The Novus Commitment to Science + Sustainability

Jamie Johansen

Novus International strives to help feed the world affordable, wholesome food each and everyday. The center of that vision is sustainability. Definitions for the word throughout the agricultural community vary, but the results are the same. Novus defines sustainable as the endurance of systems and processes and along with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines for sustainability reporting, they have …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Livestock, Novus International, Nutrition, Sustainability

Novus International – Helping Feed Tomorrow for 25 Years

Jamie Johansen

A mission to “make a clear difference in sustainably meeting the growing global needs for nutrition and health” has lead Novus International to pledge commitment to customers and global stakeholders through a Triple-S Bottomline: solutions, service and sustainability. That commitment began 25 years ago and we helped their team celebrate last week at their headquarters in St. Charles, MO. Novus …

Agribusiness, Livestock, Novus International, Nutrition, Video

Novus Unveils Project Horizon at #WPX16

Lizzy Schultz

As part of their ongoing commitment to bringing customers innovative solutions to the challenges facing the industry, Novus International used the 2016 World Pork Expo as an opportunity to debut Project Horizon, which aims to help producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. “We’ve had in-house expertise in terms of gut health and nutrition throughout the 25 years that …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Company Announcement, Feed, Novus International, Nutrition, Veterinary, World Pork Expo

BASF & Balchem Collaborate on New Product

Jamie Johansen

BASF and Balchem Corporation are working together to bring next generation feed efficiency and health products to the North American swine industry. This relationship will open the door to a portfolio of products and technologies that improve feed hygiene, safety and overall animal performance. Look for offerings at World Pork Expo, June 8-10 in Des Moines, Iowa. “Our alliance with …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, BASF, Feed, Nutrition, Swine

Hungry for Food-Based Information

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, although Americans do find GMOs, antibiotics, sustainability and transparency important, they are most concerned with affordability, nutrition and food safety. This survey found that Americans care a great deal about how their food is produced: a full 78 percent of Americans say they are “very” or “somewhat” interested …

Food, Food Security, GMO, Nutrition, Organic, Research

Grower Insight on Plant Sap Analysis

Jamie Johansen

New technologies are breaking ground all around us in the agriculture community. And that is what first attracted Dan Davidson to Crop Health Labs (CHL) Plant Sap Analysis. Dan is an agronomist, farmer and now consultant for CHL. Plant Sap Analysis is basically a blood test for plants that detects nutrient deficiencies three to four weeks sooner than traditional tissue …

Agribusiness, Audio, Nutrition

Viewpoints from @USFRA Food Dialogues

Lizzy Schultz

On Tuesday night, the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis was filled with conversation about agriculture at the fifth annual Food Dialogue, hosted by the US Farmers and Rachers Alliance(USFRA). The event featured seven very diverse panelists, highlighting the diverse ranges of expertise that exist within food production. Bill Gordon, fourth generation soybean farmer; Jen Haugen, a registered dietician formerly …

Agribusiness, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Farming, Food, Media, Nutrition, Social Media, USFRA

A Different Approach to Nutrient Management

Jamie Johansen

Growers who are interested in reducing crop inputs and increasing profits can learn more about a program to achieve both from Crop Health Labs. This nutrient management tool is plant sap analysis and they are hosting webinars throughout July to educate growers about this different approach to very common nutrient management problems. I spoke with Crop Health Labs Executive Director, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Science, Nutrition

West Central Adding Value to Soybeans

Joanna Schroeder

West Central’s announcement that they are kicking off a $27 million expansion is adding value said Grant Kimberley, executive director of Iowa Biodiesel Board during West Central’s event to announce the new project. Kimberley noted that Iowa is the leading producing of soybeans – more than 500 million bushels per year. “It’s all about value-added agriculture and being able to …

Agribusiness, Award, Dairy, Nutrition, Soybean, West Central

West Central Expansion Will Create Financial Strength

Joanna Schroeder

West Central has announced a major commitment to its grower-members and to Iowa with the announcement of a $27 million expansion. According to West Central President and CEO Milan Kucerak, this is a significant investment for the company. He said on the dairy side they have three products – SoyPlus, SoyChlor and PASTURChlor – that they sell nationally and internationally. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Nutrition, Soybean, West Central