Soybean Leader Hoping to Replace Bill Northey

Cindy Zimmerman

Now that Bill Northey is officially heading to his new job at USDA, Iowa soybean farmer Ray Gaesser can now officially get on with his campaign to be the next Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Last week at Commodity Classic, the former American Soybean Association (ASA) president from Corning, Iowa received the organization’s Distinguished Leadership Award for his years of service …

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Delaro Fungicide Shows Yield Advantage in Corn, Soybeans

Jamie Johansen

Bayer has released results from 500 DelaroTM field trials which took place in 20 states. Across two years of trials, Delaro averaged a 12 to 18 bushel-per-acre increase in corn and a four to five bushel-per-acre increase in soybeans compared to an untreated check. In these trials, Delaro had a 90 percent win rate over the untreated check. The recent …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Corn, Fungicide, Soybean, Video

Coalition Fighting Soybean Cyst Nematode

Carrie Muehling

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) remains the most critical yield-limiting threat to soybeans and yield loss is likely to increase in the future. Bayer is proud to be an SCN Coalition member and supports their mission to promote SCN awareness and give growers the right tools to effectively combat this pest with active management. Dr. George Bird, a professor at Michigan …

Audio, Bayer, Soybean, Video

ASA Hires Ryan Findlay as CEO

Jamie Johansen

The American Soybean Association have selected Ryan Findlay as its new Chief Executive Officer. Findlay replaces Stephen Censky, who left ASA in October of 2017 after confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. “ASA is extremely pleased to have found someone of Ryan’s caliber and experience to lead us into our next chapter as a first-class U.S. …

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Censky Receives Biodiesel Pioneer Award

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky was presented with the Eye on Biodiesel Pioneer award at the 2018 National Biodiesel Conference Wednesday. As the long-time CEO of the American Soybean Association, Censky was instrumental in the growth and advancement of biodiesel over the years. ASA’s primary focus as an organization is policy development and implementation of soybean farmer issues, including biodiesel. …

Audio, Biodiesel, Soybean, USDA

Welcome to #NBB18

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo opened today at the Fort Worth Convention Center with the theme of “Driven” to celebrate to 25th anniversary of the National Biodiesel Board. “For the visionaries who launched what would become the National Biodiesel Board in 1992, we want to say ‘thank you,’” said NBB CEO Donnell Rehagan. “We look forward to taking this …

Audio, Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Conference, Soybean

Corn Yields and Soybean Acres Set 2017 Records

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn yields and soybean acreage set records in 2017, according to the Crop Production summary from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) out Friday. Corn production was four percent lower in 2017 compared to 2016, but a record high 176.6 bushel per acre yield helped to make up a little bit for the five percent drop in harvested acres. The …

Corn, Cotton, sorghum, Soybean, USDA

The Future for LibertyLink

Carrie Muehling

Bayer’s Credenz soybeans including LibertyLink traits performed well in 2017 despite less than ideal weather conditions in many areas. “Across the board, maybe not every segment of geography had the most ideal weather for soybean production, but as a general rule, results were really positive,” said Monty Malone, soybean agronomy leader for Bayer. “Yields were high – a lot of …

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ZimmCast with MN Soybean

Cindy Zimmerman

Tom Slunecka is one of the first people ever to be featured in a ZimmCast, back in 2005 when he was executive director for the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC). That organization became Growth Energy in 2008, and Tom has been executive director for Minnesota Soybean, which includes both the state Growers Association (MSGA) and the Research & Promotion …

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Media Training with Minnesota Soybean

Chuck Zimmerman

The ZimmComm Team is on the AgriBlogging Highway early in 2018. Cindy and I conducted a session on media training for Minnesota Soybean yesterday in Naples. Cindy was the friendly/not-so-friendly reporter who conducted interviews while I was the videographer. I estimate that we conduct between 1,000 and 2,000 interviews/year and we got started in this business back in 1980 so …

Media, Soybean