Farmer Share of Food Dollar Dropped Again in 2016

Chuck Zimmerman

According to the USDA-ERS Food Dollar Series, “For every dollar spent in 2016 in the U.S. on domestically produced food (food dollar), U.S. farmers sold 14.8 cents of farm products to non-farm establishments (farm share), down from 15.5 cents in 2015. The farm share is at its lowest recorded level between the years 1993 and 2016.” Some additional points of …

Farming, Food, USDA

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

ICYMI: Water for Food International Forum

Cindy Zimmerman

The Water for Food International Forum, produced by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska and The World Bank, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development, was held January 29 – 30, 2018 at The World Bank in Washington DC. The theme was Farmer-Led Irrigated …

Farming, Food, Food Security, International, Irrigation, Water, Water for Food

Nebraska Congressman Praises Water for Food Forum

Cindy Zimmerman

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) is very proud of the work that the Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska has been doing for the future of sustainable agriculture by encouraging the involvement of young people in the industry. “Agriculture has become cool! I never thought I would see that,” said Fortenberry at the recent Water for Food …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Farming, Food, International, Water, Water for Food

Agrilyst’s 2017 State of Indoor Farming Report

Jamie Johansen

We first met Allison Kopf, founder and CEO of Agrilyst, at Alltech’s 2017 ONE. There she took part in the first Pearse Lyons Accelerator program. As a reminder, Agrilyst is a “web-based software platform that helps indoor farms manage their crops and gain data-driven insights to make more profitable production decisions.” Allison and her team have now released a 2017 …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Farming, Precision Agriculture

FarmLead Adds Price Discovery to Online Grain Marketplace

Cindy Zimmerman

Online grain marketplace FarmLead has announced the launch of its newest feature, Price Discovery, which provides a comprehensive view of historical and future grain price trends specific to the user’s geography, helping farmers make better decisions when selling their grain. “This isn’t just a simple price transparency tool. It is a price education tool,” says FarmLead CEO and President Brennan …

AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Farming, Markets

Nebraska Farmer Named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

Jamie Johansen

Leslie McCuiston, a pig farmer from Columbus, Nebraska, has been named the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. According to the National Pork Board, the award recognizes a pig farmer who excels at raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and who connects with today’s consumers about how pork is produced. McCuiston received the highest combined score from …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Farming, Pork, Swine

A Bayer Phytobac Helps Farms Become More Sustainable

Chuck Zimmerman

I first learned about the Bayer Phytobac system last year while on a tour in Germany. My second look at this unique innovation to make farms for sustainable came in Germany again this year during the Future of Farming Dialog last month. With my group of journalists from North America, David Lembrich, Product Stewardship Manager at Bayer, showed us a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Farming, pesticides, Sustainability, Video

Alltech Talks Farm of the Future LIVE

Jamie Johansen

Alltech hosted a live video event on the future of agriculture and technology with a panel of agribusiness experts discussing and debating their thoughts on the future of the agricultural industry, new consumer demographics and demands, ag technology, big data, nutrigenomics and precision nutrition. Continue to follow the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #FarmingTheFuture. Great questions were posed, thought-provoking …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, Consumers, Farming, Food, Technology, Video

Moving Beyond “Farm to Table” Discussion

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog the first panel discussion focused on Moving Beyond “Farm to Table”: Understanding the Food Supply Chain. Moderating was Stephan Brunner, who works on food chain partnerships for Bayer. Also on the panel are Karen Buch, RDN, LDN, President/Founder, Nutrition Connections; Ben Burgers, Food Safety Manager/Agronomist, Roveg Fruit BV; Andreas Lenz, Managing Director, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Farming, Food