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Record #Soybean, Higher #Corn Acres Planted

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) planted acreage report for this year estimates record soybean plantings and increased corn acres over last year. The report estimates U.S. soybean planted area at a record high 83.7...Show More Summary

.@Syngenta Committed to Growers

During ethanol race weekend last week Chuck Zimmerman sat down with Chris Tingle, head of marketing for Enogen with Syngenta, to learn more about their partnership with Growth Energy and the Iowa Speedway along with their commitment to growers with products such as Enogen. Tingle said its great to be a partner with Growth Energy and the Iowa Speedway to... Read More

Realizing the Hidden Value at Novus

The concept of value is one we discuss a lot throughout animal nutrition. We typically try to measure value, but there is qualitative value. Let’s think health and well-being, trust, scientific expertise or partnerships. Novus International...Show More Summary

Antibiotic-Free Solutions from Novus

The antibiotic-free movement has taken shape throughout the animal ag community. And it’s not going away, so it’s time to listen. Novus International hasn’t taken the movement lightly and brought key leadership in to lead discussion on antibiotics with media as they celebrate 25 years in animal nutrition. Show More Summary

#Ethanol Helps Consumers Save $$ at the Pump

Ethanol was in the spotlight at the Iowa Speedway during the recent American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen. One person who got media and NASCAR fans alike exited about the high-performance E15 racing fuel was Delayne Johnson with Quad County Corn Processors. Show More Summary

4R is Right for @GROWMARK Award Winner

Jason Wesslund, area manager for the eastern half of Heritage FS in central Illinois, was one of five crop specialists recently named as the first recipients of the new GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award. Wesslund supervises four agronomy...Show More Summary

35 Years Experience Advocating at #ASTAannual

Today’s news might make you believe the fight against agriculture technology is a modern issue, but Katie Fast of Oregonians for Food and Shelter told an audience at the American Seed Trade Association annual meeting, her organization has been dealing with consumer misinformation since 1980. Show More Summary

#Ethanol Markets Outlook from @Novozymes

Current market conditions affecting the ethanol industry today were a big topic of discussion at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Milwaukee this week. Jack Rogers, global marketing manager in charge of Novozymes bioenzymes portfolio, says...Show More Summary

Industry Pleased with #GMO Labeling Compromise

Leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday announced a bipartisan compromise on GMO labeling legislation in advance of the pending implementation of a state law in Vermont. “Our marketplace – both consumers and producers...Show More Summary

Get to Know Emily Skor, CEO, @GrowthEnergy

After meeting Emily Skor during the recent EPA RFS hearings in Kansas City I got to sit down and visit with her at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Milwaukee, WI. Emily is the new CEO of Growth Energy. At her very first FEW event she was the keynote speaker. You can listen to her speech here. Prior to joining Growth... Read More

Historic #ASTAannual with OSA is a Win-Win

The leadership of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the Oregon Seed Association (OSA) were all smiles at the Gala Banquet concluding the trailblazing joint annual meeting of the two organizations. “This worked out wonderfully,” said OSA president Greg Loberg of West Coast Beet Seed. Show More Summary

#ASTAannual Elects New Leadership

Among all the seminars and committee meetings of the American Seed Trade Association’s annual meeting one of the most important items of business was the election of the officer team for the coming year.  They are: • Chair: Mark Herrmann,...Show More Summary

Reconnecting with Zimmie at #ASTAannual

You may remember seeing stripes when ZimmComm attended the National Agri-Marketing Association earlier this year – stripes that looked a lot like a giant stuffed zebra. Zimmie the Zebra made many appearances on Twitter during the event...Show More Summary

Senate Committee to Vote on Plant Genetics Treaty

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be voting today on one of the the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) top legislative priorities – the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. ASTA is urging the Committee to vote in favor of the Treaty to move it forward to the full Senate for ratification. ASTA president and... Read More

Mukuka Talks Food Security at #ASTAannual

For most of us, a lack of food security isn’t so much a problem as it is a distant possibility. For many on the African continent, however, food security is still an awaited hope. John Mukuka attended the American Seed Trade Association event from Africa to share the important message of what is being done to replace hope with reality. Mukuka works... Read More

#Enogen Growers Help Increase #Ethanol Production

Farmers growing the Enogen technology for ethanol production are not only benefiting the environment, but the ethanol production industry as well. The Enogen enzyme trait enables more ethanol output from each kernel of corn. The race media learned about about the role of Enogen in ethanol production and the benefits of using E15 in race cars this weekend during the... Read More

Soil Health Institute at #ASTAannual

The cover crops session at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting in Portland, Oregon heard about a new initiative focused on soil health – the Soil Health Institute. Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, who was Deputy Chief for Science...Show More Summary

Supporting Future #Seed Researchers

The future of the seed industry is in good hands if the students who are attending this year’s American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting are any indication. ASTA has a strong interest in encouraging young people pursuing careers in the industry in a number of ways, from programs that mentor students to supporting the efforts of the American Seed... Read More

#ASTAannual Selects New IEC Chair

Karen Withers will be taking the reigns for American Seed Trade Association’s  International Executive Committee for the coming year. Withers works for Pennington Seed handling their international sales, so she’s well versed in trials and tribulations that come with work on the international level. Show More Summary

#ASTAannual Honors Exemplary Members

When it comes to volunteering and service there are some people who just seem to stand out. Here at the American Seed Trade Association annual meeting the board took the opportunity to honor a few of those people and thank them for the contributions they’ve made to the industry. Mike Gumina was recognized with the ASTA Lifetime Honorary Member Award. Gumina... Read More

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