Restoring Consumer Trust

Jamie Johansen

Rob Schrick, strategic business lead, broad acre crops, Bayer CropScience, took the stage at the 2018 AgVocacy Forum with Global Head R&D, Adrian Percy, to have a candid conversation about restoring consumer trust. We spoke with Rob following the on-stage Q&A to hear about his excitement for future digitalization and how Bayer’s Forward Farm is connecting with consumers globally. “Forward …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Video

Sustaining Ag’s Future at #AgVocate 2018

Jamie Johansen

The 2018 Bayer AgVocacy Forum in Anaheim, CA, held February 25-26, sets the stage for conversations centered around food and agriculture. Global Head of R&D, Crop Science division of Bayer, Adrian Percy, kicked things off by discussing ‘Sustaining Ag’s Future’ and acceptance of digitalization. “The innovation space in agriculture is really exciting. There is a lot of investment coming in …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Science, Farming, Food, Video

Commodity Classic Opens Next Week in Anaheim

Carrie Muehling

Farmers and others in the agriculture industry are gearing up for this year’s Commodity Classic next week in Anaheim, Calif. The annual gathering of corn, soybean, sorghum and wheat growers will start a day early this year, kicking off with the official welcome reception on Monday evening instead of Tuesday and wrapping up with entertainment on Thursday night. U.S. Secretary …

Agribusiness, ASA, Commodity Classic, NAWG, NCGA

Blueprint Solutions for Beef Cattle Nutrition

Jamie Johansen

Earlier this year, Alltech launched the premium Blueprint® beef nutrition program for the CRYSTALYX® and Hubbard Feeds brands. The 2018 Cattle Industry Convention was a perfect spot for us to get the scoop. We caught up with Mark Robbins, Ridley Block Operations who said Blueprint Solutions is more than a simple supplement program. “It’s the total replacement of inorganic trace …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, NCBA, Nutrition

Understanding Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus

Carrie Muehling

Bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) virus is a devastating disease in cattle. But many producers may not realize that Type 1b is the most common subtype of the disease. Dr. Steve Foulke with Boehringer Ingelheim said many vaccines do not even cover Type 1b. “The vaccines that are out there on the market contain Type 1a and Type 2a in them, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle Industry Conference, NCBA, NCBA Convention

Kentucky Ag Commissioner Talks Rural Infrastructure

Carrie Muehling

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was at the 2018 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville this week. But just a few days prior, he was among those meeting with President Trump for the unveiling of a rural infrastructure plan. “This President and his Administration have an emphasis on investing in Rural America. And farmers, as we know, are caretakers of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Infrastructure, National Farm Machinery Show

Maintenance Products Keep Machines Running Smoothly

Carrie Muehling

Farmers visiting the National Farm Machinery Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville have much more to look at than just equipment. The show is also an opportunity to consider maintenance products that help those machines to run smoothly, like oil and filters. “Farmers, like everybody, are looking for a way to save some money,” said Phil Lauer, product …

Agribusiness, Audio, John Deere, National Farm Machinery Show

Alltech’s Bio-Mos for Gut Health

Jamie Johansen

When it comes to gut health in cattle, a tried and true product from Alltech is Bio-Mos. The 2018 Cattle Industry Convention was a great spot for us to get a refresher on how this product is performing in the field and at the bunk. “You will see an increase in immune response, a reduction of those bad bugs, you …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, NCBA

The Crystalyx BioBarrel Focuses on Environment

Jamie Johansen

The Crystalyx BioBarrel was on display in the Alltech booth during the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. This unique barrel allows for optimal mineral intake and is environmentally friendly. “Crystalyx products are unique because they are a low moisture block. They are a dehydrated molasses product which is continuously looking for moisture to soften. Cattle consume by …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, NCBA