NIAA ID/INFO EXPO Final Day

(Kansas City, MO – AgNewsWire) (Kansas City, MO – AgNewsWire) The final day of the ID/INFO EXPO 2007 on Thursday, August 30 looked at the future for traceability and wrapped up the event. Included in this document are three of the day’s concluding presentations. http://www.animalagriculture.org/id/IDINFOEXPO2007/index.htm Full Release

NIAA ID/INFO EXPO – Bruce Knight

(Kansas City, MO – AgNewsWire) (Kansas City, MO – AgNewsWire) Included in this document are links to today’s presentation by Bruce Knight, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, an interview with Knight by Cindy Zimmerman on his major points, and several photos. A summary of Mr. Knight’s remarks will be available at www.animalagriculture.org on Friday. One final media …

NIAA ID/INFO EXPO Day Two

(Kansas City, MO – AgNewsWire) Day two of the ID/INFO EXPO 2007 on Wednesday, August 29 featured sessions on Practical Solutions in Place Today, Where Will Technology Take Us?, Creating Value From Traceability, and Gaining Production Efficiencies. The following are links to photos and audio interviews from the second day of the program. All interviews were conducted by Cindy Zimmerman. …

NIAA ID/INFO EXPO Day One

(Kansas City, MO – AgNewsWire) Day one of the ID/INFO EXPO 2007 on Tuesday, August 28 featured sessions on Foot and Mouth Disease, as well as the current status of North American Traceability Programs. The following are links to photos and audio interviews from the first day of the program. All interviews were conducted by Cindy Zimmerman. Power Point presentations …

ID/INFO EXPO 2007

(Bowling Green, KY – AgNewsWire) The ID/INFO EXPO 2007 is where traceability needs intersect for the animal agriculture industry. That includes animal health, country of origin labeling (COOL), food safety and consumer demand – all rolled into one jam-packed two-day session August 28-30 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. “ID/INFO EXPO was an effort that the National …

Florida Prepares for Alternative Fuels Leadership Role

St. Petersburg, FL – (July 24, 2007) (AgNewsWire) Florida stands ready to become a leader in both the production and consumption of biofuels, including ethanol. At the second annual Florida Farm to Fuel Summit in St. Petersburg, it was evident that major government leaders, including Governor Charlie Crist, are excited about the potential for ethanol in the Sunshine State. “This …

Summit on Energy Security Brings Together Diverse Group

Washington, DC. – July 14, 2007 (AgNewsWire) – “National Security and America’s Addiction to Carbon: Solutions to Oil Dependence and Climate Change” was the theme of the 2nd Annual National Summit on Energy Security held in Washington DC on Thursday, organized by 2020 Vision. “The purpose of the summit this year was to show how America’s dependence on oil and …

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 …

Green Grand Prix Showcases Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Watkins Glen, N.Y. – (July 10, 2007) (AgNewsWire) The scenic community of Watkins Glen, New York once again played host to the Green Grand Prix on July 6 as hybrid and alternative fueled vehicles highlighted energy independence and a cleaner environment. The Green Grand Prix features a road rally held on a 78-mile course around the perimeter of beautiful Seneca …

In-Season N Management Is Key to Maximizing Corn Yields

LENEXA, Kansas – July 9, 2007 (AgNewsWire) – Planting is complete, fields have been sprayed for weeds and insects, and as you drive by your fields and gaze at the first three rows of healthy corn from your truck window, everything looks as it should…but is it? It’s impossible to know exactly what is going on throughout your entire field, …

Three New Massey Ferguson® Utility Tractors

DULUTH, GA – July 3, 2007- (AgNewsWire) —Massey Ferguson® has introduced three brand new utility tractors with advanced features typically found on bigger tractors. The new 2600 Series tractors come with options like 8×8 shuttle transmissions, a choice of live or independent PTO, and a 4WD option for all three models. They also feature the newest in Massey Ferguson tractor …

Massey Ferguson® Unveils New Compact Tractors

DULUTH, GA – July 3, 2007(AgNewsWire) —Massey Ferguson® has added two brand new models to its compact tractor line. These new Models 1529 and 1532, offer buyers advances in compact tractor power and versatility, at competitive prices designed to give owners the best combination of power and cost efficiency in the industry. The 1529 is rated at 28.4 engine horsepower …

‘Celebrity Tractor’ Sold in Online Auction

New Holland, PA – June 28, 2007 (AgNewsWire) – The one-of-a-kind New Holland compact tractor autographed by more than two dozen celebrities who competed in the popular “Michael Peterson/New Holland Celebrity Tractor Race” during the 2006 CMA Music Festival Fan Fair in Nashville is now owned by Kyle Wilson, Agro Equipment Co., Uvalde, TX. Wilson was the online auction winner …

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 …

Quilt Fungicide Receives Section 3 Registration for Soybeans

Greensboro, N.C., June 25, 2007— (AgNewsWire) Syngenta Crop Protection announced today that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Section 3 registration for the use of Quilt® fungicide on soybeans. Originally approved in 2005 for use in the United States as a Section 18 Quarantine Exemption on soybeans for control of Asian soybean rust (ASR), Quilt has a …