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

ZimmCast 698 – What’s New from Syngenta at #FPS22

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode I’m going to share interview with Syngenta/Golden Harvest representatives who were on location at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, IA. Thank you Syngenta for making my attendance possible this year. There is a lot of content in the virtual newsroom on AgNewWire that includes lots of photos and interviews. Just …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Soybean, Syngenta, ZimmCast

Field Data Supports NK Seeds 2023 Field Forged Series

Cindy Zimmerman

NK Seeds was highlighting new field data at the Farm Progress Show this week showing the superior performance of their 2023 Field Forged Series™ lineup of corn hybrids and soybean varieties. According to the data, 51 NK® Field Forged Series corn hybrids landed in the top 10 in 2021 Farmers Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) tests. “These multi-year results …

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

Syngenta Group Reports Strong Second Quarter Growth

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta Group reports strong financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2022, with the quarter up by 24 percent to $9.2 billion, increasing $1.8 billion compared to year ago. All business units achieved double-digit sales growth in the quarter and the first half of 2022, benefiting from strong demand for the Group’s products and services that help …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Crop Protection, Seed, Soybean, Syngenta

ZimmCast 697 – Bayer Crop Science Field Technology Showcase

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Getting close to episode 700! I’m sharing two of the interviews I conducted during the Bayer Crop Science Field Technology Showcase last week. We had multiple in-field demonstration plots and presenters. I was most interested in one about small stature corn which you’ll hear is the core of Bayer’s Smart Corn strategy. Then on …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Corn, cover crops, Crop Protection, Crop Science, Soybean, Sustainability, Technology, ZimmCast

Crow’s Seed Being Re-Launched in Eastern Corn Belt

Cindy Zimmerman

Crow’s Seed is being re-launched in the Eastern Corn Belt, by Outward Ag, LLC. This follows the re-establishment a few years ago of Midwest Seed Genetics in the Central and Northern Corn Belt and NC+ in the West, which have become two of the fastest growing seed brands in U.S. row crop agriculture. Crow’s Hybrids, originally from Milford, IL, was …

Corn, Seed, Soybean

MN Soybean Farmers “Stepping Up” for Health Care Workers

Cindy Zimmerman

This summer, Minnesota soybean farmers, with the help of the soybean checkoff, are Stepping Up to salute the front line health care heroes throughout the state by donating sets of soy-based Sketchers shoes to thank them for their selfless work. The goal of the Stepping Up campaign is to give back to local health care facilities across the state, as …


Cargill RegenConnect Expands Program Eligibility

Cindy Zimmerman

Enrollment opens this month for Cargill RegenConnect, a market-based regenerative agriculture program, which is expanding to 15 states For the 2022-23 crop season. Cargill has expanded grower eligibility to include Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Kentucky, North Dakota, and South Dakota. “In our first year, Cargill has received a tremendous response from growers …

AgWired Precision, carbon, Corn, Precision Agriculture, Soybean

ZeaKal and Perdue Agribusiness Work for Sustainable Poultry

Cindy Zimmerman

Perdue AgriBusiness and ZeaKal have announced a multi-year development agreement to raise more sustainable poultry through improved soy genetics and feed quality. ZeaKal’s PhotoSeed® trait technology increases photosynthetic capacity, converting more carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy for the plant. In soybeans, this has consistently resulted in improved oil and protein content while improving the sustainability index of the crop. …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Poultry, Soybean

Yield Forecast Challenge Launches April 15 on AEI Premium

Cindy Zimmerman

AEI Premium, the online community for agricultural decision makers, is launching a new online contest called the Yield Forecast Challenge. Beginning April 15, you are invited to forecast 16 questions about USDA yield estimates for corn and soybeans. The questions will span the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports from May through November 2022. You can earn …

Corn, Soybean, USDA