Precision Laboratories Partners with Monsanto

Jamie Johansen

Precision Laboratories announces a partnership with Monsanto to include an adjuvant in Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions. Intact™ drift reduction agent is available for the 2017 crop season and can provide growers and applicators additional confidence with on-target application. “This partnership is a benefit to growers who want to take the next step toward the most effective use of …

agribusiness, Cotton, Monsanto, Precision Agriculture, Soybeans

Missouri Soy Partners to Develop Non-GMO High Oleic Tech

Cindy Zimmerman

The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council‘s efforts to grow farmers’ return on their soy checkoff investments have taken another leap forward. The leaders of Missouri’s premier organization for soybean research formalized a key partnership to bring Missouri’s non-GMO high oleic soybean technology to growers. The agreement, signed and recognized today with a ceremony at the Bay Farm Research Facility outside Columbia, …

Soybeans, technology

DuPont Pioneer Unveils New Corn and Soybean Products

Joanna Schroeder

With the theme of “Innovation Elevates Performance for Growers,” DuPont Pioneer used virtual press conferences this week to unveil new corn and soybean products by region. Pioneer is launching 54 new A-Series soybeans for North America; and 53 new top-yielding corn products as part of its expanded lineup for 2017 spring planting. Listen to the Delta/Southeast regional presentation of the …

audio, Corn, DuPont Pioneer, Soybeans

#Biobased2016 Helps Build Demand for #Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

The United Soybean Board held its 2016 Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue July 7 at USDA headquarters in Washington DC. The event featured the debut of a new soy biobased video and an address by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, as well as displays of biobased products, speakers who shared their success stories and information on USDA’s BioPreferred® Program. Because of the potential …

audio, Bioproducts, Soybeans, USB, USDA

USDA Predicts Record #Soybean & More Corn Acres

Joanna Schroeder

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) planted acreage report for this year estimates record soybean plantings and increased corn acres over last year. The report estimates U.S. soybean planted area at a record high 83.7 million acres, up 1 percent from last year, while corn growers increased their acreage from last year by 7 percent to 94.1 million acres, making …

audio, Corn, Soybeans, USDA

#USDA Report – Corn Up, Soybeans Down

Joanna Schroeder

The 2016 Prospective Plantings report out from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) shows farmers expect to plant more corn and less soybeans this year. U.S. corn growers expect to plant 93.6 million acres to corn this year, the first increase in corn planted acreage since 2012 and, if realized, will be the third largest corn acreage since 1944.  In …

audio, Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Wheat

Planting Decisions Can Still Include #LibertyLink

Cindy Zimmerman

Spring has sprung and planting has already begun in some areas, but there’s still time to include Bayer Liberty® and LibertyLink® soybeans this crop year. At the recent Bayer AgVocacy Forum, we talked with Al Luke, Bayer U.S. strategic business lead for row crops, about the LibertyLink system and availability this year. Learn more here and in this interview: Bayer …

audio, Bayer, Soybeans, weeds

BASF Media Event in Tennessee

Cindy Zimmerman

Grow Smart was the theme for a BASF southern ag media field day near Memphis, Tennessee on August 26. Participants heard from champion corn grower Randy Dowdy of Georgia about how he uses the Grow Smart philosophy to attain record yields and return on investment. We also got an update on Engenia, which is expected to receive registration from EPA …

audio, BASF, Corn, Cotton, Soybeans

Biodiesel & Bioheat Forum

Chuck Zimmerman

This week the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council conducted a first ever event in Mankato, MN. The event, “Biodiesel 2015 & Beyond: A Biodiesel/Bioheat Forum,” brought together biodiesel industry market developers, researchers and a number of representatives of east coast oil heat and fuel companies. The open forum is provided an educational look at what’s going on in the …

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