USDA Announces Meat Supply Chain Actions

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack used an appearance before the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday to make a few announcements, including issuing a new Packers & Stockyards Act rulemaking, making available $200 Million to expand competition in meat processing, and investing $25 million in workforce training. Vilsack said the actions build on President Biden’s whole-of-government effort to promote competition in …

ZimmCast 692 – Alltech Planet of Plenty Awards

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This edition of the ZimmCast comes from Lexington, Kentucky and the 2022 Alltech ONE Conference, which was the first live and in-person since 2019 and included a lot of award-giving. Alltech has been focused on promoting a Planet of Plenty over the past three years so, for this week’s ZimmCast we share two interviews. First will be the 2021 Alltech …

Turn up the Intensity for The ACE

Turn down the intensity for carbon, turn it up for “The ACE.” Intensity is the theme for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 35th annual conference coming up August 10-12 in Omaha. Katie Muckenhirn, ACE Vice President of Public Affairs, says they are branding the 35-year-old conference as The ACE. “It also stands for the American Conference on Ethanol,” she …

MyLand Expands Leadership Team with Vice President of Operations, Environmental Health & Safety

Matt Kessel brings 15 years of experience in operations and engineering to MyLand (Phoenix, AZ) – MyLand Company, LLC (“MyLand”), a soil health company, announced today that Matt Kessel has joined the company as Vice President of Operations, Environmental Health, and Safety. Matt will oversee MyLand’s in-field service operations in our current locations in Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas and …

Ethanol Report on Travel and Transportation

The summer driving season gets underway this weekend and as drivers are planning to hit the road for the holiday despite the highest gas prices in history ethanol is making it a little less painful at the pump. In this edition of the Ethanol Report podcast, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Geoff Cooper discusses Memorial Day gas prices …

2022 Alltech ONE Conference

It has been three years since the Alltech ONE Conference was an in-person event but this year it is back in Lexington live, with a virtual option for those unable to make it. The Alltech ONE Conference (ONE) will feature tracks that will uncover the challenges and opportunities in agriculture, business, health and wellness, and professional development. Now in its …

Iowa Governor Signs Biofuels Access Bill

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the Biofuels Access Bill into law on Tuesday morning surrounded by farmers and biofuels supporters on a family farm outside of Prairie City. The bill makes Iowa the first state in the nation to adopt an E15 standard and expands access to higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel across the state, lowering fuel prices for …

Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops, CropTrak Release Stewardship Calculator 2.0 to Support Specialty Crop Supply Chain Collaboration for Regenerative Agriculture

Public release expands access to cost-effective tool for CPGs, free for growers (CALABASAS, CA and TUCSON, AZ) – Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC), and CropTrak® have announced the public release of the 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 …

Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode 11

The Daugherty Water for Food Podcast is back after a brief hiatus to bring you a new episode focused on ensuring water and food security for our growing world. Matt Foley is program director for The Combine AgriFood Incubator, a part of Invest Nebraska, which supports early stage agtech companies in row crop, animal health, digital agriculture and sustainability. The …

Meister Media Worldwide to Hold 2022 Tech Hub LIVE Conference & Expo in Indianapolis This Summer

(WILLOUGHBY, Ohio, USA) — Launched in 2021 to fill the market void for an event broadly addressing the full range of new data-driven, digital agriculture innovations, the inaugural Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo was the largest event serving this market. The 2021 event met the industry need with a fresh, innovative, and forward-looking trade show and conference with a …

President Biden Announces New Actions for Farmers to Address Food Costs

President Joe Biden and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited the family farm of Jeff and Gina O’Connor in Kankakee, Illinois Wednesday to discuss new efforts to give farmers the tools and resources they need to boost domestic food production. Specifically, the actions include: Increase the number of counties eligible for double cropping insurance Cut costs for farmers by increasing …

Cargill RegenConnect Expands Program Eligibility to 15 states for 2022-23 crop season

Program offers growers a simple, flexible, transparent way to access the carbon marketplace through adoption of regenerative agriculture practices MINNEAPOLIS (May 10, 2022) Enrollment opens this month for Cargill RegenConnect, a voluntary market-based regenerative agriculture program offering producers a simple, flexible, and transparent way to access the growing carbon marketplace. For the 2022-23 crop season Cargill has expanded grower eligibility …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 19

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. The experts we’ve heard from on our previous episodes have covered topics ranging from how different crops use nitrogen to the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship and how growers and retailers work together to choose the …

ZEAKAL ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH PERDUE AGRIBUSINESS

(SALISBURY, MD and SAN DIEGO, CA, May 10, 2022) – Illustrating a shared commitment to improve the value and sustainability of food production, Perdue AgriBusiness and ZeaKal announced a multi-year development agreement to raise more sustainable poultry through improved soy genetics and feed quality. ZeaKal’s PhotoSeed® trait technology increases photosynthetic capacity, converting more carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy for …

ZimmCast 691 – Update from CropTrak

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Before getting to our featured guest I did a little look into the way back machine of AgWired. I found a ZimmCast I did with an interview with PrecisonEarth, owned by Cogent3D, Inc, and that’s where I met Aaron Hutchison. We were at the InfoAg Conference in 2011 where the company was showcasing a …