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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Tech Hub LIVE Ready to Deploy

The second annual Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo will take place on July 19-21 in Indianapolis, building on last year’s premier event with timely educational programming, expanded business opportunities, and a keynote on strategies for delivering tech solutions to farmers. Tech Hub LIVE co-chair Lara Sowinski says the CropLife Media Group® event is focused on proven, actionable solutions that ... Read More


Senate Ag Committee Passes Cattle Market Bills

The Senate Agriculture Committee advanced two bills on Wednesday with bipartisan support – the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act and the Meat Packing Special Investigator Act. Both bills were strongly supported by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). During his weekly call with agricultural reporters Tuesday, Grassley said he thinks the bills have a good chance of making it to the ... Read More


Field Notes From Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 20

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services 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 best ... Read More


ZimmCast 694 – Conversations from AgGateway Meeting

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Before I start in the program I just have to brag a little. My middle daughter, who has helped Cindy and me in the past by taking photos at a couple of the events we’ve attended, just birthed her first baby, a girl, and she is the cutest thing. We’re, of course, planning to ... Read More


Lower Food and Fuel Cost Act Passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, a diverse package of initiatives from meat packing plants to year round E15, despite opposition by the majority of Republicans. The final vote was 221-204, with seven Republicans siding with the majority and five Democrats voting against the bill. The act includes a package of ag-related ... Read More


House Ag Republicans Introduce Farm Input Costs Bill

Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee Glenn “GT” Thompson and GOP members this week introduced H.R. 8069, the Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production Act. The bill requires the Biden Administration to reverse its regulatory barriers to domestic agriculture production and provide immediate relief to families across the country. Congressman Thompson was joined by more than ... Read More


House to Vote on Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act led by Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), a package of legislation designed to address supply chain issues for the American energy and agriculture sectors, combat rising fertilizer prices and increase the availability of higher ethanol blends and other biofuels. The legislation includes Spanberger’s ... Read More


Familiar Faces With AgGateway Staff

There were several new staff members at the AgGateway mid year meeting this week in Altoona, Iowa. A familiar face in the industry, Jeremy Wilson joined the organization as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and North America Regional Director, effective January 1, 2022. Wilson replaced Brent Kemp, who was selected to serve as the organization’s President and Chief Executive ... Read More


Landus Ag CEO Offers Insights at AgGateway Meeting

“The Transformative Power of Connected Data in Ag Retail” was the theme for Matt Carstens keynote address to the AgGateway Mid-Year Meeting Monday in Altoona, Iowa. Carstens, who is President and CEO of Landus Ag, drove home the importance of the farmer and the ag retailer in unlocking the full potential of ag data. “We’ve got to have those two ... Read More


AgGateway Mid-Year Meeting Kicks Off in Iowa

AgGateway is celebrating its 2022 Mid-Year Meeting as a 100% in-person experience once again this week at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, IA. AgGateway President and CEO Brent Kemp says this summer meeting, which brings more than 250 industry professionals together, is where the work of the organization gets done. “The majority of the work that we do is really the ... Read More


RIP Cowboy Poet Baxter Black

Baxter Black, nationally popular cowboy poet, storyteller, and comedian died June 10 at the age of 77. I had the pleasure of meeting Baxter in 2007 when he was working with the Beef Checkoff on radio spots and he would entertain at the Beef Board dinners during the annual meetings. He was the real deal, a rodeo cowboy and and ... Read More


ZimmCast 693 – Stay Curious with Alltech Crop Science

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. By the time many of you will listen to this podcast episode I will be on my way to Altoona, Iowa for the AgGateway Mid-Year Meeting, “Catalyzing E-Commerce.” I’ll be conducting interviews and taking photos, so you can keep on the lookout for that on But this week, let’s look back a little ... Read More


Hearing Explores Agricultural Trade Issues

Senators heard from representatives of U.S. peanut growers, dairy producers and wheat farmers Thursday during a hearing on “Agricultural Trade: Priorities and Issues Facing America’s Farmers.” Representing the U.S. Peanut Federation before the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade, was Karla Baker Thompson with JET Farms Georgia and Integrity Farms of Camilla, Georgia. Thompson highlighted the decline ... Read More


Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode 12

Managed aquifer recharge can be an innovative way to both satisfy endangered species’ habitat restoration and benefit crop irrigators in the area. This is exactly how it was used in Nebraska’s Central Platte Valley when river canals were already in need of repair after more than 100 years of use. The process consists of recharging an aquifer using either surface ... Read More


Alltech E-CO2 Helps Lower Dairy Carbon Footprint

Alltech has pioneered the use of on-farm environmental tools and assessments to provide opportunities to benchmark and improve efficiency, leading towards increased profitability and sustainability. From individual farms to multinational organizations, Alltech E-CO2 service provides a comprehensive range of advice, tools and services to help measure and improve environmental performance. Alltech E-CO2 Vice President Matthew Smith says they can help ... Read More


Biofuel Groups React to Final RFS Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a package of actions Friday setting biofuel volumes for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for years 2020, 2021, and 2022, and introducing regulatory changes intended to enhance the program’s objectives. According to the Renewable Fuels Association, the final regulatory actions taken by EPA “bring certainty back to the Renewable Fuel Standard and pave the ... Read More


USDA Announces Framework to Transform the Food System

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced details of a “framework to transform the food system to benefit consumers, producers and rural communities by providing more options, increasing access, and creating new, more, and better markets for small and mid-size producers.” Vilsack said the framework “builds on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain disruptions caused by Russia’s war ... Read More


Alltech Business Session Showcases Startups

Innovation is one of the keys to achieving the Alltech vision of a Planet of Plenty, which is why the company sponsors the Pearse Lyons Cultivator (PLC) program. Participants in the year-round program were part of the business track of the Alltech ONE Conference last week in Lexington. Alltech European Growth Officer Robbie Walker says the program was introduced as ... Read More


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