#ASTACSS Sustainability Panel Features Familiar Iowa Farmer

Cindy Zimmerman

Sustainability is real for Iowa farmer and former National Corn Growers Association president Pam Johnson, a sixth-generation farmer who works with her husband, their two sons and their young families to produce corn and soybeans. “We can see with our own eyes how things have improved and that we’re able to do a better job year after year,” she says. …

ASTA, Audio, Corn, Sustainability

Syngenta Sets New Goals for Good Growth Plan

Carrie Muehling

After launching the original Good Growth Plan in 2013, Syngenta has met the initial goals and is looking further into the future of sustainability in agriculture. The company has four new commitments they will focus on through the year 2025, including accelerating innovation for farmers and nature. “It’s really around helping farmers deal with some of the extreme weather conditions …

Audio, Sustainability, Syngenta

Sand-to-Soil Technology Could Help Achieve Food Security

Cindy Zimmerman

Heliae Development, LLC and Agricola Cerro Prieto (ACP) have just announced findings of a year-long water retention trial, revealing a major advancement in transforming sand to soil, which could lead to greater food security, improved nutrition and more sustainable agriculture The significance of global warming and climate change on global food production cannot be overestimated. The goal to end hunger, …

AgWired Precision, Farming, Food, Precision Agriculture, Soil, Sustainability

Heliae® Ag Webinar Series Rethinks Soil Health

Cindy Zimmerman

More than 900 participants joined in November 17 and 18 for Heliae® Agriculture’s two-day virtual event “Rethinking Soil Productivity” to learn about soil health strategies and farm trial results from a variety of regions. The event featured two main morning sessions and six afternoon breakout sessions spread out over two days, with a focus placed on soil health, regenerative agriculture …

Audio, Soil, Sustainability

ZimmCast 654 – #FJFieldDays and DWFI Podcast

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week I had the opportunity to fly for the first time in over 5 1/2 months to put the Golden ZimmComm Microphone to work at a farm event. Thank you Farm Journal for having me help with your Farm Journal Field Days event which included on-farm activities as well as a significant virtual …

Audio, Farm Journal, Media, Soil, Sustainability, Water for Food, ZimmCast

Introducing the Daugherty Water for Food Podcast

Chuck Zimmerman

Welcome to the Daugherty Water for Food Podcast! Since 2010, the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska has worked toward one goal: a food and water secure world — one in which global food security is ensured without compromising the use of water to meet other essential human and environmental needs. It’s a daunting vision, …

Audio, Podcasts, Soil, Sustainability, Water for Food

Analysis Shows U.S. Agriculture Reducing Emissions

Cindy Zimmerman

American agriculture is more environmentally sustainably than ever. A new analysis of updated data from both USDA and EPA shows U.S. farmers and ranchers continue to reduce per-unit greenhouse gas emissions. All told, the U.S. agricultural sector accounts for less than 10% of total U.S. emissions. That’s less than the emissions from the transportation, electricity generation and industrial sectors. Globally, …

AFBF, Ag Groups, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Animal Agriculture, Sustainability

Syngenta News from Commodity Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta had a couple of big announcements at the 2020 Commodity Classic, including a collaboration with Truterra (formerly Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN) to offer a “step-change in stewardship and conservation best practices for U.S. growers while helping them focus on maximizing acre-by-acre productivity and profitability.” This technology-based alliance will make use of data analytics from both the Truterra™ Insights Engine and …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Soybean, Sustainability, Syngenta

Bayer Initiatives Focus on Sustainability

Carrie Muehling

Bayer is focused on sustainability with three specific commitments to bring about positive changes within the agriculture industry over the next 10 years. “Bayer has the opportunity and the responsibility to really be part of the solution when we think about the major challenges that are facing ag today, and those might include climate change, growing population and limited resources,” …

Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Sustainability

Secretary Perdue Announces New Innovation Initiative

Cindy Zimmerman

At the start of USDA’s 2020 Agriculture Outlook Forum on Thursday, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the Agriculture Innovation Agenda, a new initiative to stimulate innovation so American agriculture can achieve the goal of increasing production by 40 percent while cutting the environmental footprint of U.S. agriculture in half by 2050. Secretary Perdue outlined the four components of the …

Audio, Sustainability, USDA