Stakeholders React to EPA Biofuel Volume Proposal

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published its proposed rule to establish required Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes and percentage standards for 2023, 2024, and 2025, as well as to propose a series of important modifications to strengthen and expand the RFS program. Ethanol producers and corn farmers are generally pleased with the proposal, while soybean farmers and biodiesel/renewable diesel …

Ag Groups, Audio, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Corn, EPA, Ethanol, Soybean

Soil Regen Co-Owner Breaks National Dryland Corn Yield Record

Cindy Zimmerman

Soil Regen is proud to share that co-founder and first-generation farmer, Russell Hedrick has submitted an entry of 459.51 bushels per acre to the North Carolina Corn Growers Association, a result that beats the current national yield record of 442 bushels per acre held by Francis Childs. “The average corn yield for Catawba County is somewhere between 100 and 124 …

Corn, Soil

Ethanol Report from Export Exchange 2022

Cindy Zimmerman

Export Exchange was back for the first time in four years with the 2022 conference in Minneapolis October 12-14 and attendance was as good as it has been in the past with more than 200 international customers from 50 countries and nearly 300 domestic suppliers of grains and co-products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). This marked the sixth …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Exports, Grains, RFA

Corn and Soybean Crop Down from September

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn and soybean production took another step down this month compared to September 2022, according to USDA’s latest Crop Production report. Based on conditions as of Oct. 1, corn yields are now expected to average 171.9 bushels per harvested acre, down 0.6 bushel from the previous forecast and down 4.8 bushels from 2021. Area harvested for grain is forecast at …

Corn, Cotton, Soybean, USDA

Mexican Ban on Biotech Corn Would Have Broad Impact

Cindy Zimmerman

A coalition of food and agriculture industry stakeholders in both Mexico and the United States released a new study this week revealing the broad impacts of Mexico’s proposed ban on biotech corn. The report, which was conducted in September 2022 by World Perspectives Inc., reveals that the proposed restrictions would adversely impact food security in North America and raise consumer …

Audio, Biotech, Corn, Exports, GMO, NCGA, Trade

Meet New NCGA President Tom Haag

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA

Syngenta Seeds Research Shows Benefits of Enogen Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, Corn, Feed, Livestock, Syngenta

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 …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Seed, Syngenta, Video

Land O’Lakes Project Receives USDA Climate-Smart Funding

Cindy Zimmerman

Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes, Inc., and American Farmland Trust (AFT), along with other partners, have received funding from USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities forf a project aimed at scaling production and addressing equity. Truterra and AFT’s Climate SMART (Scaling Mechanisms for Agriculture’s Regenerative Transformation) pilot project intends to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 7.2 …

carbon, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Soybean, Sustainability

Syngenta Corn Traits Helping Growers Control Pests

Chuck Zimmerman

A new naming system for Syngenta corn traits will help growers better understand the benefits available in 2023. “At Syngenta, we view ourselves as an industry leader in corn trait technology, continually researching and developing new technology to help growers protect yield. We’re constantly innovating,” said Drew Showalter, Corn Portfolio Lead with Syngenta Seeds. The new system focuses on two …

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