Engine Smart. Earth Kind.

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, AgWired Energy, Audio, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NASCAR, Syngenta

The story of biofuels seems pretty simple when you hear the words, “Engine smart and earth kind,” from Growth Energy’s CEO Emily Skor. The Iowa Speedway is smack-dab in the middle of corn country. You can’t find a better location for the NASCAR Xfinity American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen Syngenta. “E15 is a win, win fuel for consumers. …

Agribusiness, AgWired Energy, Audio, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NASCAR, Syngenta

Clariant Colors the Seed Industry Bright

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Clariant, Seed

If you haven’t heard of Clariant, it’s pretty remarkable to discover all the ways this manufacturer of chemicals might be involved in your daily life. With manufacturing plants around the globe, Clariant’s color division is providing pigments to industries like plastics, oil, even airline de-icing. They were at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota last …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Clariant, Seed

E15 Awareness Through Prime the Pump

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, AgWired Energy, Audio, Ethanol, FFA, NASCAR, Syngenta

Members of the Twin Cedars FFA Chapter in Bussey, Iowa, canvassed Iowa Speedway racegoers prior to the American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen on June 24. Their goal was to increase awareness of the benefits of E15 and raise money to support Prime the Pump. Funds raised will be matched by Syngenta, and Twin Cedars members will earn money …

Agribusiness, AgWired Energy, Audio, Ethanol, FFA, NASCAR, Syngenta

Clariant Ups R&D Support for Agriculture

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Clariant, Crop Protection

Clariant is excited to announce their new greenhouse at Clariant Innovation Center (CIC) opened earlier this week. The state-of-the-art greenhouse will offer R&D for crop protection and managment, along with yield-enhancement solutions. The 400sqm greenhouse offers smart simulation of environmental conditions such as humidity, light, rainfall and temperature, creating a proper climate for testing to supplement Clariant’s existing laboratory testing …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Clariant, Crop Protection

Herrmann Concludes Year as ASTA Chair

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Seed

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting marks the end of Mark Herrmann’s service as Chair of the organization. For the past year he has lead the group in some major changes and successes, including the passing of a federal GMO bill. “The GMO transparency bill being a federal bill, as opposed to the patchwork that was being done …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Seed

FLM+ and Harvest PR & Marketing Merge

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, Company Announcement

FLM+ and Harvest PR & Marketing are creating a new company by merging their portfolios across the farm, food, environmental sciences and lifestyle spectrum. The new organization has been rebranded FLM Harvest. Both firms have seen rapid growth in the past ten years and have become two of the most successful agencies in the food and agriculture space. Together, they …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement

Bayer Celebrates National Pollinator Week

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Bayer, Bees, pollinators

To celebrate National Pollinator Week, Bayer Bee Care has granted funding to 58 projects that will focus on forage planting. Projects in more than 30 states and Washington D.C. and will recieve between $1,000 and $5,000 in hopes of meeting Feed a Bee‘s latest initiative of forage planting in every state by the end of 2018. “It’s thrilling to see …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Bayer, Bees, pollinators

Increased Access to Chinese Market for U.S. Dairy Exporters

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Dairy, Exports, NMPF, Trade, USDEC

U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), the National Milk Producers Federation(NMPF) and officials from the U.S. and China have reached an accord on dairy trade by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will increase access to China for more than 200 U.S. dairy exporters. The action creates new opportunities for dairy farmers and processors, and the milk, cheese, infant formula …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Dairy, Exports, NMPF, Trade, USDEC

Volvo Trucks Improve Sugar-Cane Harvest

Kelly Marshall Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, sugar

Volvo’s new self-steering truck is changing the Brazilian sugar-cane harvest with precision steering through the fields to avoid damage to young plants that will grow into next year’s crop. Currently, growers face a four percent loss each season as plants are run over by vehicles, meaning each of these trucks has the potential to save tens of thousands of U.S. …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, sugar

Disrupt, Don’t Fear New Ideas in Beef Production

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Beef

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference was all about causing a disruption in all forms of our life and of course in agriculture. And this includes the beef community. There was no better person to chat with when it comes to research in the beef industry than Dr. Vaughn Holder, Research Project Manager, Beef Nutrition, Alltech. A Head-Out-of-the-Sand approach, was the …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Beef