2021 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Tradeshow

The 2021 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is tuning in to Tennessee August 10-12 in Nashville. #CattleCon21 is THE event for anyone in the cattle business! The Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is agriculture’s premier event where thousands of cattlemen and women gather for three days of education, fellowship, networking, business, and a whole lot of …

Renewed Summer E15 Ban Would Cost Industry Billions – RFA Comments on Biden Clean Vehicle Plan

The recent D.C. Circuit Court decision overturning EPA’s approval of year-round E15 sales could have a strongly negative impact on the rural economy and environment, according to a new analysis released by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Read the RFA analysis and learn more in this interview with RFA Chief Economist Scott Richman. 8:09 In the interview, Richman comments on …

2021 Ag Media Summit

Ag Media Summit

The 2021 Ag Media Summit is in-person in Kansas City, MO at the Loews hotel. Here is what the AMS is all about: THE AGRICULTURAL MEDIA SUMMIT began in 1999, and is the largest gathering of the agriculture industry’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and strategic communicators in the U.S. Providing opportunities for professional development and industry networking, Ag Media …

Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary Feature – Bob Reynolds

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 Bob Reynolds. Bob Reynolds founded Downstream Alternatives shortly after joining New Energy Co. of Indiana as it was opening a new plant outside South Bend. As …

ZimmCast 675 – Growth of Benson Hill

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. The ZimmComm Team has been out on the agriblogging highway at several conferences in the last couple of weeks. This is the first time we’ve been able to do this since the end of February last year. And we’ve got quite a bit more on the calendar starting next with the Agricultural Media Summit …

Hearing Focuses on State of Beef Supply Chain

The U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture held a hearing Wednesday to examine how to address challenges within the beef supply chain during which several members of Congress echoed the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) longstanding call to expand processing capacity. Ranking Member Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) recently introduced the Butcher Block Act, a bipartisan bill that …

2021 Agri-Marketing Conference

2021 Agri-Marketing Conference

The 2021 Agri-Marketing Conference took place in KC, MO this year. Normally the conference would be held in the spring but after going virtual in 2020 the National Agri-Marketing Association postponed the conference in July when in-person events were finally possible. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication …

Inaugural Tech Hub LIVE 2021

The inaugural Tech Hub LIVE 2021 was held July 20-21 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA. The intersection of agriculture and technology come alive at this new, innovative conference and trade show that addresses digital and precision agriculture from all angles, exploring how products and systems integrate into existing programs and businesses to improve crop production, efficiency, …

RFA CEO Keynotes 2021 FEW Live

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper told participants at the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo Wednesday that low-carbon ethanol’s “brightest and sunniest days remain ahead” despite recent judicial setbacks and a growing policy push on electric vehicles. Listen to Cooper’s remarks here: (27:00) Click here for the keynote remarks as prepared, and here for the …

2021 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

The 22nd Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is July 15-17, 2021 at the Edgewater Beach Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2021 Southern Peanut …

Ethanol Report from FEW

The 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) was live and in-person this year and members of the ethanol industry were thrilled to be able to meet and talk with each other once again. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper was the keynote speaker this year and he had a lot to talk about, from the recent adverse court …

ZimmCast 674 – Live Event Previews – Tech Hub & SPGC

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Cindy and I have been making travel plans for work! That’s something pretty rare since early last year. So we’ve got flights scheduled, hotel reservations and conferences registered. I guess it’s kind of like riding a bike. Pretty simple list of things that are needed so it has been just like we only missed …

Ethanol Report – RFA Summer Ethanol Promotions

It’s summertime and Americans are celebrating by hitting the road again after being mostly stuck at home last year. The Renewable Fuels Association is also celebrating by bringing back the ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ Contest offering weekly drawings for $100 in free fuel to participants for reporting prices of E15 and E85 on E85prices.com or on the E85Prices.com app In …

ACE Conference Plans Accelerate

The 34th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference is accelerating forward with plans for a live and in-person event August 18-20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ACE Senior Director of Operations and Programming Shannon Gustafson says the theme of the conference is Accelerate and they are planning a wild ride for the conference this year to celebrate being back in person. …

Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode 9

This episode of the Daugherty Water for Food podcast features Babak Safa, a postdoctoral research associate with the Water for Food Global Institute who specializes in agricultural meteorology, micro-meteorology and vegetation-atmosphere interaction. Safa analyzes eddy covariance flux data from installed systems to support remote sensing based model verification and water productivity estimates for several agricultural and natural ecosystems and projects …