Year Two of LibertyLink #RealYield Sweepstakes

Jamie Johansen

The 1st annual Bayer Showcase Plot Tours are underway across the country delivering diverse solutions and expertise for many pressing crop challenges. Athens, Illinois was home to one stop where I got to chat with Bayer’s Daren Bohannan to learn more about Bayer’s LibertyLink Real Yield Sweepstakes which is in it’s second year. Growers have the chance to win up …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Cotton, Soybean

Bayer in the Land of #Cotton and #Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

Driving to the Bayer Showcase Days plot tour in Dawson, Georgia this week I saw acres of cotton setting bolls throughout the countryside from north Florida, through southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. It really is the Land of Cotton there, but there’s more soybeans in the land as well. Bayer southeast agronomist Josh Mayfield says they are really excited about …

Audio, Bayer, Cotton, Soybean

July Kicks off @Bayer4CropsUS Showcase Days

Cindy Zimmerman

Starting next week, growers around the country will have the opportunity to visit a local Bayer Showcase Days event to learn about the most recent advances in managing weed resistance; sudden death syndrome in soybeans; nematode pressure; and other agronomic challenges. The events will also feature seed traits, varieties and hybrids and demonstrate the success of various Bayer products used …

Bayer, Corn, Cotton, Events, Soybean

USDA Provides Assistance to Cotton Producers

Kelly Marshall

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is offering $300 million in cost-share assistance payments to cotton growers to help with the cost of ginning as well as continuing expand and maintain the U.S.’s domestic cotton market. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the announcement shows USDA continues to stand with America’s cotton producers and rural communities. “The Cotton Ginning Cost Share program …

Cotton, Government, USDA

NCC Disputes Results of Turkish Investigation

Kelly Marshall

Turkey is the second largest export market for U.S. cotton, but now that is being threatened by what the National Cotton Council (NCC) maintains are false allegations. The government of Turkey has claimed the United States dumped cotton into the Turkish market, injuring their domestic prices.  They have now released their final decision, based on their investigation of the incident. …

Agribusiness, Cotton, Exports

Korean Cotton Executives to Visit US

Lizzy Schultz

Textile executives from 10 Korean companies will tour the U.S. Cotton Belt on April 17-22. The executives will observe U.S. cotton production, processing and marketing and will meet with U.S. cotton exporters. This Cotton USA Korean Special Trade Mission is being conducted by Cotton Council International (CCI), the National Cotton Council’s export promotions arm. Korea currently ranks as the sixth …

Ag Group, Cotton, Events, International, Research

EPA Opens Comment Period Regarding Dicamba

Kelly Marshall

The EPA has opened a 30 day comment period to the public covering the topic of dicamba herbicide use with Bollgard II ExtendFlex cotton and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans.  This step is an important move forward for growers hoping to gain access to dicamba weed-management tools. A limited commercial introduction of Bollgard II XtendFlex Cotton took place in 2015 …

Ag Group, Cotton, EPA, Monsanto, Soybean

Corn Up, Soybeans Down in #USDA Report

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2016 Prospective Plantings report out today from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) shows farmers expect to plant more corn and less soybeans this year. U.S. corn growers expect to plant 93.6 million acres to corn this year, the first increase in corn planted acreage since 2012 and, if realized, will be the third largest corn acreage since 1944. …

Audio, Corn, Cotton, Markets, MGEX, Soybean, USDA, Wheat

Record Year At Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Lizzy Schultz

The 64th Annual 2016 Mid South Farm & Gin Show was held last week at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The event has been held in the same location since its beginning, and is sponsored by the Southern Cotton Ginners Association(SCGA). The spacious facility offered the 17,000 attendees a four-story trade show, hosting 400 exhibitors from around 40 …

Ag Group, Audio, Cotton, Events, Farm Shows