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 …

EPA Administrator on RFS Waivers

During a hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler was questioned by senators on both sides of the Renewable Fuel Standard regarding requests for waivers from both the petroleum industry and some oil state governors. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), who spearheaded a letter to Wheeler from oil state senators, expressed his dissatisfaction with the …

The Alltech ONE Virtual Experience

Alltech has always been ahead of the curve as an animal health company and they are leading the way when it comes to response to the COVID-19. The global company was the first to make changes in a conference by announcing on March 9 that its annual ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE) would go on as a virtual event. …

President Trump Announces Direct Assistance to Farmers

President Donald Trump Tuesday announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “These payments will compensate farmers for losses related to the global pandemic caused by China,” said President Trump, who was joined making the announcement …

FMH Expands Complete Farm Insurance Solutions with Dairy Revenue Protection

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH) today announced it will be offering the federal crop insurance product Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) beginning this July, further expanding FMH’s Complete Farm Insurance Solutions™ product suite. DRP protects against losses in milk revenue caused by changes in market prices and production, giving dairy producers peace of mind when it comes to …

Ethanol Report 5-15-20

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on the U.S. ethanol industry, slashing production by half and leading to the idling of scores of plants across rural America. But there are positive signs that demand is starting to increase again. Meanwhile, Congress is considering a new aid package with help for biofuels, the Renewable Fuel Standard is facing …

ZimmCast 645 – AgCareers in a COVID-19 World

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This episode features a conversation with Erika Osmundson, Director of Marketing and Communications, AgCareers.com, about how the pandemic situation has affected job seekers and ag companies looking for employees. She shares some information from industry surveys they have conducted. Listen to the ZimmCast here: Subscribe to the ZimmCast in: iTunes Google Play Stitcher Spotify Your favorite rss reader/browser

RFA Update on COVID-19 Impacts on Ethanol Industry

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The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to have a devastating impact on the U.S. ethanol industry, slashing production by half and leading to the idling of scores of plants across rural America. Meanwhile, Congress is considering its newest aid package, the Renewable Fuel Standard is facing new threats, and the ethanol industry is arising as an important supplier of alcohol for …

Benson Hill Contracts 30,000 Acres of Premium Soybean for 2020

Production for food and feed markets to deliver superior ingredient and meal benefits Benson Hill, a crop improvement company dedicated to unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants to develop healthier, more sustainable food choices, today announced it has contracted 30,000 acres to advance its cutting-edge soybean varieties through partnerships in the consumer food, animal feed and aquaculture markets. Grown …