Next Generation of Biofuels Will Increase Demand for Ag Products

Des Moines, IA., June 20, 2006 (AgNewsWire) Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a subsidiary of DuPont, is pleased to play a role in the partnership announced today by DuPont and BP to develop, produce and market a next generation of biofuels to help meet increasing global demand for renewable transport fuels. According to Pioneer President Dean Oestreich, this new partnership is good …

Help Ethanol Celebrate 50 Years of Interstate Travel

Omaha, NE (June 15, 2006 – AgNewsWire) – Ethanol is fueling the 50th anniversary celebration of the U.S. interstate highway system June 16 -29 when the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) will sponsor a cross-country convoy from San Francisco to Washington D.C. All cars in the convoy will use E10, a blend of 90 percent unleaded …

MBIC Executive Director Leaving to Head Horse Breed Group

Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) The Missouri Beef Industry Council announces the resignation of long-time executive director Steve Taylor, who has accepted the CEO position at the Appaloosa Horse Club headquartered in Moscow, Idaho starting August 1. Taylor started with the beef council in early 1987, just after the nationwide checkoff program was launched. He leaves behind a solid program with a …

Grilling for Father’s Day

Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) Father’s Day is a great day to fire up the grill for steaks and burgers. A brand new gas grill also makes a great gift for dad on his special day and the Missouri Beef Industry Council has one for some lucky father, according to marketing director Dawn Thurnau. “This year we have teamed up with the …

Crop Insurance Discount Moratorium Eliminates Opportunity For up to $120 Million Annual Savings for America’s Farmers

West Des Moines, Iowa – (AgNewsWire) On May 23 the House of Representatives voted to extend the 2007 moratorium on the USDA’s Premium Reduction Program through the 2008 crop season. The Premium Reduction Program (PRP) was authorized in the Federal Crop Insurance Act of 1994 in order to allow farmers the opportunity to benefit when insurance companies are able to …

Global Seed Market Valued at $17 Billion

The Context NetworkDES MOINES, IA – May 18, 2006 – (AgNewsWire) Global crop production shifts, transgenic and hybrid seed technologies and changes in targeted plant populations helped increase the value of the global proprietary seed market to more than $17 billion in 2005. That is a 30 percent increase over the past five years, according to the latest edition of an extensive global seed market survey completed by The Context Network, a business management consulting service to the world’s leading agriculture, biotechnology and food companies.

Beef Industry Increases Advertising Efforts

Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) With a near “perfect storm” of market forces this summer, beef producers are stepping up promotional efforts to keep beef center of the plate for consumers. Missouri Beef Industry Council Chairman David Dick of Sedalia says consumers have a lot to choose from at the meat counter. “There’s a glut of the other proteins in the market, …

American Farmland Trust Report – New Framework For U. S. Farm Policy

American Farmland TrustWashington, DC – (AgNewsWire) On the same week as the 73rd anniversary of the first farm bill (May 12, 1933), two former Secretaries of Agriculture under Republican and Democratic administrations and two Midwestern farmer leaders today endorsed new, visionary policy recommendations for the 21st century contained in a report released today by American Farmland Trust (AFT). Entitled Agenda 2007: A New Framework and Direction for U.S. Farm Policy, the new AFT report is a product of more than a year of consultation with hundreds of farmers, ranchers, economists and policy experts. Agenda 2007 offers guidelines and policy recommendations for the next farm bill. It was developed to respond to mounting budget deficits, the trade distortions of existing policies, the inequitable distribution of farm bill benefits and insufficient focus on infrastructure investment and on conservation, environmental, energy and other programs of great potential benefit to rural America. (Full Release)

Domestic Fuel Blogs Clean Cities Congress

Clean Cities Congress & ExpoPhoenix, AZ-May 5, 2006- AgNewsWire – Regularly updated information will be available from the Clean Cities Congress and Expo 2006, May 7-10, in Phoenix, Arizona on Domestic Fuel (www.domesticfuel.com), an industry weblog (also known as a “blog”) featuring information about domestic fuel alternatives. The Clean Cities Congress is the leading industry event that features speakers and exhibitors representing a wide range of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. It is presented by the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVI) on behalf of industry sponsors and Arizona Clean Cities.

May Is Beef Month In Missouri

Missouri Beef Industry Council(Columbia, MO – AgNewsWire) Beef Month in Missouri officially kicked off Tuesday, May 2, at the state capitol front lawn in Jefferson City under sunny skies filled with the aroma of hamburgers on the grill. The Missouri Beef Industry Council joined with the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association to provide a variety of activities for the third annual “Beef Day,” including a live cattle display and pictures with “Molly Moo.”

Merial Stands Behind Cattle Gain with IVOMEC Plus Challenge

MerialDULUTH, Ga., April 18, 2006 (AgNewsWire) – Merial announces the return of a program that encourages producers to put a spring deworming program to the test. The IVOMEC Plus (ivermectin/clorsulon) Challenge gives producers in eight states a firsthand look at the benefits of treating cattle for parasites in the spring, including liver flukes, this spring.

Steak Sundae is a Cool Surprise for Kids

Missouri Beef Industry CouncilColumbia, MO (AgNewsWire) April is the “Month of the Young Child” and anyone who has children knows how difficult it can be to get them to eat nutritious foods. To make it a little easier, the Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) offers a fun idea for even the pickiest eaters – the Steak Sundae. According to MBIC marketing director Dawn Thurnau, the treat can be made by alternating layers of mashed potatoes and chunks of steak with warm barbeque sauce or gravy in a sundae dish.

JEFF SIMMONS NAMED RAHAL LETTERMAN TEAM ETHANOL DRIVER

Ethanol Promotion and Information CouncilOmaha, Neb. (April 4, 2006-AgNewsWire) – Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR), one of the leading open-wheel race teams in North America, along with Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) today announced the selection of Jeff Simmons as the driver for No. 17 Team Ethanol Honda/Panoz/Firestone.