MFA Health Track Director Elected President of NCBA

MFA INCORPORATEDColumbia, MO (AgNewsWire) – A Missouri cattle producer who is also the director of MFA Health Track Beef Alliance is now wearing yet another hat as the new leader of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Mike John of Huntsville, Mo was elected president of the 230,000 member organization on February 4 in Denver, CO.

MFA Health Track Developer Recognized With Regional Beef Industry Vision Award

MFA INCORPORATED(Columbia, MO) (AgNewsWire) The primary developer of the MFA Health Track program was recognized at the recent Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Denver as a 2006 Beef Industry Vision Award regional winner. As regional winner, Dr. Kent Haden was a finalist for the national award which recognizes outstanding beef innovations which have been incorporated into cattle operations and helped to enhanced the individual business as well as the cattle industry overall.

EU Approves YieldGard® Rootworm

MonsantoSt. Louis, MO, (February 2, 2006 – AgNewsWire)– The European Union’s (EU) recent decision to approve YieldGard® Rootworm Corn for food ingredients has paved the way for YieldGard Rootworm to be used in human foods in Europe.

Crop1 Can Help Farmers Get A GRIP

Crop1 Insurance(Des Moines, IA – AgNewsWire) Group Risk Income Protection, or GRIP, could provide more effective crop insurance coverage for some farmers, according to authorized Crop 1 Insurance representatives.

DomestiFuel Blog Takes Off

DomesticFuel(Holts Summit, MO January 27, 2006 – AgNewsWire) Daily news and information on the rapidly expanding renewable fuels industry can be found on the Web log, DomesticFuel (www.domesticfuel.com). The site was developed by ZimmComm New Media, LLC, a new media communications company, based in Missouri.

Team Ethanol Driver Makes Switch To Rahal Letterman

Ethanol Promotion and Information CouncilOmaha, Neb. (Jan. 23, 2006 – AgNewsWire) —Paul Dana, driver for Team Ethanol, will be jumping into a Rahal Letterman IndyCar® Series car this year. Dana announced the switch today during an Indy Racing League (IRL) press conference.

“World Dairy Diary” Blog Provides Daily Dairy Commentary

World Dairy DiaryHolts Summit, MO (AgNewsWire) Two companies have recently signed on to sponsor “World Dairy Diary,” (www.worlddairydiary.com) the first weblog devoted to news, information and commentary for and about the dairy industry.

Wichita Residents Embrace Ethanol

Ethanol Promotion and Information CouncilOMAHA, NE. (January 13, 2006, 2005 – AgNewsWire) – Wichita, Kansas residents turned to ethanol-enriched fuel in record numbers this fall, according to recently released market data from a partnership promotion between Kwik Shop stores and the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC).

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Welcome to the new year and AgNewsWire. Since our service just kicked off last month right before the holidays the last few weeks have been a little slow. That’s to be expected and will change soon.

Happy Holidays From The Staff

Happy Holidays from AgNewsWire and the staff at ZimmComm. We’ll be working to make this a valuable news destination for agricultural journalists in the coming year. You can already see a number of news items that were posted in the last month or so. They are now archived and will always be available.

Rib Roast Sales Spike At Christmas

Missouri Beef Industry Council(Columbia, MO – AgNewsWire) Like the rare Who-Roast Beast in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” roast beef is a big part of the Christmas dinner celebration for Americans.