Bayer and Luke Bryan Team Up for 2022 Farm Tour

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer and five-time entertainer of the year Luke Bryan are once again teaming up for his 2022 Farm Tour and continuing their Here’s to the Farmer campaign celebrating America’s farmers and fighting hunger. The tour concerts will set up stages in the fields of local farmers across six states this September 15-24, with tickets now on sale at 9/15 …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Food

Yara Alabama Incubator Farm Explores Soil Health

Cindy Zimmerman

Yara’s new Incubator Farm in Auburn, Alabama is focused on exploring practical approaches to managing and positively impacting soil health. The 80-acre farm, located on the EV Smith Research Station in partnership with Auburn University, will implement three different sets of soil health management and crop nutrition programs utilizing established techniques such as cover crops, minimum tillage and 4R nutrient …

AgWired Precision, Farming, Food, Precision Agriculture, Soil, Technology

Cost of July 4th Cookout Skyrockets

Cindy Zimmerman

The cost of your July 4th holiday cookout has skyrocketed 17 percent since last year, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation survey. According to the survey, the average cost of a summer cookout for 10 people is $69.68, or about $10 more than last year, which they attribute to ongoing supply chain disruptions, inflation and the war in …

AFBF, Food

Lower Food and Fuel Cost Act Passes House

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, a diverse package of initiatives from meat packing plants to year round E15, despite opposition by the majority of Republicans. The final vote was 221-204, with seven Republicans siding with the majority and five Democrats voting against the bill. The act includes a package of ag-related …

Audio, Ethanol, Food, Livestock, Meat

House Ag Republicans Introduce Farm Input Costs Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee Glenn “GT” Thompson and GOP members this week introduced H.R. 8069, the Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production Act. The bill requires the Biden Administration to reverse its regulatory barriers to domestic agriculture production and provide immediate relief to families across the country. Congressman Thompson was joined by more than …

Audio, Farming, Fertilizer, Food

House to Vote on Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act led by Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), a package of legislation designed to address supply chain issues for the American energy and agriculture sectors, combat rising fertilizer prices and increase the availability of higher ethanol blends and other biofuels. The legislation includes Spanberger’s …

Audio, Ethanol, Food, Livestock, Meat, Poultry

Agri-Pulse to Host Food Security Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

American farmland and ranchland are rapidly disappearing, threatening our food security, undermining the agricultural economy, and making us vulnerable to climate shocks. What can be done? That question is at the heart of an upcoming June 29 Agri-Pulse webinar, “Farms Under Threat 2040: Choosing an Abundant Future.” “With the war in Ukraine, drought in the Western U.S. and ongoing supply …

Agri-Pulse, Food, land

Agri-Pulse West Summit Announces Speakers

Cindy Zimmerman

The agenda for the 2022 Agri-Pulse Food and Agriculture Issues Summit in Sacramento July 11 is shaping up to include some of California’s most prominent policy makers. State Senator Melissa Hurtado, the youngest woman ever to be elected to the California State Senate and a representative of a new generation of Latina political leaders, will be the opening keynote speaker …

Agri-Pulse, Events, Food

USDA Announces Framework to Transform the Food System

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced details of a “framework to transform the food system to benefit consumers, producers and rural communities by providing more options, increasing access, and creating new, more, and better markets for small and mid-size producers.” Vilsack said the framework “builds on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain disruptions caused by Russia’s war …

Audio, Food, USDA

SISC and CropTrak Release Stewardship Calculator 2.0

Cindy Zimmerman

Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) and CropTrak® are announcing the public release of Stewardship Calculator 2.0 to help growers measure a wide-range of on-farm data for better crop management and help brands more easily aggregate that data for sustainability and ESG reporting. “Following a robust pilot program with leading brands and growers, we are now offering this online calculator …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Food, Precision Agriculture, specialty crops, Sustainability