New Study Finds Biotech Plays Role in Meeting Food and Fuel Demand

WASHINGTON (Nov. 20, 2006) — (AgNewsWire) With ethanol demand at record highs and existing strong food use of corn, some experts are wondering where the extra corn will come from. A new study released today by the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy (National Center) suggests that biotechnology plays an important role in meeting this increased demand for corn …

When Clearing the Air about Ethanol, Consumers Respond

Ethanol Promotion and Information CouncilOmaha, Neb. (November 17, 2006) – (AgNewsWire) An informed consumer is the ethanol industry’s most effective tool for increasing awareness of the cleaner, renewable fuel. A national survey, released today, found that when respondents are provided with relevant information about ethanol, their interest to purchase increased by nearly 20 percent.

Merial Unveils Convenient Coccidiosis Prevention and Treatment

DULUTH, Ga. — Nov. 14, 2006 — (AgNewsWire) Merial, the maker of CORID® (kor’ id) (amprolium), today announced that the product will soon be available as an in-feed formulation, making prevention and treatment of coccidiosis (kok sid ee oh’ sis) even easier for beef and dairy producers. The new in-feed formulations can be blended with feed or used as a …

Welcome To Our New Look

AgNewsWireWelcome to the new AgNewsWire. Actually we’re still the same old great news release distribution service to the agricultural journalist community.

Besides the new look for AgNewsWire, we’re working on some new ways to distribute releases to ag journalists.

We want to encourage our current and prospective clients to think of creative ways to use news releases or any kind of electronic announcement.

Add in multimedia content like audio, images and video. These are the things that will help make your news release stand out from the crowd and be more useful to the journalists who receive them.

Ethanol Message Lights up Times Square

New York, NY (November 13, 2006) (AgNewsWire) Ethanol is taking center stage in New York City during Farm-City Week this year. A 30-second video featuring the benefits of farm-based ethanol will be displayed on the new NBC Universal High Definition screen in Times Square November 13-26. The campaign includes the week prior to Thanksgiving, which is national Farm-City week, and …

Turning Pink for a Good Cause

DULUTH, GA – October 2006 — As Breast Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, AGCO Corporation, (NYSE: AG), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, has partnered with NBC’s hit show, “Deal or No Deal”, to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation* by auctioning off a special edition, pink Massey Ferguson tractor. In an …

MBIC Chairman Honored by National FFA

(Columbia, MO) – The new chairman of the Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) was honored at the recent National FFA Convention as a 2006 Honorary FFA American Degree recipient. Andrew McCrea of Maysville, a former national FFA officer, was one of nine Missourians who received the award, more than any other state except Indiana. Full Release

On-Line Course Teaches the Mechanics of Ethanol

Omaha, Neb. (Oct. 31, 2006) (AgNewsWire) A new on-line training course for ethanol provides an understanding of ethanol fuel and how it affects engine performance and the environment. The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) developed the Ethanol Fuel Performance Training module for anyone who wants to get to know the technical side of the fuel, according to Reece Nanfito, …

New Leadership Team for MBIC

Missouri Beef Industry CouncilColumbia, MO (AgNewsWire) A cattle producer and radio broadcaster from northwest Missouri is the new chairman of the Missouri Beef Industry Council, which administers the $1 per head beef checkoff in the state. Andrew McCrea of Maysville has served on the board for five years and was elected to serve as the chairman at the October 19 board meeting in Kansas City.

New Breed of Dodge Ram Comes Factory Filled With Biodiesel

St. Louis, Mo. (October 10, 2006) (AgNewsWire) There’s a new breed of Dodge Rams tackling the nation’s environmental and energy challenges, and they’re running on biodiesel. Representatives from DaimlerChrysler hit the streets of St. Louis today in the new 2007 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Diesel Pickup to tout the benefits of clean, renewable biodiesel for America’s transportation system, the economy …

Are You Ready For Some Ethanol?

Omaha, Neb. (October 5, 2006) (AgNewsWire) The ethanol industry has kicked off a new promotion with tailgate parties and pump promotions centered around pro football games this fall. According to Reece Nanfito, Ethanol Promotion and Information Council’s (EPIC) senior director of marketing, promotions for the ag-based fuel are planned to take place prior to professional football match-ups around the country. …

MGEX Conference Call

The September Crop Report was released by USDA this morning. The Minneapolis Grain Exchange followed up with commentary on the report, as they do every month, in a conference call with reporters. This month’s commentator is Mike Krueger of The Money Farm. Listen to the MGEX September Crop Report Conference Call here. MGEX September (16:40 min MP3)

Commodity Markets By Cell Phone

(Saint Paul, MN – AgNewsWire) Commodity Update of Saint Paul, MN has successfully launched the first fully customizable cell phone delivery service for commodity markets. Commodity Update is the first service of its kind that delivers critical market data and other information instantly and directly to a user’s cell phone wherever they are. The service works on virtually any cell …


ID Info-ExpoOver the next three days (August 22-24) we’ll be bringing you reports on 30 speeches, presentations and panel discussions from this timely and informative meeting on animal ID and the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) currently being implemented by the US Department of Agriculture, the 50 states and various tribal governments.

Massey Ferguson® Tractors Receive AE50 Recognition

Massey FergusonDULUTH, GA – August 8, 2006 (AgNewsWire) — Massey Ferguson®, North America has received four AE50 awards from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Innovative Massey Ferguson products recognized by ASABE ranged from the 1500 Series compact tractors to the largest, high horsepower, fixed frame 8400 Series tractors. According to the organization, the awards recognize the “best and the brightest” from around the globe.

“It is always exciting to receive this kind of professional recognition for products introduced over the
past year,” says Eric Raby, vice president, marketing, Massey Ferguson, North America “These awards restate what our customers tell us. Innovative Massey Ferguson tractors are anticipating and meeting customer needs for improved productivity and profitability as never before.” (Full Release)