Bayer Opens Arkansas and Illinois Research Stations

Cindy Zimmerman

Southern soybean growers will reap the benefits of an expanded breeding program from Bayer, which includes a $6-million Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Station surrounded by 180 acres of research and showcase plots in Marion, Arkansas. Listen to or download complete announcement for Arkansas facility (link to program with names): Soybeans on the Mississippi Delta – THE Place To Be …

audio, Bayer, Research, soybeans, video

Paul Spooner Discusses Research in I AM USFRA

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) recently completed an extensive research project that dug into consumer perceptions about sustainability, and the findings may help producers continue to break through communication barriers and effectively get their story out to the increasingly disconnected consuming public according to Paul Spooner, manager of affiliate and ag communications for USFRA. Spooner sat down with …

agribusiness, audio, Research, USFRA

TKI Crop Vitality Opens Research and Innovation Farm in Dinuba, California

Cindy Zimmerman

The Crop Vitality division of Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. (TKI) has opened a research, development and innovation farm in Dinuba, California. The facility will further Crop Vitality’s commitment to developing innovative crop nutrients that help growers meet the needs of modern crop production in a reliable and sustainable manner. The 107 acre farm provides the Crop Vitality team of agronomists the …

Fertilizer, Research

Alltech Releases Global Aquaculture Production Data

Joanna Schroeder

Following the release of their annual Global Feed Survey, and based on several industry requests, the research team behind Alltech recently completed a deeper dive into analyzing the growing aquaculture feed sector and the increased finisher feed prices worldwide. Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer for Alltech, sat down with for an interview with AgWired on the results of the analysis. …

Alltech, audio, Feed, Meat, Research

CFI Study on Consumer Trust in Food

Cindy Zimmerman

New research from the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) shows that improved transparency increases consumer trust in food. CFI CEO Charlie Arnot says they surveyed 2,000 people to discover which attributes are most important to consumers when it comes to trust-building transparency – policies, practices, performance or verification – and found that practices are most important. The Center for Food …

audio, Food, Research

2015 BIVI Swine Health Seminar

Jamie Johansen

On the eve of the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. hosted their 2015 Swine Health Seminar. The one-day event was packed with information for veterinarians and producers and covered topics including PEDv, pig welfare and the future of vet medicine. The event took place in cloudy, raining Orlando, Florida. The photos …

agribusiness, audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Research, swine

Study Shows Ethanol Reducing Carbon Footprint

Melissa Sandfort

Ethanol Report with Comments from Study Co-author Steffen Mueller and RFA CEO Bob Dinneen A new study indicates that ethanol production is continuing to reduce its energy and environmental footprint. The study, entitled “2012 Corn Ethanol: Emerging Plant Energy and Environmental Technologies”, found that recent innovations in corn ethanol production have resulted in increased yield per bushel even as less …

agribusiness, Corn, Environment, Ethanol, Renewable Energy, Research

New Study Finds Biotech Plays Role in Meeting Food and Fuel Demand

Chuck Zimmerman

WASHINGTON (Nov. 20, 2006) — (AgNewsWire) With ethanol demand at record highs and existing strong food use of corn, some experts are wondering where the extra corn will come from. A new study released today by the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy (National Center) suggests that biotechnology plays an important role in meeting this increased demand for corn …

Farm Policy, Research