Food Dialogue on GMOs

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What do you know about GMOs? Most people not much with the exception that many have been led to believe they are bad. In a recent Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel, he took to the streets to ask people what a GMO was and not one person knew, even thought most believed they were bad. In case you don’t know, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Biotech, USFRA, World Food Prize Cindy ZimmermanFood Dialogue on GMOs

Verdesian Signs Deal with Los Alamos National Lab

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On the heels of a media day hosted at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) sponsored by Verdesian Life Sciences, comes the announcement the Verdesian has signed a licensing agreement with LANL to develop and market their latest nitrogen enhancement technology for plants. The agreement extends the current relationship with LANL, under which Verdesian is marketing and distributing the research institution’s …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Fertilizer, Verdesian Joanna SchroederVerdesian Signs Deal with Los Alamos National Lab

2014 GAP Reports Highlights Food Supply Obstacles

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The 2014 edition of the GAP Report finds that global productivity is not accelerating fast enough to meet the expected agricultural demand by 2050 through sustainable practices. Published by the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) and released during the World Food Prize, the trend means a new global challenge is emerging: how to sustainably provide enough food, feed, fiber and fuel …

Agribusiness, Audio, Food, World Food Prize Joanna Schroeder2014 GAP Reports Highlights Food Supply Obstacles

TekWear Selected for Ag Accelerator Program

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TekWear, LLC is one of 11 ag technology start-up companies selected to participate in the premier three-month VilCap USA: Agriculture 2014 entrepreneurial development program in Louisville, Ky. The program supports early-stage ventures that increase agricultural resource efficiency and helps find business solutions to challenges facing farmers, ranchers, and rural, low-wealth populations. Bruce Rasa, CEO and founder of TekWear, LLC, says …

Agribusiness, Apps, Company Announcement, Technology Jamie JohansenTekWear Selected for Ag Accelerator Program

Enlist™ Weed Control System Approved

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The Enlist™ Weed Control System is now approved for use with registration by the Environmental Protection Agency of Enlist Duo™ herbicide for use with Enlist corn and soybeans. EPA’s decision is the final step in the federal regulatory process for the Enlist system. The Enlist corn and soybean traits were deregulated by USDA last month. With regulatory approvals now in …

Agribusiness, Corn, Dow AgroScience, NCGA, Soybean, weeds Jamie JohansenEnlist™ Weed Control System Approved

Alison Van Eenennaam Wins CAST Award

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Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, faculty member and Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of California-Davis was awarded the 2014 Borlaug CAST Communication Award by the Council for Agriculture Science and Technology (CAST). She received the honor during this year’s World Food Prize taking place in Des Moines, Iowa. This year’s award was sponsored by DuPont Pioneer who announced they will …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Award, World Food Prize Joanna SchroederAlison Van Eenennaam Wins CAST Award

New Holland Agriculture Claims World Record

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New Holland Agriculture has reclaimed the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, harvesting an impressive 797.656 tonnes (29,308.84 bushels) of wheat in eight hours with the world’s most powerful combine: the 653 hp CR10.90 Elevation. “We are extremely proud to have recaptured the Guinness World Records title for harvesting almost 30,000 bushels of wheat in eight hours, shattering the previous record by …

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Bio S.I. Tech’s SD 25 Aids Drought Stricken Farm Land

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While the Midwest is rife with rain, other areas of the country including California and the southwest have been drought stricken for several years. When this occurs, the farmland needs extra help with naturally occurring microbes. Some areas use pile and burn tactics to improve soil health but not only does this strategy not restore the soil with carbon and …

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Why Not Add Beets to Your Cow Ration

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For the first time, Feed Beets took advantage of the World Dairy Expo and shared with producers the opportunities with adding beets into their cattle rations. Lisa Butzer, marketing manager for Feed Beets, explained the nutritional elements to feeding beets and it’s benefits to beef and dairy operations. “What we are finding through nutritional surveys and testing is that as …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Dairy, Nutrition Jamie JohansenWhy Not Add Beets to Your Cow Ration

Verdeisan Adds Sales Expertise

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Verdesian Life Sciences has increased its sales staff with the hiring of four sales experts: Bob Bischoff, John Henize, Brad Meckle and Mark Seipel who will join Verdesian as regional sales managers. The new team members will help to drive sales growth and support relationships with key customers in the plant nutrition, seed treatment and inoculants product categories. “As we …

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