2021 Alltech ONE Ideas Conference

The 2021 Alltech ONE Ideas Conference (ONE) launches virtually on June 22-24, featuring tracks in the aqua, beef, crop science, dairy, equine, health and wellness, pet, pig, and poultry sectors. Now in its 37th year, Alltech’s global agri-food conference continues to be an invaluable resource, uniting thought-leaders and changemakers in an exploration of the power of science, sustainability and storytelling. …

Rep. Randy Feenstra is Passionate About Biofuels

Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-IA) is new to Congress this year, winning the seat from Rep. Steve King in Iowa’s 4th congressional district. That district includes includes Sioux City, Ames, Mason City, Fort Dodge, Boone and Carroll so agriculture and biofuels are a big deal for Feenstra. In this interview with Tony St. James of Texas, Rep. Feenstra talks about biofuels …

ASTA Announces New Leaders and Award Recipients

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) announced its newly-elected officer team and honored industry award winners during its 2021 Policy & Leadership Development Conference this week in Washington, D.C. Brad May of BASF will officially take office as ASTA Chair on July 1, taking over from outgoing chair John Latham, Latham Seeds. First Vice Chair for the coming year is …

MyLand Announces New Senior Director of Marketing

Shelley Baugh to Assist with Positioning Soil Health Company as Regenerative Agriculture Leader MyLand Company, LLC (“MyLand”) announced today the hiring of Shelley Baugh as Senior Director of Marketing. Shelley will be responsible for leading all marketing initiatives, communications, and public relations for the organization. Based in Phoenix, she will work directly with Peter Williams, Chief Executive Officer, to showcase …

Senate Hearing Examines Cattle Markets

The Senate Committee on Agriculture held a hearing Wednesday on “Examining Markets, Transparency, and Prices from Cattle Producer to Consumer” to address a wide range of issues, including the urgent need for robust price discovery and differing industry views on how to achieve it, greater market transparency and oversight, and expanded beef processing capacity. Among the witnesses was Mark Gardiner, …

Field Notes From Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 12

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 …

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 …

MyLand Announces Appointment of Dr. Pradeep Monga to the Board of Directors, Strengthens Commitment to Global Land and Environmental Agenda

Soil Health Company adds Former Deputy Executive Secretary of UNCCD to its Board MyLand Company LLC (“MyLand”) announced today the appointment of Dr. Pradeep Monga, former Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to the Board of Directors. This appointment elevates the company as a global leader in soil health and regenerative agriculture and positions it at …

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 …