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ZimmCast 699 – Preview of the 2022 NAMA Fall Conference

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week’s program will be a preview interview on the NAMA Fall Conference coming up very soon in Minneapolis. To get the details I talked with GROWMARK’s Chris Grogan who is the vice chair of the NAMA committee that has worked with staff to plan this year’s event. We’ll talk about the program and ... Read More


NCBA CEO Represents Beef Producers at White House

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Colin Woodall this week attended the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health to represent the nation’s beef cattle producers. “The White House has prioritized ending hunger and increasing access to nutritious food and America’s cattle producers are ready to help by providing safe, sustainable, and nutritious protein to the world,” said NCBA ... Read More


Syngenta Seeds Research Shows Benefits of Enogen Corn

Syngenta Seeds has unveiled new research on the benefits of using Enogen® corn for livestock feed in dairy operations. The research found that when comparing Enogen corn to traditional feed products, a U.S. dairy farm operation could potentially yield a financial savings of $132 to $208 per milking cow. The financial value assessment, conducted in partnership with model developers at ... Read More


Syngenta’s DuracadeViptera Is Most Comprehensive Solution for Pest Control

Syngenta Corn Traits has simplified its corn trait product names and is now using trait brand names already known and trusted in the marketplace. Syngenta’s DuracadeVipteraTM is the industry’s most comprehensive solution for pest control, simplicity and choice–controlling 16 yield damaging above- and below-ground pests, more than any other competitive trait stack on the market. “DuracadeViptera is our lead stack ... Read More


Syngenta Seeds Investment Announced 5 Years Ago Pays Off

The 2022 Farm Progress Show saw a long-term investment paying off for Syngenta as the company continued showcasing new technology including corn hybrids, soybean varieties, biotech traits and digital advancements that will help farmers. “Five years ago at this very show, we talked about our investment in U.S. seeds. We talked about a $400 million investment to really rebuild our ... Read More


Agronomy in Action 2022 Research Review Explained

Golden Harvest is working to help growers better understand how specific hybrids respond to different management practices. After surveying 100 random Midwest growers, the company learned that 84 percent believe having access to hybrid specific information is extremely important. But, only slightly more than half said they were not managing their hybrids down to that level. Golden Harvest has an ... Read More


USDA Announces Climate Smart Commodities Project Funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first wave of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding opportunity, with more projects to be announced later this year. More than 450 proposals were submitted for the funding opportunity and the strength of the projects identified led USDA to increase its investment from ... Read More


DWFI Podcast 17 – Karina Schoengold, UNL Agricultural Economics

DWFI Faculty Fellow Karina Schoengold is leading a $6 million, 4-year project to reduce the use of plastics, herbicides and associated environmental impacts in agricultural production. The use of plastics has been growing in agriculture over recent years to help increase productivity by limiting weeds, protecting growth and extending growing seasons. The team aims to create a bio-based material called ... Read More


Syngenta Corn Traits Helping Growers Control Pests

A new naming system for Syngenta corn traits will help growers better understand the benefits available in 2023. “At Syngenta, we view ourselves as an industry leader in corn trait technology, continually researching and developing new technology to help growers protect yield. We’re constantly innovating,” said Drew Showalter, Corn Portfolio Lead with Syngenta Seeds. The new system focuses on two ... Read More


ZimmCast 698 – What’s New from Syngenta at #FPS22

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode I’m going to share interview with Syngenta/Golden Harvest representatives who were on location at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, IA. Thank you Syngenta for making my attendance possible this year. There is a lot of content in the virtual newsroom on AgNewWire that includes lots of photos and interviews. Just ... Read More


An Overview of What Is New at Syngenta Seeds with Eric Boeck

Syngenta continues to invest $1.4 billion each year into its corn and soybean research engine to provide farmers with the tools they need to get a harvestable and consistent yield. The company is currently changing the way they sell seed with the GHX, or Golden Harvest Extreme Seeds, platform. “Instead of having to worry about deadlines for buying seeds, and ... Read More


CarbonNOW Program Provides Guaranteed Payments

With farmers being hit from all sides by carbon farming ventures, it’s important they ask the right questions and get the right answers. Travis Kraft, director of row crops for Locus Agricultural Solutions® (Locus AG) and CarbonNOW carbon farming expert, says farmers should know how much they will be paid for their carbon and how long it will take to ... Read More


RFA and Ethanol at the Farm Progress Show

Ethanol was in the spotlight at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa this week and the Renewable Fuels Association was there to promote the high octane benefits of the fuel and the role of biofuels and farming in combating climate change. RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper, Director of Government Affairs Jared Mullendore, and Vice President of Industry Relations Robert ... Read More


Field Data Supports NK Seeds 2023 Field Forged Series

NK Seeds was highlighting new field data at the Farm Progress Show this week showing the superior performance of their 2023 Field Forged Series™ lineup of corn hybrids and soybean varieties. According to the data, 51 NK® Field Forged Series corn hybrids landed in the top 10 in 2021 Farmers Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) tests. “These multi-year results ... Read More


Golden Harvest Offers 12 New Corn Hybrids

Golden Harvest has added 12 new hybrids to its corn portfolio for the 2023 season, which gave them a lot to talk about at the Farm Progress Show this week. The new products include 10 corn hybrids and two conventional corn hybrids which feature improved agronomics and increased yield potential. “With investments in research and development, trait introgression, and trialing, ... Read More


Syngenta Hosts Legislative Outlook Panel at #FPS22

Agri-Pulse editor Sara Wyant moderated a legislative outlook panel of Midwest lawmakers in the Syngenta tent at Farm Progress Show Wednesday. Joining Wyant were (L-R) Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL); Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA); Vicky Hartzler (R-MO); GT Thompson (R-PA); Randy Feenstra (R-IA); and Ashley Hinson (R-IA). The discussion included what might happen if Republicans regain the House, farm bill planning, the ... Read More


GHX by Golden Harvest Launches GHX Mobile

At the Farm Progress show this week, GHX by Golden Harvest® highlighted the launch of GHX™ Mobile, an online and app experience that puts the future of seed sales in the farmer’s hands. GHX Mobile contains farm management tools farmers need, such as field scouting recommendations, yield tracking and predictions, weather and markets, all in one user-friendly place. “GHX Mobile ... Read More


Sec. Vilsack Visits Farm Progress Show

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited the Farm Progress Show in Iowa Tuesday, the first time he has visited the show since 2012. Vilsack used the occasion to talk about some recent accomplishments, including expanding rural broadband, conservation and biofuel provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act, new opportunities to improve nutrient management, an organic transition initiative, and funding for higher ... Read More


Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 22

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services 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 best ... Read More


Bayer and Luke Bryan Team Up for 2022 Farm Tour

Bayer and five-time entertainer of the year Luke Bryan are once again teaming up for his 2022 Farm Tour and continuing their Here’s to the Farmer campaign celebrating America’s farmers and fighting hunger. The tour concerts will set up stages in the fields of local farmers across six states this September 15-24, with tickets now on sale at 9/15 ... Read More