Biodegradable & Renewable Lubricants by BioBlend

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One of the great aspects of the United Soybean Board’s Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that took place at USDA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. is showcasing the up-and-coming biobased technologies. One of the exhibitors at the event was BioBlend and to learn more about their products, Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Bill Smith. The company makes biodegradable and renewable lubricants. The company, founded …

Audio, biobased, Soybean, USB, USDA

Even on Food Issues, Politics Divide Americans

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As the elections fast approach, not only are there political divides across parties, but also in food issues. The 2016 Food and Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health looks at how consumers differ in their views on food issues and find that conservatives and liberals think differently about sustainability, trust in government for food-related information and …

Food, Food Security, Research, Sustainability

Is the Trump-Pence Republican Ticket Good for Ag?

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Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think about the Senate’s GMO Disclosure Bill? The Senate has passed it’s version of the GMO Disclosure Bill followed by the House passing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, and the President is expected to sign the bill into law soon. However, 40 percent of voters believe the legislation is bad …

Agribusiness, Biofuels, politics, ZimmPoll

$2 M for Urban Ag Conservation from NACD, NRCS

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Forty-two conservation districts in 25 states have been awarded $2 million for urban ag and conservation projects. The money was given through the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) in partnership with USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). The goal of the initiative is to help conservation districts and their partners provide technical assistance for ag conversation in areas where …

Agribusiness, Conservation, Urban Agriculture

Larry Lee Joins Brownfield Ag News

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Larry Lee has joined the Brownfield Ag News team as a reporter and anchor for Wisconsin. With the exception of a decade running his family’s media transportation business, Lee has been on the air in Wisconsin since 1984. He has served as News Director and Program Director with several radio stations in the state, most recently as News Director for …

Agribusiness, Brownfield, Media

.@FoundationFFAR Launches Food & Ag Research Prize

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The Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) has established a new National Academy of Sciences (NAS) prize for food and agriculture research. The $100,000 prize will be awarded to a mid-career researcher currently engaged in food & ag research. The endowment is underwritten by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and joint support from FFAR and the Bill & …

Award, Food, Research

USFRA to Host Dialogue on Water Quality

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On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) in collaboration with the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota, will host a panel discussion, “A Celebration of Minnesota’s Waters,” on water quality and surrounding issues. The goal of the Dialogue is to share successful tools and tactics being used by farmers to reduce run-off, improve water quality …

Education, Environment, USFRA, Water

#Biobased Success Stories

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The biobased industry is taking off in leap and bounds and many companies already have great success stories. One such company is Cargill Industrial Specialties’ FR3 transformer fluid produced from soybeans. It was a featured technology during the United Soybean Board’s Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that took place at USDA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Cargill gave a joint presentation with NASA …

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#Biobased for the @SeventhGen

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During the recent 2016 United Soybean Board (USB) Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that took place in Washington, D.C., Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Martin Wolf with Seventh Generation, founded in 1988. The company produces biobased household cleaning products that are renewable and sustainable. These products are also designed to protect the health of the individuals as well as the environment, said Wolf. …

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AgCareers.com & Ag Future of America to Partner

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A new partnership has been formed between AgCareers.com and Agriculture Future of America (AFA) to continue encouraging college students to pursue careers in agriculture. Through this partnership, AFA industry partners can post their internships free of charge through the AgCareers.com site while AFA will encourage students to seek job opportunities through AgCareers.com. The goal of initiative is to ramp up …

AFA, AgCareers, Agribusiness