Alltech held a press conference this morning at the 2013 Alltech International Symposium. Behind the microphones are (l-r), Dr. Mark Lyons, VP, Corporate Affairs, Alltech, CHIN; Dr. Pearse Lyons, Founder/President; Dr. Eugenia Wang, Gheens Foundation Inc. Chair in Aging Research, … Continue reading ?
Dr. Mark Lyons explained the meaning of GLIMPSE, this year’s Alltech Symposium theme. The idea came from an article written by Aidan J. Connolly, Vice President of Corporate Accounts for Alltech, and Kate Phillips-Conolly that was published in the International … Continue reading ?
Dr. Eugenia Wang was the 2013 recipient of the Alltech Medal of Excellence. The photo shows Dr. Pearse Lyons presenting Dr. Wang with the award. Dr. Wang is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the … Continue reading ?
The opening plenary session of the 2013 Alltech International Symposium concluded with a very rousing version of “If I Ruled The World.” It was performed by Ronan Tynan and Dr. Everett McCorvey. The song follows the closing remarks from Dr. … Continue reading ?
Today we heard several glimpses of the future. The big one here at the Alltech International Symposium was given by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Founder, Alltech. As he always does he challenged us. At the beginning of his speech Dr. Lyons … Continue reading ?
A new Idaho Potato Commission recipe promotion seeks to capitalize on a sharp increase in Americans who report suffering from gluten intolerance.
The full Senate is expected to begin work on a new farm bill today, but the question is will the House ever do the same? In a telephone press conference on Friday, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Congressman Collin Peterson … Continue reading ?
The full Senate is slated to begin consideration today of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 passed last week by the agriculture committee. “This is the biggest jobs bill we will pass in any Congress,” said Sen. … Continue reading ?
Farm Bill A floor schedule update posted recently at the Senate Democrats webpage indicated that, “The Senate stands in adjournment until 2:00pm on Monday, May 20, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 3:00pm. “Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.954, the [...]
The Alltech International Welcome & Reception featured world class entertainment again this year with musical performances by students involved in the University of Kentucky, Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition. Our musical performances were announced by Dr. Everett McCorvey. However, a favorite … Continue reading ?
Robert Fogarty, photographer and founder of Dear World, may not think he’s changing the world but I might disagree. He takes pictures of people who are changing the world but in the process he’s doing his part to do the … Continue reading ?
U.S. farm groups are alarmed by the president's proposal to eliminate the country's international food aid program, which purchases U.S. commodities and ships them abroad, and switch to a new cash-based system that can buy food overseas closer to where it's needed.
The National Cotton Council (NCC) is pleased with the farm bills out of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees this week that make some pretty significant changes in the cotton program to hopefully provide final resolution of the longstanding Brazil … Continue reading ?
Farm Bill In a telenews conference with reporters yesterday, Senate Ag. Comm. Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) commented on how quickly the panel’s Farm Bill will move from the Committee to the Senate floor: “I don’t know if this is a record, but it’s got to be one of the — possible records for getting [...]
The Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a wide margin on Wednesday paving the way for upgrades to the inland waterways system important for farmers. The National Corn Growers Association Chairman Garry Niemeyer says those inland waterways, … Continue reading ?
Oil prices have shot up in recent weeks despite abundant production, pushing up prices for gasoline and diesel in the West, experts say.
The deadline is approaching fast for applications to the 2013 Agvocacy 2.0 Training Conference. It’s going to be in Charlotte, NC, August 22-23. I visited with AgChat Foundation Executive Director, Emily Zweber, pictured second from right with our panel group … Continue reading ?
Farm Bill: House Agriculture Committee Advances Legislation DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported yesterday that, “The battle over dairy policy took center stage in the House Agriculture Committee’s early debate on the farm bill Wednesday as committee reforms to commodity and conservation programs were approved relatively unscathed.” Mr. Show More Summary
GROWMARK and FS are excited to make it easier than ever to make connections on social media. “We are excited to add social features to our website,” says GROWMARK Corporate Digital Strategic Development Manager Heather Thompson. “Users will now see … Continue reading ?
The value of Idaho agricultural exports continued to increase during the first quarter of 2013 despite a reduction in dairy sales, which drove the state's record farm export totals in 2011 and 2012.