News and information from the world of AgriBusiness

News and information from the world of AgriBusiness


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News and information from the world of AgriBusiness




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USDA Announces Meat Supply Chain Actions

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack used an appearance before the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday to make a few announcements, including issuing a new Packers & Stockyards Act rulemaking, making available $200 Million to expand competition in meat processing, and investing $25 million in workforce training. Vilsack said the actions build on President Biden’s whole-of-government effort to promote competition in ... Read More


Alltech ONE Presents Two Humanitarian Awards

The Alltech ONE Conference (ONE) wrapped up this week with a closing session featuring a double dose of inspiration – Mick Ebeling, founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs, and world-class blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, who were both presented with Alltech Humanitarian Awards. “We are pleased to present friends and first-time double Alltech Humanitarian Awards to Mick Ebeling and Erik ... Read More


ZimmCast 692 – Alltech Planet of Plenty Awards

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week I was in Lexington, KY for the Alltech ONE Conference. It has been 3 years since Alltech created one of the very first virtual conferences in 2020. So you can imagine the excitement and joy of being with customers and friends from all over the world. That includes agricultural media who had ... Read More


IFAJ Officers at the #AlltechONE

Members of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) were happy to be able to meet up in person again at the Alltech ONE Conference this week in Lexington, Kentucky. Like most other organizations, IFAJ has also been unable to meet in person since 2019, so it was great for officers from three different continents to be together again. Vice ... Read More


Alltech CEO Thrilled With Open of ONE

Alltech President and CEO Mark Lyons was thrilled to be back on the stage in the Central Bank Center in Lexington, Kentucky today to welcome over a thousand of his closest friends from around the world back to the Alltech ONE Conference in person. “It was a three year hiatus so it was a bit different than what we’ve done ... Read More


Alltech Welcomes World Back to Kentucky

Alltech welcomed the world back to Lexington, Kentucky this week for the 2022 Alltech ONE Conference, the first time the legendary international symposium has been held in-person since 2019. “This is my 32nd symposium/ONE, if I include the two virtual ones,” said Alltech Vice President European Operations Patrick Charlton during the welcome reception Sunday night. “Although the virtual program has ... Read More


SISC and CropTrak Release Stewardship Calculator 2.0

Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) and CropTrak® are announcing the public release of Stewardship Calculator 2.0 to help growers measure a wide-range of on-farm data for better crop management and help brands more easily aggregate that data for sustainability and ESG reporting. “Following a robust pilot program with leading brands and growers, we are now offering this online calculator ... Read More


Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode 11

The Daugherty Water for Food Podcast is back after a brief hiatus to bring you a new episode focused on ensuring water and food security for our growing world. Matt Foley is program director for The Combine AgriFood Incubator, a part of Invest Nebraska, which supports early stage agtech companies in row crop, animal health, digital agriculture and sustainability. The ... Read More


Biden Announces Actions for Farmers to Address Food Costs

President Joe Biden and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited the family farm of Jeff and Gina O’Connor in Kankakee, Illinois Wednesday to discuss new efforts to give farmers the tools and resources they need to boost domestic food production. Specifically, the actions include: Increase the number of counties eligible for double cropping insurance Cut costs for farmers by increasing ... Read More


Preview of 2022 Alltech ONE Conference

It has been 3 years since the Alltech ONE Conference was an in-person event. This year we get to see each other in person though. And for those who can’t make it there is a separate virtual option! I will be in Lexington to work with Alltech once again and look forward to seeing many friends. That includes Dr. Mark ... Read More


Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 19

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. The experts we’ve heard from on our previous episodes have covered topics ranging from how different crops use nitrogen to the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship and how growers and retailers work together to choose the ... Read More


ZeaKal and Perdue Agribusiness Work for Sustainable Poultry

Perdue AgriBusiness and ZeaKal have announced a multi-year development agreement to raise more sustainable poultry through improved soy genetics and feed quality. ZeaKal’s PhotoSeed® trait technology increases photosynthetic capacity, converting more carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy for the plant. In soybeans, this has consistently resulted in improved oil and protein content while improving the sustainability index of the crop. ... Read More


ZimmCast 691 – Update from CropTrak

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Before getting to our featured guest I did a little look into the way back machine of AgWired. I found a ZimmCast I did with an interview with PrecisonEarth, owned by Cogent3D, Inc, and that’s where I met Aaron Hutchison. We were at the InfoAg Conference in 2011 where the company was showcasing a ... Read More


Rail Disruptions Impacting Ag and Biofuels

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) heard about how agricultural and biofuels producers are being impacted by rail service challenges during a two-day hearing last week. USDA Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh told the board how rail disruptions are impacting farmers, ranchers and consumers. “Elevators are full and therefore cannot purchase more grain from farmers, and livestock operations are unable to ... Read More


NCBA President Testifies on Cattle Market Policies

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association NCBA President Don Schiefelbein of Minnesota testified before a House Agriculture Committee hearing Wednesday on cattle market policy issues. Schiefelbein urged House members to support key policies with broad, unified support across the entire cattle industry including a cattle contract library, Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) reauthorization, and investments in small regional processing capacity expansion. “The only ... Read More


NCBA Opposes Mandate on Cattle Sales

Two bills designed to address transparency and oversight within cattle marketing were the subject of a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on Tuesday where the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association expressed opposition to a “government mandate on cattle sales.” The hearing was specifically on the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act sponsored by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and ... Read More


CropTrak Adds Digital Contracting and Settlement

CropTrak has released a new platform update that adds digital contracting and settlement creating the ability to digitize grower contracts into a single supplier management system. The updates provide multi-stakeholders complete visibility of the financial transactions across their ingredient supply chain so that for the first time, food and beverage companies managing grower contracts and settlements can do so in ... Read More


DDGS Mistaken for Bird Poop on Biden’s Lapel

The ag story of this week may be what hit President Joe Biden on the lapel during his appearance at an Iowa ethanol plant Tuesday. Video of the moment went viral since it appeared to be bird droppings, but instead of being by-product of a bird, turns out it was a co-product of an ethanol plant, the high protein animal ... Read More


ZimmCast 690 – From the 2022 Agri-Marketing Conference

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. The topic of this episode is the 2022 Agri-Marketing Conference which took place last week. Besides exhibiting in the Connection Point I was also taking photos for NAMA, over 500 of them, which you can find in our online album. Just click on the Flickr icon on or to view and share. ... Read More


Passing the Gavel for NAMA

The gavel has been passed at the Agri-Marketing Conference as Deron Johnson, Curious Plot, becomes the new President of the National Agri-Marketing Association. Sara Steever, Paulsen, handed over the reigns to Deron after serving as NAMA President for the last two year. Deron has two main priorities for his time as President of NAMA. The first one is “to build ... Read More