U.S. Dairy Producers Win Alltech KEENAN Great Green Getaway

Jamie Johansen

For three U.S. dairy producers, the luck of the Irish was on their side when their names were selected in a live, random draw for The Great Green Getaway sweepstakes as the 2017 World Dairy Expo wrapped up in Madison, Wisconsin. In March 2018, Ashley Irvin, Tennessee; Hans Greisen, Wisconsin; and Mary Van Rossum, Wisconsin, will embark on a journey …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Contest, Dairy, Equipment, Livestock, Nutrition

Plant Growth Regulators – An Essential for Plant Growth

Jamie Johansen

Chief Chemist and GLobal Director of Compliance for Stoller USA, Dr. Ritesh Sheth, was at the 2017 Ag Media Summit representing Stoller during the Info Expo. A new product they were spreading news about was their Fortified Stimulate Yield Enhancer Plus, a plant growth regulator (PGR) for optimal yield production. “The reason we are launching this product is that it …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Nutrient Management, Nutrition, StollerUSA

Peanut Industry Donates 30,000 Jars of Peanut Butter

Kelly Marshall

The Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) in Washington D.C. received more than 30,000 jars of peanut butter on National Ag Day. The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, made up of Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Florida Peanut Producers Association, Georgia Peanut Commission and Mississippi Peanut Growers Association, is working with CAFB to solve issues like chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. CAFB partners …

Ag Day, Ag Group, Nutrition, Peanuts

U.S. Soy Meets Demand of Growing Aquaculture Industry

Jamie Johansen

As the fastest growing animal protein, aquaculture is the center of conversations beyond the circle of animal agriculture. And the most common circle these days discussing aquaculture is soybean. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) joined forces to host the 2017 Aquaculture Educational Opportunity in Panama City, Panama. U.S. soybean growers, researchers and aquaculture experts …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Aquaculture, Audio, Exports, Nutrition, Soybean, USSEC

Alltech Acquires Spanish Ag & Hort Crop Company

Jamie Johansen

Alltech has acquired Solbiosur, a specialised agricultural and horticultural crop solutions company in Spain. Solbiosur is a provider of innovative agricultural and horticultural solutions dedicated to improving yield and efficiency for the producer. Solbiosur manufactures and distributes solutions that are respectful to the environment and are cost-beneficial for the producer. “Solbiosur has worked in collaboration with Alltech for the past …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Crop Protection, Nutrition

Bayer Invests in United Fresh Start Foundation

Kelly Marshall

In an effort to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to school children, Bayer has partnered with United Fresh Start Foundation to place salad bars in elementary and secondary schools in the Pacific Northwest and California.  The company has invested $20,000 to put healthy choices in front of students at schools like Sunnyslope Elemenatry School in the Wenatchee Public School district. …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Nutrition

Announcing 2016 Borlaug Dialog

Kelly Marshall

Registration is now open for the 2016 Borlaug Dialog in Des Moines, Iowa. The event will be held on October 12-14 at the Marriott Downtown Hotel and will focus on the crucial role of nutrition in global food security. The 2016 conference celebrates the 30th anniversary of the World Food Prize by bringing together international leaders, policy makers, farmers, executives, …

Ag Group, Events, Food Security, Nutrition

A Conversation With Novus’ Innovation Expert

Jamie Johansen

Novus International held a special informational session during its 25th Anniversary Celebration, with Scott Hine, VP, Products & Solutions and Chief Innovation Officer, leading a question and answer session about the importance of science, technology, and innovation to Novus. Hine discussed Novus’ vision for the future, and emphasized the company’s sustained commitment to research and innovative discoveries. He was asked …

Agribusiness, Novus International, Nutrition