Ethanol Report on VEETC Study

In this special edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen discusses a new report that shows that economic importance of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) which is set to expire at the end of this year.  Dinneen talks about how failure to extend the blenders tax incentive would reduce U.S. ethanol production …

AgChat Foundation Announced

April 5, 2010 (AgNewsWire) – Twitter. Facebook. YouTube. LinkedIn. More frequently, these are services being accessed from the turnrow, tractor’s seat and barn. Farmers are tapping into social media services more frequently, especially since the weekly streaming conversation called AgChat was founded on Twitter last year. As many offices closed Friday for holidays, farmers launched the AgChat Foundation online. Hundreds of people talked about the new website and the mission …

Ag Relations Council Announces Membership Drive, Improvements

New Prague, Minn., April 5, 2010 — The Agricultural Relations Council is encouraging agricultural public relations professionals to take a fresh look at the revitalized ARC organization by offering a special membership rate for new members this spring. Until the end of April, a new one-year membership in ARC can be purchased for $100, a saving of $75 off the …

Organization Resurrects the Golden ARC Awards

ARC members can see how their work stacks up against the best in the business when they participate in the prestigious 2010 Golden ARC Awards Program. Entries are being accepted now for the 38 categories in two divisions, the “Campaigns Division” and the “Tactics Division.” The Contest, announced at the ARC annual meeting in Memphis in February, will recognize the …

New Field Research Software for Agriculture Research

HarvestMaster is pleased to announce two exciting releases for the Field Research Software (FRS) suite. FRS provides a comprehensive solution for mobile field data collection on experimental trials. FRS Harvest is an essential component of the HarvestMaster Plot Harvest Data Systems for on-combine grain and moisture measurement. Using FRS, agriculture researchers improve data collection speed, efficiency, and reliability. Full Release

Ethanol Report on What’s Wrong with RFS2

In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” we hear from Geoff Cooper, Vice President of Research and Analysis for the Renewable Fuels Association, about what is right and what is wrong with the rule for the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard released early last month by the Environmental Protection Agency.  Full Release

DOJ/USDA Workshops An Opportunity for Co-ops to Tell Their Story

Washington, DC—Last week’s Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) joint workshop on competition in agriculture set the stage for farmer-owned co-ops to show how they promote a more competitive agricultural sector, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) said today. Full Release

Nufarm Announces Herbicide for Turf and Ornamental Market

Burr Ridge, IL – Nufarm Americas, Inc. announces the addition of Nufarm Quinclorac SPC 75 DF Herbicide to its expanding portfolio. Nufarm Quinclorac SPC 75 DF Herbicide contains quinclorac, the active ingredient used in Drive® herbicide. Full Release

Ethanol Report From the National Ethanol Conference

In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” we hear from both the chairman and the president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association at the 15th Annual National Ethanol Conference held in Orlando, Florida this week. Full Release

Novus International, Inc. Acquires the Animal Nutrition Division of Albion Laboratories, Inc.

St. Louis, Mo., February 9, 2010 – Novus International, Inc. announced today they have completed the acquisition of the Animal Nutrition Division of Albion Laboratories Inc, a company based in Clearfield, UT.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Products from the acquisition, including the MAAC (R) chelated trace mineral product line,  will align with Novus’s MINTREX® and GLYTREX® chelated …

NCFC Launches Campaign to Tell Co-op Story

Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2010)—At its 81st Annual Meeting in Santa Barbara, California, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives last week launched a campaign to tell the story of this country’s 2500 farmer cooperatives to policy makers, government officials, and the American public. Based around the theme of “Farmer Cooperatives: Providing for America”, the campaign will emphasize the central role …

Renewable Fuels Association Responds to RFS2 Rules

After a two-month delay, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the final rule for the implementation of the second phase of the Renewable Fuel Standard, also known as the RFS2. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report” podcast, Matt Hartwig with the Renewable Fuels Association talks about their reaction and what the rule means for the industry. Full Release

Edict® 2SC IVM Herbicide Joins Nufarm

Burr Ridge, IL – Nufarm Americas, Inc. announces the addition of Edict® 2SC IVM Herbicide to its Industrial and Vegetation Management (IVM) portfolio. Edict, a product of Nichino America, Inc. is a unique, patented PPO inhibitor that provides post-emergent control of a wide range of broadleaf weeds. Edict is used at extremely low use rates (0.7 to 4 oz/acre) and …

Ethanol Issues for 2010

This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features an interview with Renewable Fuels Association Director of Communications Matt Hartwig about the hot-button issues for 2010 when it comes to ethanol and a preview of the upcoming National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, February 15-17. Full Release