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  • The Georgia Peanut Commission seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. GPC will hold a nominations election to select two nominees each for member and alternate to the National Peanut Board during a meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the commission headquarters in Tifton, Georgia.
  • The Economics of the Next Farm Bill is the topic to be explored at the Farm Foundation Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. A free live audiocast will be available. Register HERE if you plan to attend the Forum in person at the National Press Club. Register HERE to participate in the live audiocast. Audiocasting is made possible by a grant from Farm Credit.
  • MGEX announces that effective with the February 2018 index roll period, MGEX’s flagship Hard Red Spring Wheat futures contract will be included in the Rogers International Commodity Index.
  • Harvest Returns, an online platform for agriculture investing, has announced the formation of its Business Advisory Board and the appointment of Deb Dunie, Mike Gumina, Adam Hartung, Stephen Joyce, and David Stanton. The Advisory Board’s role will be to provide ongoing counsel and strategic guidance as the company scales its equity crowd-funding platform.
  • Family farmers and ranchers traveling to Kansas City for the National Farmers Union (NFU) 116th Anniversary Convention will have the opportunity to hear from top speakers in American and international agriculture during the four-day conference. The most up-to-date convention information, including a tentative agenda and hotel information, can be found on the NFU website at www.nfu.org/convention.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service has announced the launch of a new electronic data platform to deliver market price information to the commodities industry. The new web-based platform, Market Analysis and Reporting Services (MARS), uses state-of-the-art technology to present detailed data sets in a more customer-focused way to better support competitive markets for producers and help stabilize food prices for American families.
  • The National Farmers Union and Farmers Union state divisions have developed a digital campaign, complete with a new website, a Farm Bill video, animated short videos, weekly promotions and a petition to raise awareness and generate support for a Farm Bill to be passed this year.
  • Lessing-Flynn has launched a new program called The Good & The Ad Initiative, which aims to provide $25,000 in pro-bono marketing services to one lucky, local non-profit organization. Interested parties are encouraged to visit LessingFlynn.com/Good for additional information and to submit the application, which highlights the vying organization’s background, mission and proposed use of the $25,000 in pro-bono support. Applications will be accepted until March 9, 2018.
  • AgCareers.com will host a workshop on Internship Programs for Success in St. Louis on March 27-28, 2018. For more information or to register, click here.
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