Meet New NCGA President Tom Haag

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Minnesota farmer Tom Haag is the new president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), starting his term on October 1. Haag farms corn and soybeans in Eden Valley with his son Nathan and has been farming for over 40 years. He has has served on the Minnesota Corn Growers Association board since 2010 and on the NCGA board since …

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DWFI Podcast 18 Renata Rimšaitė, National Drought Mitigation Center

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Renata Rimšaitė is a senior program manager with DWFI and the National Drought Mitigation Center. Renata studies incentive-based water management, including tools designed to motivate or incentivize water using or managing parties to modify the way they use water, not only because it is sustainable, but also because it’s in their financial interest. Water markets is an example of incentive-based …

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ZimmCast 699 – Preview of the 2022 NAMA Fall Conference

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week’s program will be a preview interview on the NAMA Fall Conference coming up very soon in Minneapolis. To get the details I talked with GROWMARK’s Chris Grogan who is the vice chair of the NAMA committee that has worked with staff to plan this year’s event. We’ll talk about the program and …

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NCBA CEO Represents Beef Producers at White House

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Colin Woodall this week attended the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health to represent the nation’s beef cattle producers. “The White House has prioritized ending hunger and increasing access to nutritious food and America’s cattle producers are ready to help by providing safe, sustainable, and nutritious protein to the world,” said NCBA …

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Syngenta Seeds Research Shows Benefits of Enogen Corn

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Syngenta Seeds has unveiled new research on the benefits of using Enogen® corn for livestock feed in dairy operations. The research found that when comparing Enogen corn to traditional feed products, a U.S. dairy farm operation could potentially yield a financial savings of $132 to $208 per milking cow. The financial value assessment, conducted in partnership with model developers at …

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Syngenta’s DuracadeViptera Is Most Comprehensive Solution for Pest Control

Chuck Zimmerman

Syngenta Corn Traits has simplified its corn trait product names and is now using trait brand names already known and trusted in the marketplace. Syngenta’s DuracadeVipteraTM is the industry’s most comprehensive solution for pest control, simplicity and choice–controlling 16 yield damaging above- and below-ground pests, more than any other competitive trait stack on the market. “DuracadeViptera is our lead stack …

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Syngenta Seeds Investment Announced 5 Years Ago Pays Off

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2022 Farm Progress Show saw a long-term investment paying off for Syngenta as the company continued showcasing new technology including corn hybrids, soybean varieties, biotech traits and digital advancements that will help farmers. “Five years ago at this very show, we talked about our investment in U.S. seeds. We talked about a $400 million investment to really rebuild our …

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Agronomy in Action 2022 Research Review Explained

Chuck Zimmerman

Golden Harvest is working to help growers better understand how specific hybrids respond to different management practices. After surveying 100 random Midwest growers, the company learned that 84 percent believe having access to hybrid specific information is extremely important. But, only slightly more than half said they were not managing their hybrids down to that level. Golden Harvest has an …

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USDA Announces Climate Smart Commodities Project Funding

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first wave of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding opportunity, with more projects to be announced later this year. More than 450 proposals were submitted for the funding opportunity and the strength of the projects identified led USDA to increase its investment from …

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DWFI Podcast 17 – Karina Schoengold, UNL Agricultural Economics

Cindy Zimmerman

DWFI Faculty Fellow Karina Schoengold is leading a $6 million, 4-year project to reduce the use of plastics, herbicides and associated environmental impacts in agricultural production. The use of plastics has been growing in agriculture over recent years to help increase productivity by limiting weeds, protecting growth and extending growing seasons. The team aims to create a bio-based material called …

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