USDA Ag Outlook Forum

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The USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum was held this week in Arlington, Virginia. The distinguished speaker at this year’s event was former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, who was recently nominated as ambassador to China. Branstad took time during his speech to praise incoming Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and share his thoughts on the future of agriculture and economic development in …

AFBF, audio, politics, USDA

Introducing the SMART Farmer Podcast

Lizzy Schultz

We are pleased to introduce the very first SMART Farmer podcast which features interviews with the people who use data and technology to be more sustainable and to help build a smarter version of the American farm and ranch. In this first episode, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz talks about how people can relate to the SMART …

audio, Podcasting, SMART Farmer, technology, USFRA

N-WATCH Fits GROWMARK Sustainability Platform

Lizzy Schultz

GROWMARK is helping producers make the best choices for their fields both environmentally and economically through the N-WATCH program. In this interview we hear from Lance Ruppert, Director of Strategic Agronomy Marketing for GROWMARK, who explains how N-WATCH helps reveal the movement and placement of nitrogen for good management to build better soil, a better business, and a better environment. …

audio, growmark, nutrient management, soil

2017 #RFANEC National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the National Ethanol Conference (NEC) sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association. “Building Partnerships, Growing Markets” is the theme for the 22nd annual event held February 20-22 in San Diego, California. The NEC provides an exclusive opportunity to engage key decision makers and industry executives, while networking and learning about the latest technologies and government …

audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA, video

Talk about Ethanol Exports at #Grains17

Cindy Zimmerman

Exports of U.S. ethanol and distillers feed co-products were a big topic at the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) 14th International Marketing Conference & 57th Annual Membership Meeting in Panama City, Panama and USGC president and CEO Tom Sleight says the export picture is changing but still positive for both. In this interview with AgWired reporter Lizzy Schultz, Sleight also talks …

audio, Ethanol, exports, Livestock

2017 National Farm Machinery Show

Cindy Zimmerman

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show, sponsored by FMC Corporation. The National Farm Machinery show continues to be the largest indoor farm show in America with 850 exhibitors covering 1.2 million square feet of floor space at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. For 52 years, the National Farm Machinery Show has offered the …

audio, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show, technology, UAV

#ZimmCast With National Stewardship Award Winner

Lizzy Schultz

Black Leg Ranch of McKenzie, ND was named national 2016 winner of the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) for its commitment to protecting America’s natural resources in a flourishing operation. Dow Agrosciences, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation are sponsors of the award which was presented …

Ag Group, audio, Beef, Cattle Industry Conference, Conservation, ZimmCast

#Ethanol Report on Export Picture

Lizzy Schultz

Ethanol exports are in the news this week. First we heard about record net ethanol exports for 2016 in a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), followed quickly by an industry letter to President Trump drawing attention to China’s trade barriers that are shutting out U.S. exports of ethanol and distillers feed co-products. In this Ethanol Report, RFA …

audio, Ethanol, Ethanol Report, exports, RFA

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival to Feature Seeds

Cindy Zimmerman

During the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 56th Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference this week at Disney’s Epcot Center, festival coordinator Eric Darden announced that the 24th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will feature an ASTA garden at this year’s three month long event. Photos from the ASTA Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference Listen to the announcement here: Build …

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RFA CEO at Iowa RFA Summit

Lizzy Schultz

The president of the Renewable Fuels Association took a line from the new president of the United States at the 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Tuesday, encouraging the industry to “make ethanol great again.” Ever the optimist, Dinneen is enthusiastic about the future of ethanol with the new presidential administration. “You have a president who supports the RFS,” he said. …

audio, Ethanol, RFA