Benson Hill Launches Food System Innovators Program to Validate Technology Concepts, Enhance CropOS® Technology Platform

Provides farmer partners early access to innovative ag technologies, including Benson Hill’s proprietary seed offerings Benson Hill, Inc., (the “Company” or “Benson Hill”) a food tech company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants with its cutting-edge food innovation engine, today announced the launch of the Benson Hill Food System Innovators Program (the “FSI Program”). Through the FSI Program, the …

Traction Introduces Agronomy Solutions for Service Providers and Farmers

Traction has introduced a new lineup of agronomy management tools for both service providers and farmers. Solutions include an agronomy mobile app and web application, designed for soil sampling, soil fertility, lab integrations, recommendations and prescription generation. Traction Agronomy is focused on simplicity, efficiency, and profitability, helping farmers apply the right product at the optimum rate and right time to …

2021 Ag Media Summit

Ag Media Summit

The 2021 Ag Media Summit is in-person in Kansas City, MO at the Loews hotel. Here is what the AMS is all about: THE AGRICULTURAL MEDIA SUMMIT began in 1999, and is the largest gathering of the agriculture industry’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and strategic communicators in the U.S. Providing opportunities for professional development and industry networking, Ag Media …

Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary Feature – Bob Reynolds

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 Bob Reynolds. Bob Reynolds founded Downstream Alternatives shortly after joining New Energy Co. of Indiana as it was opening a new plant outside South Bend. As …

ZimmCast 675 – Growth of Benson Hill

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. The ZimmComm Team has been out on the agriblogging highway at several conferences in the last couple of weeks. This is the first time we’ve been able to do this since the end of February last year. And we’ve got quite a bit more on the calendar starting next with the Agricultural Media Summit …

Hearing Focuses on State of Beef Supply Chain

The U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture held a hearing Wednesday to examine how to address challenges within the beef supply chain during which several members of Congress echoed the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) longstanding call to expand processing capacity. Ranking Member Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) recently introduced the Butcher Block Act, a bipartisan bill that …

2021 Agri-Marketing Conference

2021 Agri-Marketing Conference

The 2021 Agri-Marketing Conference took place in KC, MO this year. Normally the conference would be held in the spring but after going virtual in 2020 the National Agri-Marketing Association postponed the conference in July when in-person events were finally possible. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication …

Inaugural Tech Hub LIVE 2021

The inaugural Tech Hub LIVE 2021 was held July 20-21 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA. The intersection of agriculture and technology come alive at this new, innovative conference and trade show that addresses digital and precision agriculture from all angles, exploring how products and systems integrate into existing programs and businesses to improve crop production, efficiency, …

RFA CEO Keynotes 2021 FEW Live

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper told participants at the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo Wednesday that low-carbon ethanol’s “brightest and sunniest days remain ahead” despite recent judicial setbacks and a growing policy push on electric vehicles. Listen to Cooper’s remarks here: (27:00) Click here for the keynote remarks as prepared, and here for the …

2021 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

The 22nd Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is July 15-17, 2021 at the Edgewater Beach Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida. The three-day event provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotions. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2021 Southern Peanut …

Ethanol Report from FEW

The 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) was live and in-person this year and members of the ethanol industry were thrilled to be able to meet and talk with each other once again. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper was the keynote speaker this year and he had a lot to talk about, from the recent adverse court …

FLM Harvest is now Curious Plot

Agency rebrands for evolving food and agriculture markets For FLM Harvest, it’s time for a plot twist. The 12-year-old company today has rebranded as Curious Plot, a marketing, communications and consulting agency driven to find what’s next for food and agriculture. While the agency’s ownership, leadership, team members, clients and services remain unchanged, the firm is evolving into the new …

Benson Hill Exceeds Soybean Acreage Target for 2021 and Begins Commercialization of Its Innovative Ultra-High Protein Soybean Ingredients for Food

The Company Continues to Execute its Plan to Meet the Growing Demand for Sustainable Plant-Based Ingredients Benson Hill, Inc. (the “Company” or “Benson Hill”) today announced that it has exceeded its previous target of doubling contracted acres of its proprietary soybean varieties. The Company has now contracted with partner farmers in the U.S. to grow 70,000 acres in the 2021 …

ZimmCast 674 – Live Event Previews – Tech Hub & SPGC

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Cindy and I have been making travel plans for work! That’s something pretty rare since early last year. So we’ve got flights scheduled, hotel reservations and conferences registered. I guess it’s kind of like riding a bike. Pretty simple list of things that are needed so it has been just like we only missed …

Ethanol Report – RFA Summer Ethanol Promotions

It’s summertime and Americans are celebrating by hitting the road again after being mostly stuck at home last year. The Renewable Fuels Association is also celebrating by bringing back the ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ Contest offering weekly drawings for $100 in free fuel to participants for reporting prices of E15 and E85 on E85prices.com or on the E85Prices.com app In …