Land O’Lakes Reports Strong Earnings Increase for 2020

Cindy Zimmerman

2020 was a pretty good year for Land O’Lakes, Inc., reporting a 29 percent earnings increase over 2019. The farmer-owned cooperative reports net sales of $13.9 billion and net earnings of $266 million for the year ending December 31, 2020, compared to net sales of $13.9 billion and net earnings of $207 million in 2019. Net Earnings improved $59.1 million …

Agribusiness, Cooperatives, Farming

TN Farm Bureau Expands Shooting Hunger Fundraiser

Cindy Zimmerman

A high-powered program developed to take aim at food insecurity in Tennessee is expanding its sites to the entire state. During what was one of the hardest years for the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Tennessee saw a 26.6% increase in food insecurity with every 1 in 6 adults needing food support. Shooting Hunger, an annual …

Farming, Food, Hunting

Trust In Food Symposium Theme is Regenerative Reset

Cindy Zimmerman

The annual Trust In Food Symposium is being held this week with the theme Regenerative Reset and a focus on trends in carbon and climate, animal ag and innovation. Trust In Food, a Farm Journal initiative, has a record-setting audience of leaders from across the food value chain, the conservation community and public agencies registered for the event, which is …

Animal Agriculture, Environment, Farm Journal, Farming, Food

Webinar Explores Lessons Learned from 1980s Farm Crisis

Cindy Zimmerman

AEI Premium is holding a virtual event to explore lessons learned from its “Escaping 1980” podcast on March 3. Farmers, agribusiness leaders, farm policy wonks, and students are invited click here to register for the free webinar. The “Escaping 1980” podcast, launched in November, explores the causes, impacts, and lasting effects of one of the most infamous events in American …

Farming, Podcasts

Top Producer of the Year Award – Longview Farms

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2021 Top Producer Summit several awards were presented. A big congratulations goes to the Henry family and LongView Farms. They are the recipients of the 2021 Top Producer of the Year Award. Accepting the award were Scott and Eric Henry, sons of Steve and Laurie Henry who started the farm. The sons are now the primary managers of …

Audio, Farm Journal, Farming, Media

ZimmCast 665 – All About AgWiki

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program we’re going to learn a lot about AgWiki from CEO, Randy Krotz. AgWiki is a community of farmers, researchers, nutritionists, and consultants seeking to discover solutions to sustainability and world hunger…socially. Randy will talk about the startup venture and what the mission is as well as how you can get …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farming, Food, Nutrition, Social Media, Social Networking, ZimmCast

FarmlandFinder Launches Online Farm Sale-Leaseback Program

Cindy Zimmerman

FarmlandFinder is launching a sale-leaseback program as a part of its online marketplace for farmland. “Talking with farmers, there is a contagious curiosity to find ways to unlock equity that’s tied up in their land without giving up control of the property or taking on additional debt,” says Steven Brockshus, Founder and CEO of FarmlandFinder. “Through our private investment platform, …

Farming, land

AgWiki Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

AgWiki, a new tech company in the field of agriculture information, announces the launch of its equity crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine. AgWiki’s mission is to have a central place where everyone in food production around the globe can connect and exchange ideas, information, and expertise. The platform already boasts nearly 3000 active users. AgWiki CEO Randy Krotz said it has …

Agribusiness, Farming, Food

Yara Celebrates 75 Years in North America

Cindy Zimmerman

Yara North America is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a leading crop nutrition solutions provider, working toward a mission to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet by helping farmers produce better, healthier crops through nutrition fertilizers, industrial products and digital farming tools. “Since 1946, Yara North America has been committed to being the crop nutrition company of the …

Farming, Fertilizer, Nutrient Management, Precision Agriculture

Merge Organics Launches Marketplace

Cindy Zimmerman

Buyers and sellers in the organic food sector now have a new way to work together. Merge Marketplace, a new platform designed to connect organic producers with buyers of organic products, is now live. Buyers can list what they are in search of, while sellers can list their crops, livestock, and land. This new marketplace is hosted by Merge Organics, …

Farming, Food, Organic