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

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

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

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

COVID Relief Bill Passes with Help for Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural groups and farm state lawmakers are pleased that the new COVID relief package passed by Congress last night includes help for producers excluded from previous aid legislation. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) says relief includes the Paycheck Protection Program for Producers Act. “The bill also includes funding to allow the Department of Agriculture to provide additional assistance to ag producers …

Audio, Biofuels, Dairy, Ethanol, Farming, Food, NCBA, Poultry

COVID Deal Includes Previously Excluded Ag Sectors

Cindy Zimmerman

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN) says the latest COVID relief deal moving through Congress this week has new provisions to provide help for food and agriculture sectors impacted by the pandemic restrictions. In addition to a 15 percent increase in benefits for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for six months, Peterson pointed specifically to the …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Farming, Food

Benson Hill Expands Soybean Processing with Rose Acre Farm

Cindy Zimmerman

Benson Hill is collaborating with family-owned Rose Acre Farms to optimize its soybean processing capacity in Seymour, Indiana, and build out the supply chain for high-protein, high-oleic, low anti-nutrient soybeans. The partnership opens a new pipeline for plant protein ingredients and supports Benson Hill’s plans to scale soybean production and grower relationships. This collaboration will allow local growers to tap …

Farming, Feed, Food, Soybean

Sand-to-Soil Technology Could Help Achieve Food Security

Cindy Zimmerman

Heliae Development, LLC and Agricola Cerro Prieto (ACP) have just announced findings of a year-long water retention trial, revealing a major advancement in transforming sand to soil, which could lead to greater food security, improved nutrition and more sustainable agriculture The significance of global warming and climate change on global food production cannot be overestimated. The goal to end hunger, …

AgWired Precision, Farming, Food, Precision Agriculture, Soil, Sustainability

Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down 4%

Cindy Zimmerman

You might not be having a feast for ten people this Thanksgiving, but if you are, you can be thankful that it costs less than last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey. Farm Bureau’s 35th annual survey indicates the average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving feast for 10 remains affordable at $46.90 or less than $5.00 …

AFBF, Food