New Soyfoods Council Podcast

Chuck Zimmerman

The Soyfoods Council has a new podcast series started which you can find a link to on their website. We’ve worked with Executive Director, Linda Funk, to create this new series which you can subscribe to with this feed link. Remember that you can use your browser to subscribe now or my favorite, iTunes. The Soyfoods Council website has …

Ag Group, Food, Podcasting, Soybean

Kip and the Bean Stalk

Cindy Zimmerman

A sample from Kip Cullers’ world record soybean yield was on display in a trophy case at Pioneer’s Commodity Classic trade show booth and it certainly received a lot of well-deserved attention. Kip’s record in 2007, you may recall, was an astonishing 154 bushels per acre. Pioneer and BASF are two of the companies Kip credits with helping him break …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Pioneer, Seed, Soybean

Kip’s Tips

Cindy Zimmerman

Kip Cullers of Missouri is not only a great corn and soybean grower, he has become one heck of an entertaining speaker. He’s really fun to be around, but he is totally serious about helping other growers meet their optimum potential for yields. Kip revealed some of his record-breaking yield tips at the American Soybean Association-BASF breakfast at the 2008 …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, New Holland, Soybean

Manufacturers Support of Biodiesel

Chuck Zimmerman

Ed Hegland is a farmer from Minnesota and currently serving as Chairman of the National Biodiesel Board. He stopped by the New Holland booth here at the Commodity Classic trade show where I got to talk to him about how equipment manufacturers are supporting biodiesel. Ed says that as a farmer he’s excited to see companies like New Holland and …

Audio, BASF, Biodiesel, Commodity Classic, New Holland, Soybean

The 3 Amigos on Stage

Chuck Zimmerman

Each year at the Commodity Classic general session we get to hear from the Presidents of the participating associations. Here they are on stage involved in an interactive discussion with moderator John Phipps. Pictured left to right are John Hoffman, ASA, Ron Litterer, NCGA and John Thaemert, NAWG. John starts out wondering how in the world these three guys got …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, New Holland, Soybean, Wheat

Classic Scholarships

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF, the American Soybean Association and the National Corn Growers Association are supporting the future of agriculture by awarding scholarships to young people working towards careers in the industry. The first scholarship winners were announced today at a Commodity Classic news conference. I did interviews with all the winners who were here, which I will post later, but here is …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, New Holland, Soybean

BASF Seed Treatment Portfolio

Cindy Zimmerman

Craig Lindholm is marketing manager for seed treatments with the US Crop Protection division at BASF. He has some 28 years of experience in the seed treatment business and his enthusiasm for the technology was evident during his presentation to the media at the BASF Science Behind Seed Treatments symposium at the 2008 Commodity Classic in Nashville. Craig did a …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, New Holland, Seed, Soybean