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Short-Stature Corn Next Big Thing from Bayer

“Short-stature corn is the next big thing in agriculture,” said Liam Condon, member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and President of the Crop Science Division, during an investor call this week on the company’s latest progress in delivering customer-focused, sustainable agricultural innovation. Condon says short-stature corn has several benefits for growers. “First, it has thus far shown ... Read More


Cattle Contract Library Act Introduced in House

Reps. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) this week introduced the bipartisan Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021 to create a library for cattle contracts within the USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service Department equipping cattle producers with market data to make informed decisions in negotiations with meatpackers. Currently, USDA maintains a pork contract library, and following significant volatility in the ... Read More


Bayer Says LA Glyphosate Plant Back in Production

The Bayer glyphosate plant in Luling, Louisiana is back on line after being down for five weeks following Hurricane Ida. Bayer Crop Science Division President Liam Condon provided an update during an investor call this week. “It was actually in the eye of the storm of Hurricane Ida and it is standard practice that when you have a hurricane of ... Read More


Get Ready for the 2021 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo

America’s largest seed industry conference is back live, in-person and better than ever at the Hyatt Regency Chicago December 6-9, 2021. The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 2021 CSS & Seed Expo is expected to attract more than 2,000 seed industry professionals from 36 countries. While virtual attendance options are offered, 98-percent of registrants so far have chosen to attend ... Read More


Bayer and Luke Bryan Continue Farm Tour Partnership

After donating close to 5 million meals across the United States, Bayer will continue its partnership with five-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan in 2021 to celebrate America’s farmers and help fight hunger by encouraging use of the hashtag #HerestotheFarmer on social media to help families in need. Bryan wrapped his FARM TOUR 2021, playing six concerts between September ... Read More


Former USDA Economist Comments on Current Trade Climate

Farmers for Free Trade held a virtual roundtable Thursday to focus on the current trade landscape, the Biden administration’s trade agenda, and how ag exports are critical to workers throughout America. On the panel was Dr. Joseph Glauber, currently Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute but well known as former chief economist at USDA from 2008-2014. ... Read More


US and EU Seed Groups Chart Transatlantic Dialogue

The U.S. and the European Union are entering a new era of transatlantic dialogue on agricultural innovation for a sustainable food system with both nations setting the ambitious objective to become carbon-neutral by 2050. The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and Euroseeds jointly hosted a webinar Tuesday aimed at promoting dialogue focused on how increased cooperation in scientific research and ... Read More


USFRA Participates in Water for Food Forum

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action CEO Erin Fitzgerald and chairperson Anne Meis participated in a panel discussion on food and water systems during the kickoff of the Daugherty Water for Food Institute’s virtual global forum last week. Meis operates a family farm in Nebraska with her husband and she serves as treasurer of Nebraska Soybean Board. As Chair of ... Read More


Water for Food Forum Features World Food Prize Laureate

The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute this week kicked off its “Water for Food Global Forum,” a virtual series of events convening international experts, growers, and organizations to focus on achieving global water and food security. The event features both on-demand and live virtual events and the first live panel Thursday discussed the need for change in global food ... Read More


House Ag Committee Hearing on Livestock Industry

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing Thursday to address the current state of the livestock industry, meat processing, production and supply. Among the witnesses testifying were Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President Todd Wilkinson of South Dakota, and François Léger of FPL Food, on behalf of the North American Meat ... Read More


NAMA PDA Winners Receive Awards

During the 2021 NAMA Fall Conference the winners of the Professional Development Awards of Excellence received their awards. Presenting were Sara Steever, NAMA President/Paulsen and Don Tourte, Farm Progress. First up was Susan Carney, Corteva Agrisciences, who was honored in the area of marketing communications. In her remarks she talks about her career and how she developed her success in ... Read More


Syngenta Seeds Creates COVID Connections with Customers

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to make larger, in-person gatherings a challenge across the world, Syngenta Seeds has come up with more personal ways of working with farmers and resellers that could remain beyond the pandemic. For example, NK Seeds hosted 400+ customer events during the course of the 2021 season, five times the amount they normally host in a ... Read More


Mizzou Students Help Support NAMA Foundation

University of Missouri students Kate Thompson and Sophia Liefer are enjoying their time this week at the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Fall Conference in St. Louis while helping out the NAMA Foundation. “The best thing about NAMA is that we are all super competitive,” said Thompson, who talked about the foundation fundraiser they were doing at the conference. “It’s a ... Read More


SD Senator Speaks Out on Policy Impacting Agriculture

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) spoke out on the Senate floor this week about Democrat policies that he says are harmful to farmers and ranchers. “For starters, I’m worried that Democrats’ bill could mean the end of some family farms thanks to the bill’s expansion of the death tax,” said Thune. “Death should not be a taxable event.” Sen. Thune also ... Read More


New NCGA President Meets the Media

Chris Edgington of St. Ansgar, Iowa, became president of the Corn Board of the National Corn Growers Association as of October 1. Edgington raises corn and soybeans along with his dad, brother and son. Chris and his wife, Vanessa, have two children, Alex and Elizabeth. In addition to his row crop operation, he gains insight into livestock through a small ... Read More


Administration Plans to Press China on Trade Agreement

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai delivered remarks Monday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) “outlining the Biden-Harris Administration’s new approach to the U.S.-China bilateral trade relationship.” Ambassador Tai said they will begin by having discussions with China about its performance under the Phase One Agreement and commitments made “that benefit certain American industries, including agriculture, that ... Read More


ZimmCast 678 – Preview of the 2021 ARC Annual Meeting

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. It is #InternationalPodcastDay today. A lovely day to publish a podcast. This will be the second podcast we’ve published an episode of today! In this program we’re going to get a preview of the 2021 Agricultural Relations Council Annual Meeting. Providing the details is Kristy Mach, Corner Window Communications and Executive Director of ARC. ... Read More


Vilsack Announces Investment Package and Climate Initiative

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced a comprehensive set of investments by USDA during a speech at Colorado State University’s Salazar Center’s Virtual International Symposium for Conservation Impact. Secretary Vilsack announced that USDA is preparing $3 billion in investments that will support drought resilience and response, animal disease prevention, market disruption relief, and purchase of food for school nutrition programs. ... Read More


Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode 10

This episode of the Daugherty Water for Food podcast features Amy Wu, an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and the creator of From Farms to Incubators. From Farms to Incubators is a multimedia platform that uses documentary, video, photography and the written word to tell the stories of women leaders and innovators in agtech. It has a mission of highlighting women in food, farming, and ... Read More


Start 2022 Weed Control with Acuron® GT

Syngenta’s new corn herbicide Acuron® GT was registered earlier this year for post-emergence use in glyphosate-tolerant corn and keeping track of this year’s weeds will help get ready to control for next season. Acuron GT combines the proven performance of Halex® GT corn herbicide with the active ingredient bicyclopyrone (BIR), which helps Acuron GT provide enhanced post-emergence control of yield-robbing ... Read More