Ethanol Report on Travel and Transportation

The summer driving season gets underway this weekend and as drivers are planning to hit the road for the holiday despite the highest gas prices in history ethanol is making it a little less painful at the pump. In this edition of the Ethanol Report podcast, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Geoff Cooper discusses Memorial Day gas prices …

2022 Alltech ONE Conference

It has been three years since the Alltech ONE Conference was an in-person event but this year it is back in Lexington live, with a virtual option for those unable to make it. The Alltech ONE Conference (ONE) will feature tracks that will uncover the challenges and opportunities in agriculture, business, health and wellness, and professional development. Now in its …

Iowa Governor Signs Biofuels Access Bill

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the Biofuels Access Bill into law on Tuesday morning surrounded by farmers and biofuels supporters on a family farm outside of Prairie City. The bill makes Iowa the first state in the nation to adopt an E15 standard and expands access to higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel across the state, lowering fuel prices for …

Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops, CropTrak Release Stewardship Calculator 2.0 to Support Specialty Crop Supply Chain Collaboration for Regenerative Agriculture

Public release expands access to cost-effective tool for CPGs, free for growers (CALABASAS, CA and TUCSON, AZ) – Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC), and CropTrak® have announced the public release of the Stewardship Calculator 2.0 to help growers measure a wide-range of on-farm data for better crop management and help brands more easily aggregate that data for sustainability and …

Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode 11

The Daugherty Water for Food Podcast is back after a brief hiatus to bring you a new episode focused on ensuring water and food security for our growing world. Matt Foley is program director for The Combine AgriFood Incubator, a part of Invest Nebraska, which supports early stage agtech companies in row crop, animal health, digital agriculture and sustainability. The …

Meister Media Worldwide to Hold 2022 Tech Hub LIVE Conference & Expo in Indianapolis This Summer

(WILLOUGHBY, Ohio, USA) — Launched in 2021 to fill the market void for an event broadly addressing the full range of new data-driven, digital agriculture innovations, the inaugural Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo was the largest event serving this market. The 2021 event met the industry need with a fresh, innovative, and forward-looking trade show and conference with a …

President Biden Announces New Actions for Farmers to Address Food Costs

President Joe Biden and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited the family farm of Jeff and Gina O’Connor in Kankakee, Illinois Wednesday to discuss new efforts to give farmers the tools and resources they need to boost domestic food production. Specifically, the actions include: Increase the number of counties eligible for double cropping insurance Cut costs for farmers by increasing …

Cargill RegenConnect Expands Program Eligibility to 15 states for 2022-23 crop season

Program offers growers a simple, flexible, transparent way to access the carbon marketplace through adoption of regenerative agriculture practices MINNEAPOLIS (May 10, 2022) Enrollment opens this month for Cargill RegenConnect, a voluntary market-based regenerative agriculture program offering producers a simple, flexible, and transparent way to access the growing carbon marketplace. For the 2022-23 crop season Cargill has expanded grower eligibility …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 19

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 …

ZEAKAL ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH PERDUE AGRIBUSINESS

(SALISBURY, MD and SAN DIEGO, CA, May 10, 2022) – Illustrating a shared commitment to improve the value and sustainability of food production, Perdue AgriBusiness and ZeaKal announced a multi-year development agreement to raise more sustainable poultry through improved soy genetics and feed quality. ZeaKal’s PhotoSeed® trait technology increases photosynthetic capacity, converting more carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy for …

ZimmCast 691 – Update from CropTrak

ZimmCast

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Before getting to our featured guest I did a little look into the way back machine of AgWired. I found a ZimmCast I did with an interview with PrecisonEarth, owned by Cogent3D, Inc, and that’s where I met Aaron Hutchison. We were at the InfoAg Conference in 2011 where the company was showcasing a …

Ethanol Report on E15 Action & Energy Analysis

Good news for the ethanol industry continues this week as governors from eight Midwest states take action to allow the year-round sale of lower-carbon, lower-cost E15 in their states. And a new analysis from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) shows that corn ethanol’s energy balance keep getting better. In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, we talk with RFA …

NCBA President Testifies on Cattle Market Policies

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association NCBA President Don Schiefelbein of Minnesota testified before a House Agriculture Committee hearing Wednesday on cattle market policy issues. Listen to Schiefelbein’s opening remarks here: (5:16) Wednesday’s hearing included a panel consisting of the CEOs of the four major meat packing companies – Cargill, Tyson, National Beef and JBS. The hearing was based on allegations that …

Rail Disruptions Impacting Ag and Biofuels

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) heard about how agricultural and biofuels producers are being impacted by rail service challenges during a two-day hearing this week. USDA Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh told the board how rail disruptions are impacting farmers, ranchers and consumers. (7:37) National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) President and CEO Mike Seyfert testified before the board, listing …

Yara’s New Potato Incubator Farm Explores Synergies of Crop Nutrition and Carbon Footprint Reduction

Yara has recently established a new Incubator Farm in the Columbia Basin of Washington, aimed at exploring how a complete potato crop nutrition program that drives productivity and grower profitability can simultaneously lead to a reduced carbon footprint. The 260 acre trials will analyze the role of crop nutrition and practices such as 4R nutrient management in supporting the industry’s …