Land O’Lakes Project Receives USDA Climate-Smart Funding

Cindy Zimmerman

Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes, Inc., and American Farmland Trust (AFT), along with other partners, have received funding from USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities forf a project aimed at scaling production and addressing equity. Truterra and AFT’s Climate SMART (Scaling Mechanisms for Agriculture’s Regenerative Transformation) pilot project intends to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 7.2 …

carbon, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Soybean, Sustainability

Hearing Explores Agricultural Trade Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

Senators heard from representatives of U.S. peanut growers, dairy producers and wheat farmers Thursday during a hearing on “Agricultural Trade: Priorities and Issues Facing America’s Farmers.” Representing the U.S. Peanut Federation before the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade, was Karla Baker Thompson with JET Farms Georgia and Integrity Farms of Camilla, Georgia. Thompson highlighted the decline …

Audio, Dairy, Exports, Peanuts, Wheat

Alltech E-CO2 Helps Lower Dairy Carbon Footprint

Cindy Zimmerman

Alltech has pioneered the use of on-farm environmental tools and assessments to provide opportunities to benchmark and improve efficiency, leading towards increased profitability and sustainability. From individual farms to multinational organizations, Alltech E-CO2 service provides a comprehensive range of advice, tools and services to help measure and improve environmental performance. Alltech E-CO2 Vice President Matthew Smith says they can help …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Dairy

UPFIELD GROUP Announces New Vice President

Cindy Zimmerman

The UPFIELD GROUP, owners of Cooler Management, are pleased to announce their new Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Melissa Malcolm-Cullison. Malcolm-Cullison most recently served as Director, National Sales and Field Marketing at the Milk Processors Education program (MilkPEP), responsible for the national got milk? campaign. In this previous role for 12 years, she oversaw industry relations, retail partnerships and the …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Equipment, Food

Enogen in the MILK Business

Cindy Zimmerman

Now in its 19th year, the MILK Business Conference is a must-attend event for commercial dairy farmers seeking seeking insight to better manage their dairy and their bottom line and one of this year’s elite sponsors was Enogen Feed from Syngenta. The Farm Journal event last week was an opportunity for Enogen Strategic Account Manager Todd Axtell to tell the …

Audio, Corn, Dairy, Farm Journal, Feed, Syngenta

Syngenta Partners With Dairy Industry and Nature Conservancy

Cindy Zimmerman

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has announced a partnership with Syngenta and The Nature Conservancy to help dairy producers “reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality and strengthen farm resilience.” You can listen to an interview with Chris Cook, Head of Enogen, and Liz Hunt, Head of Sustainable & Responsible Business for Syngenta, who explain more about the initiative: …

Audio, Corn, Dairy, Feed, Livestock, Sustainability, Syngenta

Long Time Dairy Checkoff CEO to Retire

Cindy Zimmerman

The dairy checkoff program will be under new management shortly for the first time pretty much since its inception. Tom Gallagher this week announced his retirement as CEO of Dairy Management Inc., which was created in 1995 to run the dairy promotion and research program approved by Congress in 1983 and finalized with a producer referendum in 1993. Gallagher has …

Ag Groups, Dairy

Enogen Corn Could Increase Beef Producer Sustainability

Cindy Zimmerman

A five percent increase in feed efficiency can not only help livestock producers save some money, it can also help increase their sustainability. Syngenta Seeds has found through research around the country that using Enogen corn for feed delivers an average 5% increase in feed efficiency, according to Chris Cook, Head, Enogen at Syngenta Seeds. “Potential feed efficiency gains of …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Corn, Dairy, Feed, Livestock, Syngenta

Dairy Trends on Track at Alltech ONE

Cindy Zimmerman

Today is the big day for the kickoff of the Alltech ONE Ideas Conference 2021 virtual edition and we are “dairy” excited! The Dairy Track offers a wide variety of topics ranging from farm management and animal welfare to sustainability, milk alternatives, and meeting market demands. This time last year, the disruption caused by the global pandemic was near its …

AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Dairy

USDA Announces Pandemic Aid for Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced implementation of additional aid to agricultural producers and businesses as part of the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, including support to timber harvesters, biofuels producers, dairy farmers and processors, livestock farmers and contract growers of poultry, assistance for organic cost share, and grants for PPE. “USDA is honoring its commitment to get financial …

Biofuels, Dairy, Food, Livestock, Meat, Poultry, USDA