The VISION Conference 2022

The way we produce and supply food around the world is changing fast and the voices driving this change are gathering at The 2022 VISION Conference, January 18 -19, at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa in Arizona. The conference is now in its fifth year and the world of data and technology has grown rapidly since VISION last …

“All In” for the 2022 Biodiesel Conference

The National Biodiesel Board is “All In!” for the 2022 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo January 17-20 in Las Vegas. It’s the 30th year for the NBB, the 19th year for the conference, and the second year it has been held in Vegas, appropriately as the industry is coming up aces in the age of decarbonization with not only biodiesel, …

ZimmCast 683 – Wrap-ups and Previews

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This episode will be about a wrap-up and a couple of previews. 2022 got off to a fast start with our virtual newsroom production for the National Cotton Council and the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. You can find the interviews and photos on AgNewsWire.com which has a link to the custom page we created for …

RFA President and CEO Comments on EV Hearing

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Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper is testifying at a House Agriculture Committee hearing on the “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America” January 12 at 10 AM ET. Ahead of the hearing, Cooper held a press call with reporters to discuss the vital role that agriculture and rural America can and should play …

Biofuels Groups Comment on RFS Proposals at EPA Hearing

Ethanol and biodiesel industry representatives provided comments during a virtual hearing Tuesday on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed renewable volume obligations for 2020 through 2022. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper kicked off the hearing for the ethanol industry with his comments that EPA’s proposal marks “an important and long-awaited step toward restoring order, integrity and stability to …

2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences

Beltwide Cotton Conferences

The National Cotton Council and its cooperating partners welcome all to the 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences January 4 through 6 (Tuesday through Thursday) at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas. Three days of individual reports, panel discussions, hands on workshops and seminars are designed to provide attendees with information they need to help producers make key cotton production/marketing-related …

Benson Hill Makes Strategic Acquisition to Accelerate Go-to-Market Strategy for Plant-Based Protein Ingredients

Food-grade soy ingredients operation immediately unlocks opportunities for proprietary soybean portfolio in a significantly undersupplied market ST. LOUIS, MO – January 4, 2022 – 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, today announced the acquisition of ZFS Creston, LLC, an …

Ethanol Report Reviews 2021

2021 may have been a slight improvement over 2020 for the ethanol industry, but it will still be nice to put the year in the rear view mirror and focus on “Zeroing in on New Opportunities.” That’s the theme of the 27th annual National Ethanol Conference, taking place February 21-23, 2022, in New Orleans. The Renewable Fuels Association just released …

NCBA Reviews 2021

2021 has been a busy year for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association working for the nation’s one million cattle farmers and ranchers. Members of the NCBA policy team took some time to update reporters on wins and losses this year and where the industry stands going into 2022. Ethan Lane, NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, provided an overview of …

ZimmCast 682 – The Latest from Syngenta

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Since Syngenta was at all the fall meetings I attended and they had many stories to tell I thought I’d share some of them in this week’s episode. We really appreciate Syngenta’s support which helps make what we do at ZimmComm possible. So let’s get started. At the NAFB Trade Talk we heard about Syngenta’s sustainability efforts from Caydee Savinelli …

Duromide + NBPT Increases Nitrogen Protection Efficiency

As input supply chain issues tighten budgets, growers will need to capitalize on their nitrogen investment by protecting what they apply to their fields. A recent peer-reviewed article concludes Duromide + NBPT reduces ammonia volatilization loss from urea by up to 33 percent compared to NBPT alone. Developed by Koch Agronomic Services (Koch), Duromide is found in ANVOL® nitrogen stabilizer, …

Ethanol Report Reviews EPA Announcements

The ethanol industry got some long-awaited announcements from the Biden Administration this week on COVID aid from USDA and biofuel blending obligations from the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s a mixed bag of good news and bad news for ethanol producers and in this edition of The Ethanol Report we get the details from Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff …

2021 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo

America’s largest seed industry conference is back live and in-person at the Hyatt Regency Chicago December 6-9, 2021. The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) presents the 2021 CSS & Seed Expo with more than 2,000 seed industry professionals from 36 countries. This year’s conference offers an all-new “Villages” concept, showcasing interactive programming in the following key areas: ag tech innovation, …

USDA Announces $633 Million in Climate-Smart Investments

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Pennsylvania Friday to announce $633 million in investments to reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities. In a press call with reporters, Vilsack highlighted 791 investments that USDA is making in five programs specifically designed to help people and businesses in rural areas. These programs include Community Facilities Disaster Grants, Electric Loan …

2021 Farm Journal MILK Business Conference

Farm Journal MILK Business Conference

The 2021 Farm Journal MILK Business Conference is live and in-person in Las Vegas, NV. The speakers and sessions focus exclusively on every business aspect of progressive dairy operations. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2021 Farm Journal MILK Business Conference Photo Album …