2019 National Biodiesel Conference

The 2019 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo returned to San Diego for a record fifth visit in the Golden State January 21-24. The conference includes a diesel vehicle ride-and-drive opportunity and dozens of demonstrations and presentations on the latest in public policy under the Trump Administration and a new Congress; the environmental and commercial benefits of biodiesel use; and more …

ZimmCast 606 – Audio & Analytics from AgWired & AgNewsWire

The end of 2018 made for a busy time with family but also a time to reflect on the year with our AgNewsWire service and AgWired. I get asked all the time about how many people we reach, how many people listen, who are they and more. It’s just not a simple question to answer. But I took a stab …

Sustainable Environmental Consultants Rolls Out EcoPractices 3.0

Providing Food Companies Third-Party Verification of Its Supply Chain (DES MOINES, Iowa) Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC), a leader in providing innovative environmental responsibility solutions, announces the rollout of EcoPractices®3.0. EcoPractices is SEC’s independent, third-party verification and validation platform that uses science with state-of-the-art technology to assess supply chain sustainability risk and quantify key sustainability performance indicators. The platform provides food …

EPA Nominee Answers Ethanol Questions

During a hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Wednesday, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler answered many questions from senators about his commitment to getting a rule on year-round E15 out in time for the summer driving season. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) wanted to know if EPA has been able to take any action on the rule during …

Farm Credit Outlook

Three Farm Credit CEOs briefed the media Wednesday on credit conditions and the general agricultural economy. Below are links to audio files of the remarks from each CEO representing different parts of the country. Click here for supporting materials. Kathy Heustess, CEO, ArborOne Farm Credit – South Carolina/Southeast Mark Jensen, CEO, Farm Credit Services of America/Frontier Farm Credit – NE/IA/SD/WY …

Eco Agro Resources Files Lawsuit Against Hocking International Laboratories

Eco Agro Resources LLC has commenced a lawsuit against Hocking International Laboratories LLC, in the Middle District of North Carolina Federal Court alleging contract violations and asking for damages in an amount of at least $2.5 million dollars. In the complaint filed to commence the lawsuit, Eco Agro Resources, LLC claimed it granted a sublicense to Hocking International LLC allowing …

2019 Soil Health Summit

A Project to make agriculture more productive and sustainable through improved soil health. The Soil Health Partnership is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health, benefiting farmer profitability, a stable food supply, and the environment. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or …

100th American Farm Bureau Annual Convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation celebrated 100 years as the Voice of Agriculture at the 2019 annual convention, held Jan. 11-16 in New Orleans. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. PHOTOS 2019 AFBF Annual Convention photo album AUDIO President Trump Addresses 100th AFBF Convention: Duvall …

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2019 BASF APT Summit

The first virtual ag newsroom of 2019 features the inaugural BASF APT (Agronomic Performance Trials) Summit. This program takes place just prior to the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans. The program includes sharing 2018 APT information and the announcement of new 2019 cotton varieties. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for …

Ethanol Report for the New Year

Will 2019 be a happy new year for the ethanol industry? In this first Ethanol Report podcast for 2019, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Geoff Cooper comments on some of the challenges and opportunities for the industry in 2019, including getting year-round E15 approved before summer, and dealing with the continuing consequences of the small refinery waivers. RFA’s …

Over $150,000 Raised for WEDA Foundations

The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) is thrilled to announce that over $150,000 was raised at the recent WEDA International Dealer Conference for WEDA’s Foundations. Funds raised will go toward scholarships to support career and technical education programs for ag equipment technicians. Recognizing critical labour shortages of properly trained dealership employees, the Canada Equipment Dealers Foundation (CEDF) and the Western …

Eco World Research and Development Group Announces Patent Allowance

Eco World Research and Development Group, LLC (“EWG”), is extremely pleased to announce their latest patent allowance which protects the combination of Dimethyl Sulfoxide (“DMSO”), NBPT, and Urea or UAN. This allowance originates from a continuation patent and claims priority from EWG’s innovative patent technology filed in 2012 around DMSO and the PenXcel delivery system, which does not expire until …

Inari Introduces the World’s First Seed Foundry

Inari, a Flagship Pioneering company, recently announced the world’s first Seed Foundry as part of the company’s mission to reintroduce genetic diversity and challenge the seed industry with a shorter, lower-cost and more precise product development cycle. Purdue Research Park business complex, in West Lafayette, Indiana, will be the location for the Cambridge-based Inari to fuel its product development with …

President Trump Signs Farm Bill

President Donald Trump gave Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue a happy birthday Thursday when he signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 with many members of the agricultural community in attendance. Listen to remarks at the signing here: Among those privileged to witness the farm bill signing was Mick Henderson, general manager of Commonwealth Agri-Energy in Kentucky and past chairman of …

Ethanol Report for 2018

2018 has been a busy and interesting year for the ethanol industry and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper reviews the top stories of the year in ethanol, including the new leadership at RFA, President Trump’s interest in the industry and E15, small refinery waivers, record exports …