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Golden Harvest Seeds launches Gold Series soybeans

To help farmers achieve the highest yield potential, Golden Harvest is launching its first-ever Gold Series, a line of soybeans that feature exclusive genetics in high-demand trait platforms. Available for the 2022 season, the new lineup includes Enlist E3 soybeans and XtendFlex soybeans. Stephanie Porter, soybean product manager for Golden Harvest Seeds, shared more about […]
Author: Riley Smith
Posted: 07-23-2021

Weekend Ag Matters: July 24th, 2021

Riley runs down the news headlines, Dustin visits with Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig, Brent talks with NCGA President John Linder, and Russ gets into an Olympic-sized story.
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 07-23-2021

Pivot Bio launches new PROVEN 40 product

It’s been a busy week for Pivot Bio as the company secured millions of dollars in funding and launched a second-generation product. According to Mark Reisinger – vice president of commercial operations – Pivot Bio has introduced a new product called PROVEN 40, which is being promoted as a tool to replace up to 40 […]
Author: Brent Barnett
Posted: 07-23-2021

Vilsack defends farmworker changes

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed proposed migrant farmworker programs during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The hearing was set to talk about an earned pathway to citizenship for migrant farmworkers. Several Republicans on the committee said they won’t support such legislation without first improving security on the southern border. South Carolina Republican Lindsey […]
Author: Riley Smith
Posted: 07-23-2021

Severe drought coverage improves week/week in Iowa

The U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday showed more improvement week-to-week for Iowa. The biggest improvement for the state came within the D2 Severe Drought category. Iowa’s severe drought coverage decreased from 31.49 percent last week to 26.92 percent this week. Approximately 37 counties in the central and northern portions of the state are in the […]
Author: Brent Barnett
Posted: 07-23-2021

Opening Market Podcast – Matt Bennett AgMarket.Net 7-23-21

Even with lower finishes, corn and soybeans are both sitting decently. China is backing away from the market for the time being. A lot will depend on their pork production needs. Weather still is the major mover. Dustin Hoffmann talks with Matt Bennett of AgMarket.Net
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 07-23-2021

Farm Bureau President Duvall talks with Mexican trade officials

When we negotiate trade agreements like the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA), the work doesn’t end once the deals are signed. They are only just starting. The groundwork is laid for future talks on trade issues because the parameters are now defined. The best trade partners always find ways to talk out […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 07-23-2021

USB aims to increase profitability for farmers

United Soybean Board leaders recently approved new projects designed to drive innovation, increase value and create additional demand for U.S. soybeans. USB farmer-leaders set funding priorities for fiscal year 2022, which starts in October. USB Chair Dan Farney tells NAFB that leaders approved 181 new checkoff-funded projects with a total budget allocation of $78 million. […]
Author: Brent Barnett
Posted: 07-22-2021

U.S. Export Sales Report for 7-22-2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its weekly U.S. Export Sales Report on Thursday. Once again, we’re seeing a neutral report this week. However, Allendale commodity broker Greg McBride said that, while the numbers are within expectations, they are still quite low. “Well, it’s mostly neutral across the board for corn and beans,” McBride […]
Author: Riley Smith
Posted: 07-22-2021

Midday Market Podcast – Naomi Blohm TFM 7-22-21

We’re joined today with Naomi Blohm from Total Farm Marketing as we break down a drop in commodity prices, U.S. and South American weather, and weekly export sales. 
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 07-22-2021
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