ZimmCast 674 – Live Event Previews – Tech Hub & SPGC

ZimmCast

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Cindy and I have been making travel plans for work! That’s something pretty rare since early last year. So we’ve got flights scheduled, hotel reservations and conferences registered. I guess it’s kind of like riding a bike. Pretty simple list of things that are needed so it has been just like we only missed …

Ethanol Report – RFA Summer Ethanol Promotions

It’s summertime and Americans are celebrating by hitting the road again after being mostly stuck at home last year. The Renewable Fuels Association is also celebrating by bringing back the ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ Contest offering weekly drawings for $100 in free fuel to participants for reporting prices of E15 and E85 on E85prices.com or on the E85Prices.com app In …

ACE Conference Plans Accelerate

The 34th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference is accelerating forward with plans for a live and in-person event August 18-20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ACE Senior Director of Operations and Programming Shannon Gustafson says the theme of the conference is Accelerate and they are planning a wild ride for the conference this year to celebrate being back in person. …

Daugherty Water for Food Podcast Episode 9

This episode of the Daugherty Water for Food podcast features Babak Safa, a postdoctoral research associate with the Water for Food Global Institute who specializes in agricultural meteorology, micro-meteorology and vegetation-atmosphere interaction. Safa analyzes eddy covariance flux data from installed systems to support remote sensing based model verification and water productivity estimates for several agricultural and natural ecosystems and projects …

Biofuels Coalition Disappointed in Supreme Court Decision

Biofuels Coalition

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday reversed an important aspect of the Tenth Circuit’s 2020 determination regarding small refinery exemption extensions granted by the previous administration. The four members of the coalition involved in the court case—the Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, American Coalition for Ethanol, and National Farmers Union—held a conference call for news media to discuss …

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 …