Syngenta Saltro® Fungicide has Strong First Year

Carrie Muehling

Growers who have dealt with Soybean Cyst Nematode or Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) know that both are perpetual challenges, potentially creating substantial issues when planting into that environment. Syngenta‘s Saltro fungicide proved to protect against these threats during the 2020 growing season, which was the first it was available commercially. “It protects the plant against SDS, it protects the plant …

Audio, Soybean, Syngenta

Benson Hill Expands Soybean Processing with Rose Acre Farm

Cindy Zimmerman

Benson Hill is collaborating with family-owned Rose Acre Farms to optimize its soybean processing capacity in Seymour, Indiana, and build out the supply chain for high-protein, high-oleic, low anti-nutrient soybeans. The partnership opens a new pipeline for plant protein ingredients and supports Benson Hill’s plans to scale soybean production and grower relationships. This collaboration will allow local growers to tap …

Farming, Feed, Food, Soybean

USDA Lowers Forecast for Corn and Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

The November World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates from USDA show lower forecasts for domestic production of both corn and soybeans. This month’s 2020/21 U.S. corn outlook is for lower production, reduced feed and residual use, larger exports, and smaller ending stocks. Corn production is forecast at 14.507 billion bushels, down 215 million with a reduction in yield to 175.8 …

Corn, Soybean, USDA

Nebraska Farmer Beats Own Dryland Soybeans Record

Cindy Zimmerman

For the second time in three years, Jimmy Frederick of Rulo, Nebraska has set a new world record for rain-fed soybeans, producing 148.8 bu/acre over a five acre area on his farm, topping his previous record of 138 bu/A set in 2018 in the very same field. Supported by root systems resembling those of “baby trees,” Frederick described a typical …

Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Farming, Precision Agriculture, Soil, Soybean

2021 Commodity Classic Will Be Virtual

Cindy Zimmerman

Even though we all expected it, the news is still sad. Commodity Classic will be virtual in 2021. The annual conference and trade show was originally scheduled for March 4-6, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas. The new format is expected to be offered the first week in March 2021. The 2022 Commodity Classic will be held in New Orleans on …

AEM, Commodity Classic, Corn, NAWG, NCGA, sorghum, Soybean, Virtual, Wheat

Study Finds Gas Car Ban Would Hurt Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) has just released a study on the impacts of increased electric vehicle penetration on U.S. biofuels, agriculture and the economy. Proposals to ban internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035 and 2050 served as the economic models for the study, along with a base case provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook. The …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, Soybean

EPA Announces Dicamba Registration Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

With a background of cotton ready for harvest, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced Tuesday the approval of new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product for use by cotton and soybean growers. All three registrations include new control measures to ensure these products can be used effectively while protecting …

ARA, Audio, Cotton, Crop Protection, EPA, Soybean

USDA Lowers Corn, Soybean and Cotton Estimates

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA is now forecasting smaller corn and soybean crops for this year, compared to last month’s estimate, but still higher than last year. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) October Crop Production report, acreage updates were made in several states based on a thorough review of all available data. Corn production for grain is forecast at 14.7 billion …

Corn, Cotton, Soybean, USDA

Agri-Pulse Hosts Infrastructure Conversation

Cindy Zimmerman

The United States exported 52 percent of its soybean crop in 2019, nearly 1.9 million bushels, so it is critical for producers to have a transportation system that delivers cost effective, reliable, and competitive service. Agri-Pulse editor and publisher Sara Wyant hosted a timely discussion Thursday on transportation infrastructure with American Soybean Association Director of Government Affairs Alexa Combelic and …

Agri-Pulse, ASA, Audio, Soybean, transportation, USB

USDA Undersecretary Censky to Return to ASA

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Undersecretary Steve Censky gave one of his last addresses in his current role to the American Coalition for Ethanol virtual annual conference this week. It was announced this morning that Censky will be returning to his former job as CEO of the American Soybean Association in November as after serving with USDA since October 2017. In his prerecorded remarks …

ACE, Audio, Ethanol, Soybean, USDA