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How Mr. Pillsbury Transformed American Milling and the Wheat Industry

Most Americans are very familiar with the Pillsbury Company which has given us a host of iconic products, including the company's Classic Yellow Cake Mix, every flavor of pre-made frosting, and those addictive Crescent Rolls. Pillsbury's marketing efforts for its various brands also generated iconic characters like the Doughboy and Jolly Green Giant. The company itself is no longer around ...
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2020 AgriFood Tech Investment has Already Blown Past Last Year

Food technology has been a red hot investment space this year. In the first three quarters, investment in food tech reached $8.37 billion, which handily exceeds the total $7 billion raised in all of 2019. The bulk of capital has flowed to late-stage startups that included some of the year's biggest deals, including Impossible Foods, Memphis Meats, LiveKindly, and Perfect ...
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Mycotoxins in Feed Grains…What You Need to Know

Mycotoxins have been a prevalent problem in U.S. grain crops for the past several years thanks to the perfect timing of wet conditions that they thrive under. U.S. food safety rules are very effective at keeping these toxins out of the human food supply but they pose an ongoing threat for livestock producers. Mycotoxins tend to begin in the field ...
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Beans, Bitcoin, and Turkey with Kevin & Jordan Van Trump

This is one you don't want to miss as Jordan and I discuss the current grain markets, what's happening in Bitcoin, the shift towards a paperless money world, post corona thoughts, Thanksgiving turkey news, AgSwag updates, and current investment ideas ...
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The History Behind Our Favorite Thanksgiving Foods

Thanksgiving is probably going to look different for a lot of folks this year, for the obvious reasons. One thing that probably won't change for a lot of families in America is the menu. Some people are planning to scale things back to serve fewer people this year but most I've talked to are dead set on keeping with their ...
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Drought Impacting Rangeland, Water Supplies in West

Drought is plaguing a large portion of the U.S. with more dire conditions building to the West and in parts of the Midwest. According to the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers almost 40% of the United States, with the worst drought categories (extreme to exceptional drought) at about 15.7%. In the last half-year, much of ...
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Canola Might be a Crop to Consider as it Works to Gain More Marketshare

An interesting company called Danimer Scientific is developing sustainable packaging and is expanding the capacity of its bioplastic production, which uses canola oil as a primary feedstock.Danimer has been in the news quite a bit lately thanks to some well-known customers, with Bacardi the latest to partner with the company. The giant liquor company is moving to bottle all its ...
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What’s Next for U.S. Offshore Aquaculture

Aquaculture is a hot industry right now both in the eyes of investors looking for the next great growth opportunity and environmentalists that want to reign in the industry's expansion. Commercial operations has been hopeful about some of President Trump's moves to ease regulations, particularly for offshore fish farming, but that optimism is fading as the industry worries regulations could ...
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The Push to Renewables… and Perhaps Places to Invest?

The International Energy Agency is saying "Renewables" are set to overtake coal this decade as the world’s favorite fuel for generating electricity. Believe it or not, wind and solar power have become the cheapest form of new electricity in most of the world today. Several groups on Wall Street are predicting an energy "tipping point" at some point during the ...
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Everyone in Ag Should Read and Fully Understand… Your Future Might be Impacted!

If you look at the forces driving Cellular Agriculture you can see that it is scaling quickly. Just four short years ago, there were really only two players in the lab-grown meat game, today there are +80, and with rapidly evolving consumer interest, it could soon be +10% of the meat market. This year alone venture capital investment in cultivated ...
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