Tag: Dow Agro Sciences

2,4-D Deemed a “Possible” Carcinogen, But Without Clear Evidence

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has moved to categorize 2,4-D as a “possible” carcinogen, while simultaneously stating clearly it doesn’t have sufficient evidence to say the commonly used herbicide causes cancer in humans. The decision is drawing criticism from companies that sell products containing 2,4-D and agricultural groups, as the risk… Read more »

The Benefit and Impact of Biotech on Agribusiness and The Farmer – Jim Wispinski, Dow AgroSciences

This week Calgary is hosting ABIC 2013 which is a global conference on food and agricultural biotechnology. I had the chance to sit down with Jim Wispinski, President of Dow AgroSciences Canada, and discuss the panel that he moderated about the past and future impacts of biotechnology agribusiness and farmers. If you cannot hear the interview… Read more »

Why Are Cross Competitor Seed Trait Licensing Agreements So Common?

Recently I have seen several different press releases on competitive companies deciding to share corn traits.  Most farmers look at these kinds of announcements and just flip the page to the next article without a second look.  Really you should take that second look and think about the impact on your farm in the future…. Read more »

Winner of the Keys to the Combine Contest Sits In Her New Combine For the First Time

Helen Choquette was the luck winner of the Keys to the Combine contest co-sponsored by Dow Agro Sciences and the Western Producer. Find out more about the Keys to the Combine contest Shaun Haney spoke to Helen moments after she sat in the brand new New Holland CR 9090 valued at $331,000 for the first… Read more »

Enlist Trait for Corn and Soybeans Receives Approval in Canada

Dow AgroSciences LLC announced today Canadian approval of the Enlist trait for corn and soy. This will allow for the first-ever cultivation of the traits, which provide tolerance to 2,4-D herbicide, giving Canadian farmers options when dealing with hard-to-control and resistant weeds in both crops. The Enlist corn and Enlist soybean traits have undergone evaluation… Read more »

Why Should I Buy? The Canola Seed Edition

Ah, October — when farmers’ thoughts turn to fall field work, turkey dinners and canola seed.  2012 was a tough year for the oilseed, there’s no doubt, but a difficult growing season can really highlight the strengths and weaknesses in your canola seed genetics. While some will stick with the tried and true, others are… Read more »

Dow Gives Nexera Canola Grower A Dream Come True

If you were in the Airdrie area on the morning of the 20th and you thought you saw a farmer driving around a canola field with the Grey Cup, good news, you don’t have to worry if your health care covers psychiatric assistance, it actually happened! In fact this stop was part of a joint… Read more »

Dow AgroSciences Gives Away a Tandem Truck at Ag Expo

Giveaways are a pretty common thing at most farm shows. There’s always a chance that you can score yourself a hat, a jacket or even an iPad. Those things are great, but a 130,000 dollar tandem truck is on another level altogether. This year at AgExpo in Lethbridge Alberta, one extremely lucky farmer drove away… Read more »

PepsiCo Switches To Nexera Oil In Some of Its Major Brands

New Coke is a formulation and a branding error that will live in infamy forever. People hate when you mess with their favourite brands. The tiniest change can make a big impact.  It’s a move that can be absolutely devastating if it’s wrong, but it’s also a move that can be extremely profitable if done… Read more »

Omega 9 Oil Use On The Rise In North America

“Healthy alternative” is one of the most popular descriptive phrases circulating in North America today. Consumers are becoming more and more health conscious as the effects of years of poor eating habits are showing themselves all over the health care system. The North American food industry has had to make some big changes over the… Read more »

What is Dow Agro Science’s Plan Globally? – Tim Hassinger

Recently I travelled to Indianapolis, Indiana to visit the global headquarters of Dow Agro Sciences.  I had the opportunity along with several other people from the Canadian ag media to entrench ourselves in the company’s strategy and objectives to better understand the company.  Much of the presentation had to do with with the opportunities for… Read more »