Corn Yield Contest Winners Being Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

As we get closer to Commodity Classic the winners of the National Corn Yield Contest are surfacing in a variety of news releases as companies proudly announce who’s using their varieties. The Walter brothers here won in the AA Non-Irrigated Class for Illinois. You can find a list of state winners here and national winners here. Ralph and Don Walter …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Corn

On the Air in the Hallway

Cindy Zimmerman

The Missouri Corn Growers Association held a seminar last week in conjunction with their annual meeting on “Profiting in the New Paradigm – Feed and Fuel Security.” The focus was on how corn growers and livestock producers can work together to produce ethanol and still feed cows and pigs and chickens at a reasonable price. One of the speakers was …

Corn, Ethanol, Livestock, NAFB

Chopping Corn Heads From John Deere

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere has some big machinery on display here and one of the biggest is a 9560 STS Bullet Rotor Combine. On hand to talk about it is Ron Moron (right), product specialist for John Deere. I talked with John this morning and learned what the product offers growers who are becoming more interested in how to make their corn …

Audio, Corn, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Syngenta

National Corn Marketer

Chuck Zimmerman

ZimmCast102 - Fred Stemme, NCGAThe National Corn Growers Association is familiar to just about everyone in agriculture but how many of you know how their marketing department works? To find out what they do there in St. Louis I dropped in and spoke with NCGA Vice President of Marketing, Fred Stemme. Fred used to work here in mid Missouri for the Missouri Corn Growers Association before getting his job with the national organization.

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, ZimmCast

Pioneer Announces Shipments of Bio-PDO

Chuck Zimmerman

If you had asked me a week ago what Bio-PDO is I wouldn’t have a clue. However, after helping distribute a news release for Pioneer this morning I now know that it’s a bio product made from corn and like a lot of biotechnology, it’s helping us reduce our dependence on oil while helping American farmers. Commercial production of Bio-PDO™ …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biotech, Corn