Ethanol Report with Bikers and Free E10

This program comes to you from Sturgis, SD and the annual Motorcycle Rally but specifically from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about the Legends Ride which is sponsored by RFA and featured the auctioning of a custom …

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31st ACE Ethanol Conference

“Grit Wins” is the theme for the 31st annual American Coalition for Ethanol conference August 15-17 at the Renaissance Depot Hotel in Minneapolis. The program features sessions and panels on the most timely topics for the ethanol industry, including an overview of future demand for liquid fuels and electricity in the U.S. with emphasis on ethanol’s high octane qualities. This …

American Lamb Board Hosting Webinar for Ag Media

Consumer Insights Webinar for Ag Media Denver, Colo. – The American Lamb Board (ALB) will host a webinar for agricultural media partners on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10AM CT. Join us as we discuss US consumer usage and attitudes about American Lamb. This exclusive webinar will unveil the results of the 2018 Consumer Market Research Study. This checkoff study, …

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Industry Legend Don Lerch Passes Away

A legend in the agricultural communications industry passed away last week age of 99. Don Lerch was one of the first members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), back when it was still the National Association of Rural Farm Directors, and was a member of the organization for 72 years. Don began his farm broadcasting career at pioneer …

Unique Field Showcases FS InVISION Hybrids

A Central Illinois corn field has helped GROWMARK to shared excitement about the FS InVISION brand in a unique way during the 2018 growing season. The field features two FS InVISION corn hybrids, planted with a multi-hybrid planter. The difference between the shorter-stature 61S variety and the taller 62Z plants, which also have a slightly different tassel color, brought out …

Iowa Gov Grills Burgers with Acting EPA Admin

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler got a taste of the famous Iowa State Fair Monday as the guest of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and while he had some fun, Wheeler was there to meet with farmers about critical issues. “I enjoyed the round table we just had with different ag groups in the state…hearing what their concerns and problems are,” …

ZimmCast 594 – Ag Media Summit Recap

The 20th annual Ag Media Summit was held Aug 5-8, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ. This year the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences joined the American Agricultural Editors’ Association, Livestock Publications Council and the Connectiv Agri-Media Committee. In this ZimmCast, we hear from outgoing AAEA president Julie Deering about how the industry …

AMVAC at Ag Media Summit

Audio interviews Neil DeStefano, AMVAC director of portfolio management and marketing communications – Jim Lappin, AMVAC Chemical marketing manager for corn and soybean portfolio – Video interview with Jim Lappin On-line Resources: SIMPAS Impact Z

FMC Updates from 2018 Ag Media Summit

Photos: Gail Stratman, headshot Brent Jacobson, headshot Stratman and Jacobson standing in FMC exhibit at Ag Media Summit Jacobson and Stratman sitting in FMC exhibit at Ag Media Summit Audio interviews: FMC Updates from 2018 Ag Media Summit Gail Stratman, FMC regional technical manager – 3RIVE 3D Application Use Growing – On line resources FMC herbicides Weed Management Stewardship Steward …

Solar Project New to GROWMARK Distribution Facility

GROWMARK has been looking at alternative sources of energy for its Alpha, Ill. distribution center since 2010. After previous opportunities to use solar or wind power did not add up for the company, they found the right fit with a solar project completed in the summer of 2018. GROWMARK is working with Straight Up Solar and investment partner Shine Development …

ZimmCast 593 – Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Ag Media Summit

This week’s program previews two events coming up starting this weekend. Cindy will be attending the Ag Media Summit while I am working at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Buffalo Chip Campground. To start things off, we hear from Robert White, Renewable Fuels Association, who talks the annual ethanol educational program for motorcyclists in Sturgis, South Dakota. It’s all …

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2018 Ag Media Summit

The 20th annual Agricultural Media Summit is being held August 4-8 in Scottsdale, Arizona. This is the largest gathering of agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences will join the American Agricultural Editors’ Association, Livestock Publications Council and …

Ethanol Promotion at #SturgisBuffaloChip

The presence of ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Association is bigger than ever this year during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and especially at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. For the tenth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association is partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 3-12 in Sturgis, S.D. The …

2018 Cattle Industry Summer Meeting

More than 600 cattle industry leaders will be attending the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver this week to help create direction for critical industry programs. The meeting is taking place Aug. 1-4. The event includes meetings of cattlemen and women representing the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, American National CattleWomen and National Cattlemen’s …

BASF Takes Over Bayer Assets

Yesterday was a brand new day for BASF as the Chemical Company marked its entry into seeds, non-selective herbicides and nematicide seed treatments. BASF closed on its acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer, and has renamed the division from Crop Protection to Agricultural Solutions. “It strengthens our market position in agricultural solutions and creates new opportunities for growth,” said …