N.C. PSI, SAS Harness Power of Data to Feed the World

The world population is estimated to exceed 10 billion by 2050. Feeding that burgeoning population drives researchers at N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative and analytical software company SAS to find a solution quickly. “We’re at a critical point in human history where the threat of widespread hunger is more real than ever,” said Jim Goodnight, SAS CEO. “We have the opportunity …

Ag Media Summit is Going Virtual

2020 Ag Media Summit

Here is the official announcement from the Ag Media Summit. We were looking forward to seeing everyone at AMS 2020 in Kansas City. However, the safety and well-being of our participants is our priority. Based on growing concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our community’s ability to travel to the conference, the Ag Media Summit Steering …

Ethanol Report 7-31-20

Ethanol exports have taken a hit this year due to the pandemic, but there are still reasons to be optimistic about this important market for the industry. In this episode of The Ethanol Report, we hear from Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) General Counsel Ed Hubbard, who doubles as the organizations international trade expert. We also learn about a new program …

ZimmCast 651 – NCBA Virtual Newsroom and More

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, featuring weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders and all about what’s new, with a focus on agricultural marketing. In this week’s program you’ll hear from Marvin Kokes, Senior VP of Corporate Relations, NCBA. We talk about this week’s Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting and the virtual ag newsroom we created on AgNewsWire. From there …

AgTalks Kicks Off Town Hall Series

Iowa and national ag commodity leaders kicked off the first in a series of AgTalks virtual town hall meetings to discuss the future of agriculture, with a focus on trade and supply chains. Future meetings will be held over the next few weeks in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The AgTalks initiative is sponsored by Farmers for Free Trade, the …

Arizona-Based Company Announces Multiple Internal Promotions

Employees Promoted to Boost Efforts on Growing Sustainable Impact Worldwide Heliae® Agriculture is pleased to announce the promotion of two team members, Karl Wyant and Shelley Baugh. In an era of sustainable uncertainty, Heliae is focused on delivering solutions that make a difference to global caretakers now and in the future. With dedication to finding and growing the right talent …

Fed Cattle Exchange Acquired by Central Stockyards, LLC

The Fed Cattle Exchange, the only weekly fed cattle online auction for the cattle industry, has been acquired by Central Stockyards, LLC from 5150 Productions Company, LLC. Since 2016 the Fed Cattle Exchange has provided the cattle industry with weekly, cost-effective cattle auctions that provide a platform for price discovery through competitive bidding. The prices determined in the weekly auctions …

2020 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting

Cattle Industry Summer Meeting

The Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting features meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. The cattle industry comes together twice a year to discuss current issues as a group, to work on programs and initiatives, and to set the course we should take with our …

ZimmCast 470 – Preview of Virtual Agri-Marketing Conference

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, featuring weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders and all about what’s new, with a focus on agricultural marketing. This week’s program provides a preview of the National Agri-Marketing Association’s Virtual Agri-Marketing Conference which will be held August 11-13. Conference Chair Rebecca Ivey, Case IH, gives us a preview of the program. Hear from several …

2020 Ag Relations Council Golden ARC Awards Announced

Zoom provided the platform for this year’s virtual presentation of the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Golden ARC Awards. The top award – Golden ARC de Excellence – went to Padilla, with its “A Recipe for Success: Fruits and Vegetables are Key Ingredients for Healthier, Happier Lives” entry. Padilla staff Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak and Michelle Kijek created this award-winning marketing communications …

Novozymes Partners with NC State to Drive Solutions

Global biotech company Novozymes is partnering with NC State University to create a discovery to market pipeline that will create biological solutions for agriculture, animal and human health. The master research agreement will greenlight projects in N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative, which aims to redefine collaborative team science to feed, clothe, and fuel the world. “A partnership with NC State will …

Pork Producers Facing $5 Billion in Losses

With an estimated two million hogs still backed-up on farms, the nation’s pork producers are facing $5 billion in losses and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is urging Congress to act swiftly to preserve their livelihoods. According to an analysis by Dr. Steve Meyer, an economist with Kerns & Associates, based on lean hog futures prices on March 1 …

ZimmCast 469 – Looking Ahead to the Ag Media Summit

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast, featuring weekly interviews with agribusiness industry leaders and all about what’s new, with a focus on agricultural marketing. In this week’s episode I talk with Chris Clayton, Ag Policy Editor, DTN/The Progressive Farmer, who is the Steering Committee Chair for Ag Media Summit. The event was postponed to November 14-18 in Kansas City. The …

Ethanol Report 7-15-20

U.S. ethanol production is slowly clawing its way upward to more normal levels after reaching record lows in April, but it remains significantly lower than a year ago and the industry is hoping Congress will soon get a new stimulus bill passed to provide some aid. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency is not making decisions on important ethanol issues, such …

Peanut Industry Forms United States Peanut Federation

Peanut industry growers, shellers, and buying points have announced the formation of the United States Peanut Federation (USPF) to serve as a unified voice in Washington D.C. for all sectors of the peanut industry. USPF’s mission is to protect, promote, and improve business conditions for the peanut industry. The Federation is comprised of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, the American …