National Biodiesel Conference “Vision 2020”

The National Biodiesel Board unveils its “Vision 2020” for the industry during the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida on January 20-23. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2020 National Biodiesel Conference photo album Audio (6:02) (18:52) (14:23) (11:50) (13:11) (8:18) …

Presidents Trump Addresses Farm Bureau for Third Year

President Donald Trump addressed farmer and rancher members of the American Farm Bureau Federation for the third year in a row Sunday, and promised to be back next year while continuing to fight for what is important to them. The president touted last week’s historic trade deal with China and Senate passage of the USMCA, as well as repeal of …

ZimmCast 634 – Questions About Growing Hemp

ZimmCast 619

This week’s program includes several interviews from the inaugural Heart of American Agricultural Hemp Classic in Independence, MO. The event was organized by the Missouri Hemp Association. Farmers have a lot of questions about hemp and in the interviews you will hear from presenters and farmers who have some answers. You can find a lot more in our virtual ag …

Ethanol Report on New Trade Deals

Two major trade deals in one week last week are giving the agriculture and ethanol industries reason to be optimistic as we move into the “Roaring ’20s.” In this episode of The Ethanol Report, we hear from Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper, President Donald Trump, USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and USDA …

USDA Under Secretary and RFA CEO at Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky had the pleasure of announcing the Senate passage of USMCA to the crowd at the 2020 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Thursday in Altoona, Iowa, and also talked about the signing of the phase one trade deal with China. In addition, Censky discussed actions the Trump Administration has taken on behalf of the biofuel industry, including …

Inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic

Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic

Building on the success of their sold-out 2019 Missouri Hemp Conference, the Missouri Hemp Association (MHA) has organized another grower conference. The “Heart of America – Agricultural Hemp Classic” will be held at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Independence, Missouri. The event is open to growers throughout the American Heartland. The program includes speakers on growing hemp indoors …

Agriculture Celebrates China Phase One Trade Deal Signing

President Donald Trump signed the historic Phase One Trade Agreement with China Wednesday, an agreement which calls for China to purchase between $40 and $50 billion in American agricultural goods each year for two years. “Together we are righting the wrongs of the past and delivering a future of economic justice and security for American workers, farmers, and families,” said …

AgButler Serves to Offer Farm Labor Solutions

AgButler is a gig economy platform that serves as a solution to a rural labor shortage by providing on-demand jobs giving farmers and ranchers access to a high-quality labor force while boosting rural economies. Kevin Johansen, AgButler president and CEO, developed the app for agriculture because it has become increasingly difficult for farmers and ranchers to get help they need …

2020 Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference

Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference

The SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference returns to Savannah, Ga. this January 9-12, 2020. In 2019, the educational event and trade show hosted more than 3,300 attendees and 290 vendor companies. Sponsored by Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Association and the Georgia Peach Council the conference will be held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The event features …

New Report Outlines Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest

A new report details how a good clean fuels policy for the Midwest should be designed, recommending a “technology-neutral, portfolio approach that encourages a fair and competitive marketplace and benefits producers, consumers, agriculture, utilities, jobs, and public health.” The Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest white paper is the result of nearly two years of analysis and stakeholder discussion by …

AgWorks and FieldReveal Join Forces

AgWorks and FieldReveal have teamed up to offer the most complete and efficient agronomy management tools in the ag retail industry and they shared that vision at the AgWorks 2020 Users Conference January 7 in Kansas City. Both companies were at the Ag Retailers Association Conference and Expo last month in New Orleans to talk about what they have to …

Ethanol Report on Badger State Billion Gallons

When Badger State Ethanol (BSE) began production in 2002 with a nameplate capacity of 40 million gallons per year, it would have taken them 25 years to hit a billion gallons – but they did it in 18, and with a current capacity of 85 million gallons a year they will celebrate the next billion in less than 12 years. …

AEM to Sponsor Workshop for NAMA 2020

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) are teaming up during NAMA’s 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference for a pre-conference workshop with content targeted specifically for small and medium-sized companies. The event, Equipping Your Small Marketing Department to Survive and Thrive, will be emceed by Curt Blades, Senior Vice President of Ag Services at AEM. The National …

Ethanol Report on 2019

The Ethanol Report

No one in the ethanol industry will be sorry to see 2019 in the rear view mirror. To say it has been a rough year would be an understatement. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper says it was one of the worst years – if not the worst – the industry has seen in its relatively short history. …

Register for the 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference

Chart Your Course to Success with NAMA The National Agri-Marketing Association is headed to San Diego, CA, for the 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference on April 15-17. Register to win … and consider bringing your crew along for some fun in the sun. This is the perfect trip to extend for a little beach time! With interactive breakout sessions and stellar opportunities …