Syngenta Honors Women in Ag with RFD-TV Series

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

The world “farmer” generally conjures up the image of a man, but Syngenta is helping to change our perceptions with a new television series on RFD-TV.  Airing this fall, “FarmHer” will showcase the women in agriculture and the impact they have on the industry everyday. “Syngenta recognizes how valuable women are in agriculture all across America,” said Dan Burdett, head …

Agribusiness, Syngenta, Women

#Enogen Growers Help Increase #Ethanol Production

Joanna Schroeder Leave a Comment

Farmers growing the Enogen technology for ethanol production are not only benefiting the environment, but the ethanol production industry as well. The Enogen enzyme trait enables more ethanol output from each kernel of corn. The race media learned about about the role of Enogen in ethanol production and the benefits of using E15 in race cars this weekend during the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

It’s #Enogen4Energy at Iowa Speedway

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Iowa Speedway was the place for corn growers this weekend as Enogen presented the American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR XFINITY race. Kicking things off was a press conference with representatives from Syngenta, American Ethanol, Growth Energy and Quad County Corn Processors. Syngenta and Growth Energy are working together for the fourth consecutive year with Iowa Speedway to demonstrate the value …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NASCAR, Syngenta, Video

Miloud Araba talks Ethanol at #CUTC16

Kelly Marshall

Miloud Araba is the head of technical services for the Enogen group at Syngenta. This week he spoke at the Corn Utilization Technology Conference, talking about the enzyme technology that creates corn grown for ethanol. Araba says that Enogen is working with its longtime partner, Quad County Corn Processors to introduce Cellerate, a new process technology designed to enable dry grind …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Syngenta

EPA Atrazine Assessment Criticized

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a draft ecological risk assessment on the pesticide atrazine which is being criticized by the makers and users of the important crop protection chemical. In issuing the report, EPA opened the docket for a 60-day public comment period within one week and stated that a Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) on atrazine will be …

Corn, Crop Protection, Herbicide, NCGA, Syngenta

Syngenta Appoints President and CEO

Kelly Marshall

J. Erik Fyrwald has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Syngenta. Fyrwald is the current President and CEO of Univar.  He will succeed John Ramsay, who has been acting as interim CEO since November of 2015. “After a rigorous search, the Board concluded that Erik’s leadership and considerable experience in both agriculture and chemicals, along with his strong track record of …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Syngenta

China Company to Buy Syngenta

Cindy Zimmerman

*UPDATED with audio* Here’s some big news of the day. Syngenta announced today that ChemChina has offered to acquire the company for $43 billion. The Board of Directors of Syngenta considers that the proposed transaction respects the interests of all stakeholders and is unanimously recommending the offer to shareholders. There is committed financing for the deal and a strong commitment …

Agribusiness, Audio, International, Syngenta

Syngenta Crop Challenge Competition Unveiled

Taylor Truckey

The Syngenta Crop Challenge was unveiled this week at the 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting; the competition encourages participants to develop a model that will aid farmers in predicting what they should plant next season to maximize yield. Data will be provided for weather, soil properties, and seed variety tests to develop the unique models. Farmers have to make the tough …

Contest, Syngenta

Role Model for Women in Agriculture

Kelly Marshall

Krista Lottinsville is the grand prize winner of Syngenta’s Drive to Thrive contest.  The contest asked growers to describe how agriculture drives their communities to thrive.  Lottinville won the challenge with her essay and video submission describing how agriculture nurtures the talents of young women with leadership skills and how it helped her grow professionally. “I love agriculture, and I …

Agribusiness, Contest, Syngenta, Women

Monsanto Drops Bid for Syngenta

Chuck Zimmerman

While I heard talk of a “done deal” due to the newest offer from Monsanto to Syngenta in a group of ag media folks this week, Syngenta wasn’t okay with it according to this announcement from Monsanto this morning. Monsanto says it is no longer pursuing the deal. While Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) continues to believe a combination with Syngenta …

Agribusiness, Monsanto, Syngenta