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AgGateway Wraps Up Successful Annual Conference

AgGateway wrapped up a successful annual conference this week in Clearwater Beach, Florida. President and CEO Brent Kemp says a lot of work was accomplished toward the AgGateway strategic plan to “Create, Engage and Grow 2.0.” “All of activities, all of our work, all of our outreach is based around those three words,” said Kemp in an interview at the ... Read More


GreenPoint Ag Embracing Data Challenges

“Advancing Agribusiness: Embracing the Challenges Ahead” was the title of the keynote address at this week’s AgGateway Annual Conference presented by Jeff Blair, President and CEO of GreenPoint Ag, a retail operation serving farmers across 10 southern states. Based in Decatur, Alabama, GreenPoint Ag operates 114 retail and wholesale agronomy locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, ... Read More


AgGateway Changes Chairs

AgGateway leadership changed hands at the organization’s annual meeting in Clearwater Beach, Florida this week, as Feroz Sheikh of Syngenta became the new chairman, succeeding Doug Farrington, formally with BASF and now with ADAR Technologies. Sheikh, who is Syngenta’s Chief Information and Digital Officer, says the need for data standards in the agriculture industry is critical. “AgGateway, with its large ... Read More


NCBA Praises White House Food and Ag Security Focus

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) praised the signing last week of the National Security Memorandum to Strengthen the Security and Resilience of U.S. Food and Agriculture, which will allow the federal government to identify the threats facing our food supply and enhance national preparedness and response. “Our agricultural sector faces a variety of threats that could inhibit cattle producers’ ... Read More


Onward to the AgGateway Annual Meeting

I’ll be on the agriblogging highway this weekend for the AgGateway Annual Meeting. This will be my first time attendance and I’m looking forward to seeing members I know and meeting news ones. There is a very full agenda of technical sessions and more discussions of industry standards and guidelines. The standards were discussed at the mid-year meeting by committee ... Read More

ZimmCast 701 – A View from the Top with Syngenta Crop Protection

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode I’m going to share some interviews with Syngenta leadership from the company’s crop protection media summit. So, let’s learn what’s new with Syngenta Crop Protection. First I’ll share my conversation with Vern Hawkins, President, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, followed by Jeff Cecil, Head of North America Crop Protection Marketing. Vern will ... Read More


DWFI Podcast 19 – Renee San Souci, Omaha Tribe Member

In this episode of the Water for Food Podcast, DWFI Director of Communications Frances Hayes caught up with Renee San Souci at the 2022 Platte River Basin Conference in Kearney, Nebraska. Renee was a featured speaker at the conference, providing a tribal perspective on creating vibrant, resilient solutions for the future of the people and wildlife who depend on the ... Read More

Syngenta Hopeful Science Will Prevail in Atrazine Proposal

The public comment period for proposed EPA revisions to rules and regulations regarding the use of atrazine ended October 7 but it will still be some time yet before a final decision is made that could ultimately impact 65 million acres of corn, sorghum, and sugarcane nationwide. “It’s going to have a significant impact on how we use atrazine going ... Read More

Syngenta’s Thatcher Provides Policy Perspective

Mary Kay Thatcher has been in policy “since the first Bush administration” when she left Iowa for Washington DC after college, so when she talks about policy, people in agriculture listen. After 30 years with the American Farm Bureau Federation and now Sr. Manager, Federal Government & Industry Relations at Syngenta for almost five years, most everyone knows Mary Kay ... Read More

US Identity Preserved Brand Introduced in Vietnam

The U.S. Identity Preserved brand is now officially a global entity with its introduction this week at an event in Vietnam. The Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA) met with buyers and food producers in Saigon to introduce the new international mark designating premium crops with verifiable origins and superior products from the U.S. “(SSGA) is here today to announce ... Read More

Research Reveals Farmer Concerns About Carbon Markets

Are farmers ready for carbon markets – or not? That was the question that Farm Journal’s Trust In Food™ set out to answer in its inaugural “Ready or Not? Ag Carbon Markets and U.S. Farmers” report, highlighting perspectives from 500 U.S. row crop producers on pathways and barriers to participating in carbon ecosystems. The answer? “Not quite yet,” according to ... Read More

CSS & Seed Expo 2022 Says Farewell Chicago

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is saying “Farewell Chicago” after CSS & Seed Expo 2022 is held this December 5-8. After 77 years of holding this event in Chicago, and specifically, 45 years at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 2022 will be the last year that this historic event will be held in that location before it moves to the ... Read More

Ethanol Report from Export Exchange 2022

Export Exchange was back for the first time in four years with the 2022 conference in Minneapolis October 12-14 and attendance was as good as it has been in the past with more than 200 international customers from 50 countries and nearly 300 domestic suppliers of grains and co-products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). This marked the sixth ... Read More

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 23

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Fall Nutrient Planning Brings Spring Success In this episode, we discuss the importance of incorporating a fall nutrient program into a comprehensive, year-round nutrient plan and how KAS can help growers set up for a successful ... Read More

Preliminary Hurricane Losses to Agriculture in Florida

According to preliminary assessments by the University of Florida, the combination of seasonal crops, livestock, nursery and aquaculture products potentially lost as a result of Hurricane Ian will likely range between $787 million and $1.56 billion. “This estimate only accounts for production losses, or changes in expected revenues for the current calendar or market year; citrus, for example, had not ... Read More

ZimmCast 700 – NAMA Fall Conference & Export Exchange

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. We’re reached another milestone. This is episode 700 of the podcast that started back at the beginning of 2005. You can find them all on by searching the category link for the ZimmCast. This week I’m going to share a few interviews from my week last week in Minneapolis. This includes the NAMA ... Read More

Export Exchange by the Numbers

The first Export Exchange since 2018 is underway in Minneapolis this week and organizers are pleased with the turnout. “We have about 490 registrations as of right now,” said U.S. Grains Council Director of Industry Relations Ellen Zimmerman during the welcome reception Wednesday night. On site registration was busy so they expect to easily surpass the 500 they expected. “We ... Read More

AFBF Establishes 2023 Farm Bill Priorities

American Farm Bureau Federation president Zippy Duvall today outlined the organization’s 2023 Farm Bill priorities. The priorities were identified by a working group of Farm Bureau members and staff from across the country. In general, AFBF supports continuing current farm bill program funding; maintaining a unified farm bill that includes nutrition programs and farm programs together; prioritizing risk management tools ... Read More

New AEI Premium Podcast Explores Farm Financing

The third season of the award-winning AEI Premium Presents podcast series tackles how farm financing works, and when it doesn’t, in the latest podcast “Nothing Borrowed, Nothing Gained.” This season, hosts Sarah Mock, Brent Gloy, and David Widmar are back, along with a team of experts. Together, they will shine a spotlight on the often mysterious world of agricultural lending. ... Read More


Export Exchange Underway in Minneapolis

The 2022 Export Exchange welcomed hundreds of buyers and sellers of U.S. coarse grains and co-products to Minneapolis Wednesday evening for a reception prior to the official kickoff of the event Thursday. “It’s looking great,” said Chad Willis, a farmer from Minnesota and past chair of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). “After COVID, everybody wanted to get out and be ... Read More