Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 4

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services, where we break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. The Decision-Making Process …

RFA Calls on President to Reject Refinery Waivers

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Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper penned a letter to President Donald Trump June 11 on the anniversary of his appearance at an Iowa ethanol plant calling on him to reject attempts to grant the oil industry more waivers from renewable fuel obligations. “One year ago today, you visited Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs to join …

COVID Cuts Revenue Prospects for Corn Crop

A new analysis from the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is projecting a drastic drop in 2020 revenues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with impacts persisting into 2021. NCGA President Kevin Ross says the latest analysis projects a $59 per acre average revenue decline for the 2019 corn crop and an $89 per acre average revenue decline for …

Ethanol Report 6-11-20

One year after President Trump visited Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) to celebrate allowing E15 to be sold in the summer months, the ethanol industry is facing its toughest year ever, despite the fact that sales of E15 have indeed increased significantly. In this edition of the Ethanol Report podcast, we take a look back at President Trump’s visit and …

President Trump at Iowa Ethanol Plant – One Year Later

One year ago on June 11, 2019, President Donald Trump made a victorious visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to celebrate regulatory changes that would finally allow year-round retail sales of 15% ethanol (E15). At the event, the President also heard from farmers and ethanol industry leaders about the devastating impact of RFS …

ZimmCast 647 – AAEA Celebrating 100 Years

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In this week’s program I’m sharing a conversation with Gil Gullickson, Crops Technology Editor for Successful Farming magazine/Agriculture.com. We talk about the 100 year celebration of the AAEA, The Agricultural Communicators Network. We also talk about this year’s Ag Media Summit which has been moved to November. Listen to the ZimmCast here: Subscribe to the ZimmCast in: iTunes Google Play …

Ag Retailers Urge Immediate Stay of Dicamba Order

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) President and CEO Daren Coppock is urging EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to take immediate action regarding the Ninth Circuit vacature of three dicamba labels. “This decision by the Ninth Circuit is an overreach and must be corrected immediately,” Coppock said in a letter to Wheeler on Friday. In this interview, Coppock talks about how the …

RFA Economist on E15 Growth and Ethanol Industry Recovery

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A year ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, at the direction of President Donald Trump, issued a final rule allowing retailers to sell 15% ethanol (E15) gas year-round in all parts of the country. That action created an increase in sales of E15 to more than 450 million gallons in 2019. Meanwhile, U.S. ethanol production continues a slow recovery, inching …

AMVAC Conducts On-Farm Testing of SIMPAS System

AMVAC, an American Vanguard Company, has just completed on-farm testing in five states for its new SIMPAS™ prescriptive application system. Farmers and retailers tested the systems in Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Arkansas. Participating retailers include: Asmus Farm Supply, Harvest Land Co-op, Helena Agri-Enterprises, Nutrien Ag Solutions, and Simplot Grower Solutions. Set to launch commercially through select Trimble dealers in …

American Coalition for Ethanol Update

As the coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating economic impact on the ethanol industry, meetings have also been changing to hopefully give more producers the ability to attend. The American Coalition for Ethanol‘s Annual Conference will now be held in conjunction with the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) & Expo in Omaha, Nebraska, on August 25. FEW had already …

Heliae Introduces Regenerative Agriculture and Soil Health Programs to Canada

Ron Taylor to lead the launch of Heliae Agriculture within Canada Heliae® Agriculture is pleased to announce the addition of Ron Taylor as Canadian General Manager to lead their regenerative agriculture initiatives expansion in Canada. Relentlessly focused on addressing soil concerns for the next 50 years, Heliae is introducing innovative new biological products that enhance soil health and thereby improving …

AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS LLC ANNOUNCES NEW OWNERSHIP

The company focused on regenerative agriculture practices and products ends financial partnership with Intergro, Inc. Agricultural Solutions LLC, an agribusiness dedicated to the development of sustainable innovations to improve agriculture through the enhancement of plant and soil microbiomes, announced today that they have ended their financial partnership with Intergro, Inc., however Intergro will remain a distributor for their crustacean meal …

Ethanol Report 5-29-20

As America gets moving again, ethanol is ready to fuel summer adventures. Ethanol production is slowly climbing back up after hitting historic lows due to coronavirus restrictions keeping people from traveling. Now that people are getting back on the road and in the water, Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Industry Affairs Robert White talks about some of their summertime …

NPPC Urges Senate Action on Relief for Hog Farmers

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) hosted a press briefing Thursday with four pork producers to talk about the need for immediate aid and urge the U.S. Senate to adopt livestock agriculture provisions included in COVID-relief legislation recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The impact of COVID-19 has caused hog values to plummet, creating a financial disaster for …

ZimmCast 646 – The Alltech ONE Virtual Experience

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This program provides a wrap-up of the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience, including an interview with Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech President/CEO, who provides a summary of how the event unfolded and some key takeaways. I also share my interview with event keynoter, Dr. Frank Mitloehner, UC-Davis, who spoke on Clearing the Air: Debunking the Myths of Agriculture. Listen to the ZimmCast …