StressCam Monitors Crops Remotely

Being able to identify crop problems early can make the difference between saving a crop and losing it, but high-tech solutions can be costly. An interdisciplinary team of researchers are launching an inexpensive camera system that can monitor crop stress remotely-and it costs less than the average smartwatch. Developed by NC State computer vision and machine learning expert Paula Ramos-Giraldo, …

Syngenta Kicks Off Virtual Media Summit

The 2020 Syngenta Virtual Media Summit officially kicked off Tuesday morning with a live event featuring Syngenta North America leaders. Corporate Communications Lead Paul Minehart moderated the discussion: Vern Hawkins, North America President of Syngenta Crop Protection Trevor Heck, President, Syngenta Canada Justin Wolfe, North America Regional Director, Syngenta Seeds Each provided an update on their businesses, offered an industry …

Food and Agriculture Company Announces Regulatory Affairs New Hire

Appointment Reflects Company’s Enhanced Commitment to Deliver Commercial Scale Products and Services to Help Grow Sustainable Impact Worldwide GILBERT, AZ (October 2, 2020) – Heliae Development, LLC, a food and agricultural tech company that focuses on researching and developing microalgae for commercial scale production of products, today announced the addition of B. Pratyusha Chennupati as Regulatory Affairs Manager. The expansion …

Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode Two

The second episode of the Daugherty Water for Food Podcast is now available. This episode spotlights another amazing woman making waves in the food and water space. Lizz Ellis, CEO of International Development Enterprises (iDE), recently participated in the recent Women Leaders in Water for Food webinar focused on empowering women in ag and water management. She is interviewed by …

Ethanol Report 9-30-20

The coalition of farm and ethanol groups behind the case against Small Refinery Exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that was decided in January is still waiting for EPA to implement the court decision after eight months. Meanwhile, ethanol producers and farmers are still waiting on the administration to make good on promises made a year ago. And at …

Secretary Perdue Visits Florida Panhandle

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue took a tour of crop damage from Hurricane Sally in Alabama and Florida on Monday. He visited the Jenkins Farm in Jay, Florida and heard from farmers in the panhandle of the state who suffered damage to cotton and peanut crops. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who represents the 1st district of Florida, joined Secretary …

Ambassador Doud Proud of Trade Accomplishments

The chief agricultural negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative gave an update on the phase one agreement with China, and talked about what he believes are the major trade accomplishments of the Trump administration for the nation’s farmers and ranchers during an appearance at the 2020 Agribusiness Council of Kansas City Ag Outlook Forum. Listen to Ambassador Doud’s remarks: (35:01)

Ethanol Coalition Urges EPA to Fully Restore RFS

The coalition of farm and ethanol groups behind the case against Small Refinery Exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that was decided in January is still waiting for EPA to implement the court decision or even communicate the intention to do so after eight months. The four associations representing farmers and ethanol producers – the Renewable Fuels Association, American …

Leveraging the Plant Microbiome to Improve Crop Resilience

The $30 million Collaborative Crop Resilience Program (CCRP) brings together investigators from NC State University and three Danish institutions to discover ways to leverage the plant microbiome to make wheat more resilient against heat, drought and frost. Funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the parent organization of biological solutions leader Novozymes, the interdisciplinary research team will examine the microbes that …

ZimmCast 656 – Virtual ASTA CSS and Seed Expo

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week, we check in with the American Seed Trade Association to see how they have adapted to the reality of a virtual world and taken its annual conferences to a new level. Founded in 1883, ASTA is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States and they conduct four regular events …

Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit

The virtual 2020 Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit was held on Monday September 21 and featured an agenda filled with agricultural news makers, from a world-renowned chef to the Secretary of Agriculture and leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees. Registration remains open for the virtual event and is no charge for members of the media to re-watch …

Benson Hill Builds a Home for the Future of Food

Newly Constructed Headquarters Will Nourish Innovation from Plant to Plate Benson Hill, one of the fastest-growing food tech companies in the country, placed St. Louis, MO at the forefront of the future of food today with the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art headquarters located in the 39 North Innovation District. Benson Hill’s leading food innovation engine taps nature’s genetic …

Ethanol Report 9-21-20

Last week brought a flurry of good news for the ethanol industry in three major areas – exports, expansion of higher blends, and protecting the renewable fuel standard. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we hear ethanol industry leaders comment on EPA denial of retroactive refinery waivers, Brazil’s 90 day extension of its ethanol tariff rate quota, and the …

2020 Annual American Coalition for Ethanol Conference

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 33rd Annual Conference is being held in conjunction with the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) & Expo as a virtual event, on September 16. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the economic hardship it’s brought to bear on the ethanol industry, ACE leadership believes a virtual event, paired with the FEW, will …

Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Launches on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and Google

Since 2010, the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) at the University of Nebraska has worked toward one goal: a food and water secure world — one in which global food security is ensured without compromising the use of water to meet other essential human and environmental needs. It’s a daunting vision, but one that is vitally important. To …