Bayer Opens New Breeding Facility

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Research, Soybeans, wheat

Bayer CropScience has celebrated the grand opening of its new $17 million, state-of-the-art, Beaver Crossing Breeding and Trait Development Station.  Bayer hopes the research and development activities of this center will deliver breakthrough wheat and soybean varieties. The center will be focusing on parent discovery and hybrid wheat breeding, with plans to research new wheat varieties designed to help growers face … Read More

GROWMARK Crop Update

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Corn, Growmark, wheat

Another 10% of the nation’s corn crop was planted last week, bringing the total now a couple of points ahead of last year but still behind the five year average. According to the latest progress report from USDA, farmers now have 19% of the corn crop in the ground and two percent has emerged, most of it in non-Corn Belt … Read More

Wheat Yield Contest Announced

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, BASF, wheat

BASF Crop Protection and the National Wheat Foundation had a big announcement at the 2015 Commodity Classic – the creation and implementation of a National Wheat Yield Contest. “We appreciate the generous support of our primary industry partner, BASF, to assist in the creation of this program,” said NWF Chairman Dusty Tallman of Colorado. “We are looking forward to this … Read More

Biotech Among Top Issues at #Classic15

Cindy ZimmermanAg Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Sorghum, Soybeans, wheat

Trade, taxes, biotechnology, farm policy and government regulations are the main issues of concern to the commodity organizations who make up the Commodity Classic. Leadership of the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), and National Sorghum Producers (NSP) all held press conferences Thursday to talk about their top priorities. Under the … Read More

Farmers Heading to Phoenix for #Classic15

Cindy ZimmermanAg Group, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, Sorghum, Soybeans, wheat

Corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers from all over the country are heading to Phoenix this week for the 20th annual Commodity Classic convention and trade show. “Commodity Classic gives us the opportunity not just to celebrate great work, meet with friends and learn about new products and services, it allows growers to get together in one place to shape … Read More

New App Released for Commodity Classic

John DavisAg Group, Agribusiness, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, Soybeans, wheat

Attendees of the upcoming Commodity Classic will have an easier time planning their schedules during the event. The mobile app, which can be downloaded from a variety of operating systems’ app stores, will give attendees fresh information on sponsors, trade show floor events, locations for sessions and exhibits, and other up-to-the-minute information on the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and … Read More

Dakotas-Based Co-Op Selling Firefighting Skids

John DavisSafety, wheat

A cooperative based in North and South Dakota is selling wheat growers some protection against a big risk at harvest time: combine fires. Wheat Growers has assembled a firefighting skid that can slide into the back of an 8-foot pickup box and includes a 500-gallon water tank, 70 feet of hose on an electric hose reel with an adjustable fire … Read More

Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram Awarded 2014 World Food Prize

Joanna SchroederAward, Food, wheat, World Food

Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram was awarded the 2014 World Food Prize was awarded on World Food Day, October 16, 2014. A wheat breeder who has developed more than 400 varieties of the crop, he was born in a small village in India and is now citizen of Mexico. Dr. Rajaram conducted the majority of his research in Mexico at the International … Read More

New Holland Agriculture Claims World Record

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Equipment, Harvesting, New Holland, wheat

New Holland Agriculture has reclaimed the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, harvesting an impressive 797.656 tonnes (29,308.84 bushels) of wheat in eight hours with the world’s most powerful combine: the 653 hp CR10.90 Elevation. “We are extremely proud to have recaptured the Guinness World Records title for harvesting almost 30,000 bushels of wheat in eight hours, shattering the previous record by … Read More

Wheat Growers Announces Site for Grain/Agronomy Facility

Jamie JohansenAg Group, agronomy, Grain, wheat

Wheat Growers will build a first-class grain handling, fertilizer and agronomy facility in Lyman County, starting yet this fall. Wheat Growers’ Board of Directors has chosen a site in Lyman County, South Dakota, for a shuttle loader grain handling facility and agronomy center. The site will be in Kennebec, South Dakota, and will be located along the soon-to-be rehabilitated line … Read More