $35.6 million decreased $5.4 million, or 13 percent, compared to the prior year. Excluding the negative impact of differences in foreign currency translation compared to the prior year, international irrigation revenues decreased $2.7 million, or 7 percent.

Irrigation segment operating margin was 11.2 percent of sales (11.7 percent adjusted)1 in the third quarter, compared to 9.1 percent of sales (14.1 percent adjusted)1 in the prior year. The prior year benefited from the recovery of $2.5 million in previously reserved accounts receivable that did not repeat. In addition, lower sales of irrigation equipment and replacement parts in North America resulted in a lower margin mix in the current quarter.

Infrastructure segment revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 were $22.4 million, a decrease of $18.7 million, or 45 percent, compared to $41.2 million in the prior year third quarter. The decrease resulted almost entirely from lower Road Zipper System® sales compared to the prior year's period.

Infrastructure segment operating margin was 15.8 percent of sales (16.0 percent adjusted)1 in the third quarter, compared to 34.6 percent of sales (35.0 percent adjusted)1 in the third quarter of the prior year. The prior year period included high margin Road Zipper System® orders that did not repeat in the current quarter.

The backlog of unshipped orders at May 31, 2019 was $42.5 million compared with $55.8 million at May 31, 2018. Approximately $12.4 million of the reduction in backlog resulted from business divestitures. Excluding the impact of the divestitures, irrigation segment backlogs were higher and infrastructure backlogs were lower compared to the prior year. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, a $15.0 million Road Zipper System® order was received from a customer in Japan, with delivery expected to begin in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.

Foundation for Growth Initiative

In fiscal 2018, the Company announced a defined performance improvement initiative, referred to as Foundation for Growth, with the objectives of simplifying the business and achieving operating margin performance of 11 percent to 12 percent in fiscal 2020, assuming no improvement in market conditions from fiscal 2017.


"Severe wet weather and widespread flooding in the U.S. have caused delayed corn plantings and curtailed planted acreage, reducing supply estimates and driving a recent increase in corn prices. Any further reduction in supply and increase in corn prices supports an improved outlook for irrigation equipment demand," said Mr. Hassinger. "The short-term outlook for international markets remains mixed, with growth expected in Brazil and developing markets while certain other markets remain challenged."

Mr. Hassinger added, "The receipt of a large international Road Zipper System order, along with early successes we are seeing in partnering with states on road construction projects, positions the infrastructure segment for growth. In addition, we expect that execution of our Foundation for Growth initiative will help us achieve our objective of delivering improved operating margins."

USDA Extends Deadline to Report Spring-Seeded Crops for Twelve States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline for agricultural producers in states impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to producers in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin for reporting spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices and crop insurance agents.

“These are challenging times for farmers, and we are here to help,” said Bill Northey, USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. “This deadline extension is part of our broader effort to increase program flexibility and reduce overall regulatory burden for producers who are having to make some tough choices for their operations.”

Producers not in the selected states must file reports or be added to a county register by the original July 15 deadline.

“While producers in many parts of the country are experiencing a challenging spring and early summer, these states are seeing an especially large number of producers delayed in planting and unable to complete their other fieldwork,” Northey said.

Filing a timely crop acreage report is important for maintaining eligibility for USDA conservation, disaster assistance, safety net, crop insurance and farm loan programs. A crop acreage report documents all crops and their intended uses and is an important part of record-keeping for your farm or ranch.

Producers filing reports with FSA county offices are encouraged to set up an appointment before visiting the office. Acreage reports from producers in the affected states who set up appointments before the July 22 deadline are considered timely filed, even if the appointment occurs after the deadline. Likewise, reports from producers in non-affected states who set up appointments before July 15 will be considered timely filed.

“We encourage you to contact your FSA county office today to set up an appointment,” Northey said. “Our team is standing by to help you complete this important process that keeps you eligible for key USDA programs.”

Iowa Cover Crop Seed Advisory

Iowa Seed Law must be followed on prevented planting acres

Unfavorable planting conditions this spring commonly delayed, and in some cases, prevented crop planting. Producers looking to plant a cover crop to meet the requirements of their insurance coverage must work with their insurer on the details of the policy, and also be mindful of the legal requirements for selling and buying agricultural seed, which includes cover crop seed.

Buying grain from an elevator for the purpose of planting is not legal, because almost all seed varieties have some form of intellectual property protection that restricts the use and sale of the variety under the federal Plant Variety Protection Act (PVP). Violations of this act can lead to significant fines for both the seller and the buyer. And, the grain likely contains patent-protected traits. Thus, it is also illegal to plant or sell grain out of a bin, often referred to as “brown bagging” or “bin-run” seed.

Finally, all agricultural seed sold in Iowa and surrounding states must be properly tested, labeled and permitted.

The distribution of uncleaned grain as seed can also substantially add to farmers’ weed seed banks as well as clog the planter. The Illinois Crop Improvement Association recently collected a sample of the screenings from a small batch of feed oats and had a Registered Seed Technologist (RST) analyze its content. The results, representing the potential weed seed in approximately five bushels of feed oats, include 4,106 green foxtail seeds, 957 yellow foxtail seeds and 91 lambsquarter seeds, among a variety of other crop and weed seeds found in the sample.

If farmers are buying seed to sow on their land, the Department of Agriculture offers the following advice:
-    Make sure the seed has a full seed label.
-    Confirm the seed has been tested for noxious weed seeds, including Palmer amaranth.
-    Make sure that it is a legal sale by asking the seller if they have the legal authority to sell the product, especially important if the seed is labeled “variety not stated” (VNS).
-    Ask about the variety of seed. A variety protected by the Plant Variety Protection Act must be sold by variety name and may be required to be sold as a class of certified seed.

If a farmer or business would like to sell agricultural seed in Iowa, please contact the Department about the permitting process as well as record keeping and seed sample retention requirements at or (515) 725-1470.

FFAR-Funded Research Finds Feed Additives Stop the Spread of Viral Diseases

Initial results of a FFAR research grant, conducted by Pipestone Applied Research, finds that five commercially available feed additives may stop the spread of deadly viral diseases in pigs. Dr. Scott Dee, Research Director at Pipestone Applied Research, presented the results of the first phase of this study during the National Pork Industry Conference in the Wisconsin Dells.

Three diseases, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) and Seneca Valley A (SVA), endanger animal welfare, cost the U.S. swine industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually and threaten the global food supply. The study confirms that these diseases can spread through contaminated animal feed.

The study tested whether specific feed additives, or mitigants, can deactivate the viruses and reduce the spread of disease. Researchers introduced the three viruses into animal feed and then individually added five mitigants to the contaminated animal feed. The research team then tested the pigs at day 6 and day 15 for the presence of the three viruses and evaluated the animals for signs of disease. Despite the presence of PRRS, PED and SVA viruses in the feed, the mitigants protected almost all animals from becoming positive for infection by PRRS, PED and SVA and significantly reduced the number of animals that developed signs of disease.

This study is one of the first to produce results in a research setting that replicates commercial conditions. Dee and collaborators suggest that pork producers consider using these mitigants to protect herds against these diseases.

“These results are a huge step forward in helping swine producers protect their animals from devastating diseases,” said FFAR Executive Director Sally Rockey. “This research helps producers control the spread of these diseases and improve health outcomes, all without antibiotics.”

Later this year, a second phase of the research will test five additional mitigants to assess their effectiveness in protecting swine herds from PRRS, PED and SVA. A separate FFAR-funded grant at Kansas State University will build on this research to test whether the mitigants can be added to feed to protect against African Swine Fever (ASF), a disease without a cure, which has decimated the Chinese pork industry and was recently detected in Europe. ASF virus can cross continents in contaminated feed ingredients. Scientists hope to understand how to control, or even stop the spread of this deadly virus.

“Pipestone Applied Research is excited to collaborate with FFAR. We are working to deliver a solution to the risk of the domestic and transboundary spread of viruses in feed,” said Dee.

Dee’s team received a grant through FFAR’s Rapid Outcomes from Agricultural Research (ROAR) program, which deploys funds research funding in response to emerging or unanticipated threats to the nation’s food supply or agricultural systems. The grant is being matched by ADM Animal Nutrition, Anitox, Kemin Industries, PMI Nutrition Additives and Swine Health Information Center.

Weekly Ethanol Production for 7/5/2019

According to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association for the week ending July 5, ethanol production averaged 1.047 million barrels per day (b/d), a decrease of 33,000 b/d, or 3.1%. This is equivalent to 43.97 million gallons daily and the lowest volume since May. The four-week average ethanol production rate dropped 1.1% to 1.070 million b/d, equivalent to an annualized rate of 16.40 billion gallons (bg).

Nonetheless, ethanol stocks expanded 0.7% to 23.0 million barrels, a seven-week high. Reserves were 2.8% higher compared to year-ago volumes. Stocks built in the Midwest (PADD 2) and Gulf Coast (PADD 3) regions but declined across all other PADDs.

Imports of ethanol were 17,000 b/d, or 5.00 million gallons for the week. This is the second time this year that import volumes were logged. (Weekly export data for ethanol is not reported simultaneously; the latest export data is as of May 2019.)

The volume of gasoline supplied pressed 2.8% higher to 9.754 million b/d (409.7 million gallons per day, or 149.53 bg annualized). Refiner/blender net inputs of ethanol declined 0.4% to 943,000 b/d, equivalent to 14.46 bg annualized.

Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production decreased to 10.73%.

No Fireworks in Fertilizer Prices to Start July

Independence Day may have been last week, but there were no fireworks in retail fertilizer prices.  Prices tracked by DTN for the first week of July 2019 show prices continue to be mixed with no fertilizer posting a significant price move, which DTN considers to be a change of 5% or more.

Four fertilizers were higher compared to last month. DAP had an average price of $498/ton, up $1; MAP $532/ton, up $5; UAN28 $276/ton, up $5; and UAN32 $317/ton, up $3.

Three fertilizers were slightly lower compared to last month. Urea had an average price of $432/ton, down $2; 10-34-0 $482/ton, down $5; and anhydrous $584/ton, down $7.

In addition, one fertilizer was unchanged from the previous month. Potash had an average price of $392/ton.

On a price per pound of nitrogen basis, the average urea price was at $0.47/lb.N, anhydrous $0.36/lb.N, UAN28 $0.49/lb.N and UAN32 $0.50/lb.N.

All eight of the major fertilizers are now higher compared to last year with prices shifting higher. DAP is 3% higher, MAP is 6% more expensive, 10-34-0 is 9% higher, potash is 11% more expensive, UAN32 is 13% higher, UAN28 is 14% more expensive, anhydrous is 16% more expensive and urea is 18% higher compared to last year.

United Soybean Project Sets Stage for Mississippi Dredging

The United Soybean Board's commitment to improve market conditions for farmers hits a new bottom -- the Mississippi River bottom. USB has approved funding to support environmental assessments (research) and education of this important improvement to our infrastructure system located near the Port of New Orleans.

"Every decision we make at USB is led by the driving interest in improving market opportunities for U.S. soy," said Keith Tapp, USB chair and farmer from Sebree, Ky.. "Our exploratory research on deepening the Mississippi River ship channel has the potential to improve global competitiveness and capabilities, which in turn makes it easier to deliver our product to customers and enhance farmer profitability."

The project sets the foundation needed to improve the draft of the lower Mississippi River from 45 feet to 50 feet. According to a report by the Soy Transportation Coalition, the change would increase the competitiveness of the leading export region for U.S. soybeans. The current depth of 45 feet on the lower Mississippi River is typically dredged to at least 47 feet to ensure the vessels do not hit the bottom of the riverbed. The report concludes that deepening the channel to 50 feet will allow a load increase from 66,000 metric tons to 78,000 metric tons, saving upward of $20 per metric ton when loading greater volumes onto one ship. The savings are expected to translate to a margin of 13 cents per bushel for barge river elevators exporting soybeans and increase revenues by $461 million.

USB is providing $2 million to help offset the research, education and promotion costs related to the project. The American Soybean Association, the Soy Transportation Coalition and several state soybean groups are also partnering to carry the project beyond USB's initial investment. The physical work to dredge the river would ultimately be paid by state (25%) and federal (75%) governments. Project work would begin after federal funding is secured.

"The Mississippi River is the top exit spot for U.S. soy," said Tapp. "Maintaining and expanding our international customers will require enhancing each link in the supply chain. This is a great example of the entire soy industry working together to reach a shared goal that carries significant benefits for all farmers."

CWT-Assisted Export Sales Contracts Top 9 Million Pounds of Dairy Products

 CWT in June assisted member cooperatives in securing 51 contracts to sell 2.888 million pounds of American-type cheeses, 154,324 pounds of anhydrous milkfat, 257,941 pounds of butter, 5.407 million pounds of whole milk powder, and 566,588 pounds of cream cheese. The products will go to customers in Asia, Central America, the Middle East, Oceania and South America. The product will be shipped during the months of June through December 2019, to customers in 14 countries in five regions of the world.

These contracts bring the 2019 total of the CWT-assisted product sales contracts to 30.953 million pounds of cheese, 4.213 million pounds of butter, 35.640 million pounds of whole milk powder, 3.139 million pounds of cream cheese and 154,324 pounds of anhydrous milkfat. These transactions will move the equivalent of 669.376 million pounds of milk on a milkfat basis overseas.

Assisting CWT member cooperatives gain and maintain world market share through the Export Assistance program expands demand for U.S. dairy products and the U.S. farm milk that produces them. This helps all U.S. dairy farmers by strengthening and maintaining the value of dairy products that effect their milk price.

NMPF, Agriculture Groups Work to Keep Science in Scientific Standards

The Codex international food standards are meant to protect human health and establish fair trade practices by developing cohesive food safety standards for food and agricultural products. However, the mandate to base Codex international food standards on scientific fact may be up for debate in July.

The European Union and other countries are seeking to water down Codex’s scientific mandate and instead direct that nonscientific factors, such as consumer preference issues, be considered as Codex develops standards. This would have significant negative repercussions for the American dairy industry and its ability to challenge unscientific barriers to trade.

The Codex Executive Committee and Commission will meet at the beginning of this month to consider revising its procedures in light of EU pressure. The National Milk Producers Federation is working with the U.S. Dairy Export Council to lead the charge against these changes and ensure that existing science-based Codex rules are enforced and followed to preserve a level playing field for U.S. exports. The outreach on this issue harnesses a united U.S. food and agricultural effort on this issue, including driving support for U.S positions at the meetings.

NMPF has joined with other leading U.S. agriculture groups to develop materials outlining this threat to share with policymakers and international stakeholders. Together with several of those groups and USDEC, NMPF staff met last month with USDA Undersecretary of Trade Ted McKinney and USTR Chief Agriculture Negotiator Gregg Doud to make the case as to why preserving the scientific structure of Codex is critical.

New Drivers Emerge in Co-op Consolidation Trend

Surprising new drivers are emerging in the ongoing consolidation of agricultural cooperatives. Although co-ops continue to consolidate to gain business efficiencies, management succession and employee recruitment are among the new factors driving consolidation, according to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange division. The report identifies key drivers of the long-term consolidation trend and includes perspectives from several co-op executives and other experts across the United States.

“Co-ops have continued to consolidate even as the number of farms and farmers has stabilized,” said Dan Kowalski, vice president, Knowledge Exchange, CoBank. “That signals a transition from the defensive consolidations we’ve seen in the past to the offensive consolidations we’re seeing more recently.” 

Consolidation among farm cooperatives continues to mirror trends throughout production agriculture. Farming operations are growing larger, with average acreage of 444 acres in 2017, up from 418 acres 10 years earlier. In turn, the businesses that serve American farms are combining forces to compete and serve larger farmers better. Cooperatives often merge or consolidate to create economies of scale. Co-ops may reduce costs, add capital and acquire assets or more sophisticated technology to better serve their membership.

Current economic conditions make organizational efficiencies and synergies even more important. “Many farmers are under financial distress. Depressed incomes and tight margins can affect cooperative viability and make a merger look more attractive,” said Kowalski. “Many recent consolidations represent mergers of equally strong organizations. But in some cases, a stronger cooperative can take over a business that is suffering financially and inject capital to turn it around.”

No matter what drives it, consolidation has a profound impact on a cooperative and its stakeholders. On the plus side, a strong and healthy co-op brings benefits to the community in the form of patronage dividends, equity retirements and capital investments.

While co-op numbers continue to shrink, the number of co-op owned facilities and locations seems to be steady or growing. And the average co-op now employs more than 100 people, a 33% increase over the last 20 years.

“We expect consolidation among agricultural cooperatives to continue as the industry confronts persistent challenges in agricultural markets and the steady pressure to gain scale in pursuit of competitive advantage,” said Kowalski.

Corteva Working to License Enlist E3 Soybean Trait

Corteva Agriscience is working with more than 100 independent seed companies to broadly license the Enlist E3 soybean trait. These efforts will enable wide availability for 2020 and beyond, making Enlist E3 soybeans available to growers who need advanced weed control solutions.

"The goal is to bring the benefits of Enlist E3 soybeans to growers in their preferred brands," said Al Carlson, Licensing and Distribution Leader at Corteva Agriscience. "Corteva Agriscience is proud to work with seed companies to make Enlist E3 soybeans available to their customers. Enlist E3 soybeans fit across a wide range of geographies and maturities, helping growers everywhere achieve excellent weed control and strong yields."

Corteva projects that Enlist E3 soybeans will be planted on at least 10% of U.S. soybean acres in 2020. Farmers can visit for a list of seed companies who have collaborated with Corteva to offer the Enlist E3 soybean trait.

Enlist E3 soybeans also are available from Corteva Agriscience brands: Pioneer, Mycogen Seeds, AgVenture, Dairyland Seed, Hoegemeyer Hybrids, NuTech Seed, Seed Consultants and Terral Seed.

Access to exceptional weed control With the introduction of the Enlist E3 soybean trait into seed company lineups from North Dakota to Texas and Colorado to the Carolinas, farmers gain an effective weed control technology option in soybeans.

The Enlist E3 soybean technology allows soybean farmers to adopt a program approach, using multiple herbicide modes of action throughout the growing season to help keep fields free of weeds. Farmers who plant Enlist E3 soybeans can take advantage of Enlist herbicides to help manage tough and resistant weeds. Used in a program approach, Enlist herbicides help growers keep weeds under control throughout the growing season.

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