Lisa O’Brien New Executive Director Of USB

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Soybean, USB

Welcome Lisa O’Brien to the United Soybean Board as the new Executive Director. In her new role, O’Brien will be responsible for day-to-day administration of all contracts related to the soybean checkoff, as well as outreach with directors, Qualified State Soybean Boards (QSSBs), contractors and staff. O’Brien’s responsibilities will commence March 1, 2008. “I’m excited about being selected as USB’s …

Ag Group, Soybean, USB

Sit On A Soybean Seat

Chuck Zimmerman Soybean, USB

Sitting on a soybean seat is what farmers may be doing soon. Farmers could soon bring in the harvest using equipment made with their own crops, thanks to collaboration between Ford and John Deere, the world’s leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment. The two companies have agreed that Deere will further develop and manufacture Ford’s soy-based flexible foam for seating materials …

Soybean, USB

USDA Makes Soy a Staple for WIC

Laura McNamara Food, Government, Soybean

The USDA says soybeans, soymilk and tofu are nutrient-rich foods for nutritionally vulnerable women and children. Maybe you should consider including more soy in your diet too. To meet the growing needs and food preferences of diverse families participating in the Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Food Program (WIC), USDA has incorporated tofu and soymilk into the revised WIC food …

Food, Government, Soybean

Bill Schuermann New ASA Executive Director

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Soybean

Our old buddy Bill Schuermann has a new job with the American Soybean Association. He’s their new Executive Director, Member and Industry Relations. Congratulations Bill. Schuermann most recently served as Group Publisher-Fruit and Vegetable Group for Meister Media Worldwide in Willoughby, Ohio, where he was responsible for three of the company’s specialty ag publications. Many in the agribusiness industry may …

Ag Group, Soybean

Products Share Soybean Champ Spotlight

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, BASF, Pioneer, Soybean, Syngenta

The world record soybean yield champion credits his winning 154.7 bushel yield to good genetics and crop protection. “I run very extensive on-farm research every year on different genetics from all kinds of companies and then I pick the best ones to plant on my farm,” said Kip Cullers of Purdy, MO. The best one this year was Pioneer® 94M80 …

Audio, BASF, Pioneer, Soybean, Syngenta

The Winner and Still Champion

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, BASF, Pioneer, Soybean, Syngenta

Missouri soybean grower Kip Cullers beat his own world record by 15 bushels this season to once again claim the title of soybean champion. Cullers produced an outstanding 154.7 bushels per acre on his southwestern Missouri operation, compared to last year’s 139.9 bushels and he believes he could do even better. “200, 250 – it’s totally possible. The genetics are …

Audio, BASF, Pioneer, Soybean, Syngenta

Qualisoy Touts Incentive to Plant Alternative Oilseeds in Farm Bill

Laura McNamara Agribusiness, Farm Policy, Farming, Government, Soybean

Farmers who plant alternative oilseeds are slated to get some support from the government, well, in the Senate version of the 2007 Farm Bill at least. The version of the bill passed by the U.S. Senate yesterday includes the Commodity Quality Incentive Program, or CQIP. CQIP, introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), is a provision providing special support to farmers …

Agribusiness, Farm Policy, Farming, Government, Soybean

Missouri Stripes Roads with Soy-Based Paint

Laura McNamara Soybean, Technology

The Missouri Department of Transportation is experimenting with “soy-based” paint for use on the state’s highways. MoDOT says it’s testing four different types of yellow and white paints that contain soybean oil for use in highway striping. The soy-based paint is made by using the same raw materials and processing techniques as traditional, water-based paint except the soybean oil replaces …

Soybean, Technology

Farmers Appointed to Serve on USSEC

Melissa Sandfort Soybean, USB

In an effort to continue to increase U.S. soybean farmer profitability through international exports, the United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC) announced director appointments to its board at a recent meeting. The United Soybean Board (USB) appointed seven soybean checkoff farmer-leaders to the 19-member board, which was created in 2005 to strengthen relationships with foreign buyers and increase exports of …

Soybean, USB

Last BASF Execs Interview

Cindy Zimmerman BASF, Corn, General, International, Soybean

Finally we have “escaped” from our non-stop tour activities here in Japan so maybe I can clear out all my interviews from Germany and Brussels, which seems like it was a month ago. The last of our interviews with BASF executives was Markus Heldt, who is group vice president for BASF North American Ag Chem. In this photo, he is …

BASF, Corn, General, International, Soybean