ZimmCast 617 – Farmer Veteran Coalition

Chuck Zimmerman

I first heard of the Farmer Veteran Coalition in 2014 but until now, haven’t had an opportunity to learn more and talk with anyone involved. That changed this week when I spoke with founder/director, Michael O’Gorman.  The Mission of Farmer Veteran Coalition is Mobilizing Veterans to Feed America We cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop …

Audio, Farming, ZimmCast

EPA Approves Year Round Sales of 15% Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol industry stakeholders are thrilled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule allowing retailers to sell gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) year-round. “E15 already has a proven track record for saving drivers money at the pump and reducing emissions, and today’s action will ensure that more Americans are able to enjoy those benefits. Year-round E15 will also provide …

ACE, AFBF, Audio, Ethanol, RFA

A Startup Story – Agrilyst

Carrie Muehling

Increased funding, new board members and a rebranding initiative are among announcements from the cultivation management platform company Artemis, formerly known as Agrilyst. Founder and CEO Allison Kopf is excited about the $8 million Series A funding round co-led by Astanor Ventures and Talis Capital with participation from existing investors New York State’s Empire State Development Fund and iSelect Fund, …

AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio

Alltech Accelerator 3 – Folium Science

Carrie Muehling

A company based in the United Kingdom is working to reduce the use of antibiotics when it comes to raising livestock. “Folium’s reason for being is around removing the need for antibiotics in animal rearing,” said Edward Fuchs, co-founder of Folium Science, part of Alltech’s Pearse Lyons Accelerator. “And it’s because our industry is under pressure from the overuse of …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio

Alltech Accelerator 2 – Breedr

Carrie Muehling

A livestock company based in the United Kingdom will soon expand to include the American market, thanks in part to participation in the Pearse Lyons Accelerator, run by Alltech and Dogpatch Labs. Breedr Co-Founder Claire Lewis was at ONE19 – The Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. “Breedr is a livestock trading platform, but it’s slightly different to lots of …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio

Alltech Accelerator 1 – Biome Makers

Carrie Muehling

Biome Makers is one of eight startup companies participating in the Pearse Lyons Accelerator run by Alltech and Dogpatch Labs. The agri-tech accelerator aims to address a diverse set of challenges facing agriculture today. California-based Biome Makers is using DNA sequencing to profile the whole spectrum of microbes living in the soil, according to Adrian Ferraro, co-founder and CEO. “The …

AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, Precision Agriculture, Soil

Trump Welcomes Farmers to White House

Cindy Zimmerman

President Donald Trump welcomed representatives from a number of agricultural organizations to the White House Thursday to talk about the $16 billion in trade assistance announced by the administration. “I have directed Secretary Perdue to provide $16 billion in assistance to America’s farmers and ranchers. It all comes from China. We’ll be taking in, over a period of time, hundreds …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Trade

ZimmCast 616 – Voices from Alltech #ONE19

Chuck Zimmerman

I attended my first Alltech Ideas Conference back in 2007. Things have changed. In fact, Alltech embraces change and this year’s conference showcased that in a lot of ways. So, I’m going to share a few interviews from the conference that I hope you’ll enjoy. First up will be Amanda Radke, BEEF daily blogger, BEEF Magazine. Amanda was an early …

Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, ZimmCast

Alltech Working Together for a Planet of Plenty™

Cindy Zimmerman

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference wrapped up Tuesday with president and CEO Dr. Mark Lyons sharing his new vision for the company and inviting more than 3,500 attendees to join in “Working Together for a Planet of Plenty™.” Thirty years ago, his father, Alltech’s founder Dr. Pearse Lyons, took the stage at the same conference. He had committed Alltech to …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio

USDA Announces More Trade Aid for Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced several actions that USDA will be taking to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy to support American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Trade, USDA