USDA Announces Trade and Food Aid

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $2.3 billion to help American producers maintain and develop markets for their commodities and use U.S. commodities to bolster international food aid. Consistent with a bipartisan request from the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, USDA is utilizing funds from the Commodity Credit Corporation …

Ethanol Report with RFA Chairman Erik Huschitt

The Renewable Fuels Association held its annual membership meeting in Des Moines last month and Erik Huschitt, CEO of Badger State Ethanol, was re-elected as chairman of the organization. Huschitt, of Monroe, Wisc., has been with Badger State since January 2002 and currently serves as president of the Wisconsin BioFuels Association. He also has spent years on the board of …

2023 NAMA Fall Conference

2023 NAMA Fall Conference

It’s time for the 2023 NAMA Fall Conference. FERTILE GROUND. FORWARD THINKING. Join NAMA and your agri-marketing colleagues in Clayton, MO, October 9-11. At the Fall Conference, informative educational sessions will leave you with valuable tips, and you’ll enjoy unbeatable networking opportunities to build lasting connections. Between dynamic keynoters, thought -provoking breakouts and a fun ag tour, you’ll gain new …

American Vanguard Expands Latin American Presence by Acquiring Punto Verde in Ecuador

Newport Beach, CA – October 9, 2023 -American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD) announced today that its subsidiary AMVAC LATAM has acquired Punto Verde, a well-established distributor in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to strengthen its product portfolio and market access in the Latin American region. AMVAC LATAM is a key player in the Latin American agricultural sector and has become a leader in …

Minnesota Farmer Takes Over as NCGA President

Harold Wolle, a corn farmer from Madelia, Minn., took over as president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA)this week. During a press conference Tuesday, Wolle talked about his goals over the next year, saying reauthorizing a farm bill that reflects the priorities of corn growers will be a pressing concern. He also noted that he plans to push for …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 31

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (KAS) breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Reaping the Benefits of Cover Crops In this episode, we’ll learn more about the benefits of cover crops and how they can fit into your nutrient management plan. KAS technical agronomists, Lacie Thomas and Evan …

Trump Visits Farmers in Iowa to Campaign

Former President Donald Trump spent Sunday in Iowa talking to farmers about what his administration did for them and what he hopes to do for them in a second term. From trade deals to WOTUS to ethanol, Trump touted his support of farmers during a speech in Ottumwa. “The American farmer is a big deal,” said Trump. “I will remain …

Fusionware Hires Seasoned Vice President of Sales, Lon Gretillat, to Lead Continued Growth

(Idaho Falls, ID – October 3, 2023) – Fusionware, a leading agriculture supply chain platform that enables companies to digitize their processes from the farm to freight, has named Lon Gretillat as vice president of sales to lead their continued growth. “Lon brings a great combination of industry and sales experience that will enable us to rapidly expand across the …

USDA Agribusiness Trade Mission Delegation Visits Chile

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor led an agribusiness delegation to Santiago, Chile this week with representatives from the U.S. food and agriculture sectors and state departments of agriculture. “As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of U.S.-Chile relations, I am honored to lead such an incredible group as we work with Chilean importers on expanding …

2023 Ag Outlook Forum

The ninth annual Ag Outlook Forum, hosted by AgBizKC and Agri-Pulse Communications, was held September 25, 2023 in Kansas City. The event featured top economists, industry leaders and government officials offering insights into trending food and agriculture issues. EPA’s Senior Advisor for Agriculture Rod Snyder 41:06 Snyder talked about the agency’s commitment to biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). …

Corn Ethanol and EPA Science Advisory Group

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) heard testimony Thursday from ethanol organizations challenging a recent report on the climate impacts of corn ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The workgroup draft commentary was sent to EPA Administrator Michael Regan regarding the RFS “Set” Rule. Dr. Sheila Olmstead, University of Texas at Austin Professor of Public Affairs, …

ZimmCast 718 – Opening of the Ag Innovation Campus

ZimmCast

Last week the Ag Innovation Campus held its grand opening in Crookston, MN. You can see lots of photos and interviews in the virtual newsroom I published on AgNewsWire.com. I’m going to share some of those interviews in the episode. Before getting to the AIC facility I met a group of farmers and other ag leaders in Fargo, ND to …

Ethanol Report on Environmental Benefits

One might think that after nearly two decades of the Renewable Fuel Standard that the environmental benefits of corn ethanol would be accepted, but one might be wrong. According to a draft report from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB), the effectiveness of the RFS in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions “remains highly uncertain from a scientific perspective” …

Agtonomy, On-Target Collaborate to Advance All-Electric Implement Ecosystems

Agtonomy Debuts Autonomous Electrostatic Smart Spray Integration at FIRA USA Salinas, Calif. – September 19, 2023 – Agtonomy, a leading software and services company specializing in advanced autonomous and AI solutions for agriculture, announced today a partnership with OnTarget to develop an all-electric, electrostatic autonomous smart sprayer, ushering in the next generation of advanced, smart spray solutions for sustainable agriculture. …

American Vanguard Releases 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report

New Detailed Report Reemphasizes Company’s Commitment to Sustainable Agriculture Newport Beach, CA – September 19, 2023 – American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD) is pleased to announce the release of its 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report, a detailed update of the Company’s commitment to the principles of Sustainable Agriculture, which is at the center of its Environmental, Social Responsibility, and Governance (ESG) …