BENSON HILL COLLABORATES WITH ROSE ACRE FARMS TO EXPAND SOYBEAN PROCESSING CAPACITY AND BUILD OUT SUPPLY CHAIN INFRASTRUCTURE

The partnership opens new pipeline for plant protein ingredients and supports Benson Hill’s plans to scale soybean production and grower relationships Benson Hill, a food tech company unlocking nature’s genetic diversity with its leading food innovation engine, announced today a collaboration with family-owned Rose Acre Farms to optimize its soybean processing capacity in Seymour, Indiana, and build out the supply …

Jimmy Frederick Sets New World Record for Dryland Soybeans

Nebraska farmer grows 148.8 bu/A soybeans to break his own record For the second time in three years, Jimmy Frederick has set a new world record for rain-fed soybeans, producing 148.8 bu/acre over a five acre area on his Rulo, Nebraska farm. This tops his own mark of 138 bu/A set in 2018 in the very same field. Supported by …

U.S. Soy is Open for Business

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) held a webinar for the media Wednesday to provide an update on the industry and its continued resilience through this time. Participating in the webinar were, USSEC CEO Jim Sutter, USSEC Chairman Monte Peterson, and Regional Directors Brent Babb and Rosalind Leeck. They discussed the industry’s response to COVID-19 in various export markets, how …

2019 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo

More than 2,500 seed industry professionals from 36 countries attend America’s largest seed industry conference each year. A time-honored tradition each December in Chicago, the 2019 CSS & Seed Expo features essential networking and educational opportunities as well as a huge trade show. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital …

New Soy Based Motor Oil Now Available

Biosynthetic Technologies’ high-performing biobased synthetic motor oil, using high oleic soybean oil from soybeans grown by U.S. farmers, is now on commercial shelves, thanks to a partnership with the United Soybean Board (USB). Both USB and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have supported the soy-based, drop-in synthetic alternative to petroleum-based motor oil. The biobased alternative is well-suited for high-temperature automotive …

NK Seeds Helping Farmers End Tough Year on Positive Note

A tough season like 2019 presents challenges to corn and soybean farmers, and an opportunity for companies like Syngenta and their NK Seeds brand to showcase varieties and traits that help them overcome those challenges. NK hybrids and varieties combine the latest in seed technology with top-of-the-line genetics, producing crops that withstand some of the biggest in-field challenges. Even in …

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Iowa Groups Outraged Over EPA Proposal

Representatives of Iowa’s corn, ethanol, biodiesel and soybean producers held a press conference Wednesday in response to the Supplemental Proposal for Renewable Fuels Volumes released Tuesday by EPA. Iowa Corn Growers Association CEO Craig Floss quoted one farmer who is outraged over the proposal. “No more Iowa Nice, now it’s Iowa Pissed.” Floss was joined by Iowa Soybean Association farmer …

ZimmCast 605 – ASTA CSS and Seed Expo

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ZimmCast #605 is the last one for 2018, featuring interviews from the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 2018 CSS and Seed Expo, our last event for the year. This ZimmCast includes comments from ASTA president and CEO Andy LaVigne, Bayer seed treatment tech service rep Chip Graham, BASF Seed Solutions U.S. marketing lead Kerry Grossweiler, and Wheat Pete, a podcaster …

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2018 ASTA CSS and Seed Expo

Held each year in Chicago, the 2018 ASTA CSS and Seed Expo is America’s largest seed industry convention with the latest information on seed treatment, plant breeding innovation, the agricultural economy forecast for 2019, emerging global disease threats and more. This year’s meeting was held December 3-6. Major sponsors at the event include Bayer and BASF. This virtual ag newsroom includes …

China Adds Tariffs on Beef and Soybeans

More U.S. agricultural products are on the second list of retaliatory tariffs from China, including both soybeans and beef, of 25 percent. Kent Bacus, Director of International Trade and Market Access for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), calls the action unsettling but not surprising. “This is a battle between two governments, and the unfortunate casualties will be America’s cattlemen …

Farmers Intend to Plant Less Corn and Soybeans in 2018

U.S. farmers are expected to plant more soybean acres than corn but overall intentions are down slightly from the record year in 2017, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 89.0 million acres of soybeans and 88.0 million acres of …

2018 Commodity Classic

The 2018 Commodity Classic is known as the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. This year Anaheim, CA took the honors of hosting the event held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2018. The organizers American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and Association of Equipment Manufacturers welcomed growers to ‘Grow Beyond.’ …

Delaro™ Fungicide Ready to Work for Growers in 2018

Bayer’s new Delaro™ fungicide for corn and soybeans was put to the test by growers this past season in 500 field trials across 20 states and passed with flying colors by providing broad-spectrum disease control, dual mode of action residual and improved plant health. Thorsten Schwindt, Bayer corn and soybean fungicides product manager, and Randy Myers, fungicides portfolio manager, discuss …

Survey Shows LibertyLink System Rates Highest With Growers

Results from an independent market research survey of growers in 21 states conducted by Kynetec have found that the LibertyLink® system by Bayer was the highest rated trait platform of the year. The study found that 97 percent of growers who planted LibertyLink this year rated it “good” to “excellent,” beating out both new and established platforms currently on the …

2017 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange

U.S. soybean farmers meet the international buyers responsible for purchasing the 60% of soybeans exported from the U.S. each year during the 2017 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Midwest Shippers Association (MDA) hosted the 5th annual conference Aug. 15-17 at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. Over 250 international buyers representing more than 50 countries and …