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Syngenta Rejects Monsanto’s Latest Approach

I really haven’t paid a whole lot of attention to this issue and do not have any details beyond what has been released and publicly stated. But seeing this video just released by Syngenta featuring the Chairman of Syngenta’s Board of Directors, Michel Demaré, prompted me to share it. He outlines the company’s position on Monsanto’s recent approach, which was... Read More

Honors at #ASTAannual

Distinguished Service and Lifetime Honorary Member awards were presented by the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) during the closing banquet on Friday night. Honored for distinguished service to the seed industry were retired DuPont Pioneer quality supply technology manager Greg Lamka, and Betsy Peterson of the California Seed Association. Show More Summary

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey

Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey. A downturn in commodity prices and the biggest animal health emergency in that state’s history has taken a financial toll on Iowa agriculture. In this week’s interview,...Show More Summary

New Holland T8 Tractor on the Farm

Let’s go back to La Bellotta Sustainable Farm in Italy for another look at New Holland Smart in action. This time it’s the T8 Series tractors. While I was out in the field Neil Payne, New Holland EMEA Business Marketing Manager, T8 and T9 Tractors, gave me an overview of the new T8. When farmers make equipment for farmers, you... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

St. Louis marketing and communications firm Osborn Barr (O+B) welcomed 18 of the nation’s best and brightest for its internship program, one of the largest intern classes in St. Louis. BIO’s new Board Chair, Ron Cohen, CEO of AcordaShow More Summary

NCGA Announces Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) wants to tell the story of corn farming through its first annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. NCGA is calling for high-resolution photos of corn growth at every stage from seed to harvest and the families that grow it. Show More Summary

American Agri-Women Drive Across America Support

Syngenta is the latest sponsor to sign up to support American Agri-Women Drive Across America, joining several others including Bayer CropScience, the Renewable Fuels Association and AgriPulse in the five-month educational and advocacy tour. Show More Summary

Pope Francis Calls for Better Care of Our Home

Pope Francis is calling on humankind to take better care of our home. The Pope, like those before him, has been vocal about climate change and the role humans have played. In LAUDATO SI’ On Care of Our Common Home, Pope Francis writes that our lifestyle of a “throw-away” society – consumption and waste – must change or humans will... Read More

Syngenta Enogen Supporting Ethanol & FFA

It’s NASCAR race time with the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen. I’m on location at Iowa Speedway and the race is tonight. Right now we’re in a lull between practice sessions. I’m here courtesy of Syngenta Enogen and will be covering their events. One of this things is the effort Syngenta is doing with Iowa FFA members again this... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

AgriCharts, a division of, Inc. and a leading provider of information and technology solutions for agribusinesses, announced the launch of, an online marketplace for farmers and grain buyers. ADAMA has received EPA approval for Captan Gold 4L liquid fungicide for use on strawberries, tree fruits and other specialty crops. Show More Summary

ASTA Chairman Presides Over Busy Year

It’s been a busy year for John Schoenecker of HM Clause as chairman of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). One priority for the organization has been to develop a communications strategy and Schoenecker says they have moved forward with that plan in the past year developing a new video message that stresses the importance of seeds in our daily... Read More

ASTA CEO Pleased with 2015 #ASTAannual

American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) president and CEO Andy LaVigne is pleased with the turnout of industry members at the 132nd annual meeting in Washington DC this week and with the reception they have received on Capitol Hill. In...Show More Summary

Fast Track Back on Track

The U.S. House passed Trade Promotion Authority Thursday by a vote of 218-208 getting fast track back on track and most agricultural organizations are very pleased. “The House’s bipartisan passage of trade promotion authority legislation...Show More Summary

ASTA Members Storm the Hill

Over 120 members of the American Seed Trade Association “stormed the Hill” this week, meeting with their elected officials in Washington DC to talk about important issues for the seed industry. “It was the most people we’ve had Storm the Hill ever,” said incoming ASTA chair Risa DeMasi of Grassland Oregon. “This is the first time that I’ve gone to... Read More

RIP Former AFBF President Dean Kleckner

Just received word from Iowa Farm Bureau that former American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president Dean Kleckner, 82, passed away June 15 at his home in Minnesota with his wife of 62 years, Natalie, and family members by his side. Kleckner was best known for his decades-long leadership within the Farm Bureau on the local, state and national level beginning... Read More

Secretary Vilsack Visits #ASTAannual

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stressed the importance of the seed industry to American agriculture and the nation as a whole during an address kicking off the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting on Thursday in Washington DC. Show More Summary

Mow, Mow, Mow

Today Aunt Jeanette writes: “Mow, mow, mow the grass Every other day. ‘Cause if you don’t you’ll have to bale Just like you do the hay!” I think I have told you before that to keep myself entertained when I am working outside I sometimes make up different lyrics to familiar songs and sing them out loud. Well, today was... Read More

AgriClear Launches New Platform for Cattle Buyers/Sellers

AgriClear, an online platform designed to provide U.S. and Canadian cattle buyers and sellers with an efficient, cost-effective transaction and payment service just opened. Jamie Johansen spoke with Nevil Speer, AgriClear, to learn more about this new platform and is featured in this week’s ZimmCast. Show More Summary

RFD-TV Ready to Host Presidential Candidates

Presidential candidates are getting a great opportunity to talk to the rural community. It’s also a great opportunity for the country to see them in a different than normal setting answering questions they may not be asked otherwise....Show More Summary

Faith & Ag Event in Italy to Discuss Modern Ag Challenges

U.S. agricultural leaders will join world leaders in Milan, Italy, to talk about how faith traditions can inform solutions to modern agricultural challenges. The National Farmers Union will send several of is leaders to the June 27-28...Show More Summary

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