Field to Market Offers Measurable Sustainability

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Audio, Energy, environment, Exports, Grain, International, sustainability

Addressing the issue of sustainability with international buyers of U.S. grains at the Export Exchange 2016 was Field to Market data and technology director Paul Hishmeh. Field to Market focuses on quantifiable sustainability in agriculture and Hishmeh brought an overview of what that looks like to the conference, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels … Read More

Congress Ratifies Plant Genetics Treaty

Cindy ZimmermanASTA, Government, International, seed

Congress this week finally passing a broadly-supported international treaty to strengthen American agriculture and enhance global food security, an action endorsed by the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). First signed by President George W. Bush, and pending for nearly 15 years, the now ratified International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (“The Treaty”) will ensure U.S. public … Read More

Marketing Study on the Modern Global Foodie

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Food, International, Soybeans, USSEC

Sopexa is the only international marketing agency that focuses entirely on the food and beverage community making their relationship with agriculture essential. Pauline Oudin, managing director, conducted the first ever study on the global foodie. She shared her findings during the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and highlighted key elements to engaging the modern foodie around the world. The multi-country … Read More

NCGA Meets with Chinese Delegates

Kelly MarshallAg Group, International, NCGA

Two regulators from the Ministry of Agriculture in China visited the National Corn Growers Association yesterday.  The group discussed ways to better synchronize the regulatory systems, and talked about the importance of technology and data to growers in the U.S.  Paul Bertels, VP of Production and Stewardship, and Nathan Fields, Director of Biotechnology and Crop Inputs participated on behalf of … Read More

Looking Ahead to 2017 ECPA and ACPA

Chuck ZimmermanAudio, ICPA, InfoAg, International

During the opening session for the 2016 ICPA we heard presentations from two precision agriculture conferences that will be held in 2017. The first up was the 11th European Conference on Precision Agriculture. It is 20 years since the first ECPA conference and the UK organisers are pleased to welcome the return of the conference to the UK and to … Read More

AgWired Editors Travel to Vietnam

Kelly MarshallInternational, ZimmComm

Missouri Agricultural Leadership of Tomorrow (ALOT) has nearly completed their two year program.  As a wrap-up of their study of agriculture the group recently visited Vietnam to gain a global understanding of the industry.  The 20 member participants include two of AgWired’s editors, Jamie Johansen and Kelly Marshall. The trip lasted two weeks and included three major cities in Vietnam.  In … Read More

Alltech Crop Science Finalizes Registration in China

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Alltech, International, Nutrient Management

July is a month that calls attention to World Population Day and Alltech Crop Science  is taking stock of the technology needed to feed the world, specifically China.  The rapidly growing middle class in China is a large market that will need to feed itself, explains Vice President and head of Greater China for Alltech, Dr. Mark Lyons.  “For years, there has … Read More

BRANDT to Acquire Assets of TRAGUSA

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Fertilizer, International

Illinois-based BRANDT, an agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty agriculture products, has acquired the assets of Tratamientos Guadalquivir S.A. (TRAGUSA) under its subsidiary BRANDT Europe, S.L. TRAGUSA, based in Carmona, Spain. TRAGUSA manufactures, distributes and sells specialty fertilizers, adjuvants and a full line of crop protection and plant nutrition products. BRANDT says the acquisition, the second in 2016, will give … Read More

Withers Leads #ASTAannual International Committee

Kelly MarshallAg Group, ASTA, Audio, International

Karen Withers will be taking the reins for American Seed Trade Association’s  International Executive Committee for the coming year. Withers works for Pennington Seed handling their international sales, so she’s well versed in trials and tribulations that come with work on the international level.  She’s also had two years serving the committee as vice chair, joining the year before that as … Read More

Global Business Climate Remains Slow for Machinery

Lizzy SchultzAEM, Ag Group, Agribusiness, International, Machinery, Markets, Research

Results from the latest Agrievolution Business Barometer survey are showing that, while the global downturn in the agricultural machinery industry seems to have stabilized, global recovery is not in sight for the next six months, and the sector may stay at current low levels. The survey found that the global business climate index is back to the low level of … Read More