Secretary Perdue at 90th FFA Convention

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue attended his first National FFA Convention this week and held a press conference to take questions about various topics, prior to addressing the group’s opening general session. Perdue appeared at the press conference with six members of the FFA policy committee and was asked about a number of topics, including the 2018 farm bill, trade and …

.@EthanolACE Unveils #E15 & #FFV Retailer Roadmap

During the 29th Annual Ethanol Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota this morning, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) released a new publication that will help answer some of the most frequently asked questions by retailers about E15, E85 and flex fuels. ACE VP of Market Development, Ron Lamberty, describes the E15 and Flex Fuel Retailer Roadmap, as a reference guide for …

Minnesota Water Topic of Dialogue

The latest installment of the Food Dialogues, held this week in Minneapolis as part of a joint effort from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota, kept the focus on water sustainability. The diverse panel of professionals highlighted the many ways that water conservation is present in their professions and the companies …

Liberty Link Winners Share Their Stories

No matter what kind of year it is, real yield makes all the difference and that is what real farmers who use the LibertyLink system are saying they are getting. We interviewed 200 soybean farmers from North Dakota to Mississippi this summer to find out how their experience with LibertyLink has been – whether they’ve used it since it was …

Agren Awarded Grant Funds to Support Continued R&D

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to central Iowa-based small business, Agren, Inc., to further technological innovations and solutions for American agriculture. USDA SBIR has awarded over 2000 research and development projects since 1983, allowing hundreds of small businesses to explore their technological potential, …

Crop Report Analysis

USDA is forecasting the third largest corn crop and the second largest soybean crop on record in the August planted acreage update released Wednesday. U.S. growers are forecast to produce 13.7 billion bushels of corn this year, and NASS forecasts U.S. soybean production of 3.92 billion bushels. The report also includes forecasts for cotton and wheat. Jack Scoville of the …

Alltech REBELation 2015

Over 3,000 REBELs representing 68 countries came together to share ideas, innovate, and reignite a passion for exploration at Alltech’s REBELation Week in Lexington, KY this week. The Alltech REBELation was held May 17-20 in Lexington, KY. This once-in-a-lifetime conference was a merger of “science, agriculture, entrepreneurship, business and marketing to inspire and re-engergize lives and businesses.” View photos from …

FAA Announces UAS Center of Excellence

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week announced the selection of Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence ASSURE, a consortium of universities headed by Mississippi State University (MSU), to lead the newly-designated FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS COE). At a press conference last week, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, MSU President Mark Keenum and …

USDA Targets Aid to Drought Stricken States

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest an additional $21 million to help farmers and ranchers in eight drought-stricken states. NRCS will provide technical and financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to target areas that are experiencing either exceptional or extreme drought conditions, including parts of California, Kansas, Idaho, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Utah. The …

Live Reports Available from Bioeconomy Conference

June 17, 2008 (AgNewsWire) – Risks generated in the evolving bioeconomy, tools to manage that risk and infrastructure needs are the focus of the June 24-25 conference, Transition to a Bioeconomy: Risks, Infrastructure and Industry Evolution. This event will be at the Doubletree Marina Hotel, Berkeley, Calif. Full Release

Gasoline Supply Impacted by Mother Nature

Omaha, Neb. – July 11, 2007 (AgNewsWire) – Midwest consumers are experiencing sticker shock at the gas pump. Since July 1, gas prices have increased on average of more than 40 cents due in part to diminished refining capacity. Flooding and lightening related fire incidences have closed refineries in certain parts of the nation. “If these shortages persist, my fuel …

Beef Producers Urged to Vote for Representatives

Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) All Missouri beef cattle producers are eligible to vote in elections this summer for representatives to serve on the Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) board of directors. MBIC Executive Director John Kleiboeker says the elections are important for producers to choose their directors to serve on the board which administers the $1 per head beef checkoff on …

Monsanto’s Roundup Rewards® Program Expands

WALNUT CREEK, CA (March 22, 2007)—Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that Select Max® Herbicide with Inside Technology(TM) will again be a part of Monsanto’s Roundup Rewards® Program in 2007. This year the program, which was available for Midwest farmers in 2006, will also be offered to Select Max users in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, …

Mizzou BBQ Team Scores With Tiger Steak

Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) The University of Missouri-Columbia’s Mizzou BBQ Team made a name for itself in a national cooking competition recently with “Tiger Steak.” According to team captain Greg Chase, the team was just organized in May of last year and has already been very successful. “Our first competition out of the gate in September we took first place in …

Celebrate Nutrition Month With Beef

Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) March is National Nutrition Month and the Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) is encouraging consumers to kick the fads and get back to the basics. MBIC Director of Consumer Information Alane Lidolph says the theme for National Nutrition Month this year is “100 Percent Fad-Free.” “National Nutrition Month is sponsored every March by the American Dietetic Association …