Mycogen Sports New Paint Scheme for Brickyard

Joanna SchroederCorn, Ethanol, Events

Mycogen Seeds along with Richard Childress Racing (RCR) sported a new paint scheme for the No. 3 Dow/Mycogen Chevrolet SS driven by Austin Dillon this past weekend. The Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race took place in Indianapolis, the home of Mycogen Seeds, on Sunday, July 24, 2016. No. 18 Kyle Busch, driving the Skittles … Read More

Turf Feeding Systems Making Jatropha More Sustainable

Joanna Schroederagronomy, Energy, Soil, water

Jatropha has been a crop in and out of favor as a feedstock to produce advanced biofuels such as biodiesel and biojet fuel. One criticism of the crop is that it is difficult to produce sustainably. Mexican company Zphere Works is launching a project in the Mexican Yucatan to produce 30 million gallons of biojet and biodiesel fuel using jatropha … Read More

MN #Water Topic of USFRA Dialogue

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Audio, Education, USFRA, water

Water is a hot issue this year and makes it the perfect topic for the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA). The organization is partnering with the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota to  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

NACD & NRCS Award $2M for Urban Ag Projects

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Conservation, Food, Urban Farming

As urban agriculture gains momentum in tandem with the movement of knowing where your food comes from, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) in partnership with USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) have awarded $2 million in funds to 42 conservation districts for urban ag and conservation projects.  The goal of the initiative is to help conservation districts and … Read More

Is the Trump-Pence Republican Ticket Good for Ag?

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, ZimmPoll

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think about the Senate’s GMO Disclosure Bill? The Senate has passed it’s version of the GMO Disclosure Bill followed by the House passing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, and the President is expected to sign the bill into law soon. However, 40 percent of voters believe the legislation is bad … Read More

Friday in the Field Focuses on Nitrogen Management

Joanna SchroederEvents, Fertilizer, Nitrogen

Agro Liquid, in partnership with AgPhD, is hosting a Friday in the Field event with a focus on responsible nitrogen management. The event is taking place on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm in Michigan, at the North Central Research Station. Attendees will learn about experiments conducted to determine the best nitrogen management practices, as nitrogen … Read More

.@TheYieldLab Launches Yield Lab Galway

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, technology

Galway, Ireland is the home of the latest Yield Lab. The Yield Lab was the first food and agriculture technology business accelerator launched in the U.S. The venture fund and business accelerator invests $100,000 in early stage food and ag technology (AgTech) start-ups. They also provide mentoring, free workspace and networking opportunities for businesses located in the St. Louis, Missouri … Read More

West Central Distribution Releases New Elite Adjuvants

Joanna SchroederFungicides, Herbicides, Pesticides, Spraying

West Central Distribution has a new line of Elite adjuvants: Veracity Elite, Jackhammer Elite and Cerium Elite. The line was designed to work alongside new herbicide technologies including dicamba and 2,4-D tolerance are introduced, the company says there is a need for new adjuvants to work with them, especially since many of them are not compatible with those that contain … Read More

Scientists Announce Alfalfa Research Advancements

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, biotechnology, Genetics, Hay

Noble Foundation along with researchers from the University of Minnesota and the National Center for Genome Resources have made significant advancements in sequencing the alfalfa genome. The research was presented during the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference held in Madison, Wisconsin. According to Dr. Maria Monteros, Ph.D., alfalfa is one of the most complex plant genome to sequence and today … Read More

5 Things Caledonia Wants AgTech Investors to Know

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Data, Research, technology

There are five things Caledonia Solutions wants Agtech investors to know during this time of low commodity prices. The organization says that during down times, more growers stay away from making precision ag investments. However, this is contrary to what growers should actually do. “Growers with cash find now is the time to be a contrarian and invest in ag … Read More