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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Remembering Bob Dole

Many members of the agricultural community have fond memories of former Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS), who passed away Sunday at the age of 98. Here’s mine. In 2008, Dole was honored with the World Food Prize, along with former Democrat Sen. George McGovern, for their work in creating the McGovern-Dole international school-feeding program. They both remind us of a time ... Read More


Enogen in the MILK Business

Now in its 19th year, the MILK Business Conference is a must-attend event for commercial dairy farmers seeking seeking insight to better manage their dairy and their bottom line and one of this year’s elite sponsors was Enogen Feed from Syngenta. The Farm Journal event last week was an opportunity for Enogen Strategic Account Manager Todd Axtell to tell the ... Read More


USDA Announces $633 Million in Climate-Smart Investments

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Pennsylvania Friday to announce $633 million in investments to reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities. In a press call with reporters, Vilsack highlighted 791 investments that USDA is making in five programs specifically designed to help people and businesses in rural areas. These programs include Community Facilities Disaster Grants, Electric Loan ... Read More


ZimmCast 681 – What’s New for 2022

The recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk gave us an opportunity to find out what’s new for 2022. In this edition of the ZimmCast, we hear interviews from six companies about what they have in store for farmers and ranchers in the new year. Our guests for this episode are: AMVAC Technical Service Manager, Midwest Region, Joe Bruce ... Read More


Douglas Plant Health Rebrands as DPH Biologicals

As of today, Douglas Plant Health will now be known as DPH Biologicals. The new name was officially announced this morning at the Biostimulants World Congress in Hollywood, Florida and recognizes the century-long commitment of its parent company, Douglas Products, to deliver effective and high-quality products to its customers while more clearly focusing on expanding its biologicals product platform to ... Read More


CSS & Seed Expo 2021 Coming up Fast

ASTA’s CSS & Seed Expo 2021 is less than a week away but there is still time to register to attend, in-person or virtually, the nation’s largest seed industry conference, Dec. 6-9 in Chicago. Recent additions to the program include a panel discussion on Monday exploring the rapidly growing topic of plant-based proteins. “It’s a growing business and somebody’s going ... Read More


Golden Harvest Thrilled with Gold Series Soybeans

Golden Harvest is reporting outstanding performance with its Gold Series line of soybeans. “The performance that we’re seeing is just frankly out of this world,” said Dave Young, Golden Harvest Marketing Head, during the recent NAFB Trade Talk. The new lineup includes Enlist E3® soybeans and XtendFlex® soybeans is are available for the 2022 season. Young says overall performance of ... Read More


The VISION Conference 2022 Preview

The way we produce and supply food around the world is changing fast and the voices driving this change are gathering at The 2022 VISION Conference, January 18 -19, at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa in Arizona. The conference is now in its fifth year and the world of data and technology has grown rapidly since VISION last ... Read More


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