AgWiki Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Through StartEngine

AgWiki, a new tech company in the field of agriculture information, announces the launch of its equity crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine https://startengine.com/agwiki. Even with nearly one billion people worldwide working in the agricultural industry, there are still over 700 million people going to bed hungry every night. AgWiki aims to help solve this problem by being a central place where …

Secretary Perdue Press Call from Rome

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has been traveling Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy this week to engage with his counterparts on important issues facing agriculture at home and abroad. The Secretary, along with Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney has been participating in events with government officials and agricultural leaders. As President Trump was preparing to …

October 12 – World Egg Day

More than 40 countries around the world are celebrating the most incredible source of “Protein for Life” on October 12 World Egg Day. One large egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals and six grams of high-quality protein for just about $0.17 each. But eggs are are more than a highly affordable protein source, they also have a low environmental …

Cousin Elected to Heifer International Board of Directors

Ertharin Cousin, former Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, has been elected to the Heifer International Board of Directors, joining other members with diverse backgrounds in the business, agriculture, academic, faith-based and private sectors. Cousin will serve on the board as an at-large delegate for a three-year term. Cousin spoke at the Water for Food International Forum …

ZimmCast on International Travel and #NAMA18

This episode of the ZimmCast features a preview of the National Agri-Marketing Conference from this year’s chair Jenna Oesch, Global Marketing Lead & Customer Experience Council Lead, Monsanto Company, Vegetable Seeds Division. Also, Jamie Johansen talks about her trip around the world, first to Ireland with Alltech and KEENAN, followed by a week in Indonesia with the U.S. Soybean Export …

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

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 …

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Water For Food International Forum

The Water for Food International Forum, produced by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska and The World Bank, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development, held January 29 – 30, 2018 at The World Bank in Washington DC. This virtual ag newsroom includes links …

Experts to Share Ideas at Water for Food Conference

The 2017 Water for Food Global Conference will welcome a record 100 speakers and global experts to share ideas and help find solutions to the world’s pressing water and food security needs. The flagship event of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, held in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and …

Court Dumps EU #Ethanol Duty

Breaking news came from Europe today as ethanol supporters were gathered in Kansas City that a European court has ruled against the European Union’s (EU) countrywide 9.5 percent antidumping duty on all ethanol imported from the US.S. that  had been in place since February 2013. Both the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy are pleased with the ruling that …

#TPP Signed in New Zealand

Trade ministers representing Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam gathered for the signing of the historic signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement concluded four months ago in Atlanta. The ministers released a joint statement noting that the “signing of the agreement signals an important milestone and the beginning of …

US Beef Approved for Export to Columbia

This week’s audio report from the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses an important policy change occurring in the South American country of Colombia, and what this change means for U.S. beef producers. Following Colombia’s recent decision to remove restrictions related to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on certain bone-in cuts of beef, the U.S. beef industry has officially gained full …

2015 IFAJ Congress

The 2015 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress was held in Hamilton, New Zealand on October 14-18, 2015. About 150 IFAJ members from 32 countries attended the conference to discover the many aspects of New Zealand agriculture. 2015 IFAJ Congress Photo Album Greetings from IFAJ in New Zealand – New Zealand’s Minister of Primary Industries – New Zealand’s Trade …

Audio on Trans Pacific Partnership

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) was finalized by 12 nations on Monday, October 5 in Atlanta, Georgia. During a press conference announcing the agreement, there were many comments about agricultural products in the talks, particularly dairy which was the final piece of the puzzle to fall into place early Monday morning. U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman talks about ag benefits …

New Holland Heroes and Bloggers

New Holland Agriculture hosted a group of “hero” farmers and bloggers from around the world at Expo Milano the week of September 14, 2015. Countries represented at the event included Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, UK and USA. The visit included a chance to discuss important issues facing agricultural producers in different nations and how “Together We Feed the …

Novozymes Part of UN Bioenergy Initiative

A new UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative was announced this week with the goal of “doubling the global use of renewable energy and ensuring universal energy access by 2030.” Co-chaired by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, the initiative includes Novozymes, a global technology provider for the biofuels industry, as a partner …