(Columbia, MO – AgNewsWire) Beef Month in Missouri officially kicked off Tuesday, May 2, at the state capitol front lawn in Jefferson City under sunny skies filled with the aroma of hamburgers on the grill. The Missouri Beef Industry Council joined with the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association to provide a variety of activities for the third annual “Beef Day,” including a live cattle display and pictures with “Molly Moo.”
Ethanol Promotion and Information Council Joins CityHome™ Program
Omaha, NE (April 19, 2006) (AgNewsWire) – The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) has become a sponsor of the CityHome™ program. CityHome is a national air quality initiative that is helping to improve urban air quality and provide city residents with a better quality of life through the use of O2Diesel™, a blend of ethanol and diesel fuel.
Merial Stands Behind Cattle Gain with IVOMEC Plus Challenge
DULUTH, Ga., April 18, 2006 (AgNewsWire) – Merial announces the return of a program that encourages producers to put a spring deworming program to the test. The IVOMEC Plus (ivermectin/clorsulon) Challenge gives producers in eight states a firsthand look at the benefits of treating cattle for parasites in the spring, including liver flukes, this spring.
JEFF SIMMONS NAMED RAHAL LETTERMAN TEAM ETHANOL DRIVER
Omaha, Neb. (April 4, 2006-AgNewsWire) – Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR), one of the leading open-wheel race teams in North America, along with Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) today announced the selection of Jeff Simmons as the driver for No. 17 Team Ethanol Honda/Panoz/Firestone.
Monsanto Launches Roundup Ready® Alfalfa
ST. LOUIS (February 28, 2006) – Monsanto recently announced the launch of new Roundup Ready® Alfalfa during the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. Monsanto Marketing Manager for Roundup Ready Alfalfa Chris Peterson says benefits of the new system can help create greater profit opportunities for growers.
Youth Leader Addresses National Co-op Meeting
ORLANDO, February 21, 2006 (AgNewsWire) – A high school senior from Hattiesburg, Mississippi addressed more than 10,000 members of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Tuesday in Orlando, Florida. Kent Ford was chosen as national spokesperson of the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) for the NRECA 64th Annual Meeting. Representing Mississippi and sponsored by Pearl River Valley Electric Association, Ford was one of the young representatives from 44 states chosen to assist the national trade association in conducting its Annual Meeting this year.
English Praises Co-op “Select Few” Who Make a Difference
ORLANDO, February 21, 2006 (AgNewsWire) – At the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association 64th annual meeting this week, CEO Glenn English praised a “select few” Americans –the leaders and grass-roots activists of the nation’s electric cooperative network. He compared co-op support for balanced, effective energy legislation to the steady and reasoned leadership of great military and political leaders.
Team Ethanol Driver Makes Switch To Rahal Letterman
Omaha, Neb. (Jan. 23, 2006 – AgNewsWire) —Paul Dana, driver for Team Ethanol, will be jumping into a Rahal Letterman IndyCar® Series car this year. Dana announced the switch today during an Indy Racing League (IRL) press conference.
Strong Plants, High Yields for Soybeans Treated with CruiserMaxx
GREENSBORO, N.C. December 15, 2005 ― (AgNewsWire) Cruiser®Maxx® Pak proved its strength and value during its first year of commercial use. CruiserMaxx Pak-treated soybeans showed stronger stands, better plant vigor and quicker canopy, ultimately flourishing into a high-yielding crop. Planted on two million acres in 2005, CruiserMaxx Pak protected soybeans against a broad spectrum of early-season insects and diseases to maximize crop potential and boost yields.
Missouri Beef Producers Stand To Benefit From Reopening of Japanese Market
Columbia, MO December 12, 2005 – (AgNewsWire) – News that Japan is reopening its market for U.S. beef products is good for Missouri beef producers, according to Missouri Beef Industry Council Executive Director Steve Taylor. “With the full export market available to us, there’s an additional 50 to 75 dollars per head added to the value of a carcass, so that translates back to Missouri producers. It does put money on to the value of the cattle that they sell here.” (Full Release)
MFA Incorporated Health Track Has QSA Status
Now that Missouri’s Quality Systems Assessment (QSA) program has been accepted by the USDA, MFA Health Track calves can comply with the new federal designation, which means they will have the go-ahead for the toughest export markets. Specifically, post-BSE negotiations with trading partners like Japan have made QSA a necessary bargaining tool.
Today’s Missouri Farmer Reads Today’s Farmer
Over 70 percent of Missouri’s farmers recall receiving Today’s Farmer, published by MFA Incorporated, according to the 2005 Ag Media Research Readership Study. That’s more than Successful Farming, Farm Journal or Missouri Ruralist, according to the study. Ron Claussen, Ag Media Research, says, “The high response number of producers indicates a very high actual readership level for Today’s Farmer magazine.” Full Release