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Trade Priorities for Soybean and Chicken Producers

The Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing Wednesday on “Trade Enforcement: Using Trade Rules to Level the Playing Field for U.S. Companies and Workers” addressing concerns that as new trade agreements are being considered those that are already in place are not being adequately enforced. “Without strong enforcement, no trade deal – old or new – is able to... Read More

Rainy Days and Mondays…

This week Aunt Jeanette writes: Some people don’t like rain – or Mondays for that matter. I am assuming since most of you that read this are in some way associated with agriculture, you are not one of those people. There are many songs written about rain, however, this song title fit today perfectly – except the part in the... Read More

BASF Nealta® Fights Mites

BASF Nealta® miticide just received unconditional registration from the EPA last month so it was in the spotlight during the company’s recent media event. “We’re really excited to bring Nealta to the marketplace this year,” says product manager Doug Haller. Show More Summary

Soil Renaissance Strategic Plan for Soil Health

Goals and strategies for advancing soil health were announced with the release of the Soil Renaissance Strategic Plan during the World Congress of Conservation Agriculture in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. “This Strategic Plan is a starting...Show More Summary

USDA Biopreferred Program Grows Biobased Market

The purpose of the USDA BioPreferred® program is to promote the increased purchase and use of biobased products, so program manager Ron Buckhalt was a popular guy at last week’s United Soybean Board Biobased Products Stakeholders Dialogue. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

Syngenta is accepting applications through Sept. 15, 2014 for the Resistance Fighter of the Year Leadership Program at Three executives, Gregg Hillyer, Editor of Progressive Farmer magazine; John H. Miller,...Show More Summary

Columbia Forest Products Stick with Soy

North Carolina-based Columbia Forest Products was ahead of the curve a decade ago when it moved to formaldehyde-free hardwood plywood technology. “We make flat, decorative panels with a highly-prized face like a cherry, oak, walnut,” explains marketing director Todd Vogelsinger. Show More Summary

New Holland Roll-Belt Facebook App

New Holland is getting ready to introduce new Roll-Belt Round Balers in North America. I got a “peek” via a phone interview with Curt Hoffman, Crop Packaging Marketing Manager. He says New Holland is launching a new line of four foot round balers to complete the lineup. He describes all their features in my interview with him. They will be... Read More

Wearable Technology for Agriculture – Google Glass

It’s time to get a ZimmGlass update. Actually, this is more of a wearable technology update that includes Google Glass. My guest this week is Bruce Rasa, TekWear, LLC. You might have met Bruce at our booth during the Agri-Marketing Conference or on a program somewhere demonstrating Google Glass. Bruce has been using Glass longer than I have and in... Read More

Advocates at World Conservation Congress for Ag

During the upcoming World Conservation Congress for Agriculture you will hear from outspoken advocates for conservation agriculture from around the globe. The event will take place June 22-25 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and it’s the first time being held in North America. Show More Summary

ASTA Supports International Plant Treaty

You may have never heard about the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture but the multi-lateral agreement is considered crucial in the fight against global hunger and poverty. “The treaty is an international...Show More Summary

Purdue President Proud to be Pro-GMO

Former Indiana governor and current president of Purdue University Mitch Daniels had some strong words for opponents of biotechnology when he addressed the American Seed Trade Association annual meeting in Indianapolis recently. “It’s...Show More Summary

GROWMARK Report Studies Stocks-to-Use

A new report from GROWMARK Research challenges the commonly accepted notion that ending stocks are a primary determinant of agricultural commodity prices. In the report, GROWMARK economic and market research manager Kel Kelly shows that...Show More Summary

Got Camel Milk?

Make every day a hump day with camel milk from Desert Farms. I requested a sample and tried it this morning on my cereal. I won’t deny being a little skeptical and cautious. However, this milk tastes great! Very smooth, rich and creamy. Kind of what I miss with all this watered down milk we have now. Desert Farms milk... Read More

USDA’s Big Biobased Picture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture takes a wide angle view of the biobased product picture which encompasses several different segments within the agency. At the USB Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue last week in Washington D.C. we heard from a number of USDA officials about what they are doing to expand biobased opportunities. Show More Summary

Tomato Growers get Quick, Expert Help from Doctor App

Home gardeners needing some quick, expert advice about their tomato plants will find it right in their pockets with Purdue Extension’s Tomato Doctor mobile app. The app will help gardeners diagnose problems and offer solutions to get...Show More Summary

AgriLife Extension’s Recipes, Videos & Cooking Schools

The idea of a family sitting down together for a meal may seem passé in today’s fast-paced, drive-through society, but a statewide initiative by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is helping families eat healthier — and together –at mealtime. Show More Summary

USFRA Communications Committee Work

The live streamed Food Dialogues events get all the publicity when they take place with high profile moderators and panelists. However, there’s a lot of work going on “behind the scenes.” In Chicago recently that work included a regular meeting of the U.S. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

Through the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy, DuPont has invited 49 of the nation’s finest agricultural science teachers to the company’s Chesapeake Farms in Chestertown, Md., to enhance their teaching techniques in order to heighten their students’ agriscience educational experience in classrooms across the country. Show More Summary

Students Honored for Research at ASTA

College students from across the country had the opportunity to enter American Seed Trade Research Foundation’s Operation Student Exchange. The winning student was announced during a Future Seed Executives 10th Anniversary Reception at ASTA’s recent annual meeting. Show More Summary

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