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Carrie Muehling

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced that USDA is investing $152 million in 19 projects to provide or improve rural broadband service in 14 states.
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins announced that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture has invested $11 million in research that will support specialty crop farmers.
  • Join seed industry professionals from around the world December 9-12 in Chicago for America’s largest seed conference! The American Seed Trade Association CSS 2019 & Seed Expo brings together nearly 3,000 attendees representing more than 30 countries for a week of collaboration, education, and the industry’s largest trade show.
  • Save the date for the Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit on March 23, 2020 at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. from 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. with reception to follow at same location.
  • The American Soybean Association wants to recognize exceptional soy volunteers and leaders. During ASA’s annual awards banquet, individuals will be recognized and honored for state association volunteerism, distinguished leadership achievements and long-term, significant contributions to the soybean industry. The nomination period is open through Oct. 14, 2019.
  • The American Coalition for Ethanol recently welcomed two new ethanol producer members Heron Lake BioEnergy located in Heron Lake, Minnesota, and Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy located in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
  • Online registration is open for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 101st Annual Convention & Trade Show, Jan. 17-22, 2020, in Austin, Texas.
  • CommoditAg.com expands its network once again. The company announced it has expanded into Missouri and Arkansas with the addition of MFA Incorporated and its five distribution locations throughout the Midwest.
  • Sign up to participate in a new Farm Foundation forum which will bring together a panel of experts Oct. 22, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The topic is Incentivizing Conservation Agriculture.
  • The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Bankers Association will join forces Oct. 14-18, 2019, to promote the 43rd annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week.
  • Tractor Supply Company continues its mission to support youth in their local communities by launching its Fall Paper Clover campaign, a biannual fundraiser in partnership with National 4-H Council to provide scholarships for 4-H members.
  • Culver’s and its Thank You Farmers Project has raised $2.5 million to support agricultural education since its inception six years ago. So far in 2019, over $400,000 has been raised.
  • Expanding data-driven solutions for the ag industry, GROWMARK, Inc. and Growers Edge Financial, Inc. have announced a strategic partnership to help farmers become more efficient and profitable. Growers Edge will provide a yield guarantee program for GROWMARK’s expansive North American customer network and an extension to its AgValidity technology testing platform.
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