NK Seeds Field Forged Series™ at #FPS21

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta announced the first-ever Field Forged Series™ from NK Seeds earlier year. Now available for the 2022 growing season from retailers across the U.S., the inaugural Field Forged Series lineup features 26 total hybrids, including 10 new NK® corn hybrids and 4 new Enogen® corn hybrids, and 20 new NK soybean varieties, and farmers were definitely showing an interest at …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Seed, Soybean, Syngenta

USDA Invests in Renewable Energy Infrastructure

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Thursday announced that USDA is investing $464 million to build or improve renewable energy infrastructure and to help rural communities, agricultural producers and businesses lower energy costs in 48 states and Puerto Rico. USDA is financing $129 million of these investments through the Rural Energy for America Program and $335 million through the Electric Loan Program. …

Audio, Biofuels, Energy, USDA

Enogen Corn Could Increase Beef Producer Sustainability

Cindy Zimmerman

A five percent increase in feed efficiency can not only help livestock producers save some money, it can also help increase their sustainability. Syngenta Seeds has found through research around the country that using Enogen corn for feed delivers an average 5% increase in feed efficiency, according to Chris Cook, Head, Enogen at Syngenta Seeds. “Potential feed efficiency gains of …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Corn, Dairy, Feed, Livestock, Syngenta

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 14

Chuck Zimmerman

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. The experts we’ve heard from on our previous episodes have covered topics ranging from how different crops use nitrogen to the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship and how growers and retailers work together to choose the …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Koch Agronomic Services, Podcasts, Soil

Golden Harvest Launches Gold Series Soybeans for 2022

Cindy Zimmerman

To help farmers achieve the highest yield potential, Golden Harvest has launched the Gold Series line of soybeans featuring exclusive genetics in high-demand trait platforms. Available for the 2022 season, the new lineup includes Enlist E3® soybeans and XtendFlex® soybeans. Gold Series soybeans include exclusive genetics from Syngenta Seeds, which has one of the longest-running soybean breeding programs in the …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, Seed, Soybean, Syngenta

New Hybrids Join Golden Harvest® Corn Portfolio

Cindy Zimmerman

At the Farm Progress Show last week, Golden Harvest announced the addition of 19 new hybrids to its corn portfolio. Backed by the speed, power and precision of Syngenta Seeds research and development, the 19 new Golden Harvest corn hybrids range in relative maturity from 90 to 117 days and include: Four hybrids with Agrisure Artesian® technology, built for top-end …

Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Seed, Syngenta

Wednesday was Biofuels Day at Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

It was a bipartisan biofuels day at the Farm Progress Show Wednesday. First, six Republican members of Congress from Illinois, Iowa and Indiana held a Biofuels Summit at the show to discuss the importance of ethanol and biodiesel to the region and the challenges being faced by the biofuels industry. House Biofuels Caucus Co-chair Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) was joined …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show

Illinois Farmer Mental Health Grant Announced at #FPS21

Cindy Zimmerman

During the 2021 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois this week, state officials led by Gov. JB Pritzker announced a grant award of $500,000 to increase farmer stress-related mental health initiatives statewide. The Illinois Department of Agriculture applied for the grant in coordination with Southern Illinois University Medicine Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development and University of Illinois …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, Farming

Day Two of the 2021 Farm Progress Show

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from Decatur, IL and the second day of the Farm Progress Show. It’s another beautiful day with some cooler temperatures and lots of excitement in the air. The Golden ZimmComm Microphone got off to a great start yesterday with the current president of the National Corn Growers Association, John Linder, a farmer from Ohio. Linder and other association leaders …

Ag Groups, Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, NCGA

Preview of 2021 Farm Progress Show

Chuck Zimmerman

It is time for the 2021 Farm Progress Show. The activities kick off Tuesday morning and I’ll be on-site. To get a preview of this year’s live and in-person event I spoke with Show Manager, Matt Jungmann. Conditions in the fields look great, the exhibitors are finalizing set up and it looks like a big crowd will be on hand. …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, Farm Shows