USDA Lowers Forecast for Corn, Soybeans and Cotton

Cindy Zimmerman

The October Crop Production report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) lowered the production forecast this year for corn, soybeans, and cotton. Corn production is forecast at 15.1 billion bushels, down less than 1% from the previous forecast but up 10% from last year; soybean growers are expected to decrease their production 4% from 2022, forecast at 4.10 billion …

Corn, Cotton, Soybean, USDA

Agri-Pulse to Host Webinar on Infrastructure and U.S. Soy

Cindy Zimmerman

With low water levels in the Mississippi River and thousands of roads and bridges in need of improvement, what’s the future look like for moving this year’s soybean crop to domestic and international buyers? Find out during a free one-hour webinar, “Our Soy Checkoff: Improving U.S. Infrastructure to Meet Demands for U.S. Soy,” on Sept. 28. American Soybean Association Chief …

Agri-Pulse, Soybean, webinar

ZimmCast 718 – Opening of the Ag Innovation Campus

Chuck Zimmerman

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 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 …

Ag Groups, Audio, Equipment, Soybean, ZimmCast

What’s New in Golden Harvest Soybean Products

Carrie Muehling

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 …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, Golden Harvest, Seed, Soybean, Syngenta

Soybean Farmers Help Make Ag Innovation Campus Reality

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, Soybean, Technology

Minnesota Ag Innovation Campus Opens

Cindy Zimmerman

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. …

Audio, Events, Soybean

USDA Predicts More Corn, Less Soybeans and Cotton

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn production is up, while soybean and cotton production is down from 2022, according to the latest Crop Production report issued Tuesday by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Corn production is forecast to be up 10% from last year, at 15.1 billion bushels; soybean growers production is down 3% from 2022, forecast at 4.15 billion bushels; and cotton production …

Corn, Cotton, Soybean, USDA

Ag Innovation Campus Grand Opening Tomorrow

Cindy Zimmerman

The new Ag Innovation Campus in Crookston, Minnesota is crossing the bridge into production this week with its long-awaited grand opening on Thursday. “I’m looking forward to bringing everybody together to showcase all the time and energy that has been put into this project,” said Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) Chair Tom Frisch, who also serves as AIC …

Soybean, Technology

NK Seeds at #FPS23

Carrie Muehling

New products are on the way from NK Seeds and those visiting this year’s Farm Progress Show were able to learn more about them. “One hundred thirty-nine years in the seed business and this is our largest launch class in over a decade for NK corn products, launching 20 new hybrids in 2024,” said Matt Dolch, NK Corn Product Manager. …

Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, NK Seeds, Seed, Soybean, Syngenta

Golden Harvest Celebrates 50 Years at #FPS23

Cindy Zimmerman

Golden Harvest is celebrating its golden anniversary this week at the 2023 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. Fifty years ago, seven families came together to create a new way to sell seed. That spirit of innovation continues today with investments in research and technology to continually deliver an expanded portfolio of proven corn and soybean products, including game-changing corn …

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