Peanut Industry Forms United States Peanut Federation

Peanut industry growers, shellers, and buying points have announced the formation of the United States Peanut Federation (USPF) to serve as a unified voice in Washington D.C. for all sectors of the peanut industry. USPF’s mission is to protect, promote, and improve business conditions for the peanut industry. The Federation is comprised of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, the American …

Accelerate Discovery and Launch Solutions with N.C. PSI

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative (N.C. PSI), the global hub for plant science innovation, brings together the brightest minds in academia, government and industry to drive vital research and innovation that: Produces new technologies, patents and start-up companies Trains adaptable plant science leaders Redefines team science Leverages big data, machine learning and IoT Develops new plant varieties and improved …

Advanced Biological Marketing Announces New Product Launch for 2021

Advanced Biological Marketing (ABM), a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural biologicals, announces a new product launch for 2021. It is a metabolite, derived from Trichoderma and has consistently provided increased yields in numerous field trials. This novel product is ABM’s first non-living biological seed treatment. It will also be available as an in-furrow application. It provides superior field …

Syngenta to Build New R&D Center in Illinois

Syngenta has announced plans to build a new R&D Innovation and Customer Experience Center in the heart of the US Corn Belt. The 90-acre site will be located in Malta, Ill., DeKalb County, about one hour west of Syngenta’s global and North America Seeds offices in Downers Grove. The site was selected for its location, soil type and accessibility, and …

EPA Administrator Gives Update on Retroactive SREs

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday that the agency will not be making an announcement on proposed 2021 Renewable Volume Obligations this week. Last year the 2020 RVO proposal was announced on July 5. Wheeler also provided an update on the status of the 52 requests for retroactive waivers from blending obligations in previous years during a press call July …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 5

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. 4R Nutrient Stewardship This episode features Tim Laatsch, technical agronomy …

USMCA Implementation Celebration Roundtable

To celebrate the implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst and American ag leaders held a virtual roundtable to discuss the importance of USMCA to farmers, rural communities and ag exports. The roundtable was hosted by Farmers for Free Trade, which showed support for USMCA with an 11 state, 4,300 mile …

ZimmCast 468 – Talking with Trent Loos

ZimmCast

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, featuring weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders and all about what’s new, with a focus on agricultural marketing. This week we’re going to hear from someone whose goal is to bridge rural and urban America. You probably have heard of him. Maybe you haven’t. But in this week’s program I’m sharing a conversation with …

Farm Groups Support Climate Solutions Act

The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the Growing Climate Solutions Act, legislation designed to break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. The bill has the support of numerous agribusinesses and farm organizations, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, and …

Ethanol Report 6-25-20

Ethanol production is slowly coming back now after reaching record lows due to coronavirus restrictions that took a toll on transportation fuel consumption. But recovery is still a long way off and the uncertainty posed by the threat of EPA granting more small refinery exemptions is making it even more difficult. The Congressional Biofuels Caucus is doing all it can …

Bayer Agrees to Resolve Legacy Monsanto Litigation

Bayer announced a series of agreements reached on Wednesday that will “substantially resolve major outstanding Monsanto litigation, including U.S. Roundup™ product liability litigation, dicamba drift litigation and PCB water litigation” adding that the agreements “contain no admission of liability or wrongdoing.” Under the settlement, Bayer will pay somewhere between $10.1 billion to $10.9 billion to resolve current and address potential …

Alltech ONE Virtual Experience June Edition – Health & Wellness

The highly successful Alltech ONE Virtual Experience continues with new content in the June Edition – Health & Wellness. Our health and well-being are universally important, particularly in light of COVID-19. Join us for an exploration of topics that include boosting immunity, supporting the mental health of your teams in a WFH environment and the pioneering field of science that …

Farm Groups Launch Free Stress Management Course

Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau and National Farmers Union have announced the launch of a farm stress management online training course available for the general public. Developed by Michigan State University Extension (MSU Extension) and University of Illinois Extension (Illinois Extension), the course will help farmers, their families and neighbors identify and cope with stress. It provides participants the skills …

FMC Announces New Arc™ Farm Intelligence Platform

FMC Corporation just announced the launch of Arc™ farm intelligence, an exclusive precision agriculture platform that enables growers and advisors to more accurately predict pest pressure before it becomes a problem. Arc™ farm intelligence is the first mobile platform to use predictive modeling based on real-time data to help ensure the right crop protection products are applied precisely where and …

Biofuels Caucus Discusses Ethanol Industry Challenges

Members of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus held a virtual town hall Wednesday to discuss the challenges currently facing the ethanol industry and what can be done to help. Participating in the meeting were caucus members including Reps. Collin Peterson (D-MN), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), and Rodney Davis (R-IL) as well as ethanol and agricultural group leaders. House Agriculture …