Bayer Offers Cotton Planting Forecast Tool

Dan Cotton

With cotton planting time approaching, there are several factors that can influence emergence. And Bayer CropScience wants to help growers with the tools and agronomic expertise to ensure their cotton gets off to a good start. That’s why Bayer Eastern Region Agronomic Services Manager, Scott Asher, encourages growers to learn more about the Bayer Cotton Planting Forecast Tool. Bayer Offers …

farm bureau

Farm Bureau Compares Crop Insurance to Ad Hoc Disaster

Dan Economy, Field Crops, Industry News Release

As Congress continues preparation for the 2018 Farm Bill, rural America continues to voice its support for maintaining a strong crop insurance system. One of the loudest voices in that chorus belongs to the country’s largest farm organization, the American Farm Bureau Federation. An active member of the crop insurance coalition, Farm Bureau is working hard to dispel myths about …


Crops Hold Onto Harmful Mutations That Reduce Productivity

Dan Corn, Research

Limits on improving yield and other critical traits in maize likely are due to rare harmful mutations genetically linked to a beneficial gene combination that were selected for during domestication and breeding, according to a study published in the journal Nature. These so-called deleterious genetic mutations result from errors in the DNA that occur randomly every generation and accumulate from ancient mutations right …


Farmers Seek Syngenta Lawsuit Settlement Approval

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

U.S. farmers in a class action lawsuit are seeking approval of a settlement agreement with Syngenta. Court records show the class action lawsuit is seeking court approval for a record $1.51 billion settlement with Syngenta. The lawsuit includes farmers, grain handlers and ethanol plants nationwide that sold corn after September 15, 2013. Reuters reports that lawyers for the plaintiffs said …

trade disruptions

Soy Growers Worried About Possible Trade Disruptions at U.S. Ports

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

The American Soybean Association and its grower-members are urging labor union and port management representatives to get back to the negotiating table and resume bargaining talks. The ASA is concerned about possible trade disruptions at East Coast and Gulf of Mexico ports, which would negatively impact agricultural and food product exports to key markets. The ASA joined several industry stakeholders …