#Biobased for the @SeventhGen

Joanna Schroeder

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. …

Audio, biobased, Environment, Soybean, USB

AgCareers.com & Ag Future of America to Partner

Joanna Schroeder

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

NCGA, ASA Submit Comments On Proposed 2017 #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The comment period for the proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs), or the amount of renewable fuels to be blended in the U.S. gasoline supply as required by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2017 came to close on July 11, 2016. While the fuel volumes for first generation biofuels, that includes corn-based ethanol, were slightly higher than for 2016, at …

ASA, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA

BioSynthetics Perfecting Soy-based Petro Alternative

Joanna Schroeder

BioSynthetics Technologies was a featured company during the 2016 Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that recently took place at USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C. The company is a USDA transfer partner and during the event spoke about their soy-based motor oil. To learn more, Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Greg Blake who is the company’s director of strategic development. Blake explained that USDA …

Audio, biobased, Soybean, USB, USDA

What Brexit Means for the Global Food System

Joanna Schroeder

The Farm Foundation is hosting a free forum focused on the repercussions of the British electorate vote to leave the European Union (EU). The impact is being felt across dozens of sectors, including agriculture. “What Brexit Means for the Global Food System,” will take place Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT in the Holeman Lounge …

Agribusiness, Biotech, Economy, Events, Farm Foundation, Food, International

EPA Officials See Spray Drift Equipment in Action

Joanna Schroeder

Around three dozen U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff recently visited a working research farm in Queenstown, Maryland to see first-hand demonstrations of the latest sprayers and pieces of equipment. Organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), the goal of the event was to demonstrate the voluntary steps and emerging technologies that the …

AEM, ARA, Equipment, Precision Agriculture, Video

.@Syngenta Committed to Growers

Joanna Schroeder

During ethanol race weekend last week Chuck Zimmerman sat down with Chris Tingle, head of marketing for Enogen with Syngenta, to learn more about their partnership with Growth Energy and the Iowa Speedway along with their commitment to growers with products such as Enogen. Tingle said its great to be a partner with Growth Energy and the Iowa Speedway to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

#Enogen Growers Help Increase #Ethanol Production

Joanna Schroeder

Farmers growing the Enogen technology for ethanol production are not only benefiting the environment, but the ethanol production industry as well. The Enogen enzyme trait enables more ethanol output from each kernel of corn. The race media learned about about the role of Enogen in ethanol production and the benefits of using E15 in race cars this weekend during the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

BIVI’s Swine Diagnostics Revolution

Joanna Schroeder

There is a swine diagnostics revolution and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.’s is leading the way. The company’s Health Management Center (HMC) in Ames, Iowa is where Wayne Chittick, as manager, takes swine diagnostics to the next level.The swine diagnostic lab is part BIVI’s technical services group and was on display during this year’s World Pork Expo. Chittick said the lab …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Research, Swine, World Pork Expo

Biocognito’s Danielson Discusses Emerging Biomaterials

Joanna Schroeder

All things “bio” are becoming a hot topic as companies continue to move toward more sustainable business practices and products. Renewable feedstocks, such as corn, are a headliner in this movement as we learn from Biocognito’s Nathan Danielson during the Corn Utilization Technology Conference (#CUTC16). The company is a small consulting firm that counsels businesses working to bring new technologies …

Agribusiness, Audio, biobased, CUTC