ISU Extension economist Chad Hart will be a featured speaker at the 12th annual Farm News Ag Show from 3 p.m.-4:15 p.m. on December 5 at the Iowa Community College East Campus in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Hart, a crop market specialist, will discuss the factors that impacted the 2013 corn and soybean crops as well as crop demand factors.
Hart to present at Farm News Ag Show
Creating Better Soybeans
In rows of petri dishes, soybean roots bathe in fluorescent light, an unremarkable site unless you work in the laboratory where they grow. The simplicity of the setup belies the complexity of the research that went into creating the roots. For decades, the genes of the seeds that produced these roots have been tinkered with to create a plant that resists a common and highly destructive soybean disease: Phytophthora root and stem rot. Statewide, the disease accounts for $50 million in losses every year, ranking...
Newly Revised Ohio Agronomy Guide for Sale
A lot can change in 12 years. That’s why the 2005 edition of the Ohio Agronomy Guide was just revised to offer the most up-to-date guidelines for planting corn, soybeans, wheat and forages in Ohio, managing the pests they attract and enriching the soil in which they grow. All the guidelines offered in the book are specific to Ohio and based on research in Ohio fields. If a farmer, forced to delay planting soybeans, wonders: what variety of seed should I sow? And how should I change my seeding rate? The...
ASA to Review Bayer/Monsanto Acquisition for Impacts on Soybean Farmers
The American Soybean Association (ASA) responded to an announcement today from Bayer and Monsanto that the two companies have signed an acquisition agreement under which Bayer will purchase Monsanto. In a statement, ASA President Richard Wilkins, a soybean farmer from Greenwood, Del., noted that the association will first and foremost evaluate the acquisition with respect to its impact on soybean farmers: “With respect to any merger and acquisition affecting soybean farmers, ASA is concerned primarily with...
USSEC Conducts U.S. Soy Supply Workshop – Agribusiness Series, Promoting the U.S. Soy Advantage Message to Customers in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines
USSEC conducted three workshops in the major cities of Jakarta, Bangkok and Manila from May 23 through 31 to promote U.S. Soy. The “Agribusiness Series” is a custom-made program designed by USSEC in cooperation with the Northern Crop Institute (NCI) / North Dakota State University (NDSU) and the International Grains Program (IGP) to create a platform for USSEC to stress the benefits and advantages of U.S. soybeans and soybean meal to a select audience. The theme for the series of workshops is “Ma...
USSEC Holds Poultry Nutrition and Production Short Course for U.S. Soy customers from Russia, Bulgaria and Romania
With the goal to increase awareness of U.S. Soy and help customers differentiate between soy of different origins, USSEC conducted a five day training program at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in Poultry Nutrition and Production for a team of 11 nutritionists and poultry professionals from top poultry integrations and feed manufacturing companies from Russia, Bulgaria and Romania from June 13 – 17. The classes were organized in close cooperation with Cargill, the Spanish Confederation of Compound...