ZimmCast 615 – Interviews From #Water4Food

AgWired Precision, Audio, Farming, water, Water for Food, ZimmCast

My first Water for Food Global Conference was a learning experience which included meeting some interesting people from around the world. This is the third time we’ve worked with The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska to create a virtual newsroom on AgNewsWire. This episode of the ZimmCast features interviews from the conference that provide … Read More

Irrigation Innovation Critical to Water for Food

AgWired Precision, Audio, Irrigation, water, Water for Food

LtoR: Aric Olson, Jain; Deborah Hamlin and Brent Mecham, Irrigation Association Innovation in irrigation is critical for the future of water for a hungry world and the irrigation industry was happy to play a role in the 2019 Water for Food Global Conference this week in Lincoln, Nebraska. “This one conference brings all the top agriculture folks together,” said Irrigation … Read More

Water for Hungry World Important for Bayer

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, water, Water for Food

Bayer is the gold sponsor at this week’s 2019 Water for Food Global Conference “Water for a Hungry World: Innovation in Water and Food Security.” “We believe that innovation, technology, digital tools and partnerships are critical to address the complexity (of water and agriculture issues),” said Bayer Director of Collaborations for Developing Countries Mark Edge. Edge presented “Sustainable Solutions for … Read More

Conference This Week on Water for a Hungry World

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, water, Water for Food

The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI) kicks off the 2019 Water for Food Global Conference today in Lincoln, Nebraska. The conference will convene leading international experts and organizations to discuss “Water for a Hungry World: Innovation in Water and Food Security,” focusing on the next generation of research, smart technology, policy development and … Read More

Nebraska Water for Food at 8th World Water Forum in Brazil

AgWired Precision, Audio, International, Irrigation, water, Water for Food

The 8th World Water Forum, held in Brazil last month, drew more than 20,000 participants from 170 countries to focus on the challenges and solutions to ensuring water security around the world. The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI) coordinated the Water for Food track of sessions with the Food and Agriculture … Read More

Nebraska Congressman Praises Water for Food Forum

AgWired Precision, Audio, Farming, Food, International, water, Water for Food

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) is very proud of the work that the Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska has been doing for the future of sustainable agriculture by encouraging the involvement of young people in the industry. “Agriculture has become cool! I never thought I would see that,” said Fortenberry at the recent Water for Food … Read More

Water For Food Charts the Way Forward

AgWired Precision, International, Irrigation, water, Water for Food

The Water for Food International Forum last week ended on a high note as more than 40 high-level participants from around the globe shared their vision for and commitment to how the private and public sectors can work toward expanding access to irrigation. Kicking off the very large round table discussion was World Food Programme Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, Distinguished Fellow … Read More

Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Report

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Conservation, Farm Progress Show, Growmark, Nutrient Management, water

The directors of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency yesterday presented the state’s Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biennial Report at the Farm Progress Show. This report describes actions taken in Illinois during the last two years to reduce nutrient losses and influence positive changes in nutrient loads over time. Illinois’ Strategy is one of numerous other … Read More

NCGA Moves Forward with Farmer Success

Ag Group, AgWired Precision, NCGA, Soil, water

It should be noted that the efforts of growers to create healthier soils and cleaner water are having an impact, which is why the National Corn Growers Association is taking that momentum forward. Last week the staff of the NCGA in Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio met to learn more about the balance between … Read More

Mammoth Trading Presents Lesson in Water Markets

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Audio, water

Mammoth Trading’s President, Richael Young sat on a panel during the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference called, “Drought, Water Risk and the Context for Water Markets.” Drought risk management was positioned as a focal point as panelists discussed the water transaction outlook, water policy trends and the role of public versus private investment in water markets. Mammoth Trading develops … Read More