Corn Growers Join Farmers For Free Trade at #FPS18

Cindy Zimmerman

Last week was a big one for trade news impacting agriculture, so Farmers for Free Trade (FFT) Executive Director Brian Kuehl and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) president Kevin Skunes had a lot to talk about during a press conference at Farm Progress Show. Regarding news that U.S. and Mexico had reached a preliminary NAFTA deal, Kuehl expressed some concerns. …

Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, NCGA, Trade

New NCGA Officer Talks Top Issues at #FPS18

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association leadership team was out in full force last week at the Farm Progress Show, including the new kid on the board, Kevin Ross of Iowa. Ross was elected this summer to become the organization’s first vice president for the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, and he is jumping right into the issues head …

AgWired Energy, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Farm Bill, Farm Progress Show, NCGA, Trade

AMVAC Launches Force® 10G HL Insecticide

Cindy Zimmerman

At the 2018 Farm Progress Show this week, AMVAC® Chemical Corporation announced the launch of Force 10G HL Insecticide for field corn, seed corn, sweet corn and popcorn. Force 10G HL has a reliable pyrethroid mode of action for proven control of corn rootworms and seed-attacking pests, including Mexican corn rootworms, northern corn rootworms, southern corn rootworms, western corn rootworms, …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Insecticides

Secretary Sonny Shows Ethanol Support

Cindy Zimmerman

A rally organized by corn and ethanol producers at the Farm Progress Show got the attention of USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey who stopped by to show their support. It was a last minute decision by the secretary, who brought greetings and another promise from President Trump, who called Perdue as …

AgWired Energy, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, USDA

Export Panel at #ACEconf18 Explores Tariff Wars

Cindy Zimmerman

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) interim CEO Jon Doggett and CHS Director of Global Trading Max Thomasson explored the impact of current trade negotiations and tariff wars on the global market for corn and ethanol during a panel at last week’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference in Minneapolis. Doggett drove home the point that if it was President Clinton …

ACE, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Exports, NCGA, Trade

ACE Makes Case for Low Carbon Benefits of Corn Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) released a White Paper on “The Case for Properly Valuing the Low Carbon Benefits of Corn Ethanol,” coinciding with a general session panel at the 31st annual ACE conference in Minneapolis last week. The panel highlighted the paper in a discussion on updates to lifecycle modeling and opportunities on the horizon for ethanol as …

ACE, Audio, Corn, Ethanol

AMVAC at Ag Media Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC Chemical was at the Ag Media Summit last week talking about solutions to corn rootworm pressure and their buy 2 get $3 rebate per acre offer. Learn more in this video interview with Jim Lappin, AMVAC Chemical marketing manager for corn and soybean portfolio. 2018 Ag Media Summit photo album

AMVAC, Corn, Insecticides, Video

Record Corn Yield and Soybean Crop Forecast

Cindy Zimmerman

A record high soybean crop and overall corn yield are expected this year, according to the latest Crop Production report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Up 4 percent from 2017, soybean production is forecast at a record 4.59 billion bushels, while corn growers are expected to decrease their production slightly from last year, forecast at 14.6 billion bushels. Average …

Corn, Soybean, Wheat

Unique Field Showcases FS InVISION Hybrids

Carrie Muehling

A Central Illinois corn field has helped GROWMARK to shared excitement about the FS InVISION brand in a unique way during the 2018 growing season. The field features two FS InVISION corn hybrids, planted with a multi-hybrid planter. The difference between the shorter-stature 61S variety and the taller 62Z plants, which also have a slightly different tassel color, brought out …

Audio, Corn, GROWMARK

Zimfo Bytes 8/10

Carrie Muehling

Eleven cotton producers from the Southeast will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley the week of August 13 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2018 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Sponsored by Crop Science, a division of Bayer, through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the P.I.E. is now in its 30th year and …

Biofuels, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Farm Bureau, GROWMARK, Peanuts