Bayer Plus Rewards Program Now Available

Carrie Muehling

Bayer Plus Rewards is a brand new program for the 2020 growing season. “Farmers really have a wide choice of high performance products to choose from in herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. And what makes Bayer Plus Rewards unique is that farmers will be able to see all of their purchases in one place through the online portal, and actually earn …

Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic

ASA Focused on Trade

Carrie Muehling

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is one of the groups who holds its annual meeting during the Commodity Classic each year. It’s an opportunity to set goals and work through the resolution process for the year ahead, according to Minnesota farmer Bill Gordon, who currently serves as the organization’s president. Gordon said the association’s number one priority right now is …

ASA, Audio, Commodity Classic, Trade

Corn Yield Record Smasher

Cindy Zimmerman

David Hula of Charles City, Virginia broke his own record again last year in the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest with 616.1953 bushels per acre, beating his previous record of 542-plus bushels in 2017, which broke his 2015 record of 532 bushels per acre. The 27 winners in 9 production categories had verified yields averaging more than …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn

Acceleron Protects From Various Challenges

Carrie Muehling

A key message from Bayer at the 2020 Commodity Classic encouraged growers to ensure they’re fully protected from whatever Mother Nature might throw at them during the approaching growing season. One way to do that is to use Acceleron Seed Applied Solutions on corn, soybean and cotton acres. “As you look at the investment that farmers are making today from …

Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Corn, Cotton, Seed, Soybean

ZimmCast 638 – Roundtable with Farm Credit

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast where farmer financial health is our topic. During the Commodity Classic held this year in San Antonio, I sat down with the CEOs of several Farm Credit associations: Aaron Johnson, Farm Credit Illinois, Bill Johnson, Farm Credit Mid America and Mark Jensen, Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) and Frontier Farm Credit. Our topic was Volatility …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Farm Credit, ZimmCast

Ethanol Issues Top of Mind at #Classic20

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol stakeholders were hopeful that an announcement would be made on Friday about how EPA will deal with the recent court ruling on small refinery exemptions, but Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Geoff Cooper says they are anxiously awaiting that decision. “We don’t know what exactly what EPA is going to do, but we know what they should …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Ethanol, RFA, USDA

AEM Presents Davidson Awards

Carrie Muehling

For the third year, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognized three innovative products with the Davidson Prize, which celebrates breakthrough innovations in areas of agricultural, food and biological systems engineering. “The products that have been featured over the past three years represent the diversity of ag engineering, as well …

AEM, AgWired Precision, Audio, Award, Commodity Classic

#Classic20 Gives Secretary Sonny a Warm Welcome

Cindy Zimmerman

Thousands of farmers from across the country welcomed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue with open arms Friday during the general session of the 2020 Commodity Classic as he was introduced by a video message from President Donald Trump. “That’s the real deal,” Perdue said about the president’s message. “I can assure you, that wasn’t political speak, that’s him true and …

Audio, Commodity Classic, USDA

NCGA and EDF Launch Success in Stewardship Network

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association and Environmental Defense Fund have joined forces to launch the Success in Stewardship Network to celebrate and accelerate the use of agricultural conservation practices on U.S. corn farms. The network will showcase success stories from the many farmers and state-level programs putting stewardship into practice, starting with the Minnesota Corn Innovation Grant Program and the …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, Conservation, Corn, Environment, NCGA

AFBF to Expand on Bayer Farm State of Mind Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

At Commodity Classic on Thursday, Bayer and the American Farm Bureau Federation announced the transition of Bayer’s Farm State of Mind campaign to Farm Bureau. The initiative aims to raise mental health awareness among the farming community and reduce stigma surrounding the topic of mental health in rural communities. Farm Bureau plans to combine the Farm State of Mind with …

AFBF, Audio, Bayer, Video