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Saturday, December 1, 2018
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ADM & Cargill in Technology Joint Venture
       ADM and Cargill have agreed to form a technology joint venture, Grainbridge LLC.  The joint venture intends to provide grain marketing decision support, e-commerce and account management software for North American farmers.  This includes the development of digital tools designed to help farmers across the U.S. and Canada consolidate information on production economics and grain marketing activities into a single digital platform, at no cost to them.
       One of the first tools being developed by Grainbridge will give farmers secure access to their combined ADM and Cargill transactions, including contracts, scale tickets and payment information.  This dashboard is being designed to provide farmers with insights into their current grain position and real-time opportunities.  The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the next few months. To learn more, visit
NSA?Research Forum Set for Jan. 9 & 10
       Individuals interested in learning more about what’s happening in sunflower research should consider attending the National Sunflower Association’s annual Sunflower Research Forum.  The 2019 event will be held at the Holiday Inn, Fargo, N.D. The purpose of the Forum is to report on research, to promote discussion, and to stimulate creative thinking.
       The 2019 NSA Sunflower Research Forum will begin on Wednesday, January 9, and conclude by noon on Thursday, the 10th.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn at a nightly rate of $98 plus tax. The block will be held until December 9, 2018.  Call the Holiday Inn at 877-282-2700 and identify National Sunflower Association.
       Click here to register for the forum at the early bird price of $130. 
High Plains No-Till?Conference Feb. 5 & 6
       The Colorado Conservation Tillage Association will be hosting the 31st High Plains No-Till Conference on February 5 and 6 in Burlington, Colo.
       Along with Australian pasture cropping pioneer Colin Seis, additional featured speakers include Jennifer Moore-Kucera, soil health specialist with USDA-NRCS, and Rick and Alec Horton of Horton Seed Services, Leoti, Kan.  There will be more than 50 breakout sessions during the conference, focusing on topics ranging from ag technology to soil health, farm business and general no-till to regenerative grazing.  The conference also features a trade show.
      Complete program and registration details for the 2019 High Plains No-Till Conference in Burlington can be viewed at:
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