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Carrie Muehling

  • MN AG EXPO, hosted by Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, will be held Jan. 22-23, 2020, at the Mankato Civic Center (formerly the Verizon Center) in Mankato, Minn.
  • The Center for Food Integrity’s digital ethnography report, which uses a research tool that analyzes millions of conversations online in real time, shows that while the climate change debate is only expected to grow 3.6 percent in the next two years, the conversation on causes is expected to grow 260 percent and solutions 202 percent. The heated dialogue is now focused on “what’s next.”
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recruiting interested U.S. exporters for its first 2020 trade mission, which will take place in Casablanca, Morocco, March 16-19. The mission will focus on boosting U.S. agricultural exports to all of North Africa and will include interested buyers not just from Morocco, but from Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia as well.
  • MGEX, a Designated Contract Market and Derivatives Clearing Organization, reports 2019 concluded as the second-best calendar year in history with a total of 2,357,996 contracts traded. Accompanied by this achievement, it was also the second-best calendar year for electronic volume with a total of 2,075,531 contracts.
  • U.S. Wheat Associates welcomes a new colleague to its Headquarters Office in Arlington, Va. Shelbi Knisley joined the organization January 1, 2020, as Director of Policy. USW represents the interests of U.S. wheat farmers in export markets.
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