2016 USDA Corn and Soybean Reports Complete

Kelly Marshall

It’s been touted for months, but the USDA’s final Crop Production 2016 Summary finally confirms it, last year was a record-high yield for corn and soybeans. In 2016 corn growers produced 15.1 billion bushels- 11 percent higher than 2015. Average yield is estimated to be 174.6 bushels per acre, up 6.2 bushels over the last crop. The National Agricultural Statistics …

Corn, Soybeans, USDA

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

ASA Director Elected Vice Chairman of NBB

Lizzy Schultz

The American Soybean Association (ASA) was present during this week’s National Biodiesel Board (NBB) membership meeting in St. Louis, with ASA Washington staff and numerous state soybean association staff and farmers in attendance. During the meeting, ASA Board member Mike Cunningham was re-elected to the NBB Governing Board, as well as the new vice chairman of the organization. The agenda …

Ag Group, ASA, Biodiesel, Company Announcement, Soybeans

ASA Seeking Participation in Farm Bill Survey

Lizzy Schultz

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is conducting a survey of producers in states represented by ASA state soybean affiliates on key issues that are likely to be considered by Congress during the process of 2018 Farm Bill negotiations. The results of the survey will be collected and summarized for discussion at ASA’s Board of Directors meeting in St. Louis on …

Ag Group, ASA, Company Announcement, Farm Bill, Soybeans

BASF Offers Zidua® PRO for Soybean Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Soybean growers now have a new tool to control weeds in 2017. BASF’s Zidua® PRO (Premium Residual Option) herbicide is a new broad-spectrum product with powerful burndown and residual control that helps growers address the issue of weed resistance. After receiving U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration earlier this year, Zidua PRO herbicide is now in market and available for …

BASF, Crop Protection, Herbicides, Soybeans

Pioneer Brand Planish High Oleic Soybeans Expanding

Kelly Marshall

DuPont Pioneer and Perdue AgriBusiness are making plans to more than double the acreage of Pioneer brand Planish high oleic soybeans.  Beginning 2017 the soybeans will be grown in Maryland, Delaware, southeast Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Mid-Atlantic growers will have the opportunity to recieve a grain premium with a high oleic contract.  Participating growers will be able to deliver …

Agribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, Soybeans

Bayer, West Central Partner for Soybean Treatment

Kelly Marshall

Bayer and West Central Distribution, LLC are partnering to offer growers a combination fungicide seed treatment for soybeans.  Redigo™ 480 + Trilex® will be offered exclusively through West Central Distribution. Redigo 480 is a seed treatment fungicide from Bayer for control of seed and soil-borne disease on soybeans and other crops. Redigo 480 + Trilex brings two powerful modes of action against …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Soybeans

Accurate Yield Forecasts from Descartes Labs

Kelly Marshall

In August Descartes Labs offered their first 2016 U.S. Corn Yield Forecast and now they’re adding soybeans to the weekly forecast as well. The forecast is significant because the company is using satellites and weather data to analyze spectral signatures for corn, offering information about crop health and relative productivity.  Using a petabyte of data, 30,000 computers and 16 hours …

Agribusiness, Corn, Soybeans, yields

Think Outside-the-Box with StollerUSA

Kelly Marshall

Farmers need to start thinking differently about plant yields, says Larry Lintner of Stoller. The inside-the-box approach of managing NP&K and handling weed pressure isn’t enough to truly get that-high-end yield potential out of a plant. Instead he encourages growers to use plant science from germination to harvest to keep the plant healthy, balance hormones, and make yields align to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Soybeans, StollerUSA

Bayer is #SoyExcited About Credenz®

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer representatives were “soy excited” to talk with farmers at the Farm Progress Show last week about Credenz® soybeans. Bayer soybean agronomy lead Monty Malone says Credenz was launched in the Midwest in 2015 and expanded this year into the rest of the country. “We have a reputation in the Midwest of being a very innovative development company in crop …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Farm Progress Show, Soybeans