Beck’s & Benson Hill Partner for Corn Genetics

Cindy Zimmerman

Beck’s Hybrids is one of the largest retail seed companies in North America, and now thanks to a partnership with agriculture technology company Benson Hill Biosystems, they’ll be able to accelerate their corn breeding program in the future. Using Benson Hill’s CropOS cognitive platform, Beck’s will gain yet another tool to enhance the ability to offer farmers improved traits. The …

ASTA, Audio, Corn, seed

DuPont Pioneer Unveils New Corn and Soybean Products

Cindy Zimmerman

With the theme of “Innovation Elevates Performance for Growers,” DuPont Pioneer used virtual press conferences this week to unveil new corn and soybean products by region. Pioneer is launching 54 new A-Series soybeans for North America; and 53 new top-yielding corn products as part of its expanded lineup for 2017 spring planting. A-Series soybeans are “the highest yielding line of …

Audio, Corn, Dupont Pioneer, Soybeans

The BioAg Alliance Launches Microbial Seed Coating

Kelly Marshall

Through The BioAg Alliance, Monsanto Company and Novozymes have a new project in the works.  As part of the commitment to innovative microbial solutions a new corn inoculant, Acceleron B-300 SAT, is being introduced.  The product is based on a fungus found in soil and has shown promising results with a two-year average yield advantage of more than 3 bushels per …

Agribusiness, Corn, Monsanto, seed

Reaction to Election and Policy Priorities for NCGA

Lizzy Schultz

Much of the conversation during NAFB’s Trade Talksurrounded the industry’s response to the election of Donald Trump, and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Wesley Spurlock was on hand to discuss what this new administration will means for NCGA and how the organization intends to move forward into the future. “It is great to have the election behind us, …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, EPA, NAFB, NCGA, Policy, trade

Two Weeks To NCYC Harvest Deadline

Kelly Marshall

The National Corn Growers Association reminds growers that the deadline for the 2016 National Corn Yield Contest is just a few weeks away.  Online entries must be completed within seven business days of their final yield check, or by November 21, whichever comes first. The online form can be accessed by farmers and seed representatives with the same login process …

Ag Group, Contest, Corn, NCGA

Precision Investments Paying Off

Cindy Zimmerman

The chairman of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) says the investment farmers have made in new technology and equipment is paying off for their customers. Maryland farmer Chip Councell, who was attending an event in Detroit this week to promote exports of U.S. coarse grains and ethanol co-products to international buyers, related how farmers in his area were able to …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Exports, Grain

Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest Seeking Entries🌽

Lizzy Schultz

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is once again inviting amateur and professional photographers to help tell the story of farming American field corn through the third annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. The contest allows the nation’s corn growers to submit high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest. Those who have already submitted entires can also enter additional photos, …

Ag Group, Contest, Corn, Farmers, NCGA

Exports Offer Bright Spot in USDA Corn Report

Kelly Marshall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its new corn forecast report and predicts that this year’s corn harvest will reach 15.057 bushels. Although this is down around 36 million bushels from last month’s estimates, it is still predicted to be another record crop. The World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates Report also lowered corn supplies for 2016/2017 from …

Ag Group, Corn, NCGA, USDA

Alltech Mycotoxin Forecast

Jamie Johansen

Dr. Max Hawkins, Alltech nutritionist, is the one behind the scenes making sense of all the numbers and values collected from samples and creating the mycotoxin risk assessments. These assessments are sent out to the Alltech sales force and customer ensuring they get the most information back from a sample as possible. The World Dairy Expo was a perfect venue …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Corn, Forage, Nutrient Management, World Dairy Expo

DuPont Pioneer and CIMMYT Form Alliance

Kelly Marshall

DuPont Pioneer and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) will be working together to advance the CRISPR-Cas technology.  A new Master Alliance Agreement details their cooperation in finding characteristics that address the needs of smallholder famers across the globe. “Working together with CIMMYT will enable smallholder farmers to benefit from technology like CRISPR-Cas, helping them solve their challenges,” …

Agribusiness, Corn, Dupont Pioneer, wheat