Ethanol Report Year in Review 2022

For the first time in several years the good news outweighed the bad for the ethanol industry in 2022. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper takes a look at the year in review for the industry and takes a peek at what 2023 may have in store. 22:42 The Ethanol Report …

ZimmCast 703 – Introducing AgriCap Group, LLC

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. I’m Chuck Zimmerman. As you know, our theme here on AgWired has always been, “What’s new in the world of agribusiness.” And in this program we’re going to learn about a relatively new way for farmers, ag processors and cooperatives to have more control over their own risk protection. There is more to the …

Truterra and Soil and Water Conservation Society-led Research Demonstrates Value of Cover Crops for the Environment

On-farm trials in Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska[1] were net-carbon negative[2], cut erosion in half Arden Hills, Minn. and Ankeny, Iowa (December 14, 2022) – Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes, Inc., and the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) announced preliminary findings from the first of a three-year on-farm trial to evaluate the field-scale benefits of cover crops to …

ZimmCast 702 – Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

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I’m in Chicago this week for the ASTA CSS & Seed Expo. This is the last year for the event to be held in Chicago as it moves to Orlando, FL in 2023. I can certainly live with that change! Nothing like Florida in the winter. I met one of the international attendees yesterday who lives in Kenya and is …

DWFI Podcast 20 – Christopher Neale, DWFI

In this episode of the Water for Food Podcast, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) Director of Communications Frances Hayes sits down with her colleague and DWFI’s Director of Research Dr. Christopher Neale. Dr. Neale shares how his technical research translates to a more sustainable agricultural system through more precise use of water and savings for farmers. Dr. Neale …

ASTA CSS & Seed Expo 2022 “Farewell Chicago”

The theme of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo 2022 December 5-8 is “Farewell Chicago” to commemorate this last year the historic event will be held in that location before it moves to the Hyatt Regency Orlando in 2023. After 77 years of holding this event in Chicago, and specifically, 45 years at the Hyatt Regency …

RFA CEO Discusses EPA Proposal

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Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper held a telephone media call with reporters Thursday shortly after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposed rule to establish required Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes and percentage standards for 2023, 2024, and 2025, as well as to propose a series of important modifications to strengthen and expand the RFS program. …

Verdant Robotics Raises $46.5 Million to Reduce Ag Chemicals, Improve Farm Profits

Multi-action autonomous robot delivers simultaneous solutions beyond weeding Verdant Robotics announced the close of a $46.5 million Series A funding to scale its advanced robotic technology and accelerate broad adoption of its regenerative and precision ag solutions. Lead investor Cleveland Avenue was joined by DCVC Bio, Future Ventures, SeaX Ventures and all existing investors, including Autotech Ventures, Cavallo Ventures, and …

Ethanol Report on Carbon Pipeline Projects

New pipeline projects in the Midwest utilizing Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration (CCUS), also called Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), technology offer the opportunity for the ethanol industry to lead the way to a net zero energy future and the Renewable Fuels Association is supporting that pathway for its members. In this episode of the Ethanol Report podcast we hear …

MyLand Company Completes $12M First Closing of Series B Funding to Advance Scale-up of Soil-as-a-ServiceTM in Key Regions

The new funding will significantly expand MyLand’s approach to regenerative agriculture in California, Arizona, Florida, Texas, and the Pacific Northwest PHOENIX, AZ — MyLand Company Inc. (“MyLand”), a soil health company, announced today the recent successful first closing of its Series B financing round led by The Borden Family Trust and Waterpoint Lane. The new $12M investment will fuel MyLand’s …

Soil Regen Co-Owner Breaks National Dryland Corn Yield Record

Soil Regen is proud to share that co-founder and first-generation farmer, Russell Hedrick has submitted an entry of 459.51 bushels per acre to the North Carolina Corn Growers Association. The yield bests the current national yield record of 442 bushels per acre held by Francis Childs.  “The average corn yield for Catawba County is somewhere between 100 and 124 bushels …

ZimmCast 701 – A View from the Top with Syngenta Crop Protection

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode I’m going to share some interviews with Syngenta leadership from the company’s crop protection media summit. So, let’s learn what’s new with Syngenta Crop Protection. First I’ll share my conversation with Vern Hawkins, President, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, followed by Jeff Cecil, Head of North America Crop Protection Marketing. Vern will …

AgGateway 2022 Annual Conference

“Create, Engage, Grow – 2.0” is the theme for the AgGateway 2022 Annual Conference, November 14-16 at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Beach, Florida. The AgGateway Annual Conference is a benchmarking event, where the industry gathers to understand the state of interconnectivity in agriculture, what the association and its membership has accomplished over the past year, and the core …

MyLand Offers Educational Webinars

MyLand Company, LLC (“MyLand), a company dedicated to the advancement of soil health and regenerative agriculture, will hold two free educational webinars on November 17th and 29th at 9 a.m. PST to promote the perspective of Soil-as-a-Service. This new paradigm of soil health will help growers to better understand and enhance the natural capabilities of their soils.  The free webinar opportunities will …

DWFI Podcast 19 – Renee San Souci, Omaha Tribe Member

In this episode of the Water for Food Podcast, DWFI Director of Communications Frances Hayes caught up with Renee San Souci at the 2022 Platte River Basin Conference in Kearney, Nebraska. Renee was a featured speaker at the conference, providing a tribal perspective on creating vibrant, resilient solutions for the future of the people and wildlife who depend on the …