Everyday Advocate at #ASTACSS

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Earlier this week we got to see ASTA’s latest video project with plant breeder and mother, Jessie Alt.  Today I got to sit down with her to talk about her role connecting consumers with plant science. As a research scientist for DuPont Pioneer, Jessie’s day job is to develop new soybean varieties for farmers, but off the clock she’s a wife and …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Audio, Dupont, Pioneer

Harvest Shows Results of DuPont Pioneer Innovation

Cindy Zimmerman

DuPont Pioneer 2016 North American yield data from nearly 50,000 on-farm comparisons shows the company’s products and services have had a hand in the record corn and soybean crops being harvested across the country right now. At the NAFB Trade Talk last week, DuPont Pioneer senior corn marketing manager Ryan French was on-hand to talk about Pioneer brand corn products, …

Audio, Dupont, NAFB, Pioneer

Iowa Home to New Ag Tech Accelerator

Joanna Schroeder

Iowa is the new home of a new startup business accelerator: Ag Tech Accelerator (The Accelerator). Four investors have provided funding for the initiative including DuPont Pioneer, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company, John Deere and Peoples Company. Each company has committed to providing $100,000 for the first year. The Accelerator was announced by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, International, John Deere, Pioneer, Precision Agriculture

I AM @USFRA – Todd Frazier @DuPontPioneer

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is made up of nearly 100 industry affiliates and partners. The majority of the alliance is agricultural organizations who make up the affiliates, while a handful of agribusiness companies are industry partners who help USFRA with its goals to communication with and educate consumers about agriculture. One of those industry partners is DuPont …

Agribusiness, Audio, Pioneer, USFRA

DuPont, Monsanto Reach Licensing Agreement for Brazil

Kelly Marshall

DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto have agreed to work together to provide additional choices for Brazilian soybean farmers.  Pioneer will receive a royalty-bearing license for Monsanto’s Intacta RR2PRO soybean technology under the new agreemnt.  The license is subject to approval by the Brazilian regulatory authority and financial details have not been disclosed. “DuPont Pioneer looks forward to bringing the Intacta insect …

Agribusiness, Dupont, Monsanto, Pioneer, Soybean

Dupont Pioneer CASE Grants

Chuck Zimmerman

Once again Dupont Pioneer is stepping up to work with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) to award grants to teachers who are implementing the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (pdf) but need resources. Grants of $2,500 to $5,000 are available to help train teachers and supply equipment and resources to prepare students for careers in agriculture and food. …

Agribusiness, Dupont, Education, Pioneer

Learning About MapShots Integration

Chuck Zimmerman

I’ve been collecting a lot of interviews here in Atlanta at the MapShots Customer Conference. Most of them will be shared over on PrecisionPays.com. However, I thought you might enjoy this one with official AgNerd, Keith Baker. Keith saw me wearing my ZimmGlass and that started an enjoyable conversation about the new technology I’ve been trying out as a member …

Agribusiness, Audio, MapShots, Pioneer, Precision Agriculture

Howard Buffett Foundation Initiatives Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and philanthropist/farmer Howard G. Buffett were the stars at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogues today in Des Moines, launching new initiatives to address conservation, hunger and poverty issues in Africa. For one, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation has formed a partnership with John Deere and DuPont Pioneer to promote conservation agriculture adoption and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farming, Food, John Deere, Pioneer, World Food Prize