Blog Profile / AgWired


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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Food and Ag Company Leaders Commit to Sustainability

Leaders of food and agriculture companies joined the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) today to release a new call to action on improving sustainable production. “Food for Thought: A Call to Action on the Future of Sustainable Agriculture”...Show More Summary

The Big Ten for Truffle Media

In this week’s program you can listen to Jamie Johansen talk with John Blue, Truffle Media Networks, about the growth of the company and what he sees for the future. John says that Truffle Media Networks will turn ten years old in June. He is now the Chief of Community Creation for the company. You’ll have to listen to him... Read More

#ONE Idea That Changed The World

Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of Apple Computer, Inc., addressed a packed audience at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, where he was the recipient of The 2016 Alltech Humanitarian Award in recognition of his dedicated...Show More Summary

The Farm Technologist – Just #ONEBigIdea

The future of farming was the center of discussion at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference and their is no future of farming if younger generations aren’t interested in it. Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for Alltech, Dr. Karl...Show More Summary

Monsanto Rejects Bayer AG Bid

Responding to a $62 billion acquisition offer from Bayer AG, Monsanto Company has announced that its Board of Directors views the proposal as “incomplete and financially inadequate, but is open to continued and constructive conversations.” In a company release, Monsanto chairman and CEO Hugh Grant gave a short statement. Show More Summary

Chandler Goule New CEO of NAWG

Let’s welcome Chandler Goule as the new CEO of the National Association of Wheat Growers. Chandler is currently Senior Vice President of Programs at the National Famers Union. “NAWG is very pleased to have Chandler on board,” said NAWG President Gordon Stoner, a wheat grower from Outlook, Montana. Show More Summary

The Building Blocks to Better Beef Production

This year at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, attendees had access to a variety of special sessions that highlighted some of the global opportunities currently breaking new ground in different sectors of agriculture production. Dan...Show More Summary

The Power of the One Ford Plan

Alan Mulally, former president and CEO of Ford Motor Company addressed a packed audience in Rupp Arena at the opening session of ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, where he received the 2016 Alltech Medal of Excellence for his ability to build a strong team and create prosperity in a company during a time of economic crisis. With his team focused... Read More

Mary Hagan Joins NCGA

We welcome Mary Hagan who has been hired as the new Vice President of Communications for the National Corn Growers Association. “Mary has over 20 years of experience developing and implementing complex communication strategies with high profile agriculture and consumer products companies,” said NCGA Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak. Show More Summary

Miss America Visits First Peas to the Table Winner

Congratulations to Carrie Smith’s third-grade class for winning the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s First Peas to the Table Contest.  The third graders from Cason Lane Academy in Murfreesboro, Tennessee will soon be receiving their grand prize– a visit from Miss America 2016, Betty Cantrell. Show More Summary

The Alltech Idea Man

The idea man himself took time out of his busy schedule to talk about what separates ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference from the many successful symposiums they have held in the past. Dr. Pearse Lyons and his team are always setting the bar a notch higher and seeking something different. “There is a growing hunger for information in a palatable... Read More

ONE International Welcome Dinner

There is never a disappointing moment when you attend an Alltech event and ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference is hitting the mark. A favorite for many is the International Welcome Dinner which featured world-class entertainment, premier dining and international networking opportunities. Show More Summary

Bayer Discusses Bid to Acquire Monsanto

Top Bayer company representatives held an international press conference this morning to discuss the contents of its private proposal to acquire Monsanto. In a May 10 proposal, Bayer made an all-cash offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Monsanto Company for $122 US per share or an aggregate value of $62 billion. “We... Read More

ONE Vision – A Planet of Plenty

This week the AgWired team is in Lexington, Kentucky for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. ONE is all about creation and innovation, allowing attendees to engage and interact with mind-expanding visionaries across a range of topics....Show More Summary

1st ZimmComm NAFB Foundation Weekend

We were thrilled to host our good friends from Agri-Pulse this past weekend at our Pensacola beach retreat condo. Sara Wyant and Al Johnson were the winning bidders for our first ZimmComm weekend getaway at the beach offering at the NAFB Foundation auction last fall. Also joining us were Agri-Pulse Marketing and Sales Association Jason Lutz and his lovely wife... Read More

Agri-Pulse Poll Shows Growers Ready to Act on Prices

Soybeans won’t be sitting in the bin much longer, says a new survey by Agri-Pulse.  The $2 per bushel rise in market prices has Iowa producers getting rid of last year’s inventory. “Thirty-seven percent of respondents said a price of $10.25 would compel them to sell their 2015 crop while another 12 percent said $10.75,” Wyant said. “Ten percent said... Read More

Climate FieldView Helps @GROWMARK Customers

Climate Corporation’s Climate FieldView products are among the most exciting innovations that GROWMARK’s Ron Milby has seen come along for agriculture in the past two decades. “I’ve been involved with precision ag for over 20 years and...Show More Summary

I AM USFRA – Brad Greenway

Brad Greenway of Mitchell, South Dakota owns a wean-to-finish operation that markets 6,400 hogs annually, also raises corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa on 1,700 acres, and is proud to be able to serve as vice chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to represent the National Pork Board. “Since I’ve been on the board the last three years,... Read More

MARY, MARY, QUITE CONTRARY,

Today, Aunt Jeanette writes: How does your garden grow? With bleeding hearts, hostas, hyacinths, daffodils, clematis, moonflowers, roses, coral bells, and … BATS. What? This little baby was hanging by my front door one afternoon when our son happened to see it. It startled me, and I have to admit, kind of scared me. I know bats are nocturnal and... Read More

USDA Announces $21M for Bioeconomy R&D

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made $21 million available to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products. The funds can also be allocated to train the next generation of bio-scientists. Show More Summary

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