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Corn and Animal Agriculture – Poised for Success    [Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:14:03 ]

Commentary by Chris Novak, Chief Executive Officer, National Corn Growers Association  In less than a week’s time, colleagues in the cattle industry will head off to Nashville, Tennessee to participate in the 120th Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show. Further south, our friends in the poultry industry will head to Atlanta, Georgia for the largest annual trade show for the ... » more

Less Than a Lemonade    [Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:29:10 ]

Guest Blog from CommonGround Kansas Have you ever wondered how much weed killer farmers apply to their fields? CommonGround Kansas volunteers answered that question with a helpful visual — a cup of lemonade and a football field — before the Kansas State vs. Missouri State football game in Manhattan, Kan., Sept. 24. Football fans braved thunder and pouring rain during pre-game festivities, ... » more

Changing the World Through Farming and Food    [Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:28:13 ]

By Lauren Stohlmann We’re really quite lucky Matt Stasiewicz didn’t decide to become an automotive engineer. The work he’s done for agriculture is extensive and valuable for human health. Not that understanding engines isn’t important work, but creating a single-kernel sorter to reduce mycotoxin levels in market corn from Eastern Kenya, might be a bit more life-changing. Stasiewicz originally enrolled ... » more

#CUTC16 Honors Student Poster Contest Winners    [Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:30:36 ]

Pavel Samat is a Ph.D student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the recent Corn Utilization and Technology Conference Samat was a contestant in the Gary Lamie student poster contest for his work with purple corn. His research focuses on using this purple corn to extract a healthy, economic alternative to synthetic dyes. “Food and beverages currently are ... » more

#Sustainability Should Be Expected – #CUTC16    [Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:29:16 ]

Rob Meyers recently attended a panel discussion on sustainability at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference on behalf of his company, PepsiCo. His message: sustainability should be expected. Across the supply chain, he says, we’ve reached the point that once happened with food safety. Everyone came together, everyone worked to make food safer. Once again collaboration will be an important ... » more

Making Momomers From #Corn    [Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:27:56 ]

Got corn? Then you can make some amazing things. For example, attendees at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC16) that took place in St. Louis this week learned about making new momomers for corn? Say what? Let’s get some insight from biomaterial expert Michael Saltzberg who is the business director for DuPont Industrial Biosciences’ biomaterials business. Saltzberg spoke on ... » more

New Oil Recovery Technology Featured at #CUTC16    [Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:26:46 ]

Many ethanol plants across the U.S. are getting more out of each kernel of corn by producing corn oil as a by-product of ethanol production. However, there is a new oil recovery technology emerging that was discussed by Scott Kohl with White Energy during his presentation on the Biorefining I panel at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC). The ... » more

#Biobased in Focus at #CUTC16    [Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:26:40 ]

Biobased was a hot topic at this year’s Corn Utilization Technology Conference (#CUTC16) and one person on hand who knows a lot about the emerging technologies in this space is Nathan Danielson with Biocognito. The company is a small consulting firm that counsels businesses working to bring new technologies to the biomaterials space. He said that many of his clients ... » more

#CUTC16 Addresses the Value in Big Data    [Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:24:01 ]

Jeremy Wilson works for Crop IMS and knows a thing or two about big data. In his presentation, Data Share and Share Alike at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference, Wilson addresses the information recorded on a farm and who should be given access to it. On his own farm Wilson says they share all their information with someone, because ... » more

#Sustainability Buzz at #CUTC16    [Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:29:20 ]

Fred Yoder is an Ohio corn farmer who believes sustainability is more than a buzz word. At the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference Yoder talked about his involvement with Climate Smart Agriculture, a term coined to describe just what it is growers will have to do to feed 9 billion people while working with what we’ve got. Working with the ... » more