Marketing Study on the Modern Global Foodie

Jamie Johansen

Sopexa is the only international marketing agency that focuses entirely on the food and beverage community making their relationship with agriculture essential. Pauline Oudin, managing director, conducted the first ever study on the global foodie. She shared her findings during the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and highlighted key elements to engaging the modern foodie around the world. The multi-country …

Agribusiness, Food, International, Soybeans, USSEC

USSEC Serves as Global Marketing Firm for #USSoy

Jamie Johansen

Corn, soybean, rice and cotton farmer, Derek Haigwood, is the newly elected vice chairman for the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and calls Arkansas home. I met up with Derek during the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange to learn more about the organization and how he plans to serve. Derek said he is honored to work hand-in-hand with USSEC …

Ag Group, Audio, Markets, Soybeans, trade, USSEC

Over 300 Global US Soy Customers Attend Trade Exchange

Jamie Johansen

The 4th annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Midwest Specialty Grains Conference and Trade Show hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the Midwest Shippers Association (MSA), took place in Indianapolis, IN and is the premiere global soy and grain trade event. Over 700 attendees gathered with 300 of them representing 55 countries around the world, focused …

Ag Group, Audio, Exports, Feed, Food, Soybeans, USSEC

China Commits to 146 Million Bushels New Crop US Soy

Jamie Johansen

During the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange in Indianapolis, buyers from China committed to buy nearly $1.8 billion worth of U.S. soy, totaling 146 million bushels of new crop U.S. soybeans. Several of these commitments were made official at a signing during the event, hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). “China continues to be the No. 1 …

Agribusiness, Audio, Exports, Soybeans, USSEC, Video

Pioneer, CHS Announce Contract for High Oleic Soybeans

Kelly Marshall

Growers in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa now have the option to contract for Pioneer brand Plenish high oleic soybeans in 2017.  Soybeans will be processed at the CHS Fairmont, Minnesota plant.  The expansion of high oleic soybeans production offers greater access for growers looking for value-added markets. “CHS is focused on helping its farmer-owners grow, and this regional collaboration …

Agribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, Farm Progress Show, Soybeans

Soybean Growers from 11 States to Lead ASA’s WISHH

Jamie Johansen

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Richard Wilkins confirmed 15 soybean growers from 11 states to serve as ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program committee in 2016-17. Officers are: Chairman Daryl Cates (IL), Vice Chair Levi Huffman (IN); Treasurer Stan Born (IL); and Secretary E.L. Reed (MO). New WISHH Committee members include: Tim Bardole (IA); Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare …

Ag Group, ASA, Exports, Soybeans

AL Extension Warns About Soybean Loopers

Kelly Marshall

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologists are warning growers about the soybean looper, a serious pest that whose numbers are higher than average this year. Scouting efforts show infestations are worst in south and central Alabama, as the moths grow rapidly along the Gulf Coast.  Extension entomologists Dr. Ron Smith and Dr. Tim Reed encourage farmers to scout their soybean …

Insect Control, Soybeans

Win a #RealYield Field from @Bayer4CropsUS

Jamie Johansen

The 1st annual Bayer Showcase Plot Tours are underway across the country delivering diverse solutions and expertise for many pressing crop challenges. Athens, Illinois was home to one stop where I got to chat with Bayer’s Daren Bohannan to learn more about Bayer’s LibertyLink Real Yield Sweepstakes which is in it’s second year. Growers have the chance to win up …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Cotton, Soybeans

Credenz Soybeans Offer Growers Choices

Kelly Marshall

Nick Weidenbenner is more than just an agronomist with Bayer.  He’s also an expert on the Credenz soybean line.  At the Bayer Showcase Plot Tours Jamie Johansen spoke with him about the options Credenz provides to growers. Introduced in 2014, the idea was to offer farmers more choices, underlined by Bayer’s four pillars; tailored genetics, herbicide tolerance, state of the …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Soybeans

Record Crop Forecasts Mean Lower Prices

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s first crop production forecast based on actual field data is predicting some bin-busting crops this year, which in turn is causing lower prices. Corn production is forecast at a record 15.2 billion bushels, up 11 percent from last year with yields expected to average 175.1 bushels per acre, up 6.7 bushels from 2015. If realized, this will be the …

Corn, NCGA, Soybeans, USDA