Global Yield Gap Unveiled at Water for Food Conference

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Finding of the Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas were unveiled this week at the sixth annual Water for Food Global Conference. The outcome of a six-year international collaborative research effort led by the Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the Atlas is the first transparent, interactive and map-based …

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Alltech Appoints Aidan Connolly CIO

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Alltech has appointed Vice President Aidan Connolly as chief innovation office (CIO) as part of the company’s global research department. Connolly will work closely with Dr. Karl Dawson, vp and chief scientific officer in developing their innovation pipeline and take products from test scale to commercial scale. In his new role, Connolly will put together a team within the company’s …

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Meet the New Holland Bloggers

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I still feel special to have been chosen by New Holland to participate in their New Holland Blogger Days last week. It was a diverse group in terms of language and home country. However, we all had much in common including our passion for agriculture, using social media to help distribute our information while personally engaging with farmers and the …

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University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo

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During my trip to Italy last week one of our memorable stops was the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo. That sounds like a foodies idea of a college! However, I have to note that the University was started by Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food Movement. He has a rather interesting background according to this post in Wikipedia. …

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New Holland and Expo Milano 2015

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Happy New Holland Blogger Days. That’s the “holiday” I am participating in this week in Turin, Italy. In fact, right now I’m in CNH Industrial Village. We’re getting a presentation on New Holland’s participation in Expo Milano 2015. The theme of the Expo is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” This theme fits works very well for New Holland with …

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Holland Picks New Holland

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The T6 AutoCommand™ tractor, from CNH Industrial brand New Holland Agriculture, has won the ‘Boerentrekker of the Year Award 2014′ in the Netherlands by leading Dutch farming magazine Boerderij. The title recognizes the ‘Best Farmer’s Tractor’ for the year in Holland and was conferred at the Agrotechniek 2014 trade fair by the magazine. First published in 1915, this weekly independent …

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Embarking on #NHAgWorld Adventure

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The AgriBlogger will be on the road this week to work side by side with agricultural bloggers from around the world. It will be all about where in the world we are at #NHAgWorld. Follow that hashtag which will become more active on Wednesday. So to give you at least some clues until then, let’s just say this involves New …

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Alltech Strengthens Support Services in Australia

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As part of its strategy to strengthen its support of agriculture at the local level, global animal nutrition leader Alltech is proud to welcome Lienert Australia Pty. Ltd., a leading Australian premix manufacturer and feed ingredient supplier, to its corporate family. The acquisition of Lienert Australia Pty. Ltd., finalized on Sept. 24, has the full support of both companies and …

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New Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture

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The inaugural meeting of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture was held this week in conjunction with the UN Climate Summit in New York City. “I am glad to see action that will increase agricultural productivity, build resilience for farmers and reduce carbon emissions,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “These efforts will improve food and nutrition security for …

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IFAJ Elects Presidium

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During the 2014 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Aberdeen, Scotland the members elected the the members of the Presidium. President Markus Rediger, of Switzerland will again lead the organization. Markus is managing editor of Landwirtschaftlicher Informationsdienst at the Agricultural Information Center LID, Bern, Switzerland. He has been a member of the Swiss guild of agricultural journalists since 1986. …

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