House Farm Bill Defeated

Despite an impassioned plea by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas to “move this bill forward” the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (FARRM) failed on a vote of 194 to 234, with 60 Republicans joining the majority of Democrats to defeat the House version of the farm bill.

ICM 1.5 & 2.0 Technology Makes Most out of Ethanol

ICM, Inc.’s Generation 1.5 and 2.0 Integrated Fiber to Cellulosic Ethanol Technology that is helping produce cellulosic ethanol at existing grain ethanol plants. Listen to Joanna’s interviews with Kurt Dieker, ICM’s Director of Product Development about these two technologies.

23rd Annual IFAMA World Forum

The 23rd World Forum of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) is being held June 16-20, 2013 in Atlanta. The theme of this event, with some 450 attendees from 28 countries, is “The Road to 2050: The Talent Factor” – Meeting Future Global Needs of Food and Agriculture. IFAMA 23rd World Forum Photo Album Audio files: Monsanto Chairman …

Motorcycles and E15

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) held a press call to discuss motorcycles and E15. On the call were Robert White director of market development for RFA and Harley Davidson owner, as well as engine experts Bobby Likis and Bryan O’Neill. Listen to the full press call here:

130th American Seed Trade Association Convention

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is holding its 130th annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee June 15-19. ASTA represents the interests and concerns of the seed industry in the United States and around the world. ASTA Annual Meeting Photo Album Below are links to stories on and accompanying audio files. ASTA Convention Tackles Industry Issues ASTA at the Grand …

2013 LMA Annual Mtg. & World Livestock Auctioneer Championship

The 2013 Livestock Marketing Association Annual Convention and 50th World Livestock Auctioneer Championship take place in Montgomery, AL. There will be interviews and other recorded remarks posted here as they become available so please check back. You can find and download full res photos from the event here: 2013 LMA/WLAC Photo Album

National Pork Trade Update

The National Pork Producers Council held a telephone press conference this morning from Brussels, Belgium to discuss important trade issues related to U.S. pork, including the Chilean pork safeguard proceeding and the U.S. response, latest on U.S. Country of Origin Labeling and actions by Canada and Mexico, and progress on a U.S.-EU Free Trade Agreement – the Transatlantic Trade and …

Speaker Boehner Supports Farm Bill

Speaker of the House John Boehner says he would vote for the House Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) of 2013. “I’ve got concerns about the farm bill, as I told our members,” Boehner said during the Republican Leadership press conference Wednesday. “But doing nothing means that we get no changes in the farm program, no changes in …

New Study on Food Prices and the RFS

ABF Economics released a new, detailed analysis, commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association, showing no direct correlation between the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the overall increase in food prices. Study author John Urbanchuk is managing partner of the agriculture and biofuels consulting firm ABF Economics. Read the full report here.

2013 Fuel Ethanol Workshop

The 29th International Fuel Ethanol Workshop was held in St. Louis, Missouri June 10-13, 2013. The largest ethanol event in the U.S. drew more than 2,000 exhibitors, attendees and speakers to learn about the latest technologies, techniques, procedures and more to help the industry become more profitable and efficient. 2013 FEW Photo Album Opening Remarks: CEO and founder of BBI …

Bayer 150th Anniversary Celebration

Bayer is celebrating its 150th Anniversary with events being held around the world. One of those events was just held at the Bayer CropScience headquarters in RTP, NC. The event included tours of Bayer facilities and a traveling interactive exhibit that is only on display in RTP before heading to South America. Here are photos and interviews/audio you are welcome …

Farmer Cooperatives Washington Conference

The National Council of Farmers Cooperatives is holding its annual Washington Conference this week. GROWMARK Executive Director of Corporate and Government Relations Chuck Spencer talks about the issues they are discussing with lawmakers.

Senate Farm Bill Audio

Comments from Senators on the floor recorded from C-Span2 during final vote on Senate Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 passed June 10, 2013 by a vote of 66 to 27.

Interview with Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)

The Senate has passed a farm bill once again, as it did last year, and now once again the burden falls on the House to pass their version to get the legislation into conference. Representative Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, a member of the House agriculture committee, is hopeful. In this interview, Rep. Hartzler talks about Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk …

2013 Raven Innovation Summit

Raven Industries pulled out all the stops at the 2013 Raven Innovation Summit last week in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The company brought together dealers and growers from across the world to be the first to hear about their new precision agriculture technologies. Below you can find interviews from Raven leadership and producers who have taken advantage of precision ag …