Soy-Biobased Grassmaker Partners for Pets

Kelly Marshall biobased, Soybean

SYNLawn, a leader in soy-biobased artificial grass, has teamed up with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) International to offer turf to pet shelters, a discount to homeowners with a rescue pet, and sponsor a military pet rescue. “We are pleased that our collaboration with the SPCA International allows us to donate premium synthetic grass in …

biobased, Soybean

More Beans and Cotton, Less Corn and Wheat

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Corn, Cotton, MGEX, Soybean, USDA, Wheat

The first estimate for crop plantings this year by USDA is calling for less corn and wheat but more soybeans and cotton. The 2017 Prospective Plantings report based on farmer surveys estimates that corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 will be 90 million acres, down 4 percent or 4.0 million acres from last year. Soybeans planted area for …

Audio, Corn, Cotton, MGEX, Soybean, USDA, Wheat

ASA Supports National Biodiesel Board

Kelly Marshall ASA, Soybean, Trade

The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) in the filing of an anti-dumping and countervailing duty petition. The petition alleges Argentine and Indonesian companies are selling dumped biodiesel and subsidized biodiesel in violation of U.S. trade laws. ASA President Ron Moore made this statement in support of the petition: “Biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia have flooded the U.S. …

ASA, Soybean, Trade

Bayer Invests In Midwest Soybeans

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean

The expanded Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center opened last week in Illinois is all about Midwest soybeans, according Marc Hoobler, Bayer Soybean Seed Product Manager. “This faculty will specifically focused on Midwest soybean growers, so maturity groups two and three,” Hoobler explained. “Especially for the state of Illinois, we’re going to be providing new genetics that will be coming …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean

Bayer Investment Big for Soybean Growers

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean

Soybean growers are pleased with Bayer’s increased investment in the research and development of new soybean varieties. “It’s outstanding that Bayer has put up a billion dollars to expand their soybean breeding all across the United States,” said American Soybean Association president and Illinois farmer Ron Moore. “Looks like Bayer is recognizing that soybeans are an important crop for their …

Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean

Bayer Invests $8 Million in Midwest Soybean Research

Cindy Zimmerman Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean, Video

On Thursday, Bayer wrapped up a week of grand openings by celebrating the expansion of the Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center in Champaign County, Illinois. The new station will house research and development to identify, develop and test new varieties, using modern breeding methods, pushing the limits of yield potential for growers in the Midwest. The expansion is part …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean, Video

Soybeans on the Mississippi Delta – THE Place To Be

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean

Marion, Arkansas is the new home for soybean research from Bayer. The Marion Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Station sets the stage for the future of soybean improvements with this major investment from Bayer. Chris Tinius, Bayer global soybean breeding director, said this piece of ground was very special to him. He actually worked on the same 180 acres of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean

Bayer Opens Arkansas Soybean Breeding Station

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Science, Research, Soybean, Video

Southern soybean growers will reap the benefits of an expanded breeding program from Bayer, which includes a $6-million Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Station surrounded by 180 acres of research and showcase plots in Marion, Arkansas. The innovative facility builds on a proven history of profitable, high-yielding soybean varieties that Bayer brings to market through its flagship Credenz soybean brand. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Science, Research, Soybean, Video

SMART Farmer Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Commodity Classic, Podcasting, SMART Farmer, Soybean, USFRA

Our latest SMART Farmer podcast episode – and the first of three from Commodity Classic – features Illinois farmer and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) board member, Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare. In the craziness that is Classic, Roberta and I found a quiet corner to sit down and talk about what being a SMART farmer means to her. Roberta says she …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Podcasting, SMART Farmer, Soybean, USFRA

Soybean Growers: Crop Protection Pays Off

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Agronomy, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, Research, Soybean

While weed and pest management remains a priority for growers across the country, the latest and most comprehensive crop protection technologies are not cheap to purchase or implement, and many growers have begun to question whether or not it’s going to be possible to see returns on the costs associated with seed treatments, especially with prices remaining so low. Shawn …

Ag Group, Agronomy, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, Research, Soybean