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  • Pollinator Week Reflects Power of Collaboration

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    Eight years ago, the U.S. Senate approved designating a week each June as Pollinator Week. June 19-25, is the official week in 2017. In the wake of that decision, many positive steps have been taken to help pollinators from Monarch butterflies to honey bees, and the National Corn Growers Association is proud to be part of these efforts.
     
    Corn does not require pollination by honey bees, but NCGA recognizes ... (338 words)

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  • USGC Welcomes New Member Kansas Ethanol, LLC

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is pleased to welcome Kansas Ethanol, LLC as a new member.Founded in 2005, Kansas Ethanol, LLC is located in Lyons, Kansas.
    The company produces fuel-grade ethanol utilizing corn and grain sorghum and offers wet and dry distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) tub and cube products as feed to livestock producers.Click here for more information on Kansas Ethanol, LLC. (62 words)

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  • Building A Billion Gallon Market For Ethanol In Mexico

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    Increasing U.S. ethanol exports requires building new markets from square one with industry partners and government regulators. This market development work, undertaken by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and partners including Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), requires time and persistence to achieve huge potential payoffs.

     

    An illustration of this is a recent regulatory change in Mexico, which now represents ... (571 words)

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  • UnitedAg Adds Seven New Health & Wellness Clinics to its Growing Network

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations in California and Arizona, today announced it is adding seven new health and wellness clinics to its growing network that serves California farmworkers and their families. Through an agreement with Salinas-Calif.-basedPinnacle HealthCare that takes effect July 1, UnitedAg will extend beneficial services to thousands more of its eligible participants through Pinnacle-operated clinics in the agricultural communities of Freedom ... (406 words)

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  • Food Price Outlook Report

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    To view the complete report, click here. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for food is probably the most widely used indicator of changes in retail food prices. ERS regularly updates food price forecasts for the short-term period.
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  • Prof Mark Hanigan Receives Dairy Nutrition Research Award From American Feed Industry Association

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    The American Feed Industry Association and the American Dairy Science Association recognized Mark Hanigan, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Dairy Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, for his achievements in dairy nutrition Monday, June 26, at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The AFIA-ADSA Nutrition Research Award is sponsored by AFIA as part of its ongoing awards program, which dates back to 1948. The ... (182 words)

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  • GEA Brings Automation to the Dairy Barn With the FRone Feed Pusher

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    The FRone automated feed pusher from GEA works around the clock to keep fresh, high-quality feed at the bunk, maximizing your cows' production potential while giving you back countless hours of valuable time. "Dairy farmers are always looking for innovative ways to keep labor costs down while boosting milk production and automated feed pushing is an easy way to do that," says Eric Moscho, director of barn equipment sales with ... (376 words)

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  • Highlights of National Corn Growers Association's 4th Young Leaders Program

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    The 2017 class of the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program, now entering its fourth year of helping farming couples and individuals become better communicators, leaders and advocates for agriculture, held its first session last week in Johnston, Iowa. "We're pleased to see this important program continue for a fourth year with DuPont's generous support," said Pam Johnson, NCGA past president and a corn grower from Iowa. "NCGA has ... (379 words)

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  • Wheat Growers Hires Todd Linbo as Its Innovation Center General Manager

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    Wheat Growers has hired Todd Linbo as General Manager of the Wheat Growers Innovation Center. Linbo joins Wheat Growers from the John Deere Ag Division, Des Moines, Iowa, where he most recently was responsible for supply chain management and support of the John Deere application equipment product line. "We are very excited to add Todd to our Wheat Growers Innovation and Agronomy Services team," said Djamel Khali, Director of Agronomy ... (297 words)

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  • FMC Announces Agreement to Sell Its Omega-3 Business to Pelagia

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Epax Omega-3 business to Pelagia AS. The transaction is expected to close by the end of Q3 2017, subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions. "We are pleased to sell our Omega-3 business to Pelagia AS, a leading manufacturer of pelagic fish products," said Eric Norris, president, FMC Health and Nutrition. "We believe Pelagia provides a strong ... (92 words)

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  • HELM Agro US Hires John Bruce as Sales Mgr-East Corn Belt

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    HELM Agro US, Inc. announces the hiring of John Bruce as Sales Manager for the company's newly created Eastern Corn Belt and Northeast sales territory. This new sales region was created to increase the level of customer service provided by HELM Agro US to its agricultural distributor and retail partners throughout the Midwest and Northeast. In this role, Bruce will be responsible for driving sales of the company's ... (239 words)

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  • HATCH for Hunger Program Receives $25,000 From Kroger Co. At Store Reopening

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    HATCH for Hunger announced a $25,000 gift from Kroger Co. at the reopening of their 116th and Cumberland Rd. store. This donation from Kroger Co.'s will be used to purchase more than 600,000 eggs for food pantries across the state of Indiana. Kroger has been a partner and support of HATCH since its start in spring of 2015 and since then has helped sponsor more than 900 ... (368 words)

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  • New Agricultural Youth Work Guidelines Released

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    A coalition of farm and ranch parents, and high-profile agricultural organizations, has released a set of Agricultural Youth Work Guidelines to assist parents and others in assigning appropriate tasks for youth who live or work on farms and ranches. The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety made the announcement on opening day of the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) annual conference. The ... (507 words)

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  • The 2017 World Food Prize Laureate Announced

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, was announced today as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Hon. Sonny Perdue gave keynote remarks and applauded the selection. Awarded by the World Food Prize Foundation, the $250,000 prize honors Nigerian Dr. Adesina for his leading role over the past two decades in: significantly ... (694 words)

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  • Deere Purchases Italian Agricultural Sprayer Manufacturer

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    John Deere (NYSE: DE) announced that it has purchased Mazzotti, a privately-held sprayer manufacturer based in Ravenna, Italy. "Mazzotti is known for its innovation as well as its unique knowledge, designs, and expertise in the sprayer industry," said John May, President, Agricultural Solutions & Chief Information Officer. "The acquisition of Mazzotti provides John Deere an opportunity to serve more customers in European markets." Mazzotti, a 30-year-old family-owned business, will maintain its ... (114 words)

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  • Marrone Bio Innovations Joins the Russell Microcap Index

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII), (MBI) a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, has been added to the Russell Microcap Index after the market closed on June 23, 2017. "We are very pleased to have joined the Russell Microcap Index," said Dr. Pamela Marrone, Founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations. "This is an important ... (203 words)

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  • All-American July 4th Cookout Down Slightly

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    A cookout of Americans' favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, will cost slightly less this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau's informal survey reveals the average cost of a summer cookout for 10 people is $55.70, or $5.57 per person ... (535 words)

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  • Syngenta Announces Results From General Meeting of Shareholders, Elects Officers

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    At the General Meeting of Shareholders of Syngenta AG held on June 26, 2017, the 16 shareholders representing 95.11% of the total share capital approved all the motions proposed by the Board of Directors. Ren Jianxin, Chairman of China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Chen Hongbo, Chief Strategy Officer of China National Agrochemical Corporation (CNAC), Olivier T. de Clermont-Tonnerre, Chief Strategy ... (142 words)

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  • Tyson Foods Launches Broad New Animal Welfare Initiative

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    As part of its focus on more sustainable food production, Tyson Foods this week rolled out a broad new animal welfare initiative that combines the latest technology with high-tech monitoring and training to improve the care of chickens. The company has implemented the U.S. meat industry's most extensive third-party remote video auditing (RVA) system, is fielding what is believed to be the world's largest team of animal ... (717 words)

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  • Commodity Cost and Returns

    Jun 28, 2017, 10:49 AM by System

    To view the complete report, click here. USDA has estimated annual production costs and returns and published accounts for major field crop and livestock enterprises since 1975. Cost and return estimates are reported for the United States and major production regions for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, grain sorghum, rice, peanuts, oats, barley, milk, hogs, and cow-calf. These cost and return accounts are "historical" accounts based on the actual costs incurred by producers.
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