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Carrie Muehling

  • The National Corn Growers Association entered a new fiscal year and seated the 2019 Corn Board with Lynn Chrisp of Hastings, Nebraska, assuming the presidency.
  • Registration is now open for the 100th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show taking place January 11-16, 2019, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Click here to register.
  • Chicago native John Forte brings more than 25 years of food ingredients and agribusiness industry expertise to the newly appointed position of president at BetaTec Hop Products.
  • Deere & Company announced changes to its leadership team in response to the planned retirement of a member of senior management later this year. The following changes are effective November 15: Max A. Guinn, 60, will retire as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division. James M. Field, 55, is appointed President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division. John C. May, 49, is appointed President, Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division – Global Harvesting and Turf Platforms, Ag Solutions, Americas and Australia. Mark von Pentz, 55, is appointed President, Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division, Global Tractor and Hay & Forage Platforms, Europe, CIS, Asia, Africa.
  • The American Soybean Association’s WISHH Program is building on its successful track record in aquaculture development by launching the Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) – Cambodia.
  • IDEAg Group LLC announces that the 34th annual Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show will take place Nov. 27-29 at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas.
  • The National Milk Producers Federation announced several staff changes that will strengthen and expand NMPF’s services to its members and the nation’s dairy producer community. Chris Galen, NMPF’s long-time head of communications, is assuming a new role as Senior Vice President of Member Services and Strategic Initiatives. Alan Bjerga, formerly a journalist with Bloomberg, joins NMPF as its new Senior Vice President of Communications. Jaime Castaneda, NMPF’s long-time head of strategic initiatives and trade policy, will become Senior Vice President of Policy Strategy and International Trade. Nicole Ayache has joined National Milk as Director of Sustainability Initiatives.
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