NIAA Annual Meeting – Symposium

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture annual meeting in Sacramento this week featured a symposium titled “Impacts of Animal Production Safety Practices on the Food Supply.” Included in this release are links to audio interviews, photos and power point files from presenters at the symposium. All audio interviews are 96 kpbs mp3 files and can be downloaded from the link. …

NIAA Annual Meeting – Monday General Session

The general session of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture annual meeting in Sacramento Monday focused on animal agriculture and biofuels production. Included in this release are links to audio interviews, photos and presentations in document or power point files from the main presenters at the annual meeting on Monday. All audio interviews are 96 kpbs mp3 files and can …

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, …

Indy Car Races up the Hill

Washington DC – (March 21, 2007)(AgNewsWire) Indiana Senators Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh joined with members of the ethanol industry and the Team Ethanol IndyCar and driver outside the Senate Building on National Agriculture Day to mark the use of 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol in the IndyCar Series starting this weekend. Representatives from the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) …

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 …