Ethanol Report 9-21-20

Last week brought a flurry of good news for the ethanol industry in three major areas – exports, expansion of higher blends, and protecting the renewable fuel standard. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we hear ethanol industry leaders comment on EPA denial of retroactive refinery waivers, Brazil’s 90 day extension of its ethanol tariff rate quota, and the …

2020 Annual American Coalition for Ethanol Conference

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 33rd Annual Conference is being held in conjunction with the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) & Expo as a virtual event, on September 16. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the economic hardship it’s brought to bear on the ethanol industry, ACE leadership believes a virtual event, paired with the FEW, will …

Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Launches on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and Google

Since 2010, the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) at the University of Nebraska has worked toward one goal: a food and water secure world — one in which global food security is ensured without compromising the use of water to meet other essential human and environmental needs. It’s a daunting vision, but one that is vitally important. To …

RFA CEO Comments on Major Ethanol News Stories

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Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper provides audio comments below on three major ethanol industry stories. RFA Pleased with EPA Denial of Gap Year Waiver Petitions Link to RFA release Link to audio sound bite 1:20 Statement on Brazil Ethanol TRQ Announcement Link to RFA release Link to audio sound bite 1:50 President Trump announcement E10 Pumps can …

Arizona-Based AG Biotech Company Continues to Elevate Sales Team

Jon Collison Joins Heliae® Agriculture as Regional Sales Manager for California and Arizona Heliae® Agriculture is pleased to announce the addition of Jon Collison as a Regional Sales Manager for California and Arizona. In his new role, Collison will work closely with distributors and retail partners to strategically implement the PhycoTerra® product line into their recommended grower applications. “We are …

Farmobile Named Blockchain-based AgTech Solution of the Year & Yield Forecasting Solution of the Year by AgTech Breakthrough Awards

Annual Awards Program Recognizes Innovation in Agricultural Technologies Around the Globe Farmobile, The Independent Ag Data Company™, today announced it is the recipient of the ‘Blockchain-based AgTech Solution of the Year’ and ‘Yield Forecasting Solution of the Year’ awards in the inaugural AgTech Breakthrough Awards program. These awards are conducted by AgTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes …

Big Data for Better Sweet Potatoes

When it comes to growing sweet potatoes, North Carolina is a superstar – growing more than the next three states combined. Now an interdisciplinary team from NC State, SAS and Intero Life Sciences are partnering for a three-year project that will use artificial intelligence to make sweet potatoes even more profitable. The team will work with sweet potato producers including …

ZimmCast 655 – Agri-Pulse September Virtual Event

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Agri-Pulse is calling this month a “September to Remember” with a total of four virtual or semi-virtual events they are hosting – that’s about 24 hours of content! Those events include: 2020 Virtual Food & Ag Policy Summit West – September 9, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Time 2020 Ag & Food Policy …

Farmobile Delivers Daily Yield Insights with Farmobile Index for Harvest

Paired with planting data, Farmobile Index aims to give farmers an exclusive edge in bringing crops to market Farmobile LLC, Agriculture’s Independent Data Company™, today announced the release of the Farmobile Index for Harvest — a crop progress and benchmarking tool that gives data subscribers daily, state-level crop insights as corn and soybeans are harvested. Users can view total aggregated …

USDA Secretary Perdue at NASDA Annual Meeting

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) kicked off its virtual annual meeting Monday with comments from USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, and a virtual presentation of the NASDA Ambassadors Circle Award to him. NASDA President and North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Doug Goehring hosted the conversation with Secretary Perdue, who discussed how USDA has responded to COVID-19 impacts …

AMVAC® and Corteva® Collaborate on SIMPAS Prescription Application Technology

American Vanguard® Corporation (NYSE:AVD) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC® Chemical Corporation completed the first phase of a testing relationship with Corteva® Agriscience (NYSE:CTVA) regarding Corteva’s use of AMVAC’s proprietary SIMPAS™ prescriptive application equipment. SIMPAS allows farmers to prescriptively apply multiple at-plant solutions. The technology enabled Corteva Agriscience, a leading agriculture company focused on developing crop protection, seed …

ZimmCast 654 – #FJFieldDays and DWFI Podcast

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week I had the opportunity to fly for the first time in over 5 1/2 months to put the Golden ZimmComm Microphone to work at a farm event. Thank you Farm Journal for having me help with your Farm Journal Field Days event which included on-farm activities as well as a significant virtual …

Ethanol Report 8-28-20

As the presidential election nears, the ethanol industry is watching closely to see which candidate will be more supportive of the Renewable Fuel Standard. While Democratic candidate Joe Biden released a strong statement of support for the industry this week, the Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency continues to drag its feet on important decisions like the 2021 Renewable Volume Obligations …

Introducing the Daugherty Water for Food Podcast

Welcome to the Daugherty Water for Food Podcast! Since 2010, the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska has worked toward one goal: a food and water secure world — one in which global food security is ensured without compromising the use of water to meet other essential human and environmental needs. It’s a daunting vision, …

EPA and USDA Announce Next Gen Fertilizer Challenge

The Environmental Protection Agency has teamed up with USDA to advance agricultural sustainability with the Next Gen Fertilizer Challenges. The competition includes two challenges that seek proposals for new and existing fertilizer technologies to maintain or improve crop yields while reducing the impacts of fertilizers on the environment. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced …