Study Finds Gas Car Ban Would Hurt Agriculture

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The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) has just released a study on the impacts of increased electric vehicle penetration on U.S. biofuels, agriculture and the economy. Proposals to ban internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035 and 2050 served as the economic models for the study, along with a base case provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook. The …

Agribusiness, ARA, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, Soybean

Benson Hill Raises Funding to Grow Food Innovation

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St. Louis-based Benson Hill has just closed a $150 million Series D funding round led by Wheatsheaf Group and GV (formerly Google Ventures) to scale its commercial operations and its platform food innovation engine CropOS™ across multiple food and ingredients markets. The company’s leading food innovation engine CropOS™ taps nature’s genetic diversity to develop and commercialize healthier and more sustainable …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Farming, Food, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Economic Impact of Agriculture on the St. Louis Region

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This podcast was started back in 2004 with a theme of what’s new in the world of agribusiness focusing on agricultural marketing in particular. I really appreciate all the subscribers and listeners who have made this the longest running podcast about agriculture. The feedback and support has been great and I’ve had the opportunity …

Agribusiness, Audio, Marketing, ZimmCast

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 7

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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 …

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Study Shows Economic Impact of St. Louis Agribusiness

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The St. Louis AgriBusiness Club has just released a new economic impact study which finds that agribusiness contributes $43 billion in total sales and 166,633 jobs to the St. Louis region. The study was conducted by Alan Spell of the University of Missouri Extension. St. Louis continues to serve as the hub of American agriculture. Over 50% of U.S. agricultural …

Agribusiness

Benson Hill Builds a Home for the Future of Food

Cindy Zimmerman

St. Louis-based food tech company Benson Hill, held a ribbon cutting for its new state-of-the-art headquarters on Monday, joined by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. The 160,000 square foot headquarters will house a diverse and growing team focused on innovation of better food and ingredient options from plant to plate. “Today celebrates a milestone on our journey to move food forward,” …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Food

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 6

Chuck Zimmerman

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. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. Fall and Next Season Information This episode features Kate Koehler, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Koch Agronomic Services, Podcasts, Soil

ZimmCast 653 – Wrap-up of #NAMA20 Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, featuring weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders and all about what’s new, with a focus on agricultural marketing. The #NAMA20 is a wrap and it was a great show. If you are registered you can still go back and watch presentations. You can also still visit the Connection Point and say hi to those …

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Trial Set to Resolve Farmobile Lawsuit Against Farmers Edge

Cindy Zimmerman

The Federal Court of Canada has set April 19, 2021 as the final trial date to resolve the patent dispute between Kansas-based agricultural data company Farmobile and Canadian company Farmers Edge Inc. Farmobile is seeking over $20 million (CAD) in damages and an injunction prohibiting Farmers Edge from using the infringing technologies. In the lawsuit, Farmobile claims that Farmers Edge’s …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, data, Precision Agriculture

ZimmCast 651 – NCBA Virtual Newsroom and More

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, featuring weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders and all about what’s new, with a focus on agricultural marketing. In this week’s program you’ll hear from Marvin Kokes, Senior VP of Corporate Relations, NCBA. We talk about this week’s Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting and the virtual ag newsroom we created on AgNewsWire. From there …

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