Farmers and Ranchers Committed to US Food Supply

America’s farmers and ranchers are committed to doing all they can do to maintain the nation’s food supply amid growing challenges posed by COVID-19. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president Zippy Duvall, along with Chalmers Carr, a peach farmer in South Carolina, and John Boelts, a produce farmer in Arizona, gave an update on how farmers are dealing with the …

Coronavirus is Latest Threat to Ethanol Industry

The impact that coronavirus is having on the energy markets is just the latest threat to the solvency of the U.S. ethanol industry, coming on top of weather, trade disputes and small refinery waivers that hurt producers last year. In a media conference call Thursday, Renewable Fuels Association leaders discussed the impact of these hits on ethanol producers and the …

NCBA Urges Steps to Maintain Beef Supply

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is working to maintain an adequate supply of beef for U.S. consumers during the current COVID-19 outbreak. NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane says they have taken a number of steps to help protect the value chain, starting with sending a request to Vice President Mike Pence for assurance that meat inspection …

Agriculture Groups Urge Action on Farm Labor

The Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to recognize all H-2A as well as any other non-immigrant visa petition involving an agricultural worker visa consular processing functions as essential and direct U.S. Consulates to treat all agricultural worker appointments as emergency visa services. AWC is comprised of more than a dozen agricultural organizations, including American …

NBB Kicks Off 2020 Biodiesel Branding Program

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) celebrated National Biodiesel Day this year by kicking off its 2020 vehicle branding program with the theme “Biodiesel: Better. Cleaner. Now!” NBB encourages biodiesel users to promote their use of biodiesel and share its benefits by applying for matching funds to be used for vehicle branding initiatives which may include wraps, stickers, or other innovative …

ZimmCast 639 – Conversation with BigIron Realty

ZimmCast

This episode of the ZimmCast features Mark Stock, co-founder of BigIron Realty. He’s a farmer, auctioneer and investor and has a keen awareness of the farmer’s perspective. Mark discusses the best strategies for buying, selling or using farmland to raise capital and what buyers need to know when purchasing farmland and property tax rules to explore and other ways farmers …

Ethanol Report 3-16-20

This episode of The Ethanol Report features an update on the 10th Circuit Court case and the Trump Administration considering an appeal, as well as how the Coronavirus is putting that on the back burner, and industrial ethanol is in demand to make hand sanitizer. The podcast features comments from from Badger State Ethanol CEO Erik Huschitt, National Corn Growers …

Liberty Brings Back Women’s Bibs After Nearly Two Decades

Reintroduced products offer female-specific fit, iconic durability and new fabric technology Liberty, an iconic American brand and manufacturer of bib overalls since 1912, has reintroduced its line of women’s bibs after discontinuing the female-focused products 18 years ago. The new line includes both denim and duck bib overalls that offer the unwavering quality and craftsmanship Liberty is known for, while …

Farmers, Biofuel Producers Urge Trump to Support RFS

Farmer leaders and biofuel producers from the Midwest today expressed their concerns about news that the Trump administration has reversed course and decided to side with oil companies in their court battle against biofuels. The debate centers around a unanimous court decision that would halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) abuse of Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel …

Rep. Yoho Introduces Bipartisan Ag Labor Bill

House Agriculture Committee member Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) has introduced the “Labor Certainty for Food Security Act” (HR 6083) to “bring relief to America’s farmers and ranchers who are struggling to find steady, reliable labor.” Cosponsors of the bill include Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), Andy Barr (R-KY), Neal Dunn (R-FL), David Rouzer (R-NC), Ted Bud (R-NC), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Mike …

AMVAC® Announces 10 New Products in 2020

AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® company, announces 10 new products in 2020. The announcement is a result of the corporation’s successful legacy of acquisitions and its “Innovation with Speed and Discipline” product development process, concentrating on specific, customer-focused solutions. “AMVAC’s recent product innovations have strengthened our crop protection portfolio allowing us to offer growers more trusted solutions. Our ‘10 in 2020’ …

Veris Technologies Introduces Vision for Decisions™

New Embedded Seeding Support Tools Available to Growers At the 2020 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Veris Technologies introduced Vision for Decisions™ a new seeding environment decision support system to help growers improve seedbeds, planter performance, and population scripts. Vision for Decisions utilizes iScan+ soil and implement sensors embedded in tillage tools and planters along with grower input to maximize …

Precision Ag Reviews Ranks Top Five Products According to Farmers

Over 3,000 reviews submitted to independent farmer resource last year (Columbus, Ohio) – Precision Ag Reviews, an independent resource to help farmers make decisions about precision ag equipment, has ranked the top five products of 2019 according to thousands of reviews received by farmers. “More than 3,000 reviews of precision farming products were submitted to Precision Ag Reviews online and …

2020 Commodity Classic

2020 Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic is February 27-29, 2020 – America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural & educational experience! This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2020 Commodity Classic Photo Album Audio Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue remarks on stage 31:05 Audio – Press Conferences Secretary of Agriculture …

Partnership Testing 100 Percent Biodiesel in Fleet Trucks

A new partnership is conducting a year-long test project to demonstrate viability of 100 percent biodiesel (B100) in high-mileage fleet applications. Under this partnership, five trucks owned by ADM will be outfitted with Optimus Technologies’ Vector fuel system, an innovative technology that enables diesel engines to run almost entirely on sustainable biodiesel. The trucks will be used in daily fleet …