U.S. Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Farmobile in Farmers Edge Lawsuit

Leawood, Kan., August 17, 2020 — Today, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled in favor of Farmobile — Agriculture’s Independent Data Company — in the appeal brought by Farmers Edge in the case styled, Farmers Edge Inc. v. Farmobile LLC, et al. (Case No. 18-2900). Farmers Edge had sued Farmobile, along with its founders Jason Tatge, Farmobile CEO, …

Ethanol Report 8-14-20

In this episode of The Ethanol Report, we cover a number of different topics on the ethanol front. First, we head to South Dakota for the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, where the Renewable Fuels Association once again provided free fuel and ethanol education for bikers, with the new addition of ethanol-based hand sanitizer as a giveaway. RFA’s Robert White, former …

Canadian Federal Court Announces Final Trial Date to Resolve Patent Dispute between Farmobile and Farmers Edge

Farmobile seeks justice in long-standing claim for patent infringement Farmobile, Agriculture’s Independent Data Company, today announced that the Federal Court of Canada (Court File No. T-449-17) set April 19, 2021 as the final trial date in Farmobile’s patent infringement lawsuit against Farmers Edge Inc. (Farmers Edge). In the Canadian lawsuit, Farmobile seeks over $20 million CAD in damages and an …

President Considering Reciprocal Tariffs on Brazil Ethanol

President Donald Trump was asked about efforts to lower or eliminate Brazil’s tariffs on U.S. ethanol during a press conference this week. “I think that as far as Brazil is concerned, if they do tariffs, we have to have an equalization of tariffs,” President Trump responded. “It’s called reciprocal tariffs and you may be seeing something on that very soon.”

EPA Reviewing RFS Gap Year Waiver Requests

During a visit to Wisconsin this week, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler was once again questioned about the status of so-called “gap year” waiver requests from refineries asking for relief from their Renewable Fuel Standard obligations from previous years. Because the petitions go back as much as eight years, Wheeler said he is not sure how long it will …

USDA Announces More Eligible Commodities for CFAP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has added new commodities to the list covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and is extending the deadline to apply for the program to September 11th. Additional commodities now eligible for the program include a variety of specialty crops like pumpkins, rutabagas, shallots, tangelos; all types of sheep; aquaculture such as catfish, …

2020 Virtual Agri-Marketing Conference

NAMA 2020 Virtual Agri-Marketing Conference

The 2020 Agri-Marketing Conference is a virtual one. This virtual newsroom will provide you with interviews and more as we collect content to share. A fantastic virtual platform is lined up, everything is ship shape and ready to set sail. The virtual conference will feature: A virtual trade show Best of NAMA Awards ceremony Virtual happy hours and the chance …

RFA Promoting Ethanol at 80th Sturgis Rally

The 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally gets underway in South Dakota this weekend, and the Renewable Fuels Association will be setting up once again at the legendary Buffalo Chip Campground to spread the good news about ethanol and motorcycles. RFA will again host Free Fuel Happy Hours at the rally, providing a free tank of 93 octane E10 (10% ethanol) …

Ethanol Celebrates 15th Anniversary of the RFS

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) commemorated the 15th anniversary of President George W. Bush’s signing of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which created the Renewable Fuel Standard, by releasing a new report detailing how the policy has driven innovation in the ethanol industry to benefit the nation. President Bush signed the act August 8, 2005. Link to report RFA …

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

ZimmCast

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 …