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 …

Branding Program Gains Momentum

Tampa, Florida (March 2, 2007) (AgNewsWire) The ethanol industry is making progress towards the goal of helping consumers readily identify ethanol-enhanced fuel at the pump no matter where they are in the country. Seven states have now officially approved labels that incorporate the “e” brand to mark pumps that dispense E10, or ten percent ethanol fuel, according to the Ethanol …

Missouri Beef Producer Relishes Role on National Level

Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) A cattleman from Sedalia is representing Missouri on the national level on two different beef cattle organizations. David Dick, immediate past chairman of the Missouri Beef Industry Council, has been re-elected for a second term to serve on the Operating Committee for the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. The committee is made up of 20 cattle producer representatives who …

Recover Drought-Stressed Pastures

INDIANAPOLIS – (February 19, 2007 – AgNewsWire) – Severe drought hit big parts of cattle country last year, but weather patterns may have turned. Many dried-up pastures are now getting significant winter moisture. That typically means a spring invasion of broadleaf weeds into grass, says Dr. Vernon Langston, a field research scientist with Dow AgroSciences. “After a drought, grasses tend …

Ethanol Powers Global Warming Expedition

Ely, Minn. – February 16, 2007 (AgNewsWire) Dogs may be pulling the sleds for world-renowned arctic explorer Will Steger’s latest expedition but the trip will be powered in a large part by ethanol. When Steger was looking for sponsors to support his Global Warming 101 expedition, he decided that the ethanol industry would be a natural choice. “I’ve been talking …

Grand Opening Brings Wall Street to the Heartland

Albert City, IA (February 7, 2007) (AgNewsWire) US BioEnergy Corporation celebrated the grand opening of their newest ethanol production facility on February 7 by ringing the closing bell on the NASDAQ from the plant in Albert City, Iowa. The feat was accomplished remotely via satellite from the 100 million gallon per year production facility which actually began operations in December. …

American Le Mans Series Showcases Technology and Performance

Hilliard, Ohio – (February 8, 2007 – AgNewsWire) The American Le Mans Series continues its tradition of excellence and leading edge technology with its decision to use ethanol-enriched fuel for the 2007 racing season. The organization has partnered with the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) to make E10, “the official ethanol-enriched fuel” of the series. Scott Atherton, President and …

Valley® PolySpan™ Provides Superior Corrosion Protection

VALLEY, Neb. (AgNewsWire) – In a period of less than one growing season, certain farm chemicals or corrosive water can begin to take a toll on irrigation pipes. In a few years, this may lead to major repairs and replacement of expensive machine parts, depending on the level of corrosive material in the water. PolySpanTM lined irrigation pipe from Valley …

Valley Touts Energy-Wise Oil Hydraulic-to-Electric Pivot Conversions

VALLEY, Neb. (AgNewsWire) – Electricity is the most convenient and versatile form of energy to run center pivots, requiring approximately 75 percent less energy to operate than oil hydraulic-drive pivots. Efficient oil hydraulic-drive-to-electric-drive conversion packages from Valley are specifically engineered for oil hydraulic-drive machines, providing a solution that looks as good as it performs. With electricity available as a power …

Pivot Preventative Maintenance Equates to Savings in the Long Run

VALLEY, Neb. (AgNewsWire) – A preventative maintenance schedule is to a center pivot what an engine tune up is to a race car. To operate at peak efficiency, each machine requires proper care and maintenance. Downtime costs money. Valley’s Certified Preventative Maintenance Programs are designed to fit the needs of center pivots, corners or linear machines. With the end of …

Biodiesel Information Available on John Deere Web Site

Lenexa, Kansas – February 6, 2007 (AgNewsWire) – John Deere announces that it has expanded content on its Web site to provide information on biodiesel and other biofuel topics that are important to producers and others in agriculture. The John Deere biofuels information can be accessed at www.johndeere.com/ag and contains a detailed biofuels reference report and 6.5-minute video that overviews …

February Reminds Us to Be Sweet to Our Hearts

Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) February often brings to mind thoughts of big, red hearts – which is why it was chosen as American Heart Month to get us thinking on heart health. And according to the Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC), lean red meat can play an important role in a heart-healthy diet. Alane Lidolph, MBIC Director of Consumer Information, says …

National Biodiesel Conference Blog Announced

Holts Summit, MO – February 2, 2007 (AgNewsWire) Information from one of the nation’s largest growing biofuels conferences is available on-line at blog.biodieselconference.org. All the proceedings with pictures, audio interviews and more from the 4th Annual National Biodiesel Conference February 4-7 in San Antonio, Texas can be found on the web log, which was first developed for last year’s conference. …

Ethanol Star of the Track During IndyCar® Series Daytona Test

Daytona, FL (February 1, 2007) (AgNewsWire) The IndyCar® Series held its first Open Test of the season Wednesday, January 31, at Daytona International Speedway where for the first time all IndyCar Series cars ran on 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol. Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) Executive Director Tom Slunecka was in Daytona to watch history being made. “The test started …