New Report Outlines Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest

A new report details how a good clean fuels policy for the Midwest should be designed, recommending a “technology-neutral, portfolio approach that encourages a fair and competitive marketplace and benefits producers, consumers, agriculture, utilities, jobs, and public health.” The Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest white paper is the result of nearly two years of analysis and stakeholder discussion by …

AgWorks and FieldReveal Join Forces

AgWorks and FieldReveal have teamed up to offer the most complete and efficient agronomy management tools in the ag retail industry and they shared that vision at the AgWorks 2020 Users Conference January 7 in Kansas City. Both companies were at the Ag Retailers Association Conference and Expo last month in New Orleans to talk about what they have to …

Ethanol Report on Badger State Billion Gallons

When Badger State Ethanol (BSE) began production in 2002 with a nameplate capacity of 40 million gallons per year, it would have taken them 25 years to hit a billion gallons – but they did it in 18, and with a current capacity of 85 million gallons a year they will celebrate the next billion in less than 12 years. …

AEM to Sponsor Workshop for NAMA 2020

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) are teaming up during NAMA’s 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference for a pre-conference workshop with content targeted specifically for small and medium-sized companies. The event, Equipping Your Small Marketing Department to Survive and Thrive, will be emceed by Curt Blades, Senior Vice President of Ag Services at AEM. The National …

Ethanol Report on 2019

The Ethanol Report

No one in the ethanol industry will be sorry to see 2019 in the rear view mirror. To say it has been a rough year would be an understatement. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper says it was one of the worst years – if not the worst – the industry has seen in its relatively short history. …

Register for the 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference

Chart Your Course to Success with NAMA The National Agri-Marketing Association is headed to San Diego, CA, for the 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference on April 15-17. Register to win … and consider bringing your crew along for some fun in the sun. This is the perfect trip to extend for a little beach time! With interactive breakout sessions and stellar opportunities …

RFA Reacts to EPA Final Rule

The Renewable Fuels Association today expressed disappointment in the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule for 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements, arguing that the rule opens the door for small refinery exemptions (SREs) to continue eroding RFS volumes and destroying demand for America’s biofuel producers and farmers. “After EPA’s overwrought abuse of the SRE program in recent years, agency officials …

Pork Producers Set 2020 Priorities

The president of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is celebrating progress made in 2019 despite the challenges and setting priorities for 2020. On a call with reporters Wednesday, NPPC president David Herring of Lillington, NC pointed to both USMCA and the recent Japan agreement as successes in 2019 for pork producers, and getting the China phase one deal across …

Arcadia Biosciences Launches GoodHemp

During the American Seed Trade Association CSS & Seed Expo in Chicago, Arcadia Biosciences announced the launch of a new product line – GoodHemp. As the company’s new brand for delivering genetically superior hemp seeds, transplants, flower and extracts, GoodHemp’s first commercial product is a disease resistant and ultra-low THC hemp seed. The company held a reception to promote the …

Farm Groups Partner to Help Farmers Manage Stress

Pictured LtoR: Todd Van Hoose, Farm Credit Council; Dale Moore, AFBF; Mark Skidmore, Michigan State Extension; Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have partnered on a program to train individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers to recognize signs of stress and offer help. Based on the farm stress program Michigan …

NCGA Urges USMCA Passage and RFS Protection

Leaders of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and state corn organizations held a news conference Wednesday morning to urge the Trump Administration and members of Congress to finish the job on outstanding trade and ethanol issues important to corn farmers. Participating in the press conference were NCGA president Kevin Ross of Minden, Iowa; Patty Mann, Ohio Corn & Wheat …

2019 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo

More than 2,500 seed industry professionals from 36 countries attend America’s largest seed industry conference each year. A time-honored tradition each December in Chicago, the 2019 CSS & Seed Expo features essential networking and educational opportunities as well as a huge trade show. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital …

Heliae, R.W. Griffin to Launch Strategic Alliance to Promote Georgia Soil Health

GILBERT, AZ (December 5, 2019) – Heliae® Agriculture is partnering with the R.W. Griffin family of companies to drive soil health in Georgia and North Florida. R.W. Griffin, one of the largest fertilizer retailers in Georgia, has become one of the company’s official distributors for the southeast region. Griffin Evans, Chemical and Seed Director for R.W. Griffin says, “We are …

2019 Agricultural Retailers Conference and Expo

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) 2019 Conference & Expo is in New Orleans, La. Dec. 3-5. The annual gathering draws nearly 600 agricultural retail industry professionals for speakers, educational sessions, a world-class expo and networking opportunities. #AGRETAILERS19 This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos …

Register for Inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic

The inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic is scheduled for January 15-16, 2020 in Independence, Missouri at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center. Registration officially begins Black Friday, November 29, at mohempassociation.org. The Classic is being organized by the Missouri Hemp Association (MHA), which formed earlier this year, and is open to farmers and allied industry throughout the …