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.
Consumer Education Is Key To Ethanol Effort
Omaha, Neb. (February 16, 2006) (AgNewsWire) The ethanol industry is riding on a wave of momentum created in the wake of President Bush’s State of the Union address and new commitments to ethanol by U.S. auto manufacturers. However, the industry must meet the enthusiasm with education, according to Tom Slunecka, executive director of the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council, or EPIC.
Producers Need To Evaluate Crop Insurance Options Carefully
Des Moines, Iowa (AgNewsWire) The Bush administration’s fiscal year 2007 budget includes proposals to enhance crop insurance coverage, and reduce costs to deliver the program, so that crop insurance will provide coverage that is sufficient to sustain most farmers in times of loss. Because the current budget situation in Washington is tight, farmers can no longer expect to receive federal aid when disaster strikes, which makes crop insurance more important than ever and means it is vital for farmers to have the right crop insurance plan for their particular operation.
MFA Health Track Director Elected President of NCBA
Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) – A Missouri cattle producer who is also the director of MFA Health Track Beef Alliance is now wearing yet another hat as the new leader of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Mike John of Huntsville, Mo was elected president of the 230,000 member organization on February 4 in Denver, CO.
MFA Health Track Developer Recognized With Regional Beef Industry Vision Award
(Columbia, MO) (AgNewsWire) The primary developer of the MFA Health Track program was recognized at the recent Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Denver as a 2006 Beef Industry Vision Award regional winner. As regional winner, Dr. Kent Haden was a finalist for the national award which recognizes outstanding beef innovations which have been incorporated into cattle operations and helped to enhanced the individual business as well as the cattle industry overall.
EU Approves YieldGard® Rootworm
St. Louis, MO, (February 2, 2006 – AgNewsWire)– The European Union’s (EU) recent decision to approve YieldGard® Rootworm Corn for food ingredients has paved the way for YieldGard Rootworm to be used in human foods in Europe.
Beef Recipe Scores For Super Bowl Parties
Columbia, MO (AgNewsWire) Beef is always a sure favorite to win on Super Bowl Sunday and this year’s number one recipe pick from the Missouri Beef Industry Council is Taco Beef Nuggets with Tejano Dipping Sauce, according to program coordinator Emily Melies.
Crop1 Can Help Farmers Get A GRIP
(Des Moines, IA – AgNewsWire) Group Risk Income Protection, or GRIP, could provide more effective crop insurance coverage for some farmers, according to authorized Crop 1 Insurance representatives.
National Biodiesel Conference Blog Announced
(Holts Summit, MO – January 30, 2006 – AgNewsWire) Constantly updated information will be available from the 3rd Annual National Biodiesel Conference February 5-8 in San Diego on a new web log – blog.biodieselconference.org.
DomestiFuel Blog Takes Off
(Holts Summit, MO January 27, 2006 – AgNewsWire) Daily news and information on the rapidly expanding renewable fuels industry can be found on the Web log, DomesticFuel (www.domesticfuel.com). The site was developed by ZimmComm New Media, LLC, a new media communications company, based in Missouri.
Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company Acquires Crop1 Insurance
West Des Moines, Iowa (AgNewsWire) – Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company announced today that it has acquired the Des Moines-based Crop1 Insurance Direct, Inc.
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.
“World Dairy Diary” Blog Provides Daily Dairy Commentary
Holts Summit, MO (AgNewsWire) Two companies have recently signed on to sponsor “World Dairy Diary,” (www.worlddairydiary.com) the first weblog devoted to news, information and commentary for and about the dairy industry.
Wichita Residents Embrace Ethanol
OMAHA, NE. (January 13, 2006, 2005 – AgNewsWire) – Wichita, Kansas residents turned to ethanol-enriched fuel in record numbers this fall, according to recently released market data from a partnership promotion between Kwik Shop stores and the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC).