Cookbook Targets Nutrition for Children

Laura McNamara

The Wheat Food Council is celebrating its 35th anniversary and wants to use the milestone to help promote nutrition for children. That’s why the council is releasing a cookbook that’s meant to benefit a non-profit organization dedicated to influencing children’s eating habits through education. In celebration of its 35th anniversary, the Wheat Foods Council today unveiled Food for Thought from …

Ag Groups, Food, International, Podcasts, Wheat

The 3 Amigos on Stage

Chuck Zimmerman

Each year at the Commodity Classic general session we get to hear from the Presidents of the participating associations. Here they are on stage involved in an interactive discussion with moderator John Phipps. Pictured left to right are John Hoffman, ASA, Ron Litterer, NCGA and John Thaemert, NAWG. John starts out wondering how in the world these three guys got …

Ag Groups, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, New Holland, Soybean, Wheat

Getting Science on the Seed

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. Dirk Voeste from BASF Crop Protection Headquarters in Germany enlightened the media at Commodity Classic on the process of getting science on the seed at BASF. According to Dirk, BASF seed treatment means protection plus vitality. He discussed the BASF concept of the German word “Verbund.” “Verbund is not translated,” he explained. “It means really the linkage of expertises …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, New Holland, Seed, Soybean, Technology, Wheat

Headline in 2007 Meant Millions More Bushels

Cindy Zimmerman

Andy Lee is the director of business operations for US Crop Protection at BASF. In this position, he oversees all sales and marketing functions for BASF inthe US crop protection market. In his presentation at BASF’s “Science Behind Seed Treatments” media symposium at the 2008 Commodity Classic in Nashville, Andy told the ag journalists that they are the answer to …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Seed, Soybean, Wheat

Off to Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

While Chuck is busy basking in the glorious Florida weather, I am preparing to head on out to the 2008 Commodity Classic in Nashville at the Opryland. First on the agenda tomorrow afternoon is the BASF International Seed Treatment Symposium to provide us media types with all the latest info on BASF products and technology. The Classic really gets rolling …

BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, Soybean, Wheat

No “Stick” in Drumsticks

Laura McNamara

Drummers won’t be pounding out beats with wood if they start using Wheatware products. Nor will they be using plastic. Instead, they’ll be using, you guessed it, wheat. The new biodegradable product line also offers guitar picks, hangars and more. To help protect the Earth’s virgin forests and reduce global warming,, exclusive U.S. distributor of Wheatware™ products, has donated …

Technology, Wheat

Iraq Wheat Harvest

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a timely report from Paul McKellips, Global Outreach Officer, US Embassy Baghdad, The Green Room – Public Affairs GO Team. It’s almost time for Commodity Classic which will include wheat this year so finding out what’s going on with wheat production in Iraq is nice to know. It looks like seed cleaners are making all the difference in the …

Audio, International, Wheat