Read more about the FIRST program in these stories. There are 71 articles for FIRST IN THE NEWS.

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First 2023 Michigan Corn Trials Report Released

Corn trial results from 10 different locations across Michigan have been compiled and released by Farmers Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST), following completion of a later-than-normal corn harvest.

December 14, 2023

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AgUpdate | Corn sets FIRST record in dry year

In a year dominated by headlines of drought, some fields were setting records.

November 23, 2023

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AgUpdate | FIRST Soybean tests show strong yields

Yield reports are in from fields across the Midwest and impacts of the ongoing drought are proving to be less than expected.

November 15, 2023

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DTNPF | FIRST Corn Trials Surprise in Missouri

Despite enduring drought conditions for much of the growing season in Missouri, today's corn hybrids proved to be surprisingly resilient, according to the results of yield trials conducted by Farmers Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST).

October 13, 2023

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DTNPF | DTN, FIRST Partner in Field Data

DTN/Progressive Farmer and Farmers' Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) have teamed up to offer an in-field view of crop development around the Corn Belt. This project aims to produce time-lapse video of corn growth progress in FIRST plots in eight locations within five states.

July 7, 2023

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SSGA | FIRST in its class: SSGA uses third-party field trials for assurance

When farmers plant – and end users buy – soybeans, they don’t want a mystery. They want to know exactly what they’re going to get. That’s where Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) comes in.

June 5, 2023

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AgUpdate | Healthy corn crop limited by drought in some locations

While drought headlined the season in many Midwestern areas, that meant disease wasn’t nearly as prevalent around the region. When examining the Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) corn yield results in 2022, field managers said this was one of the better years they’ve seen in quite a while in terms of management and disease impact.

November 24, 2022

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AgUpdate | Soybeans endure for good yields in 2022

Weather varied across the Midwest this year, and that was the theme for most soybean yields — variability. It wasn’t uncommon to hear stories of vastly different yields from fields only miles apart, and the same was true in this year’s Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) yield results.

November 17, 2022

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DTN Progressive Farmer | FIRST Test Plot Hosts Sought for 2023

FIRST Test Plots Give Up-Close Look at How Latest Seed Offerings Perform on Your Farm

November 4, 2022

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MN Farm Guide | FIRST managers report on 2022 field conditions before harvest

After a slow start to the 2022 planting season, Farmers Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) managers and farmer-members in Minnesota hope that frost holds off until October.

September 23, 2022

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