SMART Farmer and Food Evolution

In this episode of the SMART Farmer podcast, we hear from an Academy Award nominated director who produced a documentary film that explores the debate about genetically modified organisms – better known as GMOs. The film is called Food Evolution and Scott Hamilton Kennedy attended the recent Commodity Classic in California to talk about how he came to tell this …

Ethanol Plant Operators Say No to RIN Price Cap

Discussions are expected to continue this week between oil refinery and biofuels interests over the price of Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs, which were created under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as a way to encourage refiners to blend more biofuels. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) member plant owners are united in their opposition to the idea of capping RIN prices …

ZimmCast on GrainXchange and Supporting Checkoffs

In this week’s program you’ll get to hear the lates episode of the GROWMARK Podcast. GROWMARK has been a long term sponsor of the ZimmCast and we thought we’d feature one of their own podcasts. You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes and Google Play. Additionally, I talk with Rob McLelland and Heidi Nelson of FLM Harvest about their …

ICM and The Andersons Collaborate on New Bio-refinery

ICM, Inc., and The Andersons, Inc., are partnering to own and construct a state-of-the-art bio-refinery in Colwich, Kansas. ELEMENT, LLC will be a 70 MGY bio-refinery combining ICM’s next-generation technologies, with the merchandising, risk management and logistics expertise of The Andersons. Listen to a press call with Mike Irmen and The Andersons CEO Pat Bowe:

John Deere at 2018 Commodity Classic

The 2018 Commodity Classic is known as the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. This year Anaheim, CA took the honors of hosting the event held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2018. John Deere attended and was awarded the inaugural AEM Davidson Award. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for …

Farm Credit at 2018 Commodity Classic

The 2018 Commodity Classic is known as the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. This year Anaheim, CA took the honors of hosting the event held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2018. Farm Credit attended and was able to host a learning session focusing on the future of rural America. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and …

FMC at 2018 Commodity Classic

The 2018 Commodity Classic is known as the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. This year Anaheim, CA took the honors of hosting the event held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2018. The organizers American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and Association of Equipment Manufacturers welcomed growers to ‘Grow Beyond.’ …

AMVAC at 2018 Commodity Classic

The 2018 Commodity Classic is known as the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. This year Anaheim, CA took the honors of hosting the event held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2018. AMVAC Chemical Corporation attended to interact with farmers and discuss AMVAC’s product line. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of …

FMH Celebrates 125 Years of Protecting Farmers

The 125th anniversary of FMH is March 4 and the annual meeting is March 5. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH) is celebrating 125 years as an American-based, family-run insurance provider. One of the oldest crop …

2018 Aptimmune Scientific Symposium

Prior to the annual American Association of Swine Veterinarians annual meeting Aptimmune hosts a scientific symposium to not only update on products but also provide presentations on current research projects. In 2018 this takes place in San Diego, CA. The focus of this year’s symposium is to provide updates on Aptimmune’s Barricade product which was launched a year ago. Now …

2018 Farm & Gin Show

The 66th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show takes place in Memphis, Tennessee March 2-3, 2018. The farm show focuses on crops grown in this region with special interest and history centered around cotton. This virtual ag newsroom was possible because of the support of our sponsor, FMC. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available …

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2018 National Pork Industry Forum

The annual National Pork Industry Forum, a gathering producer delegates of the National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council, was held Feb 28 – March 2 in Kansas City. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. National Pork Industry Forum photo album Audio Pork …

2018 Bayer AgVocacy Forum & Commodity Classic

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2018 Bayer AgVocacy Forum as well as activities during Commodity Classic, in Anaheim, California. The Forum has been held for more than a decade and started with the goal of stimulating thoughtful discussion about the food and agriculture industry. This year’s program includes a new segment on AgTech Talks. From both the AgVocacy …

Ethanol Report from #RFANEC18

The Renewable Fuels Association 23rd National Ethanol Conference with the theme “Ethanol Strong” was held February 12-14 in San Antonio, Texas. The event featured the annual “State of the Industry” address by RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen, as well as panels and speakers on a number of important topics, from electric vehicles to RINs to the expanding export market. …

2018 National Farm Machinery Show

Welcome to the 2018 National Farm Machinery Show being held February 14-17 in Louisville, KY at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The show bills itself as the biggest and it is huge. Multiple buildings filled with the latest in farm equipment can take days to stroll through much less spend time talking with company representatives. We have lots of photos and …