USDA Awards $300 Million for Ag Export Growth

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was joined by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to announce the allocation of $300 million to 66 U.S. organizations under the new Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP) to build demand for American food and farm exports in diverse markets around the world. During an embargoed press call Monday announcing the funding, Sen. Stabenow made brief comments …

Farmers find carbon equals cash when working with Truterra

In the first three years of its carbon program, Truterra pays over $21 million to farmers for the sequestration and reduction of over 1.1 million metric tons of carbon, positioning Truterra as a valuable source that connects food and ag companies with farmers to drive sustainable practices on farms Arden Hills, Minn., May 21, 2024 – Truterra, a leading agricultural …

MyLand Welcomes Lucy Mailloux as Director, Talent & Human Resources

Nurturing Employee Excellence: Mailloux to Elevate Talent Management and Engagement May 16, 2024 — Phoenix, Arizona — MyLand, a soil health company, today announced that Lucy Mailloux has joined the company’s leadership team as Director, Talent & Human Resources. With over 20 years of experience, Mailloux will oversee human resources initiatives that support the company’s growth and its employees’ professional …

ZimmCast 731 – Celebration of Modern Ag in DC

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The second Celebration of Modern Ag on the National Mall was bigger and better than the first in 2022 with over 50 exhibits spotlighting the Future of Food and Farming. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) partnered with member companies and ag organizations to hold the three-day event which featured combine harvesters, milking equipment, sprayers and planters, irrigation equipment, tractors …

GRAINCO FS Brings Digital Ag App, Expertise to Improve Farmer Customer On-Farm Efficiency, ROI

Ottawa, Ill. & Indianapolis (May 14, 2024) – New for the 2024 crop season, GRAINCO FS is offering myFS Agronomy as its latest digital agronomic tool for on-farm data-driven decision-making for its farmer customers in Kendall, LaSalle, and Grundy counties in Illinois. The new digital platform and app, developed with Intelinair, provides in-season and postseason actionable insights and analytics for …

MyLand Welcomes Two New Directors of Grower Relations to Reinforce its Dedication to Exceptional Service

Planting seeds for the future: MyLand expands support for growers in Texas, California, and Washington May 9, 2024 — Phoenix, Arizona — MyLand, a soil health company, today announced it has hired Landon Gheer and Gilbert (Gil) Rodriguez as its new Directors, Grower Relations to enhance the company’s support for its increasing number of growers across Texas, California, and Washington …

Rabo AgriFinance Names John Steeves as Head of Rural Business Economics, North America

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Seasoned financial services leader appointed to lead the Rural Management Team CHESTERFIELD, MO (May 6, 2024) – Rabo AgriFinance, a subsidiary of the global food and agriculture bank Rabobank, today announced John Steeves as its new Head of Rural Business Economics, North America, effective May 1, 2024. Steeves, a financial services veteran with more than thirty years of experience, will …

Future of Food and Farming on the National Mall

The Future of Food and Farming on the National Mall celebrates and showcases America’s equipment manufacturers, farmers, ranchers, and innovators, working together to drive the tradition of producing more with less environmental impact. The event is coordinated by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and is held the National Mall to allow the public interact with the equipment and get …

Ethanol Report on 40B SAF Tax Credit and Beyond

The 40B tax credit guidance and modified GREET model released April 30 by U.S. Treasury lays the groundwork for U.S. ethanol producers and farmers to participate in the emerging market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). But since 40B expires at the end of this year, all the attention will now turn to implementing the 45Z credit to start next year, …

Industry Veteran Chris Turner Joins Pivot Bio as Chief Commercial Officer

Former Head of U.S. Crop Science at Bayer to bring extensive expertise to propel Pivot Bio into next phase of growth. St. Louis, Missouri; Berkeley, California (May 1, 2024) — Pivot Bio, a leading sustainable agriculture company, announced today the appointment of industry veteran Chris Turner as Chief Commercial Officer. In this executive role, Turner will lead the company’s global …

Farmer Consultant Digs Into SAF Tax Credit Guidance

Iowa farmer and consultant Mitchell Hora, Continuum Ag, spent some time Wednesday morning breaking down the 40B sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit guidance released this week for farmers hoping to be eligible. There were over 400 farmers and other stakeholders on Hora’s webinar which ran for an hour and still was not able to address all the questions. Continuum …

Ethanol Industry Reacts to SAF Guidance

Ethanol industry stakeholders reacted to the 40B sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit guidance and modified GREET model released Tuesday by the Biden Administration. The new 40B GREET model will recognize GHG reductions from carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), renewable natural gas, and renewable power used to produce ethanol for qualifying SAF and include a “safe harbor” pilot program for …

Treasury Department Releases Guidance for SAF Credit

Tuesday afternoon the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance on the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Credit established by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The guidance released today will “catalyze innovation in the aviation industry and incentivize the production of cleaner and more sustainable aviation fuels,” said U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen during a House …

ZimmCast 730 – AWIS and Nitrogen Pulse

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. AWIS Weather Services started nearly 30 years ago as Agricultural Weather Information Services to serve Florida citrus growers who needed Ag Forecast Products. Staying true to their roots, AWIS continues to offer Ag Weather tools no one else has. Each state has a section for Animal Management, Field Crops, Fruit/Nut Crops, Irrigation Management, Nursery …