2021 Agri-Marketing Conference

2021 Agri-Marketing Conference

The 2021 Agri-Marketing Conference took place in KC, MO this year. Normally the conference would be held in the spring but after going virtual in 2020 the National Agri-Marketing Association postponed the conference in July when in-person events were finally possible. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication …

Inaugural Tech Hub LIVE 2021

The inaugural Tech Hub LIVE 2021 was held July 20-21 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA. The intersection of agriculture and technology come alive at this new, innovative conference and trade show that addresses digital and precision agriculture from all angles, exploring how products and systems integrate into existing programs and businesses to improve crop production, efficiency, …

RFA CEO Keynotes 2021 FEW Live

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper told participants at the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo Wednesday that low-carbon ethanol’s “brightest and sunniest days remain ahead” despite recent judicial setbacks and a growing policy push on electric vehicles. Listen to Cooper’s remarks here: (27:00) Click here for the keynote remarks as prepared, and here for the …

2021 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

The 22nd Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is July 15-17, 2021 at the Edgewater Beach Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2021 Southern Peanut …

Ethanol Report from FEW

The 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) was live and in-person this year and members of the ethanol industry were thrilled to be able to meet and talk with each other once again. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper was the keynote speaker this year and he had a lot to talk about, from the recent adverse court …

FLM Harvest is now Curious Plot

Agency rebrands for evolving food and agriculture markets For FLM Harvest, it’s time for a plot twist. The 12-year-old company today has rebranded as Curious Plot, a marketing, communications and consulting agency driven to find what’s next for food and agriculture. While the agency’s ownership, leadership, team members, clients and services remain unchanged, the firm is evolving into the new …

Benson Hill Exceeds Soybean Acreage Target for 2021 and Begins Commercialization of Its Innovative Ultra-High Protein Soybean Ingredients for Food

The Company Continues to Execute its Plan to Meet the Growing Demand for Sustainable Plant-Based Ingredients Benson Hill, Inc. (the “Company” or “Benson Hill”) today announced that it has exceeded its previous target of doubling contracted acres of its proprietary soybean varieties. The Company has now contracted with partner farmers in the U.S. to grow 70,000 acres in the 2021 …

ZimmCast 674 – Live Event Previews – Tech Hub & SPGC

ZimmCast

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Cindy and I have been making travel plans for work! That’s something pretty rare since early last year. So we’ve got flights scheduled, hotel reservations and conferences registered. I guess it’s kind of like riding a bike. Pretty simple list of things that are needed so it has been just like we only missed …

Ethanol Report – RFA Summer Ethanol Promotions

It’s summertime and Americans are celebrating by hitting the road again after being mostly stuck at home last year. The Renewable Fuels Association is also celebrating by bringing back the ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ Contest offering weekly drawings for $100 in free fuel to participants for reporting prices of E15 and E85 on E85prices.com or on the E85Prices.com app In …

ACE Conference Plans Accelerate

The 34th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference is accelerating forward with plans for a live and in-person event August 18-20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ACE Senior Director of Operations and Programming Shannon Gustafson says the theme of the conference is Accelerate and they are planning a wild ride for the conference this year to celebrate being back in person. …

Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode 9

This episode of the Daugherty Water for Food podcast features Babak Safa, a postdoctoral research associate with the Water for Food Global Institute who specializes in agricultural meteorology, micro-meteorology and vegetation-atmosphere interaction. Safa analyzes eddy covariance flux data from installed systems to support remote sensing based model verification and water productivity estimates for several agricultural and natural ecosystems and projects …

Biofuels Coalition Disappointed in Supreme Court Decision

Biofuels Coalition

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday reversed an important aspect of the Tenth Circuit’s 2020 determination regarding small refinery exemption extensions granted by the previous administration. The four members of the coalition involved in the court case—the Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, American Coalition for Ethanol, and National Farmers Union—held a conference call for news media to discuss …

2021 Alltech ONE Ideas Conference

The 2021 Alltech ONE Ideas Conference (ONE) launches virtually on June 22-24, featuring tracks in the aqua, beef, crop science, dairy, equine, health and wellness, pet, pig, and poultry sectors. Now in its 37th year, Alltech’s global agri-food conference continues to be an invaluable resource, uniting thought-leaders and changemakers in an exploration of the power of science, sustainability and storytelling. …

Rep. Randy Feenstra is Passionate About Biofuels

Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-IA) is new to Congress this year, winning the seat from Rep. Steve King in Iowa’s 4th congressional district. That district includes includes Sioux City, Ames, Mason City, Fort Dodge, Boone and Carroll so agriculture and biofuels are a big deal for Feenstra. In this interview with Tony St. James of Texas, Rep. Feenstra talks about biofuels …

ASTA Announces New Leaders and Award Recipients

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) announced its newly-elected officer team and honored industry award winners during its 2021 Policy & Leadership Development Conference this week in Washington, D.C. Brad May of BASF will officially take office as ASTA Chair on July 1, taking over from outgoing chair John Latham, Latham Seeds. First Vice Chair for the coming year is …