The NAMA Agribusiness Leader of the Year

Chuck Zimmerman

The word is out and the NAMA Agribusiness Leader of the Year is Dale Ludwig, Missouri Soybean Association. I just saw Dale at Commodity Classic and congratulated him. I guess we’ll see him in Dallas. The National Agri-Marketing Association has named Dale R. Ludwig, executive director/CEO of the Missouri Soybean Association and the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, the 2007 Agribusiness …

Ag Group, NAMA, Soybean

John Deere Says “Reach For The Stars”

Chuck Zimmerman

One of my sponsors for AgWired coverage of this week’s National Farm Machinery Show is John Deere. I know they’ve got a lot to see and talk about and we’ll get started on that tomorrow morning. One of those things though is their “Reach For The Stars” program which they launched with the American Soybean Association. John Deere representative, Seth …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show, Soybean

Ventura Foods Serving Low-Lin Oil

Chuck Zimmerman

ZimmCast100 - Kelly Brintle - Ventura FoodsSince we’re all worrying about our weight after the holidays and resolving to eat right in the new year I’m offering you an interview with Kelly Brintle, Ventura Foods who talks about low-linolenic soybeans, specifically Monsanto’s VISTIVE soybeans that can reduce or eliminate trans-fatty acids in processed soybean oil. He talks about how high the demand is for this healthy oil product and what that means for his company and farmers.

Agribusiness, Audio, Food, Soybean, ZimmCast

Crushing Growth

Chuck Zimmerman

Archer Daniels MidlandThe old food vs. fuel debate never ends. I am of the opinion that our farmers and agribusinesses can more than compensate for the needs of both. For example, take this announcement from ADM. They’re going to increase oilseed crushing capacity at a number of plants. I’m sure this is just one example of how we’ll continue to develop alternative fuel sources while still feeding the world.

Agribusiness, Biodiesel, Soybean

That’s a lot of Soybeans

Chuck Zimmerman

Kip and DaleHere’s Kip and Dale (Kip Cullers and Dale Ludwig – l-r). I have to post this since Haley Wansing sent a picture and I’ve received about a half a dozen news releases on it. You see, Kip has a world record soybean production record. He farms in Purdy, MO. If you read this segment from MSA’s news release you can figure out where the other news releases came from.

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Soybean

Map Them Soybeans

Chuck Zimmerman

Soybean Genome Facility AnnouncementBefore we get to the story, here’s who’s in this picture: U.S. Senator Kit Bond explains the importance of the new Soybean Genome Mapping Facility, along with Dale R. Ludwig, MSA executive director/CEO; U.S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof; U.S. Senator Jim Talent; MU Chancellor Brady Deaton; Tom Payne, MU Vice Chancellor and Dean of College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; MU President Elson Floyd; and Henry Nguyen, Endowed Professor for Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council. Courtesy of Missouri Soybean Association. I resized the picture. It was bigger but you could see a couple of sets of closed eyes (not mentioning who). Kit, I wonder if you were going a little long.

Ag Group, Soybean