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Bayer Donates to Support Smallholder Farmers

9/19/2018
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In an effort to support smallholders in Africa, Bayer made a donation of EUR 700,000 to the One Acre Fund during the Future of Farming Dialogue this week in Germany. Monika Lessl, Head of Corporate Innovation and R&D for Bayer presented the donation to One Acre Fund Director of Business Development Sarah LaHaye, who had just participated in a panel ... Read More

Bayer Crop Science President Talks Glyphosate

9/19/2018
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Glyphosate was on the table as U.S. agricultural journalists attending the Bayer Future of Farming event in Germany had the chance to sit down with Liam Condon, Bayer AG Board of Management member and Crop Science division president. It was the very end of a very long day and Condon was able to joke about the jury verdict that came ... Read More

Duration:00:19:08

Bayer Defends Glyphosate at Future of Farming

9/19/2018
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The $289 million glyphosate jury verdict just before the Bayer-Monsanto deal was finalized last month was a big topic of discussion this week at the Bayer Future of Farming Dialogue at the company’s global headquarters in Monheim, Germany. In fact, a last minute panel scheduled at the very end of a full day of presentations was standing room only – ... Read More

Preview of Export Exchange 2018

9/19/2018
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Around 500 attendees from at least 38 countries are expected to be at Export Exchange 2018, coming up October 22-24 in Minneapolis. The event, which brings together international buyers and U.S. sellers of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), was started in 2019 by the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association. In this edition of The Ethanol Report ... Read More

Bayer Outlines Vision for Future of Farming

9/18/2018
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Joined by farmers, reporters, influencers and other agricultural stakeholders from around the globe, Bayer outlined its vision for the future of agriculture at the 2018 Future of Farming Dialogue, focusing on its commitment to innovation, sustainability and digital transformation. In the global company’s first major event since the finalization of its acquisition of Monsanto on August 21st, the Future of ... Read More

#Harvest18 Reminders from ASTA

9/18/2018
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As #Harvest18 gets into full swing, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) reminds farmers about the importance of taking precautions to keep any treated seed from entering the grain supply. “Seed treatments provide farmers with an economical means of protecting seeds and seedlings against early-season insect pests and diseases—resulting in stronger and more uniform stands, healthier plants and higher crop ... Read More

Duration:00:03:00

ILeVO Seed Treatment in BASF Portfolio

9/18/2018
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One of the new products to join the BASF portfolio is ILeVO® seed treatment which offers effective protection against sudden death syndrome (SDS) and soybean cyst nematode (SCN), two of the top pests in soybean production. On hand at the Farm Progress Show to talk about ILeVO was Jeremiah Mullock, BASF Product Development Manager, so he sat down with Chuck ... Read More

Duration:00:03:57

Plant Biotech Pioneer Retires from Syngenta

9/18/2018
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Syngenta recently celebrated the remarkable career of Mary-Dell Chilton during a recognition event on her retirement at age 79 after a 35-year career with the company. Chilton is widely recognized as a founder of modern plant biotechnology, after she and her research teams demonstrated that Agrobacterium is an effective vehicle for DNA transfer and produced the first transgenic plant. Her ... Read More

Duration:00:04:39

BASF Celebrates Cotton with Texas Tech

9/17/2018
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The annual Celebrate Cotton Texas Tech football game provided the perfect opportunity for BASF to show off its branded BASF Seed Innovation Center. Attendees were provided with tours that included both the Trait Development Building and the BASF Crop Analytics laboratory. After the tours media were able to meet with BASF leadership for one on one interviews. Then it was ... Read More

AMVAC’s Roots Run Deep

9/17/2018
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Visitors to the Farm Progress Show were able to see how AMVAC Chemical products like AZTEC and INDEX help improve corn root systems. AMVAC Crop Marketing Manager for Corn and Soy Jim Lappin explained results of trials on how different products perform on various corn trait hybrids and seed treatments. “Our products, added to your trait packages, can give you ... Read More

Duration:00:10:32

Bayer Fluency Agency Advanced for Sustainability

9/17/2018
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Bayer Fluency Agent Advanced, which was introduced in 2017, helped more farmers plant more sustainably this year than ever before. Bayer developed Fluency Agent Advanced to replace standard seed lubricants made of talc, graphite or a talc-graphite blend for corn and soybean seeds. In addition to improving planter performance, Fluency Agent Advanced helps reduce the amount of total dust released ... Read More

Duration:00:02:52

Doggett Named NCGA CEO

9/17/2018
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Congratulations to Jon Doggett, who has been chosen as the new chief executive officer for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), the fifth CEO in the organization’s 61-year history. Doggett has served in the capacity of NCGA interim CEO since August 1st and as NCGA executive vice president since late 2014. Prior to that, he served as vice president of ... Read More

Duration:00:05:12

BASF Enlightens Customers at Field Day

9/14/2018
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BASF representatives explained the company’s strategy going forward for customers attending a recent field day in St. Joseph, Louisiana. “We have three different positions – the business rep, the innovation specialist and the seed advisor,” said Jerry Ford, regional seed lead for the South Delta region. “Our goal here was to make sure that our customer, the dealer, understands how ... Read More

BASF Continues Strong Genetics with New Varieties

9/13/2018
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Events like the recent BASF Field Day in St. Joseph, Louisiana, are helping the company’s customers to better understand what BASF looks like moving forward. The program also gave a great deal of information about new cotton and soybean varieties that will soon be available. “It gives us vast knowledge of upcoming crops as far as varieties go for the ... Read More

Duration:00:02:00

ZimmCast 597 – The Next Generation on the Farm

9/13/2018
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This week the ZimmCast, sponsored by GROWMARK, will focus on the next generation on the farm. The last in the series of three Bayer Grower Panels during the Farm Progress Show focused on “Preparing for the next generation of ag – on and off the farm.” Moderated by Pam Fretwell, the panelists included Bob Arndt, Wisconsin farmer; Jill Bramble, National ... Read More

Duration:00:19:10

USDA Expands Crop Forecast from Last Month

9/13/2018
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The 2018 corn, soybean, and cotton crops are all forecast to be two percent larger than USDA predicted in August, in the latest crop production report issued Wednesday. Corn production is now forecast at 14.8 billion bushels, up 2 percent from August and up 2 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to ... Read More

Duration:00:05:34

BASF Showcases Cotton, Soybean Varieties

9/12/2018
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BASF showcased successful cotton and soybean varieties during a recent field day in Louisiana. Regional agronomist Kyle Fontenot shared strengths of Stoneville 5471 GLTP, which includes the Twin Link Plus trait package and had some of the highest yields in 2017. It will be a key variety moving forward, boasting a good fiber package and solid disease package. Complementing that ... Read More

Duration:00:08:58

Farmers for Free Trade Expands Coalition

9/12/2018
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Over 80 of the nation’s leading trade associations representing thousands of businesses and workers today announced the formation of Americans for Free Trade a multi-industry coalition aimed at opposing tariffs and highlighting the benefits of international trade to the U.S. economy. This new coalition will immediately join Farmers for Free Trade, the coalition backed by the nation’s largest ag commodity ... Read More

Duration:00:08:55

Ethanol and Farm Groups Getting Impatient for Answers

9/12/2018
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In the wake of repeated promises and assurances from the Trump Administration, but no actions, ethanol stakeholder groups are running out of patience. In a joint letter to President Trump today, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and Renewable Fuels Association urged the administration to ... Read More

Duration:00:00:50

National Biodiesel Celebrates Ten Green Years

9/12/2018
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On Monday, September 10th, the National Biodiesel Board celebrated 10 green years in their Jefferson City office biulding. “The National Biodiesel Board was started here in Jefferson City 25 years ago,” said Chief Executive Officer Donnell Rehagen. “This building has served NBB for the last ten years, allowing us to grow our industry across the nation.” In 2008, NBB moved ... Read More

Duration:00:00:57