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  • American Agri-Women Foundation and CHS Foundation are joining forces to promote the “Growing Leaders” project to help develop young leaders in agriculture. CHS Foundation has pledged scholarships $10,000 to help 10 women to travel to American Agri-Women’s annual convention Nov. 8-9 in Tigard, Ore. The deadline is Aug. 15th. Download the scholarship application here. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 and be a member of American Agri-Women. (Here is the link to join.)
  • The American Soybean Association and Corteva Agriscience are seeking applicants for the 2019-20 Young Leader Program. Phase I of the 2019-20 Young Leader program takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana Dec. 3-6, 2019. The program continues Feb. 25–29, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas in conjunction with the annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show. Applications are being accepted online now. Interested applicants should click here for additional program information and to apply.
  • The Renewable Fuels Association announced Florida-based MoistTech has recently joined the organization as an Associate Member. The company offers technical equipment that uses near-infrared technology to measure a wide range of product attributes, such as moisture, oil and fat content, coatings and adhesives. For the ethanol industry, MoistTech’s sensors are typically used to measure and control moisture in the distillers grains drying process.
  • Farm Market iD released its annual farmer, crop and farmland database update on June 28, 2019, providing powerful insights from the 2018 crop year. Insights gathered from the 2018 crop year data include 2,867,449 active farmers (includes both owners and operators); 323,552,517 planted acres; average age is 63.1 years old; average Gross Farm Income is $168,368; 64.3 percent have a phone number and 49.9 percent have an email address. For companies who want to use this data to gain more industry insights, visit http://farmmarketid.com/.
  • After decades chasing the enormous China market, a sale of U.S. rice was confirmed here last week. The deal occurred on the margins of the first U.S. rice trade seminar in China that was conducted with funds from the new U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) program. Five U.S. companies had the opportunity to meet with 15 of China’s top rice importers who expressed a great deal of interest in U.S. rice.
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