Perdue Visits Kansas City USDA Office

Lizzy Schultz

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited the USDA office in Kansas City, Missouri this week and addressed members of the press on a variety of ag issues, including the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), farm bill priorities, SNAP programs, staffing possibilities, the recent wildfires, and his priority for the USDA. Listen to the complete press conference: …

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Bayer Opens Arkansas and Illinois Research Stations

Cindy Zimmerman

Southern soybean growers will reap the benefits of an expanded breeding program from Bayer, which includes a $6-million Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Station surrounded by 180 acres of research and showcase plots in Marion, Arkansas. Listen to or download complete announcement for Arkansas facility (link to program with names): Soybeans on the Mississippi Delta – THE Place To Be …

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Bayer #AgVocacy Forum 2017

Lizzy Schultz

AgVocates from around the country gathered in San Antonio February 28-March 1, 2017 for the Bayer AgVocacy Forum. This is the 12th consecutive year that Bayer has organized the forum before Commodity Classic to showcase individuals and ideas that are making a strong impact on the future of farming and food production. Also included in this post are links to …

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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 …

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#4Enogen4Energy @AmericanEthanol E15 NASCAR Race

Joanna Schroeder

It’s E15 race time at the Iowa Speedway. The American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen was held June 19 at Iowa Speedway, featuring a press conference that included representatives from Syngenta, American Ethanol, Growth Energy and Quad County Corn Processors. Syngenta and Growth Energy are working together for the fourth consecutive year with Iowa Speedway to demonstrate the value …

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New Holland Media Days

Chuck Zimmerman

New Holland just conducted their 2015 Media Days. A group of agricultural journalists spent two days in Pennsylvania at the North American Headquarters learning about the history of the company which is celebrating 120 years and got a look behind the scenes into the engineering department and how virtual reality plays a role in product development. They also got in …

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AgChat Foundation Collaborates With Weaver

Talia Goes

Will there be enough water to survive? “Thirsty Land” is an exciting new documentary that tells the story of drought, its impact on agriculture, communities and the global food supply. Filmmaker, Conrad Weaver is already well known for his award-winning documentary “Great American Wheat Harvest.” Working with farmers and harvesters has led him to turn the focus of his company, …

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20th National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

20th annual National Ethanol Conference was held Feb. 18-20, 2015 in Grapevine, Texas. With the theme “Going Global” the Renewable Fuels Association’s annual conference focused on the opportunities for exports of ethanol and co-products worldwide. 2015 National Ethanol Conference Photo Album NEC 2015 Golf Tournament Photos State of the Ethanol Industry Live stream videos at Ustream RFA CEO Unveils 10-Point …

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2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour

Cindy Zimmerman

The Conservation Technology Information Center held its annual Conservation in Action Tour October 14-15 in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). The tour provided an in-depth look at the unique story of the approximately 700,000-acre EAA, located south of Lake Okeechobee in Florida. Lettuce, sugar cane and owls were just a few of the crops and creatures seen on the tour …

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2014 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

Leah Guffey

The National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo opened with a conversation about the current state of important federal biofuels policies, including the status of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). 2014 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo Photo Album State of the Advanced Biofuels Industry – Preview of Advanced Biofuels Conference – Algal Industry Questions Focus on Biofuels, America – Tips …

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