Getting Science on the Seed

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. Dirk Voeste from BASF Crop Protection Headquarters in Germany enlightened the media at Commodity Classic on the process of getting science on the seed at BASF. According to Dirk, BASF seed treatment means protection plus vitality. He discussed the BASF concept of the German word “Verbund.” “Verbund is not translated,” he explained. “It means really the linkage of expertises …

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

Headline in 2007 Meant Millions More Bushels

Cindy Zimmerman

Andy Lee is the director of business operations for US Crop Protection at BASF. In this position, he oversees all sales and marketing functions for BASF inthe US crop protection market. In his presentation at BASF’s “Science Behind Seed Treatments” media symposium at the 2008 Commodity Classic in Nashville, Andy told the ag journalists that they are the answer to …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Seed, Soybean, Wheat

Plenty of Pictures from BASF Seminar

Cindy Zimmerman

I am going to have lots of audio coming from the BASF Seed Treatment Symposium and already have a bunch of photos which I loaded into a separate Flicker Photo Album for your viewing pleasure. BASF 2008 Commodity Classic Symposium Photo Album The room is literally packed here with media with two more on the phone. The presenters are giving …

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

BASF Seed Treatment Seminar Starts

Cindy Zimmerman

The BASF “Science Behind Seed Treatments” media seminar is underway at Commodity Classic with about 40 ag journalists participating. The presenters are Steve Hawkins from The Context Network, Andy Lee of BASF, Dr. Gary Munkvold of Iowa State University, Dr. Dirk Voeste of BASF Seed Treatment Technology Center in Germany, and Craig Lindholm of BASF. The reason for the seminar …

BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, New Holland, Soybean

Off to Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

While Chuck is busy basking in the glorious Florida weather, I am preparing to head on out to the 2008 Commodity Classic in Nashville at the Opryland. First on the agenda tomorrow afternoon is the BASF International Seed Treatment Symposium to provide us media types with all the latest info on BASF products and technology. The Classic really gets rolling …

BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, Soybean, Wheat

The Future of Food with Soy

Laura McNamara

The United Soybean Board and the Soyfoods Association of North America want consumers to “see what’s on the horizon for food.” The organizations are co-hosting the 14th Soy Symposium, Soy: New Horizons, on April 17 and 18 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. As global economies change, the food industry must transform. Keep up with emerging consumer trends, the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Food, Soybean

Lisa O’Brien New Executive Director Of USB

Chuck Zimmerman

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

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

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