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Idaho Wine Month pushes sales - AgMinute June 27, 2014

Idaho wine sales increased 32 percent during Idaho Wine Month last June and industry leaders expect to see another big gain this year. Click here for the full story

Gov. Otter blasts USDA on WIC spud ban - AgMinute for June 30, 2014

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter takes USDA to task for ignoring an advisory vote by lawmakers supporting potatoes in the federal Women, Infants and Children nutrition program. Click here for the full story

University of Idaho adding molecular wheat geneticist - AgMinute for June 26, 2014

The University of Idaho is adding a wheat molecular geneticist with financial support from the Idaho Wheat Commission. The university and commission have also renewed their three-year agreement to support wheat research. Click here for the full story

USDA Acreage Report Released

More soybeans and less corn planted this year, according to the USDA planted acreage report released today. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is estimating a record high 84.8 million acres of soybeans planted inShow More Summary

Bayer CropScience Introduces Credenz Soybean Seed

Offering growers a new level of choice and performance, Bayer CropScience announced the introduction of Credenz, the company’s first global soybean seed brand, commercially available in U.S. markets this month. Delivering a wide range...Show More Summary

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 331 – Aereo’s Fate

The Supreme Court rules against Aereo, Sherlock Holmes is mostly in the public domain and George Clinton loses control of three songs in debt fight. The post Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 331 – Aereo’s Fate appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Hillary Clinton Talks Ag Biotechnology

Hillary Clinton seems to be everywhere these days and this week she spent over an hour at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) convention in San Diego chatting with BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood, a former congressman from Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

Ag Leader Technology Meets Dirt in Illinois

Ag Leader Technology is out in the fields this summer bringing the latest precision technology to Illinois farms in the Technology Meets Dirt Road Tour. There have been two events so far but there are still three more scheduled in the next couple of weeks where you can learn how the latest technology can help you manage seed, fertilizer, water... Read More

ASTA Committee on Innovations and Policy

The American Seed Trade Association has had a Biotechnology Committee for two decades, but as it is now the Innovations and Policy Committee. Pictured here from the ASTA annual meeting are immediate past committee chair Keith Newhouse...Show More Summary

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

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

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

Despite ag output growth, farm jobs not increasing - AgMinute for June 25, 2014

Total farming jobs in Idaho have barely budged in two decades while the number of total state jobs has increased significantly. But economists say that's a good thing and shows the industry has become more efficient. Click here for the full story

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

Gowan Eptam 20G may resume production - AgMinute for June 24, 2014

Gowan Co. officials have told Idaho Bean Commission members the company will resume producing Eptam 20G if industry can prove there is sufficient demand for the product, which controls the nightshade weed. Gowan needs an answer by early July. Click here for the full story

U.S. presses Europe on farm trade issues - AgMinute for June 23, 2014

The U.S. wants European authorities to allow genetically modified crops and food processing techniques, including the use of chlorinated rinses to process poultry carcasses. Click here for the full story

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

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

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