DuPont, Monsanto Reach Licensing Agreement for Brazil

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

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

Safe Food Coalition Urges Senate to Act

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) and leaders of America’s agricultural and food industries are sounding the alarm that Congress needs to act immediately to pass a bipartisan solution before Vermont’s mandatory on-package labeling law goes into effect July 1. As of today, there are only seven days left on the legislative calendar before the state law is implemented …

ASA, Audio, Biotech, Food, GMO, Labeling, Soybean

Promoting Ag Careers With Glycine Max

Lizzy Schultz

In a report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), jobs that require degrees related to food, agriculture, renewable natural resources or the environment will see an average of 57,900 openings annually over the next five years, which is far more than the anticipated 35,400 graduates in those fields. The Maryland Soybean Board is stepping up to encourage students …

Ag Group, AgCareers, Agriculture Education, Education, Soybean, USDA

I AM USFRA – Gene Stoel

Cindy Zimmerman

Third generation Minnesota farmer Gene Stoel has served on the board of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) for three years now and he considers it time well spent for him representing his family and his fellow farmers. “To me it’s very important to tell people what it is we do, why we do the things we do and …

Audio, Soybean, USFRA

Agri-Pulse Poll Shows Growers Ready to Act on Prices

Kelly Marshall

Soybeans won’t be sitting in the bin much longer, says a new farm opinion survey by Agri-Pulse.  The $2 per bushel rise in market prices has Iowa producers getting rid of last year’s inventory. “Thirty-seven percent of respondents said a price of $10.25 would compel them to sell their 2015 crop while another 12 percent said $10.75,” Wyant said. “Ten …

Agri-Pulse, politics, Soybean

I AM USFRA – Lisa Lunz

Cindy Zimmerman

Lisa Lunz of Nebraska has been on the board of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) from the start and she has been pleased to see how the organization has grown to have a significant influence on conversations about food across the country. “USFRA’s mission is to develop trust in modern day agriculture,” says Lunz, who served as chairman …

Audio, Soybean, USFRA

Book Review – Coolbean the Soybean

Joanna Schroeder

Ahhh…Spring is here and planting has begun and it’s a perfect time for kids to meet Coolbean. This week I read “Coolbean The Soybean,” by Shawn Conley, Ph.D. who is the state soybean specialist, aka agronomist, at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Who better to write a book about the life of a soybean from seed to seed. Coolbean …

Agriculture Education, Agronomy, Book Review, Soybean

Simple Solutions from LibertyLink

Kelly Marshall

Soybeans are no longer a simple crop to grow and market.  With new traits still pending approval for export to other countries, and some elevators announcing they won’t accept specific traits, choosing the right soybean for your operation may be down right complicated. LibertyLink soybeans, however, offer a simple solution.  These soybean traits have all been approved for domestic and …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Soybean

New @USFRA Board Members

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) has elected three new board members, representing the American Farm Bureau Federation, Cattlemen’s Beef Board and Indiana Soybean Alliance. Scott VanderWal, a third generation family farmer from Volga, SD, is vice president of AFBF and president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau. His family operation includes corn, soybeans, beef cattle feeding and custom …

AFBF, CBB, Soybean, USFRA

I AM USFRA – Jeanette Merritt

Cindy Zimmerman

Like most farm women, Jeanette Merritt wears many hats. A wife and mother of three, the 4th generation Indiana hog and soybean farmer is a Purdue University graduate who serves Hoosier State agriculture in a variety of ways. Jeanette is a former farm broadcaster and agricultural journalist who has put her experience to work as a public speaker and PR …

Audio, Soybean, USFRA