USFRA Participates in Water for Food Forum

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U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action CEO Erin Fitzgerald and chairperson Anne Meis participated in a panel discussion on food and water systems during the kickoff of the Daugherty Water for Food Institute’s virtual global forum last week. Meis operates a family farm in Nebraska with her husband and she serves as treasurer of Nebraska Soybean Board. As Chair of …

Audio, Food, USFRA, Water, Water for Food

Benson Hill and CropTrak Collaborate for Sustainability and Innovation

Cindy Zimmerman

Benson Hill, Inc. today announced a relationship with CropTrak that allows them to accelerate collection of agronomic data to improve product performance and farm sustainability. The CropTrak relationship provides the technological infrastructure to accelerate this connection and further positions Benson Hill as a leader, providing the ingredients needed to deliver more healthy and sustainable food and feed products. “Our collaboration …

Agronomy, CropTrak, data, Food

Benson Hill Launches Food System Innovators Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Benson Hill, Inc., today announced the launch of the Benson Hill Food System Innovators Program to collaborate with leading farmers and evaluate its technologies in commercial production environments. Insights from the FSI Program will further expand the capabilities of the Company’s proprietary CropOS® technology platform and optimize field-specific product outcomes and quality traits. One near-term focus of the FSI Program …

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Benson Hill Producing More Ultra-High Protein Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

Benson Hill has exceeded its previous target of doubling contracted acres of its proprietary soybean varieties with partner farmers in the U.S. to grow 70,000 acres in the 2021 crop year versus 30,000 acres in the 2020 crop year. These proprietary non-GMO soybean varieties are bred by Benson Hill to be higher in protein, have benefits of omega-9 fatty acids …

Biotech, Food, Soybean

Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode 9

Cindy Zimmerman

This episode of the Daugherty Water for Food podcast features Babak Safa, a postdoctoral research associate with the Water for Food Global Institute who specializes in agricultural meteorology, micro-meteorology and vegetation-atmosphere interaction. Safa analyzes eddy covariance flux data from installed systems to support remote sensing based model verification and water productivity estimates for several agricultural and natural ecosystems and projects …

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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

ZimmCast 668 – Business Success and Food Fear

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program we’re going to talk about business success and food fear. How do those things fit together? We’re going to find out. In fact, we’re going to find out in my conversation with a businessman, agriculturalist, speaker, podcaster, author and consultant who has been on the ZimmCast before – Damian Mason. …

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TN Farm Bureau Expands Shooting Hunger Fundraiser

Cindy Zimmerman

A high-powered program developed to take aim at food insecurity in Tennessee is expanding its sites to the entire state. During what was one of the hardest years for the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Tennessee saw a 26.6% increase in food insecurity with every 1 in 6 adults needing food support. Shooting Hunger, an annual …

Farming, Food, Hunting

Trust In Food Symposium Theme is Regenerative Reset

Cindy Zimmerman

The annual Trust In Food Symposium is being held this week with the theme Regenerative Reset and a focus on trends in carbon and climate, animal ag and innovation. Trust In Food, a Farm Journal initiative, has a record-setting audience of leaders from across the food value chain, the conservation community and public agencies registered for the event, which is …

Animal Agriculture, Environment, Farm Journal, Farming, Food

ZimmCast 665 – All About AgWiki

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program we’re going to learn a lot about AgWiki from CEO, Randy Krotz. AgWiki is a community of farmers, researchers, nutritionists, and consultants seeking to discover solutions to sustainability and world hunger…socially. Randy will talk about the startup venture and what the mission is as well as how you can get …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farming, Food, Nutrition, Social Media, Social Networking, ZimmCast