Syngenta to Build New R&D Center in Illinois

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Syngenta has announced plans to build a new R&D Innovation and Customer Experience Center in the heart of the US Corn Belt. The 90-acre site will be located in Malta, Ill., DeKalb County, about one hour west of Syngenta’s global and North America Seeds offices in Downers Grove. The site was selected for its location, soil type and accessibility, and …

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Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 5

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The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. 4R Nutrient Stewardship This episode features Tim Laatsch, technical agronomy …

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Bayer Agrees to Resolve Legacy Monsanto Litigation

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Bayer announced a series of agreements reached on Wednesday that will “substantially resolve major outstanding Monsanto litigation, including U.S. Roundup™ product liability litigation, dicamba drift litigation and PCB water litigation” adding that the agreements “contain no admission of liability or wrongdoing.” The main feature is the U.S. Roundup™ resolution that will bring closure to approximately 75% of the current Roundup™ …

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ASTA Announces New Leadership and Award Winners

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The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) held a virtual annual meeting last week where the organization announced new leadership and annual award winners. Members of the FY2020-21 ASTA officer team as of July 1 are: Chair: John Latham, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, Alexander, IA First Vice Chair: Brad May, BASF, Research Triangle Park, NC Second Vice Chair: Jim Schweigert, Gro Alliance, …

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THRIVE Innovation Series – USDA Innovation Imperative

Chuck Zimmerman

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined SVG Ventures CEO John Hartnett today in a virtual (Zoom) fireside chat to discuss USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda and the current impact of coronavirus on American agriculture. The conversation is part of the THRIVE Innovation Series. This one focuses on USDA’s new Innovation Imperative and how it will shape the future of food …

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ZimmCast 646 – The Alltech ONE Virtual Experience

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week’s program provides a wrap-up of the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience. This virtual experience took place throughout the week with daily keynote speakers and focus sessions and more. All of this was available on-demand and still is. In fact, you can still register and new content will be made available each month until …

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Syngenta Makes Leadership Changes

Cindy Zimmerman

*Updated with Hollinrake interview* Syngenta has announced new leadership appointments supporting the growth and investment in its North America and global Seeds business. David Hollinrake, currently regional director North America Seeds, is appointed head global Seeds Strategy and Portfolio. In his new role, David will lead long-term strategy development and planning for the global Seeds business to continue to deliver …

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ZimmCast 645 – AgCareers in a COVID-19 World

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week I’m sharing a conversation with Erika Osmundson, Director of Marketing and Communications, AgCareers.com. Erika and I talk about how the pandemic situation has affected job seekers and ag companies looking for employees. She shares some information from industry surveys they have conducted. I really appreciate her time and outlook for people who …

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Field Notes from Koch Agronomics – Episode 3

Chuck Zimmerman

Welcome to Episode 3 of the Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services, where we break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. Retailer Perspectives on …

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NAMA #COVID19 Feedback Survey Results

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association just completed a simple survey of members with questions about their plans/intentions for the coming quarters of the year as well as the rest of the year as a whole. I thought they had great participation with 212 respondents. Here are a couple of the questions with tidbits from the results. You can see the full …

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