Study Shows Ethanol Reducing Carbon Footprint

Ethanol Report with Comments from Study Co-author Steffen Mueller and RFA CEO Bob Dinneen A new study indicates that ethanol production is continuing to reduce its energy and environmental footprint. The study, entitled “2012 Corn Ethanol: Emerging Plant Energy and Environmental Technologies”, found that recent innovations in corn ethanol production have resulted in increased yield per bushel even as less …

Interview with GROWMARK Agronomist

Planting progress continues to be slowed by wet and cold weather in most of the major corn producing states. John Grandin, Iowa-based Senior Field Sales Agronomist at GROWMARK, talks about planting progress in his area and advice about nutrient management in these conditions.

Becker Underwood Inoculant Technology

Becker Underwood and BASF hosted ag media representatives on April 19, 2013 for a tour of the plant facility in St.Joseph, Missouri with an update on inoculant and polymer technology, as well as progress on the integration of Becker Underwood into the new Functional Crop Care division of BASF. Below are links to audio interviews with all presenters and a …

Ag Workforce Coalition on Immigration Bill

Leaders from the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) held a press conference Wednesday (4/17/13) to highlight the crucial stake American agriculture has in immigration reform. Late last week, a landmark agreement on immigration reform was reached by the AWC, the United Farm Workers (UFW), and key Senators. Participating in the news conference were National Council of Farmer Cooperatives president Chuck Conner, …

Elanco Expands Committment in China

Elanco is investing approximately $100 million to purchase a minority equity stake in China Animal Healthcare Ltd., one of the leading players in the animal health industry in the People’s Republic of China. The investment expands Elanco’s commitment to China, with the goal of providing innovative, safety-enhancing food production solutions to help meet the growing food demands and nutritional needs …

Interview on Catfish Inspection Program Repeal Effort

An effort to repeal the Catfish Inspection Program that was included in the 2008 Farm Bill apparently has widespread support in Congress and with a variety of agricultural companies and organizations. National Fisheries Institute spokesperson Gavin Gibbons says the program has already proven to be a waste of taxpayer dollars. “If you look at the Government Accountability Report for the …