Novus Strives for Solutions, Service & Sustainability

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Novus International’s CEO, Francois Fraudeau, has been in the drivers seat about a year now and I caught up with him in their booth at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, GA. Looking into the future, Francois hit on some very important strategic goals for the company. “The strategy for Novus will be to keep investing in …

Agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, IPPE, Novus International, Nutrition, Poultry

Culver’s Gives Back to Farmers

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Culver’s restaurants across the nation continue to build support for America’s farm families as part of the chain’s Thank You Farmers initiative. After the second year of the program, Culver’s has connected with people all over the United States, spreading the Thank You Farmers message through efforts such as: – A larger-than-life Thank You Farmers corn maze in Tracy, Minn. …

Agribusiness, FFA, Youth

Soybean, Biodiesel Groups Blast Biodiesel Import Decision

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Soybean growers and their close allies in the biodiesel industry in this country are blasting the U.S government’s decision to allow Argentinian biodiesel easier access to American markets. The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) say the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ease sustainability requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to fast-track …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, ASA, Biodiesel, EPA, Government, Soybean

Sustainable Nutrition Solutions from Novus

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The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is well underway and the Novus International team was out in full force to share key elements in their sustainable nutrition solutions for the animal protein industry. I spoke with Ed Galo, Managing Director for Novus in North America, and he said that beyond presenting their sustainable nutrition solutions to customers they were …

Agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, IPPE, Novus International, Nutrition, Sustainability

New Holland Seeds of Life Part 3

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New Holland has just published episode #3 in its Seeds of Life Series, “A storytelling project for the Heroes who feed us all.” New Holland Agriculture presents the third episode of the web series “The Seeds of Life”. Come and discover generations of our Heroes #ThanksToHeroes. Follow our farmers in their continuous efforts to meet the growing demand for food …

Agribusiness, International, New Holland, Video

AgNerd Cloud – John Deere App Center

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AgNerd Cloud alert! I was just feeling appy this morning so I thought this week’s program could focus on Apps. As in the new John Deere App Center. To learn all about it I talked with Nathan Greuel, John Deere Mobile Technician. The John Deere App Center provides users the ability to search and find apps most useful to their …

AgNerd, Agribusiness, Apps, Audio, John Deere

Farmers’ Data Could be Big Cash Crop

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It’s said that knowledge is power, and now information could be a powerful cash crop for farmers. Attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show heard from Jason Tatge, current president, CEO and co-founder of FarMobile, who sees huge potential for farmers to dictate the sale of their data to large agricultural companies. According …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, data, Farm Bureau

John Deere’s $35,000 Green Fever Giveaway

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As John Deere kicks off its annual Green Fever sales event to start its 2015 product marketing year, the company is launching a new $35,000 Green Fever Giveaway program, which includes a $25,000 landscape makeover. Also during Green Fever sales event, customers can get major discounts and financing incentives on select models of equipment purchased from November 1, 2014, to …

Agribusiness, Equipment, John Deere

Farmers Need to Talk with Consumers to Build Trust

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Having good conversations with consumers will be key if farmers want to build long-term trust in today’s food system. That was the message attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show heard from Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity (CFI). “Farmers are accustomed to fixing things in the next production cycle. …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Farm Bureau

FAPRI Analyst Provides Crop Outlook at AFBF

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The bumper corn crop this year means lower prices for the grain, but feed demand will continue to be strong… while demand to turn grains into biofuels will stagnate. That’s the mixed bag of information attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show heard from Patrick Westhoff, director of the Food and Agricultural Policy …

AFBF, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Biofuels, Corn, Farm Bureau, Feed