CNH Industrial to Acquire Raven Industries

CNH Industrial has entered into an agreement to acquire Raven Industries with the goal of enhancing the company’s precision agriculture capabilities and scale. “Precision agriculture and autonomy are critical components of our strategy to help our agricultural customers reach the next level of productivity and to unlock the true potential of their operations,” said Scott Wine, Chief Executive Officer, CNH …

HELM Agro and Alltech Crop Science Announce Partnership

HELM Agro and Alltech Crop Science have announced a partnership to bridge the gap between traditional and biological crop input solutions. This new relationship applies a systems approach to support sustainable practices and provide growers easy access and product education on full-spectrum, integrated crop solutions. HELM Agro will market, sell and distribute the Alltech Crop Science line of products in …

Grassley Challenges Biden Administration on Biofuels

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) gave a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday challenging the Biden Administration’s support of biofuels in general and ethanol in particular. “Reuters reported the Biden Administration is considering ways to allow U.S. oil refiners to not meet their biofuels blending requirements,” said Grassley. “The same administration has proposed hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies for …

ZimmCast 673 – Preview of 2021 Agri-Marketing Conference

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This is episode 673 since starting the podcast back in 2005. We’ve come a long way baby! When I started the podcast and AgWired.com, my target audience was the membership of the National Agri-Marketing Association. This program will focus on NAMA and specifically the annual Agri-Marketing Conference coming up in just over a month. …

Koch Agronomic Services Completes Acquisition

Koch Agronomic Services has completed its acquisition of Compass Minerals’ North American micronutrient assets. The acquisition includes global intellectual property rights, with trademarks and patents and certain other assets associated with Wolf Trax®, Rocket Seeds® and Hydro Bullet™ product platforms. Michael Berry, Director Brand Expansion, Koch Agronomic Services talks about what the acquisition means to retailers, growers and the company. …

ZimmCast 672 – Farmers Edge Smart Carbon Program

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Carbon seems to be the big (C) buzzword lately. In the last couple weeks I’ve lost count of how many announcements I’ve received on this subject in my inbox. One of those was from Farmers Edge that announced the company’s new Smart Carbon program. You can find the announcement and more about this program …

Ethanol Report – RFA 40th Anniversary Feature on Bruce Heine

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning. Like Ron Miller in our first feature, Bruce Heine is another oil guy who started to see the potential of ethanol during the 1970s oil embargo and …

World Pork Expo Showcases Top Pork Priorities

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) kicked off the return of World Pork Expo with a policy priorities press conference focused on the administration appeal of a recent federal district court ruling striking down faster harvest facility line speeds, legal action on California’s Proposition 12 and expanded export market access. The expo is being held this week in Des Moines …

Global Launch of Agoro Carbon Alliance

Just recently Yara announced the commercial launch of the Agoro Carbon Alliance, a global business created for farmers to earn additional revenue through positive climate action. The company held a virtual launch event today which with participants from all over the world. The event featured speakers from all parts of the alliance including farmers who are adopting carbon cropping practices …

Audio on MN Biodiesel Superhero Campaign

Biodiesel is on a mission to save the planet from carbon and other evil greenhouse gases and the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotional Council (MSR&PC) has kicked off a new campaign that highlights the super powers of biodiesel with colorful bus wraps and a new website – mnbiodiesel.com. MSR&PC CEO Tom Sluencka discusses the new campaign and the superhero benefits …

Dairy Checkoff Reaches Out to Gen Z

A new strategy to reach Gen Z during June Dairy Month was unveiled by Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) on Monday. DMI is partnering with YouTubers and gaming influencers Captain Sparklez and Rosana Pansino to share how dairy helps them “Beat the Lag,” and enlist Gen Z to hack the ultimate gaming snack. DMI has also partnered with GoNoodle to develop …

Ethanol Report – RFA 40th Anniversary Feature on Ron Miller

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry. In 1981, Ron Miller was head of marketing for the new Pekin Energy plant, which is now one of the oldest in the ethanol industry and goes by the name of Alto Ingredients. …

New Report Shows How U.S. Agriculture Can Fight Climate Change

A new report commissioned by Farm Journal Foundation finds U.S. farmers have the potential to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and become part of the global solution to climate change. U.S. agriculture contributes about 10% of the total greenhouse gas emissions of the entire national economy, but farmers could greatly reduce those emissions if they were provided with the …

2021 CUTC Special Session

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CUTC Special Session: Finding Funding at All Commercial and Pre-commercial Stages for New Uses of Corn. The National Corn Growers Association hosted a special session of the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference focusing on funding at all stages, from laboratory to commercial facility expansion.  This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital …

RFA Says E15 Could Help Fill Void Created by Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

The fuel supply challenges being faced by some states due to the Colonial Pipeline shutdown could be helped by increasing use of 15 percent ethanol (E15), according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). In a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper specifically asked EPA to suspend certain regulatory requirements that otherwise would impede and …