Field Notes From Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 10

Field Notes From Koch Agronomic Services

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. The experts we’ve heard from on our previous episodes have covered topics ranging from how different crops use nitrogen to the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship and how growers and retailers work together to choose the …

FarmlandFinder Announces Online Farm Sale-Leaseback Program

As a part of its mission to make land sales simple, instant and online, FarmlandFinder is announcing a sale-leaseback program as a part of its online marketplace for farmland. “Talking with farmers, there is a contagious curiosity to find ways to unlock equity that’s tied up in their land without giving up control of the property or taking on additional …

Crop Insurers Hear from Senate Ag Committee Leaders

Organizations representing crop insurance companies held a virtual joint 2021 Crop Insurance Convention on February 9 where they heard from the leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR). American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) executive director Scott Graves welcomed Sen. Boozman, while Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) executive vice president …

2021 Virtual CIRB Annual Meeting

2021 CIRB Annual Meeting

The virtual 57th annual Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Annual meeting, hosted on Zoom, is being held February 4, 2021. Meeting agenda This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Images 2021 CIRB Annual Meeting Photo Album Audio Presentations and Interviews Wrap up interview with Michael Torrey, …

Land O’Lakes Sustainability Business Truterra Launches TruCarbon™, the First Farmer-Owned Carbon Program

TruCarbon Promises Streamlined Experience for Farmers; Novel Approach for Buyers to Incentivize Change at Scale TruCarbon Launching With Microsoft as First Secured Buyer Arden Hills, Minn., February 4, 2021 – Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business and subsidiary of Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives, today announced the launch of TruCarbon, a transformational new carbon program that will …

Senators Question EPA Nominee on RFS and WOTUS

The Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and the Renewable Fuel Standard were two topics Environmental Protection Agency nominee Michael Regan addressed during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) called WOTUS the “one that everyone ought to be concerned about because that’s the number one issue.” Regan, who …

AgWiki Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Through StartEngine

AgWiki, a new tech company in the field of agriculture information, announces the launch of its equity crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine https://startengine.com/agwiki. Even with nearly one billion people worldwide working in the agricultural industry, there are still over 700 million people going to bed hungry every night. AgWiki aims to help solve this problem by being a central place where …

Tom Vilsack Senate Ag Confirmation Hearing

Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee Tuesday questioned former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack about his goals if confirmed to return to his old job as the new Secretary of Agriculture. (4:36) Vilsack discussed his plans for the biofuels industry in response to a question from Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). (1:37) Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) asked Vilsack how he will support …

Yara Celebrates 75 Years in North America

Yara North America is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a leading crop nutrition solutions provider, working toward a mission to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet. For the past 75 years, Yara has helped farmers in North America produce better, healthier crops through nutrition fertilizers, industrial products and digital farming tools. Yara’s crop nutrition solution approach is centered …

2021 IFAJ Awards Submission Deadline is February 19

IFAJ

It is that time if you want to enter the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Awards program. IFAJ contests recognize the world’s best ag journalism. Reflecting the many ways agricultural journalists and communicators reach their audiences around the globe, IFAJ’s contests celebrate excellence in print, photography, audio, video and online media. IFAJ’s award program is part of the Federation’s deep …

Daugherty Water for Food Podcast – Episode 5

This episode of the Daugherty Water for Food podcast features a discussion on water law with the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center. Water regulations, and the subsidies and penalties that follow them, are not easy to change when a major weather event impacts water storage and use. As more and more weather events occur due to climate change, some advocates …

Ethanol Report 1-28-21

In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we hear from three Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) staff members about the organization’s efforts in advocacy, safety, and education. Troy Bredenkamp is RFA’s brand new Senior Vice President for Government & Public Affairs in the Washington D.C. office and he could not be coming on board at a more critical time for the …

China Starting to Buy U.S. Ethanol

Reports that China is buying U.S. ethanol again sent a positive message to the industry Tuesday that the Phase One trade agreement promises may yet be met. During an investor call, Archer Daniels Midland Co-Chief Financial Officer Ray Young said they believe China has already made commitments “in the first half of the year for U.S. ethanol equal to the …

Iowa Governor Supports Higher Biofuels Blends

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds once again addressed the annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit this week, something she has done every year as governor, as well as multiple years prior as lieutenant governor, but the first time in a virtual format. Gov. Reynolds said she was looking forward to working with the new Biden Administration to grow demand for biofuels around …

Heliae® Agriculture Adds New Seed Treatment Product to Portfolio

Heliae® Agriculture is strengthening its product portfolio with the introduction of PhycoTerra® ST, a new seed treatment formulation specifically designed to supercharge the seed microbiome, improving the ability for soil to provide necessary water and nutrients to the developing seed and ultimately improving crop yield. PhycoTerra® ST has a unique formulation that allows growers to tap into the potential of …