Poncho/VOTiVO Gives Great Odds

Kelly Marshall

If you could go to Vegas with 80 percent favorable odds, would you take it? asks Greg Ginisty, Bayer product manager. That’s what Poncho/VOTiVO has provided growers – a consistent product with a consistent return on investment, and really great odds. Poncho/VOTiVo has been game-changing in terms of insect control since 2010 when it was first launched and it remains …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, seed

#Classic17 Sees Big Things for Credenz Soybeans

Kelly Marshall

Monty Malone was in San Antonio for Commodity Classic to talk to growers about the latest in Credenz soybeans. Last year more than 500 trials in 6 states showed that, when compared head-to-head, Credenz LibertyLink soybeans offered a 2.2 bu/A yield advantage over Asgrow Roundup Ready 2 Xtend beans. Next year the company is going even bigger with 10 new …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, Soybeans, Uncategorized

Winners of Bayer’s Real Yield Sweepstakes at #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Last year was the second year for the LibertyLink Real Yield Sweepstakes, which gave away 200 acres of LiberyLink soybeans or cotton to two growers each month. The grand prize winner for the year was Gary Tretter from Illinois, who received the 500 acre grand prize and a trip to Commodity Classic in San Antonio last week, along with the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, Uncategorized

John Deere’s Prospective on Farm Economy & Tech

Jamie Johansen

“I’m an advocate for agriculture because I think it’s the finest industry in the world,” words spoken by John Lagemann, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing for the Agriculture and Turf Division, who has 35 years with John Deere and that in itself is a true testament. John had a busy schedule at the 2017 Commodity Classic, not only wearing his …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, John Deere, Machinery, Video

Bayer Makes Big Announcements from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

“It’s important to take care of agriculture’s greatest resource– our growers and their communities. Along with helping them with success on their operation, we’re committed to continuing the success of farming’s future through community outreach programs that give back and help them obtain the tools necessary for success,” Jody Wynia from Bayer CropScience said to attendees of Commodity Classic in San …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic

Bayer/Monsanto Talk About the Future from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Adrian Percy, head of research and development at Bayer CropScience, and Robb Fraley, Monsanto chief technology officer held an informal press conferene at Commodity Classic to discuss the proposed nuptials of their companies. Both Percy and Fraley spoke highly of Monsanto’s seeds and traits and Bayer’s chemistry, but took pains to point out how much better they will be when …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection, Monsanto, seed

AEM Highlights Top Priorities from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Anita Sennett and Nick Tindall represented the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as a partner of Commodity Classic last week. In a press conference the two pointed out the importance of the agriculture manufacturing industry on the U.S. economy. A new study, which will be released in its entirety on March 9, shows that 27 percent of manufacturing in the U.S. …

AEM, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, Farm Bill

@StollerUSA Showcases Start, Grow, Finish

Kelly Marshall

Mike Lewallen is a sales and marketing development representative for Stoller USA who attended Commodity Classic to tell growers about the advantages of using hormones to improve yields. Twenty-five years ago Stoller discovered nutrition alone wasn’t enough to bring out the high-end yields they were looking for, so the company began to create formulations that encourage growth at the from …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, StollerUSA

Announcements from Sorghum, Wheat at #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

National Sorghum Checkoff Program opened Commodity Classic with a big announcement– their partnership with DuPont Pioneer has yielded results. “Today I’m pleased to share with you that, as a result of that partnership, we’ve made a discovery that is the first step, the first hurdle cleared in accelerating the sorghum breeding process,” said Cleve Franks, sorghum research scientist at DuPont Pioneer. …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, NAWG, Sorghum