ZimmCast 719 – Preview of 2023 NAMA Fall Conference

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. It is time to get a preview of what to expect at this year’s NAMA Fall Conference. I spoke with Trista Thompson, Wyffels, Chair for the conference and Laura Rustmann, J.L. Farmakis, Vice Chair. In our discussion we talk about the ag tour the day before the official start of the conference; keynote speakers; …

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USDA Agribusiness Trade Mission Delegation Visits Chile

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USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor led an agribusiness delegation to Santiago, Chile this week with representatives from the U.S. food and agriculture sectors and state departments of agriculture. “As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of U.S.-Chile relations, I am honored to lead such an incredible group as we work with Chilean importers on expanding …

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Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton, Syngenta, Receives Golden Goose Award

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One of the awardees of the Golden Goose Award this year is Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton. I had the opportunity to interview her during a Syngenta Media Event in 2006. You can find that interview here. Here is an overview of the work Dr. Chilton is well-known for. Using millions of years-old bacteria to genetically modify plants resistant to pests. Awardee: …

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House Ag Committee Members Discuss Farm Bill

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The current farm bill expires this weekend, so it is less than unlikely that a new one will be passed before that time, but will it happen before the “drop dead” deadline of the end of this year? Two members of Congress from Kansas were at the Ag Outlook Forum in Kansas City on Monday, hosted by AgBizKC and Agri-Pulse …

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Golden Harvest Corn at #FPS23

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Golden Harvest is launching 24 new corn hybrids in 2024, including five new Enogen hybrids for fuel and feed. The complete portfolio includes hybrids ranging from 82 to 117 days, according to Corn Product Manager Andy Ackley. “We made a significant investment into our business a few years ago, and we’re really starting to see that investment come to fruition …

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ZimmCast 718 – Opening of the Ag Innovation Campus

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Last week the Ag Innovation Campus held its grand opening in Crookston, MN. You can see lots of photos and interviews in the virtual newsroom I published on AgNewsWire.com. I’m going to share some of those interviews in the episode. Before getting to the AIC facility I met a group of farmers and other …

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What’s New in Golden Harvest Soybean Products

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As Golden Harvest looks to the coming growing season for soybeans, the number 24 rings true. The company is offering 24 new soybean varieties, as well as 24 Gold Series soybean varieties in 2024. Soybean Product Manager Ryan Dunsbergen said there are four factors go into Gold Series soybeans, including proprietary genetics, high yield, great disease package, and adaptability. Dunsbergen …

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Agtonomy and On-Target Debut Electrostatic Smart Sprayer

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Agtonomy, a leading software and services company specializing in advanced autonomous and AI solutions for agriculture, is partnering with ontargetspray.com to develop an all-electric, electrostatic autonomous smart sprayer, debuting a prototype designed specifically for specialty crop producers today at the FIRA USA ag robotics and autonomy show in Salinas, California. “Embedding Agtonomy’s AI ‘smarts’ into OnTarget’s proven electrostatic ag sprayers …

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Soybean Farmers Help Make Ag Innovation Campus Reality

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Minnesota soybean farmers were proud to see the new cutting-edge Ag Innovation Campus (AIC) open last week in Crookston. The AIC hosted its grand opening ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 14, with an open house, tours and remarks from AIC officials and those involved in the creation of the facility. After nearly five years of advocating, planning and construction, the Ag …

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Minnesota Ag Innovation Campus Opens

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The new Ag Innovation Campus (AIC) in Crookston, Minnesota held its grand opening Thursday, with the goal of providing a platform to deliver new crops and processing technologies from benchtop to commercialization. “When completed, this facility is really going to change agriculture as a whole,” said Tom Slunecka, Acting AIC CEO and CEO of Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council. …

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