Organic Trade Association Has Presence At World Fair

Taylor TruckeyFood, Organic

The Organic Trade Association was well represented during it’s panel in Milan at the World Expo. The four women leading the “Women Leading the Organic Way” session represented more than 70 years of food activism which tied in nicely with the theme of the USA Pavilion; “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the World.” The American pavilion showcased the U.S. … Read More

More Growers Needed to Meet Specialty Food Demand

Taylor TruckeyFood, Organic, Research

According to a new report, “Beyond Organic: The Revolution in Consumer Food Expectations,” specialty foods are here to stay. The report looked at consumer preferences and purchase habits of specialty foods including gluten free and ethically produced (non-GMO, antibiotic, hormone free, etc.). According to co-author Peter Walter, consumers are particularly committed to certain types of specialty, or organic foods. For … Read More

Bayer CropScience Plans 2016 Expansion In Greenhouse Markets

Taylor TruckeyBayer CropScience, Turf

Bayer CropScience has announced plans for an expanded presence into greenhouse & nursery markets during late 2016. The turf & ornamentals division will move to fully serve the production ornamentals market in November 2016. By marketing products and active ingredients previously marketed by OHP, Inc, Bayer will be able facilitate entry into the market & will be better able to … Read More

Grain Bin Safety Important To Farmers

Taylor TruckeyNCGA, Safety

NCGA is reminding farmers that having grain bin safety procedures in place, especially this time of year, is critical. With farmers across the Midwest in the middle of harvest, NCGA is offering a video (below) highlighting the proper safety procedures & helpful guidelines to keep our farmers safe while working in or around grain bins on the farm. First released … Read More

Alltech Crop Science Reminds You to #ThankAFarmer

Taylor TruckeyAlltech

Alltech Crop Science is paying tribute to farmers and food producers around the world who continue to find ways to feed the ever-growing population to commemorate the United Nations World Food Day, Oct. 16, 2015. There are now approximately 7.3 billion people living off the same amount of farmland compared to that in the 1970s. What do you do when … Read More

Tech Dominates AFBF Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

Taylor TruckeyAFBF, technology

The American Farm Bureau Federation recently announced the top 10 teams in the 2016 Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. Four finalists and six semi-finalists were selected from a number of high-quality teams (over 165) that entered the competition, and ultimately tech companies four of the top 10. The challenge, now in its second year, provides opportunities for individuals to showcase … Read More

Ohio 4R Advocates Featured on Youtube

Taylor TruckeyFertilizer, Nutrient Management, sustainability

The Fertilizer Institute recently featured Bill and Chris Heintz, owners of Heintz Farms near Lakeview, Ohio, and Kevin Doseck, Crop Production Services out of Botkins, Ohio, in a new 4R Field Report, recently released on YouTube. The Heintzes, along with Doseck, work to implement 4R Nutrient Management practices on their more than 20,000 acres of farmland. “It’s important to maximize … Read More

Crop Forecast Projects Rise in Corn Prices

Taylor TruckeyAgribusiness, Corn, NCGA, USDA

The latest WASDE report was released on Friday from the USDA. Although national average corn yield projections were raised by half a bushel/acre, the overall acres in non-production have effected supply outlooks. With steady demand projections, an overall increase in prices for the 2015/16 corn crop seems likely. Usage, which held steady, remains on track to set a record in … Read More

ResponsibleAg Selects Executive Director

Taylor TruckeyAgribusiness, Company Announcement, Fertilizer

The ResponsibleAg, Inc. Board of Directors announced on Friday the selection of Bill Qualls, CPEA, as the organization’s new Executive Director. Qualls’ responsibilities will include retailer and auditor recruiting, monitoring an effective quality assurance program, and advising the Board on opportunities to improve the program. He comes to ResponsibleAg from the Eastman Chemical Company, where he served as Lead Auditor … Read More

FAA Announces UAS Center of Excellence

Taylor TruckeyAudio, Aviation, drone, technology, UAV

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week announced the selection of Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence ASSURE, a consortium of universities headed by Mississippi State University (MSU), to lead the newly-designated FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS COE). ASSURE is tasked with identifying issues critical to the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) … Read More