Precision Ag Bytes 8/1

Carrie Muehling

BRANDT’s proprietary foliar nutrients have helped another grower win a soybean yield challenge. Brazilian grower, Estanislau Bassan, has won Brazil’s National Soybean Productivity Challenge in the non-irrigated category using BRANDT foliar products. Actagro LLC and Anagra, a Mitsui majority owned company, have signed a Distribution and Development Agreement to promote and expand Actagro’s product portfolio in Chile and Peru. The …

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Zimfo Bytes 7/27

Carrie Muehling

The 2018 Iowa State Fair is around the corner and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation has numerous activities with partners planned at Farm Bureau Park with prizes totaling over $100,000 to help celebrate its centennial. New this year is an interactive Farm Strong® mural, inspired by the #WhatLiftsYou Wing campaign craze that has swept the nation. The mural was created …

FFA, NCGA, Syngenta, Zimfo Bytes

USDA Announces Trade Disruption Relief for Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers negatively impacted by recent trade actions. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally. Specifically, …

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Precision Ag Bytes 7/18

Carrie Muehling

Teralytic released a limited number of the world’s first wireless NPK soil probes for pre-ordering on July 17. The in-ground wireless probe measures soil quality every 15 minutes using 26 different sensors, analyzing the data on an easy-to-use platform so farmers can save time and money on inputs as well as access insights into their soil’s fertility. Buckwheat researchers from …

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Growing Corn for Future Generations

Carrie Muehling

Corn quality and related research and production techniques were among topics on the agenda at the 2018 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference in St. Louis. The future of the industry is a favorite subject of Dennis Maple, chairman of the National Corn Growers Association‘s Corn Productivity and Quality Action Team. “I think we’re still going to have a big pile …

Audio, Corn, CUTC, Ethanol, NCGA

#CornTech18 Poster Contest Winners

Chuck Zimmerman

A graduate student from Iowa State University took home the top prize in the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Utilization and Technology Conference 2018 Poster contest held in St. Louis, Mo. this week. Joseph P. Polin, from Iowa State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, received top honors in the Gary Lamie Student Poster Competition, sponsored by the Indiana Corn Marketing …

Corn, CUTC, NCGA, Technology, University

2018 CUTC is a Wrap

Cindy Zimmerman

The first Corn Utilization and Technology Conference was held 30 years ago. Since 1987, CUTC has brought together leading innovators to focus on new uses for corn with the goals of expanding markets and demand while improving quality and efficiency. National Corn Growers Association CEO Chris Novak says this year’s conference this week was another great success for the future …

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Ethanol and Trade Center Stage for NCGA

Cindy Zimmerman

National Corn Growers Association president Kevin Skunes of North Dakota says he expected to be focused mainly on the farm bill this year, but trade and ethanol have “taken a lot of oxygen out of the room.” During an interview at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) this week, Skunes saiede they are disappointed that the House version of …

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2018 CUTC Opens with Industry Panel

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2018 Corn Utilization & Technology Conference kicked off late yesterday with an industry panel and trade show reception. The panel discussion was very interactive with attendees, allowing for lots of questions and discussion on some very interesting topics. Here’s the list of folks on the panel: Welcome: Kevin Skunes, President, NCGA; Emcee: Chris Novak, CEO, NCGA; Panelists: Ron Cascone, …

Audio, Corn, CUTC, NCGA, Technology

Farm and Biofuel Groups File 2nd Suit Against EPA

Cindy Zimmerman

A coalition of biofuel and agriculture groups have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to change its regulations to “account for lost volumes of renewable fuel resulting from the unprecedented number of retroactive small refinery exemptions from Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations recently granted by EPA.” The petitioners are the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Growth …

Ag Group, Audio, BIO, Biodiesel, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NCGA, NFU