Biologics R & D at Bayer Crop Science

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Biologics are based on materials found in nature. At the Bayer Crop Science booth during the Farm Progress Show I spoke with Head of Biologic Research for Bayer CropScience, Dr. Jonathan Margolis, who is based out of their new facilities in Sacramento, CA. There he works with live microbes like bacteria, fungi and plant extracts. “The difference between those and …

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FAPRI: Good News and Bad News for Livestock, Grain Producers

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Livestock prices are up, but grain prices are down… that’s the good news, bad news for farmers this year. The latest report from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri says that while livestock producers are enjoying a complete reversal of fortune of not very long ago as prices for cattle, hogs and milk …

Agribusiness, Biodiesel, Dairy, Ethanol, Livestock John DavisFAPRI: Good News and Bad News for Livestock, Grain Producers

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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From Deauville to Caen, France I’m now spending a morning at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. This morning there is jumping and vaulting competitions taking place. I got started out with jumping. This competitor is airborne over the Alltech jump, the first in the course, of course. I’m adding photos to my Alltech Global photo album as I post …

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Alltech Press Conference

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During the Alltech Global Dairy and Beef Conference this afternoon Dr. Pearse Lyons held an informal press conference. Some of the first questions asked dealt with Alltech’s future plans for growth in countries like Ukraine, Russia and Australia. He also talked about his philosophy of investing in an idea, sticking with it and watching it turn into reality and grow. …

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Alltech Dares to Dream

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Dr. Pearse Lyons says he has never worked a day in his life and he means it. This man loves what he does and it shows every moment you’re in his presence. Here at the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference he welcomed us and challenged us to pursue our dreams. He also talked about his dream, the Alltech dream, …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Beef, Dairy, Video Chuck ZimmermanAlltech Dares to Dream

A French Sunset

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On this Labor Day holiday some people are working. This is sunset last night from my hotel room in Deauville, France. The Alltech Global Dairy & Beef is taking place here through tomorrow and we’re very near some famous beaches. Omaha Beach is only an hour away for example. Even being just this close you can’t help but think of …

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Opening Reception for Alltech Global

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The Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference got underway with a very tasty reception at the Centre International Deauville. Dr. Pearse Lyons welcomed us to France and then introduced some world class music. The food here in Deauville is awesome. We had some great hamburgers at the reception. I am sure it was some local Normandy beef! But that was …

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Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference

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Hello from Paris AgWired fans. I just arrived and am waiting on a shuttle to the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef in Deauville, France. This year’s event kicks off with a reception this evening (after I have a nap!). In addition to attending this event I will also be spending a day at the 2014 Normandy Alltech FEI World Equestrian …

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AgInfomatics Identying the Benefits of Insecticides

Joanna Schroeder 1 Comment

I learned a lot this week during the Farm Progress Show but one particular thing I learned about was neonicotinoids. Until I met Pete Nowak with Madison, Wisconsin-based AgInfomatics and an emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison, I had never heard the term nor had any idea what it meant. Now I do. So let’s go to school …

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New Holland Tier 4B Guardian Sprayers

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At the New Holland Media Day just prior to the Farm Progress Show we got to see the new Tier 4B Front-boom Guardian Sprayer. In the video below you will learn about the features of this sprayer which include: The smart way to spray: ‘never look back’ Industry-leading horsepower, ground clearance, ride and turning radius 1,600 US/gallon tank and 120-foot …

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