Empowering Women in Ag Tech: Join Us at Tech Hub LIVE!

The Women in Ag Tech (WiAT) community is gearing up for its third in-person meeting taking place at Tech Hub LIVE on July 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Building on the success of last year’s launch, this one-day event continues to provide a platform for women in ag tech to connect, engage, and build a supportive community. WiAT …

2024 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

Time for the 2024 Southern Peanut Growers Conference – July 17-19 at the Savannah Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah, Georgia. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. In addition to the conference sessions, the event focuses on the family by offering a ladies program and a golf tournament. You can find …

Taranis Transforms Agronomic Decision Making with Groundbreaking Ag Assistant™

The agriculture industry’s first generative AI-powered agronomy engine transforms crop input and farm management decision making Westfield, IN, July 17, 2024 — Taranis, the global leader in crop intelligence, announces the launch of the industry’s first AI-powered agronomic engine, Ag Assistant™. Using multimodal AI, Ag Assistant promises to revolutionize service and management opportunities for ag retailers and the growers they …

RFA CEO Comments on Chevron Reversal

One of the federal agencies likely to be most impacted by the recent Supreme Court decision that reversed the Chevron deference is the Environmental Protection Agency, which was the one responsible for the original case decision in 1984. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper says it’s still too early to tell exactly what the reversal could mean for …

Rivulis Appoints Irrigation Industry Veteran Joshua Dixon as CEO

Dixon to lead Rivulis’ continued growth and international market penetration, as the Company transforms global irrigation to address climate change, water and food security Richard Klapholz to step down in September 2024 after more than a decade of service KFAR SABA, ISRAEL – (July 15, 2024) Rivulis Pte. Ltd. (“Rivulis”), a global leader in advanced irrigation and climate solutions, today …

Ethanol Report on California and E15

It has been nearly 15 years since the Environmental Protection Agency approved the sale of 15% ethanol blended fuel (E15) for 2001 model year cars and older, and nearly every state in the nation now sells it, often at a discount to regular gasoline. The only state that bans the sale of E15 is California, despite the fact that the …

Syngenta and Intrinsyx Bio to Offer New Biological Solution to Boost Crops’ Nutrient Use Efficiency

Partnership will introduce naturally occurring endophytes to key agricultural markets BASEL Switzerland and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 8, 2024 – Syngenta Biologicals, a leader in cutting-edge agricultural biological solutions and Intrinsyx Bio, a Silicon Valley biotech company that promotes sustainable agriculture, today announced a collaboration to bring a novel biological solution to agricultural markets globally. The collaboration will boost farmers’ access …

DWFI Podcast 36 – Impacts of Drought on Human Health

Drought is a prolonged dry period that can occur anywhere in the world and results in a water shortage. Unlike some other disasters, drought has a slow onset and a prolonged impact on health, agriculture, economies, energy and the environment. An estimated 55 million people globally are affected by droughts every year and as many as 700 million people are …

Huma® Expands Domestic Sales Team and Updates Staff Roles

Agricultural humic solutions leader, Huma®, Inc., has announced new additions to its domestic sales team. Based in Gilbert, AZ, the company, formerly known as Bio Huma Netics®, Inc., continues its global expansion, cementing its position as the leader in the humic industry. The new appointments and updated staff roles are intended to establish key points of contact across geographic locations …

2024 Rabobank BBQ Index

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Consumers Battle Fatigue Over Food Inflation Inflation has been running hot for a prolonged period and while some relief from the heat is evident, consumers are exhausted from historically high food prices and now exhibiting greater frugality. In 2024, hosting a 10-person barbecue on the Fourth of July will cost $99, the highest on record. This year, beer, beef, soda …

UFA Co-operative and MyLand Announce Commercial Pilot to Enhance Soil Health in Alberta

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(Calgary, Alberta) – UFA Co-operative Ltd. (“UFA”) and MyLand, a pioneering soil health company based in Phoenix, Arizona, are excited to announce a three-year collaboration on a commercial pilot with various growers in Alberta, Canada. This initiative is set to transform responsible farming practices and soil health management, leveraging advanced microbial technologies to benefit farmers and the environment. The commercial …

AMVAC® Promotes Rick Rice to Business Unit Leader, Application Technologies

Industry veteran leads AMVAC’s Application Technology Business Unit, including SIMPAS® and SIMPAS-applied Solutions® NEWPORT BEACH, California, June 25, 2024 — AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® Company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Rick Rice to business unit leader, application technologies. In his new role, Rice leads the company’s application technology business unit (ATBU) which oversees the commercial aspects of AMVAC’s …

Westway Feed Products President Announces Retirement

Westway Feed Products’ President, Rob Brock, has announced he plans to retire effective December 31, 2024. He will remain in an advisory role for at least one year to support the Westway team. Blaine Blackburn, current Vice President of Sales & Marketing, will assume the role of President effective January 1, 2025. Blaine’s experience with Westway and previous extended tenure …

Ethanol Report on EV Push Back

The Renewable Fuels Association and National Farmers Union have joined in a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s light- and medium-duty vehicle emissions standards, which they say essentially mandate battery electric vehicles while ignoring other technologies such as low-carbon ethanol and flex fuel vehicles. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper discusses the lawsuit …