News and information from the world of AgriBusiness

News and information from the world of AgriBusiness


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News and information from the world of AgriBusiness




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Update on SIMPAS from AMVAC

AMVAC’s SIMPAS™ (Smart Integrated Multi-Product Prescription Application System) continues to grow the number of products that can be used with the prescriptive application equipment. “Last year we started with just a handful of products, so this year we’re introducing several more products,” said Jim Lappin, SIMPAS Commercial Manager, during an interview at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk. ... Read More


Helena Offers Soil Health Solution to Rising Fertilizer Costs

With fertilizer prices hitting record highs this month, it’s not surprising that was a major topic of discussion last week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual Trade Talk. Helena Agri-Enterprises had a message to take home to farmers that the solution to high fertilizer prices lies beneath the surface. Since soil health is one of the main factors ... Read More


Former Senator Crashes Vilsack Presser at NAFB

Now that Pat Roberts is retired from his long and illustrious 40-year career in Congress, he decided to try his hand at farm broadcasting during Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s virtual press conference at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention this week in Kansas City. Standing up at the microphone to ask Vilsack a question, Roberts said, “I’m ... Read More


NAFB Convention is Live and Large in KC

The 78th NAFB Convention is back in person at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Every year, NAFB Convention brings together broadcast professionals, ag industry leaders, and students focused on the agriculture industry. Last year’s event was virtual due to the pandemic, but this year it is business as usual with attendance just about normal and a full ... Read More


Syngenta Partners With Dairy Industry and Nature Conservancy

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has announced a partnership with Syngenta and The Nature Conservancy to help dairy producers “reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality and strengthen farm resilience.” You can listen to an interview with Chris Cook, Head of Enogen, and Liz Hunt, Head of Sustainable & Responsible Business for Syngenta, who explain more about the initiative: ... Read More


ZimmCast 680 – Learning About Zeolite from Ida-Ore

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. In this week’s program, we meet a new sponsor – IDA-ORE ZEOLITE. I have a conversation with Ida-Ore Sales Manager Matt Lott about the company and just what is Zeolite. Matt will provide us with background on the company and then focus on their products. Zeolite is used in a variety ... Read More

Bayer Crop Science Business up 26 Percent

The Bayer Group saw a significant increase in sales and earnings in the third quarter of this year with substantial growth in the agricultural business. In Crop Science, sales rose by nearly 26 percent due to a substantial increase in volumes and prices. “We delivered strong operational performance, with all divisions showing strong growth momentum,” said Werner Baumann, Chairman of ... Read More


Bayer Announces New President of Crop Science

After more than 30 years with Bayer, Liam Condon has decided to pursue a new career challenge as of the end of this year. Bayer announced today that Rodrigo Santos will succeed Condon on the company’s Board of Management and as President of the Crop Science division, effective January 1, 2022. Santos is currently Chief Operating Officer of the Crop ... Read More


USDA Secretary Vilsack from COP26

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack had a busy week at COP26 last week, participating in numerous events to underscore the administration’s commitment to climate action. Vilsack held a media call Friday afternoon from COP26 in Glasgow, UK. He discussed COP26 events, the recently-announced partnership with the EU and the Agriculture Innovation Mission (AIM) for Climate. Taking questions from reporters, Vilsack also ... Read More


Interview with New Alltech Crop Science CEO

The newly created CEO position for Alltech Crop Science has been filled by Andrew Thomas. He has been appointed to lead the global team and further cultivate the strategic growth of the business. I spoke with Andrew to get to know him and what his mission is in this new position. I know we’ll be hearing a lot more from ... Read More


Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 15

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. The experts we’ve heard from on our previous episodes have covered topics ranging from how different crops use nitrogen to the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship and how growers and retailers work together to choose the ... Read More


ZimmCast 679 – Public Relations Professionals

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. After missing it for a few years I was able to attend the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Annual Meeting which took place in Richmond, VA. We had a good turnout with some great sessions. I interviewed several of the attendees. More on that in a moment. The Golden ARC Awards, which ... Read More


Lynn Henderson Inducted into ARC PR Hall of Fame

During the Ag Relations Council Annual Meeting, Lynn Henderson, AgriMarketing, was inducted into the Agricultural Public Relations Hall of Fame. ARC did a good job of keeping the recipient this year a secret, so he was very surprised. After the ceremony I spoke with Lynn to get his comments on receiving this great recognition for his career and support for ... Read More


ASTA Highlights Role of Plant Breeding Innovation at Hearing

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) highlighted the role of plant breeding innovation in solving global challenges during a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing on biotechnology Tuesday. ASTA Vice President of Scientific Affairs and Policy Fan-Li Chou testified at a joint hearing of the House Agriculture Subcommittees on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture and Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research about the unprecedented challenges ... Read More


Short-Stature Corn Next Big Thing from Bayer

“Short-stature corn is the next big thing in agriculture,” said Liam Condon, member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and President of the Crop Science Division, during an investor call this week on the company’s latest progress in delivering customer-focused, sustainable agricultural innovation. Condon says short-stature corn has several benefits for growers. “First, it has thus far shown ... Read More


Cattle Contract Library Act Introduced in House

Reps. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) this week introduced the bipartisan Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021 to create a library for cattle contracts within the USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service Department equipping cattle producers with market data to make informed decisions in negotiations with meatpackers. Currently, USDA maintains a pork contract library, and following significant volatility in the ... Read More


Bayer Says LA Glyphosate Plant Back in Production

The Bayer glyphosate plant in Luling, Louisiana is back on line after being down for five weeks following Hurricane Ida. Bayer Crop Science Division President Liam Condon provided an update during an investor call this week. “It was actually in the eye of the storm of Hurricane Ida and it is standard practice that when you have a hurricane of ... Read More


Get Ready for the 2021 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo

America’s largest seed industry conference is back live, in-person and better than ever at the Hyatt Regency Chicago December 6-9, 2021. The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 2021 CSS & Seed Expo is expected to attract more than 2,000 seed industry professionals from 36 countries. While virtual attendance options are offered, 98-percent of registrants so far have chosen to attend ... Read More


Bayer and Luke Bryan Continue Farm Tour Partnership

After donating close to 5 million meals across the United States, Bayer will continue its partnership with five-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan in 2021 to celebrate America’s farmers and help fight hunger by encouraging use of the hashtag #HerestotheFarmer on social media to help families in need. Bryan wrapped his FARM TOUR 2021, playing six concerts between September ... Read More


Former USDA Economist Comments on Current Trade Climate

Farmers for Free Trade held a virtual roundtable Thursday to focus on the current trade landscape, the Biden administration’s trade agenda, and how ag exports are critical to workers throughout America. On the panel was Dr. Joseph Glauber, currently Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute but well known as former chief economist at USDA from 2008-2014. ... Read More