Mega-Role of Micro-Influencers at AgCatalyst

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As marketers we often want to have those big names behind our brand. But what about all the “little” voices out there that are talking about or even being brand advocates for you? Chris Baggott, Husk Farms, says you should not forget them. There are a lot of them. Chris was one of the AgCatalyst presenters. He says that the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farming, Food Chuck ZimmermanMega-Role of Micro-Influencers at AgCatalyst

Vote for New USFRA Faces of Farming

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The polls are now open to cast your vote for the next Faces of Farming & Ranching! And you don’t even have to leave home to do it. Starting today through November 2, visit the Faces of Farming & Ranching Voting Facebook page to learn more about each of the finalists and the work they do, including short videos highlighting …

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Calcium Products Opens World Headquarters in Iowa

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Calcium Products recently celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters located at the Iowa State University Research Park, including a new research and development laboratory and customer support center. Calcium Products produces of precision soil amendments that improve soil quality to maximize nutrient uptake and strengthen yields. “Our new headquarters and R&D lab is located in the heart of …

Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, Soil Cindy ZimmermanCalcium Products Opens World Headquarters in Iowa

Pacific Ag Provides Farmers with More Value

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Last week Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol biorefinery went online and is expected to produce 25 million gallons of advanced ethanol per year as well as 21 MW of bioenergy. But how exactly does the corn and wheat residue get from the fields to the biorefinery in a economical and efficient way? Enter Pacific Ag. The company was founded by Bill Levy …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biofuels, biomass, Feed Joanna SchroederPacific Ag Provides Farmers with More Value

Registration for BASF Xanthion™ In-furrow Fungicide

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Corn growers now have access to a first-in-its-class in-furrow fungicide for 2015. BASF Xanthion™ In-furrow fungicide has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on corn. According to BASF, Xanthion will provide corn growers with an additional tool to protect their seed investment and maximize yield potential in the 2015 season. “Different than other early season crop management treatments, …

Agribusiness, BASF, Corn, Crop Protection Cindy ZimmermanRegistration for BASF Xanthion™ In-furrow Fungicide

Learn More About Plant Sap Analysis

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Michelle Gregg is the Executive Director for Crop Health Laboratories (CHL) and Leah spoke with her about the new company’s upcoming event and opportunities they have for growers across the country. Part of CHL’s business model is using an existing technology that is new to North America. This new technology is called plant sap analysis which offers a different management …

Agribusiness, Audio, Events, Precision Agriculture, Technology Jamie JohansenLearn More About Plant Sap Analysis

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 …

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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