Bayer makes $160 million commitment to Zero Hunger Pledge

Bayer makes $160 million commitment to Zero Hunger Pledge

Monheim, Germany, May 24, 2022 – Joining like-minded companies in the private sector, Bayer has signed the Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge with a 160 million U.S. dollar commitment dedicated to help end global hunger. The Pledge, in the context of the UN Food Systems Summit of 2021 and as a…
Nutritionists from Mexico, Latin America learn latest on DDGS in Omaha

Nutritionists from Mexico, Latin America learn latest on DDGS in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — U.S. Grains Council (USGC) staff traveled with a group of nutritionists from Mexico and the Latin America region on a program built to increase their awareness of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and the new technologies used in the ethanol industry to create value-added co-products, culminating…
Why Are We Talking About Mental Health All the Time Now?

Why Are We Talking About Mental Health All the Time Now?

Isn’t it interesting how things change over time? And how certain issues become mainstream?We used to play outside from morning to night, day after day, without a second thought, and now as many as 60 million people in the U.S. are affected by seasonal allergies and struggle to participate in…
Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

OVID, Colo. (AP) — The megadrought fueled by climate change that has long gripped the western U.S. is moving eastward. And that's behind a simmering dispute over how much water Colorado and Nebraska are entitled to take from the South Platte River, which supplies both metro Denver's booming population and…
Green Plains Announces Partnership with Riverence

Green Plains Announces Partnership with Riverence

OMAHA, Neb. May 18, 2022, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) today announced a partnership with the Riverence Group to form a joint venture to expand aquafeed production in Idaho. The venture will produce trout and salmon feeds for the Riverence Group, utilizing wholesome, sustainable ingredients including the 60%+ fermented…
NCTA to host livestock, animal science, range trifecta

NCTA to host livestock, animal science, range trifecta

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis will host a trio of events for youth in livestock judging, animal science and range management in May and June. A Livestock Judging Camp for youth ages 8 to 18 is May 25.  Registration is due Tuesday, May 17. The 2022 Animal…
Syngenta Seedcare Launches VICTRATO®, a Novel Seed Treatment That Targets Damaging Nematodes and Diseases in Many Crops

Syngenta Seedcare Launches VICTRATO®, a Novel Seed Treatment That Targets Damaging Nematodes and Diseases in Many Crops

BASEL, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Syngenta Crop Protection’s Seedcare business is proud to unveil VICTRATO®, a novel technology with a powerful combination of nematode and disease control for growers looking to increase the quality and yield of their crops and support the long-term health of their soil. VICTRATO® contains TYMIRIUM® technology, which provides long-lasting protection…
Labor Force Participation Decreased Less in Rural Areas During Pandemic

Labor Force Participation Decreased Less in Rural Areas During Pandemic

From 2007 to 2019, labor force participation rates decreased 2.6 percentage points for people aged 25 to 64 in the rural United States and 0.7 percentage points for the same age group in urban areas. The labor participation rate is the percentage of the population that is working or actively…
Husker project examines milk as possible cancer fighter

Husker project examines milk as possible cancer fighter

 In health care, perhaps no word sends a more chilling message than “cancer.” Brain tumors, for example, prove especially resistant to current treatments. Only 5% of patients with that condition survive more than three years and the median survival time is 10 to 14 months. But an innovative research project…
AGCO Agriculture Foundation Donates to Farmer-Focused Initiative “BORSCH” in Ukraine

AGCO Agriculture Foundation Donates to Farmer-Focused Initiative “BORSCH” in Ukraine

DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation with the vision to prevent and relieve hunger through sustainable agricultural development, today announced a $50,000 donation to an initiative called "BORSCH" implemented by the Land Club, a non-profit organization in Ukraine. The donation will help "BORSCH" contribute to Ukraine's food and nutrition…