John Deere Supports Global Harvest Initiative

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the many agricultural companies represented at the World Food Prize symposium last week in Des Moines was John Deere, which is a member of the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) along with companies such as Elanco, DuPont Pioneer, and Monsanto. I spoke with Cory Reed, Senior VP of John Deere’s Intelligent Solutions Group, about the release of GHI’s 4th …

Agribusiness, Audio, Elanco, John Deere, Technology, World Food Prize

Future of Ag Technology and Investment

Cindy Zimmerman

Executives from DuPont Pioneer, Elanco and Monsanto all participated in a panel discussion at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue last week on “Research and Returns: The Future of Agricultural Technology and Investment.” “In general, we’re talking about the importance of continued investment and innovation and taking it even further to consumer acceptance,” said panelist Rob Aukerman, President of US/Canada …

Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Elanco, Food, World Food Prize

Two Glasses of Milk Can #Feedthe9

Cindy Zimmerman

Last year at the World Food Prize symposium, Elanco president Jeff Simmons talked about eggs. This year, it was milk. Simmons, who received the 2013 Borlaug CAST Communication Award last week, says milk is “one of the greatest food gaps we currently have” since there is currently 14% less milk per person globally than there was in 1961, despite the …

Dairy, Elanco, Video, World Food Prize

GAP Report Unveiled at World Food Prize

Cindy Zimmerman

The Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) released its 4th annual Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) at the World Food Prize Symposium Wednesday before a record crowd of global scientists, agricultural industry experts, farmers, and development professionals. “This particular report focuses on value chains and what that means for farmers and consumers,” said Dr. Margaret Zeigler, GHI executive director. “We wanted …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Elanco, Food, World Food Prize

Elanco’s Jeff Simmons has had Enough

Cindy Zimmerman

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) and DuPont today presented the 2013 Borlaug CAST Communication Award to Jeff Simmons, president of Elanco, on the occasion of the 2013 Borlaug Dialogue hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation in Des Moines. In accepting the award, Simmons issued a challenge to solve the greatest issue of our time – food …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Elanco, World Food Prize

Elanco Invests $100M in China Animal Healthcare

Joanna Schroeder

Elanco is investing approximately $100 million to purchase a minority equity stake in China Animal Healthcare Ltd., one of the leading players in the animal health industry in the People’s Republic of China. The investment expands Elanco’s commitment to China, with the goal of providing innovative, safety-enhancing food production solutions to help meet the growing food demands and nutritional needs …

Agribusiness, Audio, Elanco, International

Unconfusing the Confused Consumer

Chuck Zimmerman

Recent information shows that the meat industry in this country has a lot of work to do with the American consumer. At the recent 2013 Annual Meat Conference in Nashville Michael Uetz with Midan Marketing, spoke during one of the sessions titled, “Demystifying the Meat Case for Today’s Confused Consumer.” “We were shocked when we went in and talked with …

Ag Groups, Audio, Elanco, Food, Meat

Making Safe, Affordable, Abundant Food a Reality

Chuck Zimmerman

The Annual Meat Conference is very much about education and that includes getting the big picture when it comes to the industry not only here in the United States but also around the world. We got that perspective from Jeff Simmons, President, Elanco, who spoke on “Making Safe, Affordable and Abundant Food a Global Reality.” You can listen to or …

Agribusiness, Audio, Elanco, Food

Annual Meat Conference App

Chuck Zimmerman

The Annual Meat Conference is set to kick off this afternoon. Registration is taking place now and all attendees and others are encouraged to get The Annual Meat Conference App (iOS). It’s on my iPhone. You’ll find all kinds of information including conference updates and an attendees list. Get it for Android here. The Annual Meat Conference, sponsored by the …

Ag Groups, Beef, Elanco, Food, Meat, Pork, Poultry

Fresh Meat Retailing Ideas

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello once again this year from the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, location of the 2013 Annual Meat Conference. This will be my first ever opportunity to attend this annual meat retailing event. Explore and sample some of the newest and best meat, poultry and ingredient products from more than 50 companies. Taste new and different products that can …

Ag Groups, Elanco, Food, Meat