HarvestMaster Launches FRS Field Layout

Logan, UT—HarvestMaster is pleased to announce the release of Field Layout as part of the Field Research Software (FRS) suite. FRS provides a comprehensive solution for mobile field data collection. FRS Field Layout is a new addition to the FRS suite, and is used to map field boundaries with GPS technology. When using Field Layout, a field researcher can set …

U.S. Ethanol Exports Increasing

As Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president Bob Dinneen was in Seville, Spain talking about American ethanol in the world market, the organization released a new report on the increase in U.S. ethanol exports. Full Release

Ethanol and the Blend Wall

In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Renewable Fuels Association Director of Market Development Robert White talks about what RFA is doing to help ethanol scale the rapidly approaching blend wall.  He discusses the BYO Ethanol program to get blender pumps installed, encouraging EPA to grant a waiver to allow up to 15 percent ethanol in regular gasoline, and reaching …

W. R. “Bob” Watt, Jr Retires as President of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Fort Worth, Texas (April 21, 2010 – AgNewsWire)— The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo has announced the retirement of W. R. “Bob” Watt, Jr. In honor of Watt’s more than 40 years of service to the organization, Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief will host a public ceremony proclaiming May 4th, 2010 as W.R. “Bob” Watt, Jr. Day in the …

Higher Ethanol Blends Could Save More at the Pump

According to information from the Renewable Fuels Association, American drivers could be saving 12-19 cents per gallon if more ethanol were allowed in gasoline.  In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” RFA Vice President for Research Geoff Cooper talks about the current price differential between gasoline and ethanol and how much could be saved if the blend level for ethanol …

RFA Pleased with Bill to Extend Ethanol Incentives

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen participated in a press conference today to introduce the Renewable Fuels Reinvestment Act (RFRA) sponsored by Representatives Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) and John Shimkus (R-IL). Full Release

Ethanol Report on VEETC Study

In this special edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen discusses a new report that shows that economic importance of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) which is set to expire at the end of this year.  Dinneen talks about how failure to extend the blenders tax incentive would reduce U.S. ethanol production …

AgChat Foundation Announced

April 5, 2010 (AgNewsWire) – Twitter. Facebook. YouTube. LinkedIn. More frequently, these are services being accessed from the turnrow, tractor’s seat and barn. Farmers are tapping into social media services more frequently, especially since the weekly streaming conversation called AgChat was founded on Twitter last year. As many offices closed Friday for holidays, farmers launched the AgChat Foundation online. Hundreds of people talked about the new website and the mission …

Ag Relations Council Announces Membership Drive, Improvements

New Prague, Minn., April 5, 2010 — The Agricultural Relations Council is encouraging agricultural public relations professionals to take a fresh look at the revitalized ARC organization by offering a special membership rate for new members this spring. Until the end of April, a new one-year membership in ARC can be purchased for $100, a saving of $75 off the …

Organization Resurrects the Golden ARC Awards

ARC members can see how their work stacks up against the best in the business when they participate in the prestigious 2010 Golden ARC Awards Program. Entries are being accepted now for the 38 categories in two divisions, the “Campaigns Division” and the “Tactics Division.” The Contest, announced at the ARC annual meeting in Memphis in February, will recognize the …

New Field Research Software for Agriculture Research

HarvestMaster is pleased to announce two exciting releases for the Field Research Software (FRS) suite. FRS provides a comprehensive solution for mobile field data collection on experimental trials. FRS Harvest is an essential component of the HarvestMaster Plot Harvest Data Systems for on-combine grain and moisture measurement. Using FRS, agriculture researchers improve data collection speed, efficiency, and reliability. Full Release

Ethanol Report on What’s Wrong with RFS2

In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” we hear from Geoff Cooper, Vice President of Research and Analysis for the Renewable Fuels Association, about what is right and what is wrong with the rule for the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard released early last month by the Environmental Protection Agency.  Full Release

DOJ/USDA Workshops An Opportunity for Co-ops to Tell Their Story

Washington, DC—Last week’s Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) joint workshop on competition in agriculture set the stage for farmer-owned co-ops to show how they promote a more competitive agricultural sector, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) said today. Full Release

Nufarm Announces Herbicide for Turf and Ornamental Market

Burr Ridge, IL – Nufarm Americas, Inc. announces the addition of Nufarm Quinclorac SPC 75 DF Herbicide to its expanding portfolio. Nufarm Quinclorac SPC 75 DF Herbicide contains quinclorac, the active ingredient used in Drive® herbicide. Full Release

Ethanol Report From the National Ethanol Conference

In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” we hear from both the chairman and the president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association at the 15th Annual National Ethanol Conference held in Orlando, Florida this week. Full Release