Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday November 22 Ag News


Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.45 million cattle on feed on November 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was down 5 percent from last year. Placements during October totaled 670,000 head, up 3 percent from 2018. Fed cattle marketings for the month of October totaled 480,000 head, unchanged from last year. Other disappearance during October totaled 10,000 head, unchanged from last year.


Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 660,000 head on November 1, 2019, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. This was up 3 percent from October 1, 2019, but down 6 percent from November 1, 2018. Iowa feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head had 530,000 head on feed, up 10 percent from last month but down 2 percent from last year. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in all Iowa feedlots totaled 1,190,000 head, up 6 percent from last month but down 4 percent from last year.

Placements of cattle and calves in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during October totaled 114,000 head, up 39 percent from September and up 7 percent from last year. Feedlots, with a capacity of less than 1,000 head, placed 122,000 head, up 44 percent from September and up 63 percent from last year. Placements for all feedlots in Iowa totaled 236,000 head, up 41 percent from September and up 30 percent from last year.

Marketings of fed cattle from Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head during October totaled 92,000 head, up 31 percent from September but down 1 percent from last year. Feedlots, with a capacity of less than 1,000 head, marketed 67,000 head, down 16 percent from September but up 26 percent from last year. Marketings for all feedlots in Iowa were 159,000 head, up 6 percent from September and up 9 percent from last year. Other disappearance from all feedlots in Iowa totaled 7,000 head.

United States Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.8 million head on November 1, 2019. The inventory was 1 percent above November 1, 2018.

On Feed: By State  (1,000 hd  -  % Nov 1 '19)

Colorado ......:               1,070          105              
Iowa .............:                 660            94                
Kansas ..........:               2,430          103             
Nebraska ......:               2,450           95            
Texas ............:               2,870          107      

Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.48 million head, 10 percent above 2018. Net placements were 2.42 million head. During October, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 600,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 540,000 head, 700-799 pounds were 517,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 475,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 230,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 115,000 head.

Placements By State  (1,000 hd  -  % Oct '18)

Colorado ......:                     240           123         
Iowa .............:                    114           107         
Kansas ..........:                    460           114         
Nebraska ......:                    670           103        
Texas ............:                    530           114         

Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.88 million head, 1 percent below 2018.  Other disappearance totaled 59,000 head during October, 14 percent below 2018.

Marketings By State  (1,000 hd  -  % Oct '18)

Colorado ......:                      155           103          
Iowa .............:                       92            99           
Kansas ..........:                      400           101        
Nebraska ......:                      480           100         
Texas ............:                      435           101        

Lunz named 2019 AG-ceptional woman of the year

A Wakefield woman has been recognized for her contributions to agriculture.

Lisa Lunz was honored as the AG-ceptional Woman of the Year at the Northeast Community College
AG-ceptional Women’s Conference on the Northeast campus in Norfolk on Friday. The announcement was made during a video tribute that was played during the opening session of the 11th annual conference. The video was sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America and produced by the Northeast Agriculture Department and District 25 Productions, LLC. 

“Lisa is very deserving of this recognition. She makes a difference wherever she goes,” said Corinne Morris, dean of agriculture, math and science at Northeast Community College and conference director. “Her ability to listen to all sides and solve problems brings about meaningful change in agriculture, education, and life in general.”

A special selection committee made up of professionals from agricultural businesses and operations is assembled each year to select the winner from a very competitive group of nominees.

Lunz was nominated by Jan Frenzen, of Fullerton, a past Ag-Ceptional Woman recipient. She said Lunz is dependable, dedicated and trustworthy.

“Lisa Lunz is truly an AG-ceptional woman who has dedicated her life to agriculture, making an impact on the local, state and national level in the agriculture industry, and perhaps more importantly, helping bridge the disconnect between agricultural producers and consumers.”

In accepting the award on Friday, Lunz said every woman in agriculture is exceptional because they all play a role.

“I am proud to have watched as that group (of women) has grown and those voices have grown. And groups like Common Ground have given women a chance to have a voice. … I encourage you to continue to support our industry and talk about what we do.”

She also spoke of how faith, family and friends have been instrumental in her life.

“When you plant that seed in the spring, you have to have faith that you will have a bountiful harvest in the fall. I am also so proud of my family in how they have supported me because they had to do a lot while I was gone.”

Lunz and her husband, Jim, farm in a part of northeast Nebraska where they both were raised. Their operation is described as “unique” in that Lisa Lunz is responsible for planting, caring and harvesting the soybeans on their land, while Jim Lunz does the same thing with their corn production. They are good stewards of the environment as they have no-tilled their land for over 20 years.

Frenzen describes the couple as servants of agriculture as they host area fourth grade students and tour groups in order to teach them the basics of agriculture and provide first-hand information about the industry.

(Lisa’s) work with these groups has helped provide the link in the chain between farmers and consumers and building that trust in today’s food system. She has hosted several soybean trade teams, participated in international soybean trade missions and has been an advocate for soybean production,” Frenzen said. “Telling the agriculture story is something Lisa has a passion for.”

Lunz was the first female to chair the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff Board. She has also held other leadership positions on the board during her 12-year tenure, including chair of the Soybean Research Committee and a stint as secretary. In 2018, she was named Soy Promoter of the Year by the Nebraska Soybean Association, and was recognized by the Nebraska Agribusiness Club with its Public Service to Agriculture award.

As an active alumni member of Nebraska Lead, a two-year leadership development program for Nebraskans involved in agriculture, Lunz has assisted by being part of the candidate selection committee. She has also served as a board member of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, which has been instrumental in the organization’s efforts to build a connection between agriculture producers and consumers. In addition, Lunz is an active member of the Ag Builders advisory group for the University of Nebraska’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and serves on the Farm Advisory Board for the Haskell Ag Lab at Concord.

Frenzen said Lunz’s involvement with soybean education programs, ag sack lunch programs, Common Ground and Ag Pen Pals demonstrates that she is “always looking out for the best way to continue to tell our story and make that connection.”

In 2018, Lunz was elected to the Dixon County Board of Supervisors and was selected by fellow board members to serve as chairperson. She has also served as president of the Wakefield Board of Education and was a Four-H leader for ten years.

Lisa and Jim Lunz have three children and two grandchildren.

Nebraska Corn reminds Nebraskans to contact the EPA in support of the RFS

Nebraskans have until Nov. 29 to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to insist the law is upheld regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association stress this may be the last chance to convince the EPA to reverse course and account for all gallons of ethanol the agency waived through excessive refinery waivers.

“We’re calling upon everyone, not just farmers,” said Dan Nerud, president of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and farmer from Dorchester. “It’s a complicated issue, but ultimately one that impacts everyone in our state. From the farmers who grow our corn, the rural areas benefiting from local ethanol plants, the livestock feeders who utilize distillers grains, the motorists who have economical options at the pumps, all the way to our citizens who like to breathe clean air. Everyone needs to step up and demand the EPA follows the law and chooses farmers over the oil industry.”

Ethanol advocates were encouraged in June when President Trump announced his administration planned to lift the outdated restrictions on the sales of E15 (a 15% ethanol blend) allowing for the fuel to be sold year-round. However, as the E15 rule was finalized in August, the EPA issued 31 additional small refinery waiver exemptions to big oil companies, such as Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, releasing them from their RFS obligations. Additionally, the EPA has routinely provided these refineries full exemptions, opposed to the partial relief the Department of Energy has recommended.

“We were encouraged by an announcement from President Trump on Oct. 4 when he stated he was working with our ethanol champions in Congress, such as Sen. Deb Fischer, to fix the mess and uphold the RFS,” said David Bruntz, chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board and farmer from Friend. President Trump even took to Twitter and said ‘the farmers are going to be so happy when they see what we are doing for ethanol.’ However, days later EPA released their plan, which was a complete slap in the face.”

The EPA has since tinkered with President Trump’s intentions in its annual Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) process. The RVO determines how much biofuel oil refiners will blend into the motor fuel mix. Nebraska Corn was hopeful the RVO would account for all waived ethanol gallons granted by the EPA. However, EPA’s proposal is only half full and only accounts for the recommended gallons the Department of Energy proposed during the waiver application process, which are substantially less.

“Promises were made and promises need to be kept,” said Nerud. “In only three years, the EPA granted 85 exceptions to oil refineries, which destroyed over 4 billion gallons of biofuel demand. This equates to nearly 1.4 billion bushels of corn demand. We can’t remain silent on this.”

The public comment process only takes a couple of minutes and closes Friday, Nov. 29. Comments can be submitted electronically by visiting

Tissue Sampling Data Reveals Trends in Nebraska Crop Health

Many Nebraska farmers struggled with weather challenges this season, but those who had a well-planned, comprehensive fertility program are seeing the benefits as harvest wraps up. Tissue sampling conducted by WinField United in 2019 revealed that in-season plant stress may have limited nutrient availability to plants, which likely affected yield potential. The insights gained from those samples can help improve the efficiency and precision of nutrient applications all season long.

Nebraska corn deficient in key nutrients

Nebraska farmers submitted nearly 1,700 corn tissue samples for analysis by WinField United in 2019. Based on sampling data, more than 60% of corn was deficient in zinc, magnesium and boron across the state. A majority of the samples were also deficient or responsive for manganese, nitrogen and sulfur.

In-season stress likely contributed to nutrient deficiencies

Environmental conditions and in-season stress made nutrient availability a struggle for crops this season. As harvest began, the effects of nutrient deficiency were witnessed in some cornfields in the form of uneven ear height, poorly pollinated corn ears and weak stalks. In-season tissue sampling gave farmers a real-time snapshot of crop fertility, allowing for adjustments that helped protect yield potential. 

The WinField United sampling database includes more than 600,000 data points that help identify nutrient trends based on geography, soil type and environmental conditions. Based on the analysis, WinField United recommends that farmers tissue sample and reevaluate fertilization plans annually and throughout the growing season. While trends can be recognized across the state, each field and season is different, so plants should be tested to ensure proper fertilization. Factors that can affect nutrient availability to plants include soil type and pH, crop rotation, planting population and environmental conditions.

Using the analysis from samples taken in 2019, farmers can identify how nutrient deficiencies and unbalanced nutrient ratios may have impacted their yield potential. Those insights can help inform fertilization strategies for 2020. Supplementing soil nutrients will be incredibly important to overcome some of the nutritional challenges crops faced in 2019. Work with your locally owned and operated WinField United retailer to evaluate crop health and develop fertility programs specific for your acres.

Governor’s Office Issues Executive Order to Suspend Weight Limits on Transportation of Propane

On Thursday, the Office of the Governor issued an executive order to provide emergency relief on account of regional heating fuel (propane) shortages.  The order suspends weight limits (up to 90,000 pounds gross weight) for motor carriers hauling critically needed heating fuels on all highways within Nebraska, excluding the interstate system.  The executive order is effective immediately and will remain in place through December 15, 2019.  Drivers exceeding the usual weight limits must carry a copy of the executive order to document that they are providing direct support to the State of Nebraska during the emergency period.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has notified the State of Nebraska that stocks of residential heating fuels have been lower than the five-year average in the Midwest for more than three consecutive weeks.  The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy has determined that the residential heating fuel situation is currently not serious in Nebraska, but will continue to monitor it.  However, more extreme shortages in surrounding states have increased the need to transport heating fuels through Nebraska.

Earlier this fall, the Regional Field Administrators for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Midwestern Service Center and Western Service Center issued an emergency declaration providing regulatory relief to commercial transporters of heating fuel.  That declaration permitted drivers to work extended hours in order to meet the urgent need for heating fuels in the region.  Thursday’s executive order supplements that act by easing hauling weight restrictions for carriers operating in Nebraska.

With Governor Pete Ricketts traveling out of state, Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley officially issued the executive order in his capacity as Acting Governor under the State’s emergency management laws.


All layers in Nebraska during October 2019 totaled 9.27 million, up from 8.10 million the previous year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nebraska egg production during October totaled 233 million eggs, up from 207 million in 2018. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,511 eggs, compared to 2,553 eggs in 2018.

U.S. October Egg Production Up 3 Percent

United States egg production totaled 9.61 billion during October 2019, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 8.41 billion table eggs, and 1.20 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.11 billion were broiler-type and 88.0 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during October 2019 totaled 397 million, up 1 percent from last year. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,422 eggs, up 1 percent from October 2018.
Total layers in the United States on November 1, 2019 totaled 398 million, up 1 percent from last year. The 398 million layers consisted of 336 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 58.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.56 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on November 1, 2019, averaged 78.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from November 1, 2018.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Down 5 Percent

Egg-type chicks hatched during October 2019 totaled 52.4 million, down 5 percent from October 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 47.9 million on November 1, 2019, up 6 percent from a year ago.  Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 199 thousand during October 2019, down 27 percent from October 2018.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 3 Percent

Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2019 totaled 815 million, up 3 percent from October 2018. Eggs in incubators totaled 674 million on November 1, 2019, up 4 percent from a year ago.  Leading breeders placed 7.53 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during October 2019, up 4 percent from October 2018.

USDA Cold Storage October 2019 Highlights

Total red meat supplies in freezers on October 31, 2019 were up 1 percent from the previous month but down 1 percent from last year. Total pounds of beef in freezers were down 1 percent from the previous month and down 10 percent from last year. Frozen pork supplies were up 3 percent from the previous month and up 8 percent from last year. Stocks of pork bellies were up 13 percent from last month and up 72 percent from last year.

Total frozen poultry supplies on October 31, 2019 were down 7 percent from the previous month and down 3 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were up 4 percent from the previous month and up 1 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were down 25 percent from last month and down 11 percent from October 31, 2018.

Total natural cheese stocks in refrigerated warehouses on October 31, 2019 were down 2 percent from the previous month and down 2 percent from October 31, 2018. Butter stocks were down 18 percent from last month but up 3 percent from a year ago.

Total frozen fruit stocks were up 21 percent from last month but down 8 percent from a year ago. Total frozen vegetable stocks were up 3 percent from last month but down 2 percent from a year ago.


A House bill to provide congressional funding for more U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agricultural inspectors got a boost this week when four additional lawmakers signed on as co-sponsors. U.S. Reps. David Rouzer (R-N.C.), Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.), Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa) and Josh Harder (D-Calif.) joined colleagues in support of H.R. 4482, by Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas).

There are now 15 lawmakers who support the bill, including five original co-sponsors. The bill authorizes $222 million over three years to enable CBP to hire 240 new agriculture specialists and 200 new agriculture technicians each fiscal year until the shortage is filled. The bill also authorizes 60 new canine teams over the next three years. Rep. Vela's legislation is a companion to a Senate bill that recently passed by unanimous consent in that chamber.

IFBF encourages diversified ag ideas to keep farming sustainable

The latest U.S. Agriculture Census shows Iowa farmers continue to work within narrow—and sometimes negative—margins and a recent Iowa State University report concludes the same, with 44 percent of Iowa farmers reporting they struggle to pay their bills. But, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) continued commitment to help farmers find new ways to add additional income to their balance sheets is bringing groundbreaking ideas to members who attend the 2019 IFBF annual meeting in Des Moines, Dec. 3-4.

A special breakout session, “Non-traditional crop and livestock,” on Dec. 4, will feature a panel of three farmers who have found opportunities in agriculture outside of Iowa’s most well-known commodities. “It used to be that farming was a person’s primary job, but now more than half of all farmers in Iowa have a primary occupation off the farm—for young farmers, those 35 years and younger, it’s 64 percent. This provides an opportunity to explore what other types of agriculture are in Iowa that can add to a farmer’s bottom line,” said Amanda Van Steenwyk, IFBF farm business development manager. “Iowa is more agriculturally diverse than many realize and bringing these farmers in to talk about their challenges and successes can ‘plant a seed’ for others to find ways to expand their family farms to be more financially sustainable.”

Among the panelists is Ken Iverson of Red Barn Hemp in Oregon. Iowa’s 2019 legislative session paved the way for up to 40 acres of industrial hemp to be grown in Iowa. As regulations are being reviewed, Iowa farmers still have many agronomic and marketing questions related to this crop. Iverson has been growing industrial hemp since 2016 and has been instrumental in CBD oil extraction practices used throughout the hemp industry.  

Knowing land and capital can be difficult to come by, panelist Kate Edwards of Johnson County, Iowa found success as an organic vegetable farmer, raising a variety of foods on her 10-acre farm. Her business—Wild Woods Farm—serves over 200 local families through community-supported agriculture, a model in which customers pay a fee upfront and later reap the benefit of Edwards’ harvest.

With more food choices available than ever before, Steve Howe of Fremont County has raised outdoor, antibiotic-free hogs for the past 14 years. Farmers continue to use antibiotics judiciously to treat sick livestock on their farms, but there is a segment of grocery shoppers who want to eat pork products raised a certain way; Howe’s livestock are able to fill that need.

To learn more about this year’s panels and annual meeting events, visit

Beef At Iowa Corn-Fed Food Blogger Tour

The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) partnered with the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Pork Producers Association this fall for the 2019 Iowa Corn-Fed Food Blogger Tour. The event brought together some of the country’s top food bloggers to experience Iowa’s agricultural industry firsthand. The ten bloggers attending this year’s tour came from all over the United States; New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, California, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Louisiana.

With little-to-no experience in production agriculture, this group came with an open mind and willingness to learn about how cattle are raised in Iowa. “Food bloggers are an extremely important group for the beef checkoff to connect with. They have thousands of loyal followers that view them as a trusted source for information,” commented Rochelle Gilman, RD, Director of Nutrition and Health for IBIC.

Throughout the event, the Iowa State Beef Checkoff hosted a pasture walk for bloggers at Justin and Corrine Rowe’s farm in Madison County, Iowa. The group received a firsthand look at a cow-calf operation and gained valuable insight from the family on their day-to-day responsibilities on the farm. The Rowe’s provided each blogger with a picture book that highlights the family’s beef farm throughout the year and the different responsibilities that accompany each season. Following the pasture walk, bloggers engaged in conversation during a Q&A session with the Rowe’s and enjoyed a delicious beef dinner. Corinne shared her take on the event, “I found interacting with the bloggers during the pasture walk and at dinner to be very insightful. There was great discussion and I was able to answer their burning questions in a more personalized manner. This event has allowed me to connect with these bloggers and interact with them through social media since their visit.”

After the event, the bloggers took their experiences during the tour and shared their new-found knowledge with their followers. Collectively, this group of ten individuals influences the purchasing decisions of over 3.5 million people through the use of Facebook and Instagram.

Laura Fuentes, blogger from Louisiana said this about the tour, “One reason why it is important for farmers to work with food influencers is that you can change consumer perception as an industry.” Many bloggers shared photos and videos of the beef pasture walk and have included several beef recipe posts following the tour.

“Not only was this event able to leave a positive impression of the beef industry in these third-party influencer’s minds, but IBIC was able to catalyze future partnerships and create connections that will allow for us to be a trusted resource in the future,” shares Kylie Peterson, Director of Marketing and Communications for IBIC.

Legislation to Preserve Family Farms Introduced in Congress

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today announced its strong support for the “Preserving Family Farms Act of 2019.” Introduced by U.S. Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D - 20th Dist. - Calif.) and Jackie Walorski (R - 2nd Dist. - Ind.), this important bipartisan legislation would expand IRS Code Section 2032A to allow more ranchers and farmers to take advantage of the special use valuation and protect family-owned businesses from the devastating impact of the death tax.

NCBA President Jennifer Houston said that ranchers and farmers are very appreciative of the death tax relief that was passed as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), but that many cattle producers are either still vulnerable to the death tax or will be vulnerable when the TCJA exemption limits revert back in 2026.

“America’s beef producers should never be forced to sell any of their family’s farm, ranch or business due to a death of a family member,” Houston said. “NCBA is committed to the fight to defend family ranches and farms and has long advocated for sound policies that will preserve family-owned beef operations for generations to come. I applaud Representatives Panetta and Walorski for their leadership and dedication to protecting future generations of agricultural producers who seek to preserve a multigenerational legacy by maintaining a family-owned business.”

In the Tax Reform Act of 1976, Congress recognized the disproportionate burden of the death tax on agricultural producers and created Section 2032A as a way to help farmers keep their farms. However, the benefits of Section 2032A have been stymied over the years as the cap on deductions has failed to keep pace with the rising value of farmland. The Preserving Family Farms Act of 2019 increases the maximum amount allowed under the exemption from $750,000 to $11 million (indexed for inflation), thus reviving a critically important tool in the toolbox for farm and ranch families across the U.S. If enacted, this legislation will provide a permanent solution to an issue that has long plagued our nation’s cattle producers.


China's top trade negotiator has invited U.S. officials to Beijing for further trade talks. The invitation was made during a phone call late last week, inviting U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to China. U.S. negotiators have indicated a willingness to meet, but it's unclear if the two sides can do so before next Thursday, China's preferred deadline. As previously announced, an interim trade deal between China and the U.S. would include a pledge for China to buy $40 billion-$50 billion in U.S. agricultural products, . 

ADM Opens Livestock Feed Plant in Vietnam

Archer Daniels Midland Company celebrated the opening of its latest livestock feed plant, located in Hoa Mac, Ha Nam province, Vietnam.

The new facility joins a growing list of investments by ADM in Vietnam, marking its fifth plant dedicated to animal nutrition in the country, reflecting the company’s commitment to be the go-to partner for livestock, aquaculture and companion-animal customers around the globe.

“We are very proud of our new facility in Hoa Mac, which will allow us to better serve our customers as we continue to improve our operations,” said Matthieu Garnier, ADM’s operations vice president for Animal Nutrition.

The new facility is strategically located near northern Vietnam’s key farming region and close to port facilities.

Built on 4.6 hectares of land, the new facilities include a production area, three warehouses for storing raw materials and finished goods, offices, and a loadout bay with ample space for customer trucks.

AgriEdge from Syngenta integrates Simplot Advisor recommendation tool

Syngenta and Simplot Grower Solutions are working together to increase efficiencies for growers through software integration. Growers can now pull recommendations from Simplot’s centralized agronomic data hub, Simplot Advisor®, and insert them directly into the Land.db® software provided with AgriEdge®, Syngenta’s whole-farm management system.

This integration is set up through a grower account within Simplot Advisor to protect the data privacy of individual growers, working with their advisors or retail partners, and reduces the burden of time spent on data entry via Simplot Advisor.  Now growers who use Simplot Advisor can pull that agronomic recommendation data directly into Land.db to convert to work orders and records. Using this technology may help result in increased efficiencies from planning through harvest.

“We’re happy to announce this integration with Simplot Advisor to help empower our growers,” said Shane Taylor, marketing manager of Digital Ag Solutions at Syngenta. “We strive daily to find ways to save our growers time in their operations and become more profitable.”

Growers interested in this new integration should contact their Syngenta representative or visit for more information.

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