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Biodegradable & Renewable Lubricants by BioBlend

One of the great aspects of the United Soybean Board’s Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that took place at USDA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. is showcasing the up-and-coming biobased technologies. One of the exhibitors at the event was BioBlend and to learn more about their products, Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Bill Smith. Show More Summary

I AM @USFRA – @FarmBureau VP Scott VanderWal

South Dakota crop and livestock farmer Scott VanderWal was elected Vice President of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) earlier this year and in that role now serves on the board of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). Show More Summary

#IFAJ2016 Tour – Bayer Forward Farming – Part 1

Welcome to a series of presentations on the work that Bayer CropScience is doing at its Monheim, Germany headquarters and in farms affiliated with their ForwardFarming initiative which demonstrates sustainable farming in practice. In...Show More Summary

#FoodDialogues to Celebrate MN #Water

If there is one issue that impacts everyone on the planet, it is water. That’s why the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) in collaboration with the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota, will host a Food Dialogues next week in Minneapolis called “A Celebration of Minnesota’s Waters.” “We’re addressing this as a celebration of water but also working to... Read More

CropTrak Working Quietly and Gets New Look

It’s CropTrak now (not iCropTrak) as the company has changed the name slightly. You will see it on full display at the upcoming InfoAg Conference in St. Louis, MO. I’ll be there and will stop to visit CropTrak and I hope you will too. I visited with Jonathan Sherrill, Central Business Lead at CropTrak / Cogent3D, Inc., to find out... Read More

ZimmCast with Owen Roberts, new IFAJ President

The Urban Cowboy himself is the newly elected President of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists. He’s Owen Roberts, Director, Research Communications at University of Guelph. Owen (l) is seen being congratulated by past IFAJ President Marcus Rediger after the election during the IFAJ Congress in Bonn, Germany. Show More Summary

#Biobased Success Stories

The biobased industry is taking off in leap and bounds and many companies already have great success stories. One such company is Cargill Industrial Specialties’ FR3 transformer fluid produced from soybeans. It was a featured technology...Show More Summary

#Biobased for the @SeventhGen

During the recent 2016 United Soybean Board (USB) Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that took place in Washington, D.C., Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Martin Wolf with Seventh Generation, founded in 1988. The company produces biobased household cleaning products that are renewable and sustainable. Show More Summary

Bayer Spotlights Sustainability at #IFAJ2016

While the rest of the world is talking about Bayer’s bid to buy Monsanto, many representatives of the company are busy in Germany helping international journalists learn more about them and their sustainability efforts. Dr. Helmut Schramm,...Show More Summary

Outgoing IFAJ President Marcus Rediger

Today we will have an election of new officers for the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists. Marcus Rediger, LID.CH, has been serving as President for the last four years. Prior to that he served for eight years in other positions including Vice President. A lot of things have taken place in the development of IFAJ. We talked about that in... Read More

The #IFAJ2016 Learns About Rhineland Farming

The keynote speaker for the welcoming banquet of this year’s IFAJ Congress was Bernhard Conzen, President of the Rhineland Agricultural Association, Chairman of the Board, Rheinischer Landwirtschafts-Verlag GmbH. Sugar beets are a very...Show More Summary

An #IFAJ2016 Welcome

The 2016 IFAJ Congress officially kicked off with the annual welcome dinner. Greeting us was Gerd Sonnleitner, Honorary President, German Farmers Association UN Goodwill Ambassador, 2014 International Year of Family Farming. Gerd told us that we would getting some great insight into German agriculture. Show More Summary

4R Approach is Good Agronomy to Award Winner

Rick Klevze is the location manager at the GROWMARK FS Bloomsbury, New Jersey location and was one of five crop specialists recently named as the first recipients of the new GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award. Klevze, who has over 35 years of experience and has been a Certified Crop Adviser since 1994, believes the 4R approach is a sensible way... Read More

Nature’s Broom at #Biobased16

Nature’s Broom was one of the participants in the 2016 United Soybean Board (USB) Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue, held last week at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) headquarters in Washington, D.C. The company manufactures a recycled biobased oil absorbent that is able to bioremediate into non-toxic compounds. Show More Summary

Sustainable Global Ag Solutions Panel at #IFAJ2016

Prior to the start of this year’s International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress a panel discussion was held for members of the Master Class and Young Leaders as well as any other member attendees. Taking place at ZEF,...Show More Summary

BioSynthetics Perfecting Soy-based Petro Alternative

BioSynthetics Technologies was a featured company during the 2016 Biobased Stakeholders Dialogue that recently took place at USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C. The company is a USDA transfer partner and during the event spoke about their soy-based motor oil. Show More Summary

I Am @USFRA – #Pork Producer Doug Wolf

Former National Pork Producers Council president Doug Wolf of Wisconsin has been involved in the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) since it started five years ago. “It’s been exciting to see it start as a seedling and develop into what it is today,” says Wolf. “We just wanted to be part of the conversation and tell what’s really happening... Read More

Purdue Students Engineer #Biobased Solutions

Purdue University has hosted the annual Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition for the past 22 years, and top performers in this year’s competition were present at the 2016 United Soybean Board (USB) Biobased Stakeholder’s Dialogue to give presentations on their inventions and receive invaluable feedback from the soy biobased industry. Show More Summary

A Sustainable Future is #Biobased

BioBased Technologies, LLC (BBT) was just one of the biobased manufacturing companies that made the trip to Washington, D.C. as an exhibitor and participant in the 2016 United Soybean Board (USB) Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue, andShow More Summary

#Soy #Biobased Backs Up Carpet and Grass

Soybased backing can make any home more environmentally friendly, both inside and out. Universal Textile Technologies (UTT) provides backing for the carpet and synthetic turf and they are featured in a new United Soybean Board video debuted at last week’s Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue. Show More Summary

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