News and information from the world of AgriBusiness

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News and information from the world of AgriBusiness




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Biodiesel Industry Honors Mike Adams

Recently retired farm broadcaster Mike Adams was honored by the biodiesel industry this week at the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. Adams was presented with the Biodiesel Impact Award. “As I look back, I remember those soy diesel days,” said Adams. “It made so much sense to me I couldn’t understand why anyone would ever be against ... Read More


EarthDaily Agro Announced at VISION Conference

At the 2022 Precision Ag VISION Conference this week, EarthDaily Analytics announced the rebranding of its Geosys division to EarthDaily Agro and released a new, next generation software platform. “Geosys has been a pioneer in the agriculture data and analytics space for more than 30 years,” said Dave Gebhardt, General Manager of EarthDaily Agro. “The new Geosys platform is just ... Read More


Biodiesel Board Now Clean Fuels Alliance America

The National Biodiesel Board this week unveiled its new name and new brand, Clean Fuels Alliance America, during the opening session of the 2022 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. The transformation to Clean Fuels helps the industry represent all its industry members: biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuels. “Our industry has seen and will continue to see significant growth ... Read More


SEED+™ GRAPHITE Shows Results

Verdesian Life Sciences wants to show farmers how SEED+™ GRAPHITE with corn can average a 10% yield increase. SEED+™ GRAPHITE is a nutritional seed treatment that improves germination, crop emergence, seedling vigor, and plant tolerance under abiotic stress, leading to higher yields. Product Manager Joe Vaillancourt and Mike Canady, Director of Agronomy, held a virtual media day recently to introduce ... Read More


The VISION Conference Kicks Off Tuesday

The way we produce and supply food around the world is changing fast and the voices driving this change are gathering this week at The 2022 VISION Conference, January 18 -19, in Arizona. The conference is now in its fifth year and the world of data and technology has grown rapidly since VISION last convened in 2020. Eric Davis, Meister ... Read More


ZimmCast 683 – Wrap-ups and Previews

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This episode will be about a wrap-up and a couple of previews. 2022 got off to a fast start with our virtual newsroom production for the National Cotton Council and the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. You can find the interviews and photos on which has a link to the custom page we created for ... Read More


Bayer Anticipates ThryvOn Approval by 2023

Bayer’s ThryvOn™ technology cotton trait for control of tarnished plant bugs and thrips is getting closer to full regulatory approval. “ThryvOn is industry’s first Bt trait that controls thrip species and tarnished plant bug species,” said Bayer Cotton Traits and Agronomic Systems Manager Tim Dabbert at last week’s Beltwide Cotton Conferences. “We’ve put it into cotton and we’re going to ... Read More


Mid-South Farm & Gin Plans Hybrid Show

The 70th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held live and in-person this year, February 25-26 at the Renasant Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Tim Price, show manager and executive vice president of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association, says they will be both live and virtual this year because last year’s virtual experience opened up a whole new ... Read More


Vilsack Stresses Climate Smart Agriculture at #AFBF22

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack stressed the role of farmers and ranchers in addressing climate change issues during an address Monday at the American Farm Bureau Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Vilsack said he is excited about a new partnership between USDA and Farmers For Soil Health, an initiative of the United Soybean Board, National Corn Growers Association and National Pork ... Read More


Farm Bureau Honors Former Ag Secretary

The American Farm Bureau Federation honored former Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue with its annual Distinguished Service Award yesterday at the annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Perdue was honored for his seven decades of service to agriculture including serving as secretary of agriculture from 2017-2021, where he led USDA’s implementation of the 2018 farm bill. Under his leadership, the department’s ... Read More


BASF Honors Cotton Specialist of the Year

Kansas State University Extension Specialist Stu Duncan was presented with the Cotton Specialist of the Year Award by BASF this week at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. Voted on by cotton specialists in the 17 states where cotton is grown, this highly-esteemed award is based on several considerations, including exceptional leadership and outstanding industry service. “Saw my first cotton plants in ... Read More


Cotton Trust Protocol Update

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol recently celebrated one-year since its official launch in 2020. The Trust Protocol brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to sustainable cotton production and drives continuous improvement in six key sustainability metrics– land use, soil carbon, water management, soil loss, greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency. National Cotton Council president and CEO Dr. Gary Adams, ... Read More


Carbon a Topic at Cotton Consultants Conference

The consultants conference kicked off the first day of the live and in-person 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences this week in San Antonio. National Cotton Council Vice President for Technical Services Don Parker discussed the science of carbon sequestration for the consultants and the differences between measuring the carbon and improving farming practices. “It’s got an excellent future for us,” said ... Read More


Benson Hill Acquires Iowa Soy Processing Plant

Benson Hill, Inc. today announced the acquisition of ZFS Creston, LLC, an established food grade white flake and soy flour manufacturing operation in southwest Iowa for approximately $102 million. The investment fulfills a final step in Benson Hill’s ability to convert its proprietary soybeans into value-added soy protein ingredients for the underserved human and pet food categories. “The acquisition of ... Read More


Start the New Year Right with Beltwide Cotton

The National Cotton Council is pleased to kick off the new year with the 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences January 4-6, live and in person at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas. Three days of individual reports, panel discussions, hands on workshops and seminars are designed to provide attendees with information they need to help producers make key cotton ... Read More


NCBA 2021 Policy Update

2021 has been a busy year for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association working for the nation’s one million cattle farmers and ranchers. Members of the NCBA policy team took some time to update reporters on wins and losses this year and where the industry stands going into 2022. Here are a few of the highlights: Ethan Lane, NCBA Vice President ... Read More


ZimmCast 682 – The Latest from Syngenta

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Since Syngenta was at all the fall meetings I attended and they had many stories to tell I thought I’d share some of them in this week’s episode. We really appreciate Syngenta’s support which helps make what we do at ZimmComm possible. So let’s get started. At the NAFB Trade Talk we heard about ... Read More


Verdesian Life Sciences Offers Media Day Opportunity

The Nutrient Use Efficiency People™ at Verdesian Life Sciences are planning an exclusive media event next month to share more about the innovation and technology helping to drive in-field biostimulant use and the company’s SEED+ portfolio. On January 12 at 10 a.m. central standard time, Verdesian will host a one-hour media webinar to provide details on the SEED+ planter box ... Read More


Duromide + NBPT Increases Nitrogen Protection Efficiency

Dr. Greg Schwab, Koch Agronomic Services, says there has never been a better time for growers to utilize nitrogen stabilizers. I spoke with him about why this is as and we also talked about a peer-reviewed article that concludes that the ingredients in ANVOL, a Koch nitrogen stabilizer, significantly reduces ammonia volatilization loss from urea – up to 33%. You ... Read More


Ag Retailers Conclude Annual Meeting

*Post updated with interview* The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) concluded its annual Conference & Expo this week after recognizing rising stars, installing a new chairman, and honoring industry leaders. Listen in here for a wrap-up interview with Daren Coppock, ARA President/CEO: (11:27) Ian McGregor of The McGregor Company was installed as chairman of the association during the closing session of ... Read More