RFA CEO Discusses EPA Proposal

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Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper held a telephone media call with reporters Thursday shortly after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposed rule to establish required Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes and percentage standards for 2023, 2024, and 2025, as well as to propose a series of important modifications to strengthen and expand the RFS program. …

ASTA CSS & Seed Expo 2022 “Farewell Chicago”

The theme of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo 2022 December 5-8 is “Farewell Chicago” to commemorate this last year the historic event will be held in that location before it moves to the Hyatt Regency Orlando in 2023. After 77 years of holding this event in Chicago, and specifically, 45 years at the Hyatt Regency …

Verdant Robotics Raises $46.5 Million to Reduce Ag Chemicals, Improve Farm Profits

Multi-action autonomous robot delivers simultaneous solutions beyond weeding Verdant Robotics announced the close of a $46.5 million Series A funding to scale its advanced robotic technology and accelerate broad adoption of its regenerative and precision ag solutions. Lead investor Cleveland Avenue was joined by DCVC Bio, Future Ventures, SeaX Ventures and all existing investors, including Autotech Ventures, Cavallo Ventures, and …

Ethanol Report on Carbon Pipeline Projects

New pipeline projects in the Midwest utilizing Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration (CCUS), also called Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), technology offer the opportunity for the ethanol industry to lead the way to a net zero energy future and the Renewable Fuels Association is supporting that pathway for its members. In this episode of the Ethanol Report podcast we hear …

ZimmCast 701 – A View from the Top with Syngenta Crop Protection

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode I’m going to share some interviews with Syngenta leadership from the company’s crop protection media summit. So, let’s learn what’s new with Syngenta Crop Protection. First I’ll share my conversation with Vern Hawkins, President, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, followed by Jeff Cecil, Head of North America Crop Protection Marketing. Vern will …

AgGateway 2022 Annual Conference

“Create, Engage, Grow – 2.0” is the theme for the AgGateway 2022 Annual Conference, November 14-16 at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Beach, Florida. The AgGateway Annual Conference is a benchmarking event, where the industry gathers to understand the state of interconnectivity in agriculture, what the association and its membership has accomplished over the past year, and the core …

DWFI Podcast 19 – Renee San Souci, Omaha Tribe Member

In this episode of the Water for Food Podcast, DWFI Director of Communications Frances Hayes caught up with Renee San Souci at the 2022 Platte River Basin Conference in Kearney, Nebraska. Renee was a featured speaker at the conference, providing a tribal perspective on creating vibrant, resilient solutions for the future of the people and wildlife who depend on the …

2022 Syngenta Media Summit

Held in New Orleans and St. Gabriel, Louisiana October 31 – November 2, 2022, Syngenta hosted media representatives to learn about the company’s latest sustainability efforts, digital tools, the economics of agronomics, maximizing fertilizer efficiency, as well as an update on policy issues and EPA’s review of atrazine. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available …

US Identity Preserved Brand Introduced in Vietnam

The U.S. Identity Preserved brand is now officially a global entity with its introduction this week at an event in Vietnam. The Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA) met with buyers and food producers in Saigon to introduce the new international mark designating premium crops with verifiable origins and superior products from the U.S. The U.S. Identity Preserved quality assurance …

Research Reveals Farmer Concerns About Carbon Markets

Are farmers ready for carbon markets – or not? That was the question that Farm Journal’s Trust In Food™ set out to answer in its inaugural “Ready or Not? Ag Carbon Markets and U.S. Farmers” report, highlighting perspectives from 500 U.S. row crop producers on pathways and barriers to participating in carbon ecosystems. The majority of farmers surveyed report serious …

Ethanol Report with New RFA Chair

The Renewable Fuels Association elected officers at its recent annual membership meeting and Erik Huschitt, CEO of Badger State Ethanol in Monroe, Wisconsin, was elected Chairman of the organization. Huschitt has been with Badger State for more than 20 years and also currently serves as president of the Wisconsin BioFuels Association. In this edition of The Ethanol Report, we have …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 23

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Fall Nutrient Planning Brings Spring Success In this episode, we discuss the importance of incorporating a fall nutrient program into a comprehensive, year-round nutrient plan and how KAS can help growers set up for a successful …

Preliminary Hurricane Losses to Agriculture in Florida

According to preliminary assessments by the University of Florida, the combination of seasonal crops, livestock, nursery and aquaculture products potentially lost as a result of Hurricane Ian will likely range between $787 million and $1.56 billion. Despite heavy flooding prohibiting full assessments of some fields, the researchers collected some visual assessments that indicate what those larger impacts may be. Among …

Ethanol Report from Export Exchange 2022

Export Exchange was back for the first time in four years with the 2022 conference in Minneapolis October 12-14 and attendance was as good as it has been in the past with more than 200 international customers from 50 countries and nearly 300 domestic suppliers of grains and co-products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). This marked the sixth …

ZimmCast 700 – NAMA Fall Conference & Export Exchange

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. We’re reached another milestone. This is episode 700 of the podcast that started back at the beginning of 2005. You can find them all on AgWired.com by searching the category link for the ZimmCast. This week I’m going to share a few interviews from my week last week in Minneapolis. This includes the NAMA …