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. “And you have a president who has an America first agenda.”

Listen to Dinneen’s remarks, courtesy of Brownfield Ag News, here: RFA CEO Bob Dinneen at Iowa RFA Summit

audio, Ethanol, RFA

I AM @USFRA-Ag Retailers Association

Lizzy Schultz

i-am-usfra-web The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) represents the people who supply farmers and ranchers with the products and services they need to produce food, fiber, and fuel for the world. Many members are also farmers who sell seeds, nutrients, crop protection products, farm equipment, precision technology and agronomic services, so ARA has a strong interest in educating the public so those tools remain available for farmers to use.

Learn more about why ARA is USFRA in this interview: Interview with Brian Reuwee, Ag Retailers Association

Ag Group, ARA, audio, USFRA

2017 CIRB Annual Meeting

Lizzy Schultz

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) 53rd Annual Meeting, held February 1-3 in Bonita Springs, Florida.

This year’s meeting follows the theme of “Change. Challenge. Opportunity.” and hopes to provide attendees with a look into the political landscape for the industry in 2017, as well as giving members an opportunity to network with leaders in the crop insurance community.

All content posted here is available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Credit can be given to AgNewsWire.

2017 CIRB Annual Meeting Photo Album

#CIRB17 Faces Change, Challenge, Opportunity
Interview with Michael Torrey, CIRB Executive Vice President

#CIRB2017 Gets Legislative Update
Interview with Mary Kay Thatcher, AFBF, at CIRB2017

New @CIRBdc Chair Honors Former RMA Admin
Interview with CIRB chairman Ron Rutledge Interview with past RMA administrator Brandon Willis

Outgoing @CIRBdc Chair Had a Great Year
Interview with past CIRB chair Shari BaneRead More

audio, CIRB, crop insurance

Cattlemen Convene in Nashville for #CattleCon17

Lizzy Schultz

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 120th Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show held February 1-3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The event is the oldest and largest national convention for the cattle industry, where members come together to network, create policy for the industry and have some fun. This newsroom includes links to photos, audio and video from the conference. Find more information on the beef industry at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) website.

All content posted here is available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Credit can be given to AgNewsWire.

2017 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show Photo Album

A Little #CattleConn17 Preview
Interview with Tracy Brunner, NCBA President

#Cattlecon17 is Here – Get the Scoop from NCBA CEO
Interview with Kendall Fraizer, NCBA CEO

NCBA Talks Trump from #CattleCon17
Interview with Collin Woodall, NCBA government affairs

SCOTUS, WOTUS & Other Issues at #CattleCon17
Interview with Scott Yager, NCBA environmental counsel

Meet New NCBA President Craig Uden
Interview with Craig Uden, NCBA president-electRead More

audio, Beef, NCBA

2017 International Production & Processing Expo

Lizzy Schultz

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), sponsored by Novus International .

Formally known as the International Poultry Expo, the event has expanded in recent years to become the largest annual trade show for the poultry, meat and feed industries, with a focus on innovation, education, networking, and expanding the global reach of the industry. The Expo brings together over 1,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors, including more than 7,200 International visitors from 140 countries.

This virtual newsroom includes links to photos, audio and video from the conference. All content posted here is available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Credit can be given to AgNewsWire.

2017 International Production & Processing Expo Photo Album

Novus Committed to #Sustainability
Interview with Luis Azevedo, Novus

New Officers for USPOULTRY
Interview with Jerry Moye, 2017 USPOULTRY chairman Interview with John Glisson, USPOULTRY VP research

Policy Outlook From AFIA at #IPPE17
Interview with Joel Newman, President/CEO, AFIA

audio, IPPE, Livestock, Novus International, Pork, Poultry

Crappie Masters Helping Educate Boaters about Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2017 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail gets underway today in Florida with ethanol joining Bass Pro Shops as a new co-title sponsor. The first of 19 tournaments is being held Jan. 27–28 at St. Johns River.

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White says the purpose of the sponsorship is an effort to educate boaters, conservation enthusiasts and consumers about ethanol’s benefits and its use in boats and other marine applications. The sponsorship, which was announced in October, includes print and TV advertising, as well as a presentation on an episode of Crappie Masters TV, a strong visual presence at the tournaments and through social media. Support for the sponsorship also comes from the National Corn Growers Association and a number of state corn grower groups.

Learn more about it in this interview: Interview with Robert White, RFA, on Crappie Masters Sponsorship

audio, Ethanol, RFA

Pretelt Gourmet Meats

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Soybean Export Federation’s Aquaculture Educational Opportunity in Panama City, Panama took a detour from fish one night to visit Pretelt Gourmet Meats for dinner. Owner Abel Machin took time to share his story, discuss why he selected Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) and give his thoughts on what the future holds for U.S. meats in Latin America.

Listen to Jamie Johansen’s interview with Abel in this podcast: AnimalAgCast - Abel Machin, Pretelt Gourmet Meats

Animal AgCast, audio, Beef

CNH Industrial Names Danford to New Position

Cindy Zimmerman

CNH Industrial has named Dan Danford to the new position of Industry Relations Manager, Precision Solutions and Telematics (PS&T). CNH Industrial is the parent company of Case IH and New Holland Agriculture and Construction brands.

Danford will represent the interests and global strategic direction of CNH Industrial with key precision-facing organizations and partners, with an emphasis in North America and South America. Danford joined CNH Industrial in 2012 as Public Relations and Sponsorship Manager for Case IH Agriculture in North America and has been involved in agribusiness marketing and communications for over 20 years.

Chuck Zimmerman interviews Danford about his new position in this podcast: ZimmCast with Dan Danford, CNH Industrial

audio, Equipment, Precision Agriculture

2017 USSEC Aquaculture Educational Opportunity

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) joined forces to host the 2017 Aquaculture Educational Opportunity in Panama City, Panama. U.S. soybean growers, researchers and aquaculture experts gathered to take in the latest on the fastest growing animal protein – aquaculture. Attendees also visited the Panama Canal and witnessed the center of global trade and the import role U.S. soy plays in the international economy.

All content posted here is available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Credit can be given to AgNewsWire.

2017 USSEC Aquaculture Educational Opportunity Photos

Audio files:
Importance of Aquaculture Growth to U.S. Soy
Bridget Owen, Soy Aquaculture Alliance

AquaAdvantage Salmon – First GM Animal Protein
Franklin Kwai-Ben, Aqua Bounty

USSEC Aquaculture Sector Update
Lucas Manomaitis, USSEC Southeast Asia Aquaculture Sector Jim Zhang, USSEC China Aquaculture Sector Sirri Kayhan, USSEC Turkey Aquaculture Sector Jairo Amezquita, USSEC Latin America Aquaculture Sector Salah Taher, USSEC Egypt Aquaculture Sector

Aquaculture Research
Dr. Andre Dumas, Center for Aquaculture Technologies

U.S. Soybean Grower
Rolland Snell, Iowa Soybean Association Director

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Aquaculture, audio, soybeans, USSEC

Cattlemen and Milk Producers Pleased with Ag Secretary Choice

Cindy Zimmerman

President-elect Donald Trump officially rounded out his cabinet by nominating former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture just a little more than 24 hours before the inauguration.

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association calls him “an excellent pick” to head USDA. “As a lifelong agri-businessman and veterinarian, as well as the two-term governor of a state where agriculture’s the largest industry, Gov. Perdue has a unique and expert understanding of both the business and scientific sides of agriculture,” said NCBA president Tracy Brunner of Kansas.Interview with Tracy Brunner, NCBA

“America’s dairy farmers are looking forward to working with Secretary of Agriculture-designate Sonny Perdue, whose role as the chief advocate for farmers and rural America is absolutely crucial in the new Trump Administration, especially when milk prices have been in a prolonged slump,” said Jim Mulhern, President and CEO, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). “His educational training as a veterinarian gives him unique insights into the important issues facing America’s livestock producers in the areas of animal health, food safety and the environment.” Interview with Jim Mulhern, NMPF

Beef, Dairy, government, NCBA