2021 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo

America’s largest seed industry conference is back live and in-person at the Hyatt Regency Chicago December 6-9, 2021. The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) presents the 2021 CSS & Seed Expo with more than 2,000 seed industry professionals from 36 countries. This year’s conference offers an all-new “Villages” concept, showcasing interactive programming in the following key areas: ag tech innovation, …

USDA Announces $633 Million in Climate-Smart Investments

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Pennsylvania Friday to announce $633 million in investments to reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities. In a press call with reporters, Vilsack highlighted 791 investments that USDA is making in five programs specifically designed to help people and businesses in rural areas. These programs include Community Facilities Disaster Grants, Electric Loan …

VERSOVA, NORTHWEST FARMS AND PROTERRA INVESTMENT PARTNERS UNITE TO ACQUIRE AND OPERATE WILLAMETTE EGG FARMS

New partnership reflects increasing demand for cage-free eggs, customer deadlines and recent state law changes on hen housing and egg production SIOUX CENTER, IA (December 3, 2021): Northwest Farms and Proterra Investment Partners (Proterra) has acquired the operations and assets of Willamette Egg Farms (Willamette) in the Pacific Northwest from Michael Foods, Inc., a subsidiary of Post Holdings. Northwest Farms …

Intrinsyx Biology Corp. Appoints New Chairman of the Board

Intrinsyx Bio, one of the nation’s leading biological companies focused on the development and commercialization of plant microbes, has appointed Greg Thompson as Chairman of the Board. Thompson, 48, was one of the original founders of Verdesian Life Sciences, a North Carolina-based agricultural technology company specializing in nutrient use efficiency technologies. As President and Chief Operating Officer, he led the …

2021 Farm Journal MILK Business Conference

Farm Journal MILK Business Conference

The 2021 Farm Journal MILK Business Conference is live and in-person in Las Vegas, NV. The speakers and sessions focus exclusively on every business aspect of progressive dairy operations. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2021 Farm Journal MILK Business Conference Photo Album …

ZimmCast 681 – What’s New for 2022

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The recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk gave us an opportunity to find out what’s new for 2022. In this edition of the ZimmCast, we hear interviews from six companies about what they have in store for farmers and ranchers in the new year. Our guests for this episode are: AMVAC Technical Service Manager, Midwest Region, Joe Bruce …

Sen. Grassley Sounds Off on RFS Deadline

November 30th was the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency to release blending obligations for the coming year under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says missing it is bad news for the biofuels industry. “The fact that this deadline is being missed is very unfortunate for farmers and biofuel producers because they’re facing uncertainty at …

DOUGLAS PLANT HEALTH ANNOUNCES NEW NAME – DPH BIOLOGICALS™

Expands industry leading SP-1 biofertilizer as the basis for a portfolio branded as TerraTrove™ Rapidly scaling production to help lessen impact of synthetic fertilizer shortages (LIBERTY, MO) Today at the Biostimulants World Congress, Douglas Plant Health announced it has changed its name to DPH Biologicals. The new name recognizes the century-long commitment of its parent company, Douglas Products, to deliver …

2021 NAFB Convention

The 78th NAFB Convention is back in person at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Every year, NAFB Convention brings together broadcast professionals, ag industry leaders, and students focused on the agriculture industry. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2021 NAFB …

Hearing Looks at Rural Renewable Economy

A House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing on the “Renewable Economy in Rural America” provided a forum for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to urge the Biden administration to keep its promises to the biofuels industry, particularly when it comes to issuing Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The administration should immediately issue robust RVO numbers for …

Syngenta Partners With Dairy Industry and Nature Conservancy

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has announced a partnership with Syngenta and The Nature Conservancy to help dairy producers “reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality and strengthen farm resilience.” The collaboration aims to develop a replicable program and toolset to scale the adoption of best management practices in feed/forage production and feed efficiency. Since launching last spring, the …

Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary – Kelly Davis

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning, like Kelly Davis. Three cities straddle the curve at the very south of Ohio: Huntington, W.Va.; South Point, Ohio; and Ashland, Ky. To Kelly Davis, this confluence …

Benson Hill Deepens Business, Operations and Food Science Expertise with Senior Strategic Hires During Period of Rapid Commercialization and Growth

Benson Hill, Inc. (NYSE: BHIL, the “Company” or “Benson Hill”), a food tech company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants with its cutting-edge food innovation engine, has announced senior strategic hires Andres Martin, Trent Collins, and Ratna Mukherjea. The Company continues to attract top talent from a range of disciplines and backgrounds as it prepares to commercialize its soybean …

ZimmCast 680 – Learning About Zeolite from Ida-Ore

In this edition of the ZimmCast, we meet Matt Lott, Sales Manager for Ida-Ore, and learn all about Zeolite. Matt will provide us with background on the company and then focus on their products. Zeolite is used in a variety of industries like turf, soil amendment, animal feed additive, water filtration and waste and more. One that I found interesting …

Bayer Crop Science Third Quarter Update

The Bayer Group saw a significant increase in sales and earnings in the third quarter of this year with substantial growth in the agricultural business. In Crop Science, sales rose by nearly 26 percent due to a substantial increase in volumes and prices. In addition, after more than 30 years with Bayer, Liam Condon has decided to pursue a new …