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What are the implications of blockchain technology for food and agriculture?

Why is blockchain creating such excitement in agriculture? Aidan Connolly, chief innovation officer at Alltech, explains the technology and what supply chain transparency means for an industry traditionally reliant on confidentiality.

Crisis in Cape Town: How farmers cope with critical water shortage

Cape Town, South Africa, may soon become the first major city in the world to run out of water. As the clock ticks down in the drought-stricken region, how is agriculture being effected? Robbie Walker is the South African-born CEO of…

Soil health provides the groundwork for increased profitability in Spain

The vast number of greenhouse acres in AlmerÍa enables agriculture to remain one of the fundamental pillars of the province’s economy. The importance of healthy soil to maintain the viability of a greenhouse is evident in the care that…

Silage uncovered: An insider's guide to forage management

Up to 60 percent of the average farm’s expenses are feed-related. From mold and safety to heating and plastic, several factors can prove costly to farmers. Derek Wawack, a forage specialist with Alltech, explains what he looks for when…

Keeping farmers InTouch with herd performance

In this podcast, Tom Martin speaks with Eddie Daly, business development manager at InTouch, a live nutritional support service developed by KEENAN to provide real-time feedback on diet performance. Can this cutting-edge technology improve…

Yoshida & Hirata, distributor of agricultural inputs, contributes to the sustainable development of agribusiness. Founded by Makoto Yoshida and headquartered in Biritiba-Mirim in the state of São Paulo, the distributor is led by the second generation, with company founder Makato Yoshida’s three children included among the partners.

Yoshida & Hirata: Planting the seeds of success for generations

Yoshida & Hirata, distributor of agricultural inputs, contributes to the sustainable development of agribusiness. Founded by Makoto Yoshida and headquartered in Biritiba-Mirim in the state of São Paulo, the company is led by the second…

The missing element in your cow's forage

Sulfur appears in every living cell and plays an essential role in the health of many plants and animals.

Dr. Steven Borst: Advancements in agronomy

From the lasting effects of harsh weather to research in biostimulants, there are many impactful developments, trends and innovations unfolding in the world of agronomy. Dr. Steven Borst of Alltech Crop Science discusses the latest…

As consumers gravitate toward functional "superfoods" and foods cultivated using sustainable practices, they often apply the same scrutiny to their pets' food.  Crop management that uses natural ingredients helps improve environmental impact and promotes the plant's nutritional value.

Crop to canine: Sustainable pet food starts in the soil

As consumers gravitate toward functional "superfoods" and food cultivated using sustainable practices, they often apply the same scrutiny to their pets' food.