CUTC Moved to 2022

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The Corn Utilization & Technology Conference (CUTC) has been moved to June 6-8, 2022 and it is because of the continuing situation with COVID-19. What is definitely continuing are statements and posts from a variety of sources that seem to completely contradict each other. It is definitely a nightmare for meeting and event planners. On the one hand you have …

Ag Groups, Corn, CUTC, NCGA, Technology

ZimmCast 667 – Feeding the Economy & Fueling Your WiFi

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Since it is Ag Week and we just celebrated Ag Day I want to say thank you to farmers and everyone in the food and agribusiness industries for helping feed the world. Ag Week emphasizes the importance of agriculture and in this program I’m sharing a conversation about a new impact study of the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Technology, ZimmCast

ZimmCast 659 – Communications and Research Innovations

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this edition of the ZimmCast, Cindy and I share a couple of feature interviews we did recently on new innovations in communications and research. First, Cindy talked with Frances Hayes, Communications Specialist for the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, about how they have adapted their communications strategy …

Agribusiness, Audio, Technology, University, ZimmCast

Benson Hill Raises Funding to Grow Food Innovation

Cindy Zimmerman

St. Louis-based Benson Hill has just closed a $150 million Series D funding round led by Wheatsheaf Group and GV (formerly Google Ventures) to scale its commercial operations and its platform food innovation engine CropOS™ across multiple food and ingredients markets. The company’s leading food innovation engine CropOS™ taps nature’s genetic diversity to develop and commercialize healthier and more sustainable …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Farming, Food, Precision Agriculture, Technology

C-Lock Awards Grants to Help Improve Livestock Production

Cindy Zimmerman

C-Lock Inc. has announced the award recipients of their inaugural 2020 Research Equipment Grant program, designed to fund projects at institutions around the world that use C-Lock technology to help improve efficiency, productivity, and sustainability in animal agricultural production. C-Lock received 44 research proposals from 17 countries and the U.S. “We were thrilled with the quality and quantity of proposals …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Equipment, Livestock, Technology

Alltech ONE July Virtual Experience Session – Ag-Tech

Chuck Zimmerman

This month the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience focuses on the topic of Ag-Tech. To preview the program I spoke with Robbie Walker, European Growth Officer at Alltech and CEO of KEENAN. Sessions include: The Ag-Tech Effect: Turning Ideas Into Reality; Tech for Tomorrow: Sustainable Ag-Tech; Farming the Future: The Alltech 2020 Ag-Tech Insights Report; Planet of Plenty Award Presentation; Accelerating …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Technology

THRIVE Innovation Series – USDA Innovation Imperative

Chuck Zimmerman

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined SVG Ventures CEO John Hartnett today in a virtual (Zoom) fireside chat to discuss USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda and the current impact of coronavirus on American agriculture. The conversation is part of the THRIVE Innovation Series. This one focuses on USDA’s new Innovation Imperative and how it will shape the future of food …

Agribusiness, Audio, Technology, USDA

ZimmCast 646 – The Alltech ONE Virtual Experience

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week’s program provides a wrap-up of the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience. This virtual experience took place throughout the week with daily keynote speakers and focus sessions and more. All of this was available on-demand and still is. In fact, you can still register and new content will be made available each month until …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Technology, ZimmCast

USDA SECURE Rule Paves Way for Agricultural Innovation

Cindy Zimmerman

The final rule updating and modernizing USDA’s biotechnology regulations under the Plant Protection Act was approved this week. The Sustainable, Ecological, Consistent, Uniform, Responsible, Efficient (SECURE) rule will bring USDA’s plant biotechnology regulations into the 21st century by removing duplicative and antiquated processes in order to facilitate the development and availability of these technologies through a transparent, consistent, science-based, and …

ASTA, Seed, Technology, USDA

Benson Hill Contracts 30,000 Premium Soybean Acres

Cindy Zimmerman

St. Louis-based crop improvement company Benson Hill has contracted 30,000 acres to advance its non-GMO soybean varieties through partnerships in the consumer food, animal feed and aquaculture markets. “The consumer food, animal feed and aquaculture markets are demanding innovation that improves the health and sustainability profile of their ingredients,” said Chris Wilkins, Chief Operating Officer of Benson Hill. “Our portfolio …

Feed, Food, Seed, Soybean, Technology