Taiwanese Rice Importers Visit Missouri

Kelly Marshall

No one traveled father for the Missouri Rice Council annual Rice Field Day in Campbell, Missouri than Taiwanese Rice Importer, Chris Lee.  Forty years ago his father began a rice business in Taiwan and today Lee and his brothers have taken that business global by importing rice from around the world.  Last week they were in the U.S. to learn more …

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U.S. Rice Production Finding New Markets

Kelly Marshall

Greg Yielding of the U.S. Rice Producers Association says rice is looking good this year. He brought an outlook message to attendees of the recent Missouri Rice Council Field Day and says growers with good crops need to be deciding now if they’ll sell or wait at harvest time. Indicators point to a pretty tight market, he says. Whatever farmers …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Rice, Trade

New Joint Venture Capitalizes on Precision Platform

Kelly Marshall

Four leading agribusinesses, Wheat Growers, Landus Cooperative, Central Valley Ag and WinField United, are coming together in a joint venture called FieldReveal. Together they will provide ag retailers with a platform, allowing them to provide better service to growers and keep pace with new technologies. FieldReveal will offer ease in writing prescriptions for seed, fertility, and other inputs thanks to …

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AgriBlogging From Farm Progress Show

Chuck Zimmerman

Welcome to Farm Progress Show week. The ZimmComm Team, Cindy, Jamie, Joanna and myself will be on location by late afternoon to set ourselves up for a busy week. I want to thank our sponsors this year which include John Deere, Bayer CropScience and GROWMARK. We’ll be working with these companies and more to find out what’s new in the …

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SMART Farmer Anne Meis

Cindy Zimmerman

Anne Meis is a family farmer from Elgin, Nebraska who raises corn, soybeans, and beef with her husband Jim, and serves on the boards of the Nebraska Soybean Board and the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). In this SMART farmer podcast episode, she talks about the importance of technology such as genetically modified crops for smart farmers. She also …

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Missouri Rice Council Hosts Field Day

Jamie Johansen

The Missouri Rice Council hosted their annual Rice Field Day August 24, at the Rice Research Farm in Campbell, Missouri. Research personnel from Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) and the University of Missouri Fisher Delta Research Center were on hand to provide area farmers a chance to see and learn about recent developments in rice research and other agricultural related …

Ag Group, AgWired Precision, Audio, Markets, Research, Rice

Nebraska Corn & Soy Grows Future Leaders

Kelly Marshall

Lori Luebbe, Executive Director for the Nebraska Soybean Association, attended the 2017 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange with agriculture students participating in the Nebraska Corn & Soy Ambassador Program. The program is a co-sponsored partnership that reaches out to agriculture majors from the University of Nebraska to show them different aspects of the soy and corn checkoff organizations and teach …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Corn, Soybean

USDA Making the Most of Tax and Checkoff Dollars

Kelly Marshall

Michele Kennedy Kouadio works with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Services, specifically interacting with the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and watching how the organization uses tax payer dollars to promote exports around the world. Kouadio also helps create a better understanding of U.S. soy for international customers and helps growers here diversify soybeans to meet demands, so …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Soybean

USB Names Ruhland as New CEO

Cindy Zimmerman

The United Soybean Board (USB) has named Polly Ruhland as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the checkoff organization, effective November 1, replacing retiring John Becherer. Ruhland has served as CEO of Cattlemen’s Beef Board since 2011. “Polly exceeded all of the attributes for what we as a board were looking for in a new CEO to lead us …

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