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 …

Survey Shows Continued Support for Beef Checkoff

Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) Missouri beef industry leaders are pleased with results from a nationwide survey released last week that shows continued support for the $1 per head national Beef Checkoff. According to Missouri Beef Industry Council chairman Andrew McCrea, a cattleman from Maysville, the results are proof that most producers have positive views about the checkoff which began in 1986. …

Beef Board Web Log Provides Transparency

Holts Summit, MO – January 29, 2007 (AgNewsWire) When the Cattlemen’s Beef Board annual meeting is held at the Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville Jan. 31-Feb. 3, even producers who are unable to attend will be able to participate through the Beef Board Meeting web log (www.beefboardmeeting.com). Cattlemen’s Beef Board Chairman Jay O’Brien of Amarillo, Texas says the site was …

New Hesston Series Large Square Balers

DULUTH, GA –January29, 2007 (AgNewsWire) — New Hesston® Series large square balers from Massey Ferguson® take efficiency, capacity and serviceability to new levels. The Model 2190 builds solid 4 x 4 bales, and the Model 2170 builds 3 x 4 bales that are the result of a total review of the famed Hesston large square baler concept. These new models …

Massey Ferguson PINK Tractor Finds a Good Home

DULUTH, GA – January 29 2007 (AgNewsWire) — Last year AGCO Corporation, (NYSE: AG), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, partnered with NBC’s hit show, “Deal or No Deal”, to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation by auctioning off a special edition, PINK Massey Ferguson tractor. The tractor first appeared on “Deal or No …

Super Bowl Cooking With Beef

Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) Nothing says celebrate like beef and the Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) is urging consumers to try out some new beef appetizers when they gather to watch Super Bowl LXI this year. “We like to remind people that beef owns that emotion of celebration,” said MBIC Director of Marketing Dawn Thurnau. “When you think about celebrating with …

Truffle Media Networks and ZimmComm New Media Join Forces

(January 29, 2007 – AgNewsWire) Utilizing the power of social media and new media tools like blogs and podcasts, plus their agricultural marketing expertise, Truffle Media Networks and ZimmComm New Media have joined forces to deliver high-quality, turnkey production and distribution of business-focused new media channels to agricultural companies. “ZimmComm and Truffle have provided early new media leadership for agriculture …

UC Davis Study to Protect US from Foot and Mouth Disease

DAVIS, CA- The Center for Animal Disease Modeling and Surveillance (CADMS) in the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, has launched a nationwide research study aimed at protecting the livestock industry from the devastating consequences of foot-and-mouth disease. Livestock producers throughout the nation are asked to participate in an online survey to gather data on animal movements and husbandry …

Technologies such as Headline key as corn demand accelerates

BASF RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (December 21, 2006) – In 2006, thousands of growers across the country made the decision to protect their crops from disease and enhance overall production with Headline® fungicide. In more than 1000 on-farm corn trials and 750 on-farm soybean trials, Headline produced consistently higher yields, positive returns on investment and even shattered world records.

“The 2006 results are in and they show how Headline helps growers maximize their output per acre,” said Gary Fellows, Technical Marketing Manager for corn and soybean fungicides and herbicides at BASF. “The average yield advantage of Headline treated corn ranged from 12 to 15 bu/A, while Headline treated soybeans trials showed a 4 to 8 bu/A advantage in 2006.” Fellows and his team have been crunching the comparative yield numbers for the 1750 on-farm trials since harvest results started coming in.

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Argo Tractors to Restructure UK Operations

Norcross, Ga — December 19, 2006 – (AgNewsWire) ARGO Tractors — part of ARGO S.p.A, — has announced plans to restructure business operations in the United Kingdom in order to strengthen the McCormick product line and global business operations. Specifically, ARGO plans to phase out the assembly of McCormick tractors at its plant in Doncaster, U.K. and transfer these functions …

Becker Underwood Creates Inoculants and Seed Enhancement Business Units

Ames, Iowa — December 18, 2006 (AgNewsWire) As a result of its rapidly expanding businesses in seed colorants and polymers, seed coating services and inoculants, Becker Underwood has announced major changes to its North American Seed Enhancement Business Unit. Becker Underwood will expand the current business to form two new units, an Inoculants Business Unit and Seed Enhancements Business Unit. …

MachineryLink Completes Equity Capital Investment

Kansas City, MO (December 8, 2006) (AgNewsWire) MachineryLink, Inc. announced the closing of a $17.4 million equity raise to support its investment in future growth. The investment was made by several institutional investors, including October Capital, Adams Street Partners, River Cities Capital Funds, Alpha Capital Partners and a syndicate of private investors. MachineryLink is a specialty finance and asset management …

Bio-PDO™ Production Represents New Market for Agriculture

PioneerDES MOINES, IA., November 27, 2006 – (AgNewsWire) Commercial production of Bio-PDO™ from corn sugar is a significant milestone for agriculture and for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, according to company officials. Pioneer is a subsidiary of DuPont which today announced DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, LLC, an equally-owned joint venture of DuPont and Tate & Lyle, the first commercial shipments of Bio-PDO™, from its $100 million facility here in Eastern Tennessee.
According to Pioneer President Dean Oestreich (oos-trick), Bio-PDO™ is a totally new corn-based product that can be used to make a variety of consumer products replacing petroleum-based propanediol.

“Bio-PDO™ is a new product made from corn in a fermentation process and that product is used to make new consumer goods and in many cases we are replacing the use of petroleum products,” said Oestrich. “So, this is pretty exciting news to both farmers who are growing corn and consumers who are taking advantage of these new products made from the renewable resources of agriculture.”

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