DOUGLAS PLANT HEALTH ANNOUNCES NEW NAME – DPH BIOLOGICALS™

Expands industry leading SP-1 biofertilizer as the basis for a portfolio branded as TerraTrove™ Rapidly scaling production to help lessen impact of synthetic fertilizer shortages (LIBERTY, MO) Today at the Biostimulants World Congress, Douglas Plant Health announced it has changed its name to DPH Biologicals. The new name recognizes the century-long commitment of its parent company, Douglas Products, to deliver …

2021 NAFB Convention

The 78th NAFB Convention is back in person at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Every year, NAFB Convention brings together broadcast professionals, ag industry leaders, and students focused on the agriculture industry. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2021 NAFB …

Hearing Looks at Rural Renewable Economy

A House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing on the “Renewable Economy in Rural America” provided a forum for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to urge the Biden administration to keep its promises to the biofuels industry, particularly when it comes to issuing Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The administration should immediately issue robust RVO numbers for …

Syngenta Partners With Dairy Industry and Nature Conservancy

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has announced a partnership with Syngenta and The Nature Conservancy to help dairy producers “reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality and strengthen farm resilience.” The collaboration aims to develop a replicable program and toolset to scale the adoption of best management practices in feed/forage production and feed efficiency. Since launching last spring, the …

Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary – Kelly Davis

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning, like Kelly Davis. Three cities straddle the curve at the very south of Ohio: Huntington, W.Va.; South Point, Ohio; and Ashland, Ky. To Kelly Davis, this confluence …

Benson Hill Deepens Business, Operations and Food Science Expertise with Senior Strategic Hires During Period of Rapid Commercialization and Growth

Benson Hill, Inc. (NYSE: BHIL, the “Company” or “Benson Hill”), a food tech company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants with its cutting-edge food innovation engine, has announced senior strategic hires Andres Martin, Trent Collins, and Ratna Mukherjea. The Company continues to attract top talent from a range of disciplines and backgrounds as it prepares to commercialize its soybean …

ZimmCast 680 – Learning About Zeolite from Ida-Ore

In this edition of the ZimmCast, we meet Matt Lott, Sales Manager for Ida-Ore, and learn all about Zeolite. Matt will provide us with background on the company and then focus on their products. Zeolite is used in a variety of industries like turf, soil amendment, animal feed additive, water filtration and waste and more. One that I found interesting …

Bayer Crop Science Third Quarter Update

The Bayer Group saw a significant increase in sales and earnings in the third quarter of this year with substantial growth in the agricultural business. In Crop Science, sales rose by nearly 26 percent due to a substantial increase in volumes and prices. In addition, after more than 30 years with Bayer, Liam Condon has decided to pursue a new …

New Podcast Compares and Contrasts the Rise of Corn Ethanol with Today’s Carbon Markets

“Corn Saves America” explores agriculture’s role in environmental solutions, then and now AEI Premium, the online community for agricultural decision makers, presents the second season of its award-winning podcast series: “Corn Saves America.” Today, carbon is The Next Big Thing in American agriculture. But questions remain about where carbon markets are headed. And in this environment of financial, political, and …

USDA Secretary from COP26

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack held a media call Friday afternoon from COP26 in Glasgow, UK. He discussed COP26 events, the recently-announced partnership with the EU and the Agriculture Innovation Mission (AIM) for Climate. Taking questions from reporters, Vilsack also commented on trade issues, the Build Back Better act, “climate smart commodities,” methane emissions and livestock, biofuels talk at COP26, CSAF …

Interview with New Alltech Crop Science CEO

The newly created CEO position for Alltech Crop Science has been filled by Andrew Thomas. He has been appointed to lead the global team and further cultivate the strategic growth of the business. “Alltech has a long history of providing sustainable solutions to the agriculture industry through scientific excellence and visionary innovation,” said Thomas. “I am thrilled to join the …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 15

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. 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 …

Novihum Technologies Appoints Alexa Hergenröther as New Chairperson of the Advisory Board

Change of leadership at the top of Novihum Technologies: Alexa Hergenröther, member of Novihum Technologies’ Advisory Board, was elected its new Chairperson as of September 23, 2021. Former Chairperson Dr. Rolf Nagel will act as her deputy. He was one of Novihum Technologies GmbH’s first investors and played a significant role in the successful development of the company during its …

ZimmCast 679 – Public Relations Professionals

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. After missing it for a few years I was able to attend the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Annual Meeting which took place in Richmond, VA. We had a good turnout with some great sessions. I interviewed several of the attendees. More on that in a moment. The Golden ARC Awards, which …

Ethanol Report on RFA Message to COP26

The 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference, better known as COP26, is now underway in Scotland and the Renewable Fuels Association wants to send a message to world leaders that ethanol is already available to help meet climate goals. A new one-page fact sheet spotlights recent research and data proving that ethanol is an immediate solution for cutting greenhouse gas emissions …