Manito Transit acquires Baucom Truck Service

Manito Transit is continuing its expansion effort with the acquisition of Baucom Truck Service, a trucking company based in Camp Point, Illinois. Baucom has 27 drivers (a combination of company drivers and owner/operators) that haul propane and anhydrous ammonia, adding to the current Manito Transit fleet of nearly 150 trucks serving customers in 13 states. The company distributes fuel oil, …

Hurricane Damage in Georgia and Alabama

Vice President Mike Pence spoke to farmers at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia Tuesday and toured agricultural damage caused by Hurricane Michael. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, former governor of Georgia, accompanied Pence and his wife Karen on their tour of the state. Pence was briefed on the agricultural damage by Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, who was interviewed by …

EDGE Dairy Cooperative Engaging in D.C.

EDGE Dairy Cooperative has been focusing on engaging more actively for its members at the federal level, according to Mike Torrey with Torrey Associates. Torrey said the cooperative has put together an effective effort in the nation’s capitol through fly in events, testimonies and social media campaigns to speak for America’s dairy farmers on issues such as the farm bill …

Nature Conservancy Backs Farm Bill Conservation Programs

As House and Senate Agriculture leaders keep working toward passing a farm bill yet this year, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is urging Congress to approve legislation that will continue to provide farmers and ranchers with the tools to conserve our nation’s land and water resources, according to Larry Clemens, TNC agriculture director for North America. Soil health is of particular …

ZimmCast 600 – John Deere at World Dairy Expo

The ZimmCast hits another milestone today with episode number 600! In this week’s program we’ll hear several John Deere representatives talk about the company’s newest forage harvester, the self-propelled 9,000 Series, launched at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. You will hear from John Thomassen, Global Director – Hay & Forage Harvest; Dan Paschke, Director of Marketing – Hay & …

October 12 – World Egg Day

More than 40 countries around the world are celebrating the most incredible source of “Protein for Life” on October 12 World Egg Day. One large egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals and six grams of high-quality protein for just about $0.17 each. But eggs are are more than a highly affordable protein source, they also have a low environmental …

New RFA Chair Says Increasing E15 Grows Ethanol Market

Renewable Fuels Association Chairman Neil Koehler, CEO of Pacific Ethanol, says the Trump administration announcement instructing the Environmental Protection Agency to initiate a rulemaking process that would extend the summer Reid Vapor Pressure waiver to E15 is good news for the ethanol industry, farmers, retailers and consumers. Pacific Ethanol owns and operates nine production facilities, four in the Western states …

GROWMARK Youth Programs Support 4-H and FFA

It’s National Cooperative Month, it’s also National 4-H Week, and it is the month that National FFA holds its huge annual meeting. In celebration of all that, we talked with Karen Jones, GROWMARK Youth and Young Producer Specialist, about how this agricultural cooperative supports the young people involved in 4H and FFA. One program that GROWMARK has had in place …

Ethanol Stakeholders Welcome E15 Announcement

President Trump’s announcement of plans to lift restrictions on E15, allowing the ethanol-blended fuel to be sold year-round nationwide, was met with applause by stakeholders in the industry, including trade groups, farmers, producers, and retailers. Following the announcement, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor hosted a telephone press conference with Iowa farmer Kelly Nieuwenhuis, Iowa ethanol producer Delayne Johnson with Quad …

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FMC Georgia Field Day

FMC Agricultural Solutions held a field day at its Sparks, GA research station on October 3, hosted by the FMC technical service team with a plot tour, presentations and certification training. In particular, the FMC technical service team showcased new Lucento™ fungicide for the 2019 season and a deep dive into trial performance of the expanded FMC row and specialty …

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Deere at 2018 World Dairy Expo

John Deere showcased its new 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters (SPFH) at the 2018 World Dairy Expo last week in Madison, Wisconsin. The high-capacity forage harvesters announced in August provide up to 400 tons of throughput per hour, along with optimum corn silage processing that’s independent of the length of cut. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and …

ZimmCast 599 – BASF Cotton and Soybean Business

BASF is strongly in the cotton and soybean seed business since the acquisition of Stoneville and Fiber Max as a result of the Bayer-Monsanto deal, as well as soybean varieties such as Credenz and Liberty Link. The company has been holding several events and field days in the past month to meet with growers, retailers, and other stakeholders and talk …

Ethanol Report on the New RFA

The Renewable Fuels Association entered a new chapter at the annual October membership meeting in Kansas City, as Geoff Cooper officially became RFA’s new President and CEO and Bob Dinneen began his new role as Senior Strategic Advisor, according to the succession plan announced in July. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we hear from both about their new …

2018 World Dairy Expo

Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America. Crowds of nearly 70,000 people, from 100 countries, were in Madison, Wisconsin for the 52nd annual event, October 2-6, 2018. The expo features the world’s largest dairy-focused Trade Show, dairy and forage seminars, …

BASF Texas Field Day

BASF held a field day in Lubbock, TX to meet with groups of retailer staff and talk about the new BASF, and discuss Stoneville and FiberMax. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2018 BASF Cotton Production Audio Robert Antoshak & Andrew Olah, with …