Turning Pink for a Good Cause

DULUTH, GA – October 2006 — As Breast Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, AGCO Corporation, (NYSE: AG), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, has partnered with NBC’s hit show, “Deal or No Deal”, to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation* by auctioning off a special edition, pink Massey Ferguson tractor. In an …

MBIC Chairman Honored by National FFA

(Columbia, MO) – The new chairman of the Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) was honored at the recent National FFA Convention as a 2006 Honorary FFA American Degree recipient. Andrew McCrea of Maysville, a former national FFA officer, was one of nine Missourians who received the award, more than any other state except Indiana. Full Release

On-Line Course Teaches the Mechanics of Ethanol

Omaha, Neb. (Oct. 31, 2006) (AgNewsWire) A new on-line training course for ethanol provides an understanding of ethanol fuel and how it affects engine performance and the environment. The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) developed the Ethanol Fuel Performance Training module for anyone who wants to get to know the technical side of the fuel, according to Reece Nanfito, …

New Leadership Team for MBIC

Missouri Beef Industry CouncilColumbia, MO (AgNewsWire) A cattle producer and radio broadcaster from northwest Missouri is the new chairman of the Missouri Beef Industry Council, which administers the $1 per head beef checkoff in the state. Andrew McCrea of Maysville has served on the board for five years and was elected to serve as the chairman at the October 19 board meeting in Kansas City.

New Breed of Dodge Ram Comes Factory Filled With Biodiesel

St. Louis, Mo. (October 10, 2006) (AgNewsWire) There’s a new breed of Dodge Rams tackling the nation’s environmental and energy challenges, and they’re running on biodiesel. Representatives from DaimlerChrysler hit the streets of St. Louis today in the new 2007 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Diesel Pickup to tout the benefits of clean, renewable biodiesel for America’s transportation system, the economy …

Are You Ready For Some Ethanol?

Omaha, Neb. (October 5, 2006) (AgNewsWire) The ethanol industry has kicked off a new promotion with tailgate parties and pump promotions centered around pro football games this fall. According to Reece Nanfito, Ethanol Promotion and Information Council’s (EPIC) senior director of marketing, promotions for the ag-based fuel are planned to take place prior to professional football match-ups around the country. …

MGEX Conference Call

The September Crop Report was released by USDA this morning. The Minneapolis Grain Exchange followed up with commentary on the report, as they do every month, in a conference call with reporters. This month’s commentator is Mike Krueger of The Money Farm. Listen to the MGEX September Crop Report Conference Call here. MGEX September (16:40 min MP3)

Commodity Markets By Cell Phone

(Saint Paul, MN – AgNewsWire) Commodity Update of Saint Paul, MN has successfully launched the first fully customizable cell phone delivery service for commodity markets. Commodity Update is the first service of its kind that delivers critical market data and other information instantly and directly to a user’s cell phone wherever they are. The service works on virtually any cell …

ID/INFO EXPO 2006 VIRTUAL MEDIA CENTER

ID Info-ExpoOver the next three days (August 22-24) we’ll be bringing you reports on 30 speeches, presentations and panel discussions from this timely and informative meeting on animal ID and the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) currently being implemented by the US Department of Agriculture, the 50 states and various tribal governments.

Massey Ferguson® Tractors Receive AE50 Recognition

Massey FergusonDULUTH, GA – August 8, 2006 (AgNewsWire) — Massey Ferguson®, North America has received four AE50 awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Innovative Massey Ferguson products recognized by ASABE ranged from the 1500 Series compact tractors to the largest, high horsepower, fixed frame 8400 Series tractors. According to the organization, the awards recognize the “best and the brightest” from around the globe.

“It is always exciting to receive this kind of professional recognition for products introduced over the
past year,” says Eric Raby, vice president, marketing, Massey Ferguson, North America “These awards restate what our customers tell us. Innovative Massey Ferguson tractors are anticipating and meeting customer needs for improved productivity and profitability as never before.” (Full Release)

New Massey Ferguson Utility Tractors

Massey FergusonDULUTH, GA – August 8, 2006 (AgNewsWire) —New looks and new features characterize the new line of Massey Ferguson utility tractors being introduced this month. The 500 Series includes seven new models ranging in size from 44 to 85 PTO hp. Along with upgraded design features, the new 500 series tractors contain a number of engineering improvements to give users more versatility for a wide variety of applications. “Whether farming 500 acres, operating a feedlot, landscaping a new housing development or keeping a municipal park in tip-top shape, any of these new models will fit the bill for functional, efficient power application,” says Mike Hanson, Massey Ferguson product marketing specialist. (Full Release)

GLOBAL ANIMAL MANAGEMENT NAMED FIRST INTERIM ANIMAL TRACKING DATABASE PROVIDER FOR NAIS

Schering-PloughKENILWORTH, N.J., August 4, 2006 – (AgNewsWire) Global Animal Management, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schering-Plough Animal Health, announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has named the company as an interim animal tracking database participant for the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). USDA administered an independent review of Global Animal Management’s Animal Tracker program, and has reported the system meets all requirements for participation in the interim/development phase.
Global Animal Management will utilize its Animal Tracker program to feed data into the USDA’s information system when animal health officials are responding to an animal disease. This will allow those beef and dairy producers already using the company’s TRI-MERIT™ age, process and source verification program to easily become participants in the animal tracking component of the NAIS when they choose to do so. Since the NAIS is a voluntary program, TRI-MERIT users will decide if they want their animals’ movement records considered for inclusion on a disease traceback investigation. USDA will only request movement records from participating ATDs when an animal disease of concern has been confirmed. (Full Release)

Pioneer Forage Forum Offers Nutrition Expertise to Dairy Industry

Forage Forum PodcastDES MOINES, Iowa, July 17, 2006 – Dairy producers, forage growers and those with interests in dairy animal nutrition now can tap into the expertise of dairy nutrition specialists at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., through the Pioneer Forage Forum, a new series of blogs and podcasts available online. Topics available from this resource will range from crop harvesting techniques to forage marketing tips to silage analysis and more.

AgSource Seeds and NuTech Seed Merge

AgSource & NuTech Officers(Nevada, Iowa – AgNewsWire) Two of the Midwest’s young and agile independent seed companies have formed a new organization to deliver more high-performance corn hybrids and soybean varieties. AgSource Seeds, Inc. (Nevada, Iowa) and NuTech Seed, LC (Leland, Iowa) will merge their operations effective September 1, 2006 to complement each organization’s ability to provide the best seed possible for corn and soybean producers.