Crow’s Seed Being Re-Launched in Eastern Corn Belt

Follows Re-establishment of Midwest Seed Genetics and NC+ Crow’s Seed is being re-launched in the Eastern Corn Belt, by Outward Ag, LLC. Driven by a team of agricultural entrepreneurs, this follows the re-establishment of Midwest Seed Genetics in the Central and Northern Corn Belt and NC+ in the West. Over the past four years, Midwest, and NC+ have been two …

Ethanol Report on Lower Food & Fuel Costs Act

The U.S. House of Representatives on June 16, passed the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, which includes a variety of initiatives targeting cattle marketing, precision agriculture technology, fertilizer prices, and the supply chain, as well as biofuels infrastructure funding and year round access for E15. In this edition of the Renewable Fuels Association Ethanol Report podcast, we take a …

Senate Ag Committee Passes Cattle Market Bills

The Senate Agriculture Committee advanced two bills on Wednesday with bipartisan support – the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act and the Meat Packing Special Investigator Act. Both bills were strongly supported by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). During his weekly call with agricultural reporters Tuesday, Grassley said he thinks the bills have a good chance of making it to the …

Tech Hub LIVE Ready to Deploy

The second annual Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo will take place on July 19-21 in Indianapolis, building on last year’s premier event with timely educational programming, expanded business opportunities, and a keynote on strategies for delivering tech solutions to farmers. Tech Hub LIVE co-chair Lara Sowinski says the CropLife Media Group® event is focused on proven, actionable solutions that …

Field Notes From Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 20

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. The experts we’ve heard from on our previous episodes have covered topics ranging from how different crops use nitrogen to the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship and how growers and retailers work together to choose the best …

Yield10 Bioscience Announces Winter Camelina Contract Production Opportunity for Farmers in Targeted Regions of U.S. and Canada

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, today announced an open enrollment program for growers for contract production of winter Camelina. Farms located in Montana and Idaho, as well as southern Alberta (Canada) and Saskatchewan (Canada) are eligible to participate in the program. Yield10 is offering farmers offtake production contracts for winter Camelina with net returns similar to canola. One …

ZimmCast 694 – Conversations from AgGateway Meeting

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. So this week I got on the agriblogging and podcasting highway to Altoona, Iowa for the AgGateway Mid-Year Meeting. This is the organization’s “roll up your sleeves, working meeting.” There are many topic work groups and discussions. All of which will lead to the agenda for the Annual Meeting later this year. So, for …

Lower Food and Fuel Cost Act Passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, a diverse package of initiatives from meat packing plants to year round E15, despite opposition by the majority of Republicans. The final vote was 221-204, with seven Republicans siding with the majority and five Democrats voting against the bill. The act includes a package of ag-related …

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House Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday on the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act led by Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), a package of legislation designed to address supply chain issues for the American energy and agriculture sectors, combat rising fertilizer prices and increase the availability of higher ethanol blends and other biofuels. The legislation includes Spanberger’s Meat and Poultry …

House Ag Republicans Introduce Farm Input Costs Bill

Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee Glenn “GT” Thompson and GOP members this week introduced H.R. 8069, the Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production Act. The bill requires the Biden Administration to reverse its regulatory barriers to domestic agriculture production and provide immediate relief to families across the country. Congressman Thompson was joined by more than …

AgGateway 2022 Mid-Year Meeting

AgGateway is celebrating its 2022 Mid-Year Meeting as a 100% in-person experience once again, June 13-16 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, IA. The rubber hits the road at this annual summer gathering, which will draw more than 250 industry professionals. Most attendees have been active in AgGateway working groups and committees that are moving the organization’s myriad projects toward completion. …

ZimmCast 693 – Stay Curious with Alltech Crop Science

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. The Alltech ONE Conference, in-person, may be over but the conference is still live virtually. Yes. You can still register and have access to all the recorded sessions and speakers. So, for this week’s podcast I’m going to share a couple of speakers who have just been added to the AgNewsWire virtual newsroom for …

ACE Introducing Carbon Intensity Calculator at FEW

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is introducing a new carbon intensity (CI) calculator to the industry this week during the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis. The CI calculator was developed as a tool to help producers understand the carbon intensity (CI) of their farms and ethanol operations. There is also a simplified version of the tool …

The Passing of Don Funk, Seedsman

Don E. Funk, fourth generation seedsman and grandson of seed industry pioneer, Edward J. Funk, died June 9, 2022. At age 25, Don assumed the role of President of the family business, Edward J. Funk & Sons, and turned it into a regional powerhouse. It was later purchased by British Petroleum. In 1999, Don formed a new company, Channel Bio …

Hearing Explores Agricultural Trade Issues

Senators heard from representatives of U.S. peanut growers, dairy producers and wheat farmers Thursday during a hearing on “Agricultural Trade: Priorities and Issues Facing America’s Farmers.” Representing the U.S. Peanut Federation before the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade, was Karla Baker Thompson with JET Farms Georgia and Integrity Farms of Camilla, Georgia. Thompson highlighted the decline …