Study Finds Oil Driving Food Prices

Attached is an audio report and sound bites featuring comments from the Farm Foundation forum and report on “What’s Driving Food Prices?” Featured are Farm Foundation President Neil Conklin, Purdue University economist Wally Tyner, and University of Nebraska public policy analyst Brad Lubben. Full Release

Study Shows That Parasite Control Pays

DULUTH, Ga — July 17, 2008 (AgNewsWire) — In hard economic times, cutting corners can become a rule instead of an exception. As the cattle industry faces rapidly rising input costs, producers should make every dollar count. According to a recent study from Iowa State University,1 one place producers cannot afford to cut is in their parasite control program. The …

BASF Hot Topics Survey

We’re happy to announce that in partnership with BASF, AgNewsWire is the official online news room of the Agricultural Media Summit (AMS). What this means is that during the upcoming event we’ll be posting news releases for various exhibitors and sponsors of the AMS. These should start showing up by July 27. Just like all releases you will find distributed …

World Ethanol Leaders Unite for Biofuels

Attached is an audio report and sound bites featuring comments from Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen about working together with biofuels groups from Canada, Brazil and Europe to provide input to world leaders meeting at this past week’s G8 meeting in Japan. Full Release

SPGC Coverage Available On-Line

Tifton, GA (AgNewsWire) Information from one of the nation’s largest peanut grower conferences is available on-line at: spgc.wordpress.com. All the proceedings with pictures, audio interviews and more from the 10th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference July 13-15 in Panama City Beach, Fla., can be found on the site. The conference coverage is sponsored by Trimble Agriculture/Ag Technologies, LLC. Full Release

Ethanol Industry Shows Strength at Workshop

Attached is an audio report and sound bites featuring comments from Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen, BBI International president Mike Bryan, Joel Velasco of the Brazilian Sugar Cane Industry Association, and “Energy Victory” author Robert Zubrin from last week’s 2008 Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Nashville. Full Release

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

Ethanol Industry Fights Back

Attached are an audio report and three sound bites featuring comments from Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen about the continued and increased attacks on ethanol by food and oil companies. Full Release

Support Energy Independence This Summer

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – As Memorial Day kicks off the summer travel season, many Americans may be choosing to stay closer to home rather than the pain of skyrocketing fuel prices at the pump. But as bad as fuel prices may be, they could be much worse if not for domestically produced, renewable biofuels such as biodiesel adding to the …

FMC Recommends Growers Use Preemergence Herbicides in Late Planted Soybeans

Philadelphia, May 15, 2008 — From Minnesota to Mississippi, cool temperatures and soggy conditions are keeping soybean farmers out of the fields. As planting dates slip into May and beyond, some soybean growers may consider foregoing a preplant or preemergence herbicide as part of their cultural practice. But experts warn that could be a very costly decision. According to Bob …

Ethanol Industry Holds Food Price Press Briefing

Attached is an audio report featuring comments from four agriculture and ethanol industry leaders who participated in a press conference on April 30 about the role of biofuels in food price increases. Featured are former Agriculture Secretary John Block, National Corn Growers Association CEO Rick Tolman, National Farmers Union president Tom Buis (buy’-us) and Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO …

EPIC and South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Announce Blender Pump Program

Sioux Falls, SD. (May 1, 2008 – AgNewsWire) – South Dakota is poised to lead the nation in raising public awareness for higher blends of ethanol with a new blender pump initiative announced Thursday. Through a partnership between the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) and the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council (SDCUC), the initiative will help gas station retailers …

Ethanol Report – RFA Reacts to Criticisms

Attached is an audio report featuring comments from Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen on a number of topics coinciding with the annual RFA board of directors meeting in St. Louis this week. He talks about the angst felt by ethanol producers seeing their product maligned in the media and why the Texas governor’s request for a waiver of the …

Make it Ethanol for Earth Day

Omaha, Neb., (April 22, 2008 – AgNewsWire) – If every car in America would use a ten percent blend of ethanol for one week, the amount of greenhouse gases produced in the U.S. would be reduced by nearly 1.3 billion pounds. That is according to calculations done by life sciences researcher Nathan Danielson, president of BioCognito. “What we did was …