RFA Responds to RFS Waiver Request

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) expects the waiver requested this week by livestock and poultry groups of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) will be denied by the Environmental Protection Agency, despite the impact one of the worst droughts in history is having on the nation’s corn crop. Full Release

Agnet West RN Announces First Affiliates and Sales Rep

AgNet West Radio Network is pleased to announce it has hired J.L. Farmakis, Inc. to represent its national sales efforts. The network launched July 9, 2012, quickly clearing its programs on twelve charter affiliate stations, covering the vast majority of California agriculture with prime morning and midday network airtimes. Affiliate station details and updates can be found on line at …

NAMA Announces Fall Conference Theme

“Fertile Ground, Forward Thinking” is the theme for the new National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Fall Conference. The event will be held at the Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis, MN, September 25-26. The new fall conference will be targeted to the mid level agrimarketing professional looking to take the next step in their career. With a conference sub theme of “Celebrating …

“Agvocate” to Keynote First Women in Agribusiness Summit

BOSTON, MASS., June 19, 2012 – With unmatched passion and commitment to helping people understand the path from farm gate to the consumer plate, keynote speaker Michele Payn-Knoper will inspire the audience to build connected communities in the industry at the debut of the Women in Agribusiness Summit (www.WomeninAg.com) in New Orleans, Sept. 16-17. Full Release

Nufarm Expands Production Capabilities in USA

June 8, 2012 (AgNewsWire) Nufarm Americas, Inc. will be opening a new plant for formulating fungicides, insecticides, growth regulators and seed treatments in Alsip, Ill. As part of this initiative, Nufarm will relocate its North American headquarters and the global head office for the group’s seed technologies business, Nuseed, from Burr Ridge, Ill., to the new Alsip site. The project …

RFA Analyzes USDA WASDE Report

The first guess of corn production for the new crop year in USDA’s May 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report is even higher than many in the industry expected at 14.8 billion bushels. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Renewable Fuels Association Vice President for Research and Analysis Geoff Cooper looks at the numbers and gives the …

2012 Golden ARC Winners Announced

March 23, 2012 – Charleston, SC. (AgNewsWire)– Winners of the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) 2012 Golden ARC Awards Contest were announced March 23rd at the organization’s annual professional development meeting in Charleston, SC. The 16 Golden ARC winners and 21 Merit winners rank among the elite in agricultural public relations, as recognized through the Golden ARC Awards Contest, sponsored by …

AgChat Foundation’s Agvocacy 2.0 Event Encourages Farmers to Get Techie

March 28, 2012 (AgNewsWire) – In its third year, the AgChat Foundation’s Agvocacy 2.0 event is poised to be its most dynamic social media training opportunity yet. The conference will be held August 23-24 in Kansas City, Missouri, where farmers and ranchers from across the nation will convene to learn how to better support agriculture and engage with non-farm consumers. …

BASF Research on Priaxor and Merivon Herbicides Presented at Commodity Classic

(NASHVILLE, TN – AgNewsWire) With the results of field trials from the 2011 season now available, three years of research show Priaxor™ fungicide and Merivon® fungicide provided effective disease control and consistent yield increases in a wide range of crops. Priaxor and Merivon are expected to receive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration in 2012. Full Release

BASF and NAWG Establish Memorial Scholarship

NASHVILLE, TENN., Feb. 29, 2012 – (AgNewsWire) The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) Foundation and BASF will establish a scholarship fund for students pursuing careers in the agriculture industry to honor longtime wheat industry friend and BASF employee Jerry Minore. As a BASF Senior Market Manager, Minore was a liaison to the wheat industry, including NAWG and the Foundation, …

BASF “Science Behind the Future of Weed Control” Audio Release

(NASHVILLE, TN – AgNewsWire) As the growing season nears, glyphosate resistance is expected to once again be a key threat to crop yields in fields throughout the country. To kick off the 2012 Commodity Classic, BASF Crop Protection and industry experts today presented research, innovations and techniques to help prepare growers for the future of weed control at the sixth …

17th Annual National Ethanol Conference Wrap Up

The 17th annual National Ethanol Conference of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) was one of the best ever, with a good crowd and headline speakers. This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from keynote speakers Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, futurist Dr. James Canton, political commentators Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs, and RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen. Full Release

Preview of 17th Annual National Ethanol Conference

This edition of the “Ethanol Report” with Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO BobDinneen features a preview of this week’s 17th Annual National Ethanol Conference in Orlando. Full Release

Fastline Launches AgRacer iPhone and Android App

Fastline Publications is proud to announce the launch of AgRacer, an app for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and Android devices. AgRacer is the first racing app to bring you the challenges of racing with farm equipment and lets you compete for great monthly prizes. Choose from seven vehicles to race and earn points by winning and driving the biggest vehicles that help …

AgChat Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

MINNEAPLOIS—January 30, 2012 (AgNewsWire)—Four new members have joined the AgChat Foundation board of directors, adding different types of experience in social media and agriculture to the nonprofit, announces President Darin Grimm. Last month, organic dairy farmer Emily Zweber, Elko, Minn., was named the organization’s first executive director. Full Release