Industry Ag News 2/14

Carrie Muehling

  • The annual Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Scholarship is open and accepting applications until March 15. Each year, one college student studying agricultural communications and public relations, is awarded a $1,500 scholarship. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 15, 2020.
  • The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is in year four of the ARC/Gardner & Gardner Communications internship program. The 2020 intern host will be Charleston|Orwig in Hartland, Wisconsin. The entry deadline is February 21st. Students interested in applying for the ARC Internship should fill out the 2020 Ag Relations Council Internship Candidate Application and submit it to
  • The 2020 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Registration is available in advance at through February 19. Attendees can also register on-site during the event.
  • Now is the time to submit session proposals for the 2020 Water for Food Global Conference. The conference will be held October 7-9 in Lincoln, Nebraska and proposals are welcome from organizations that wish to host a session at the conference.
  • The Agriculture Council of America has announced the 2020 National Ag Day video and written essay winners. The winners were chosen based on the theme: Food Brings Everyone to the Table. The winning entries can be viewed online at
  • Mid-Co Commodities celebrates four decades of serving customers with price risk management services for agricultural commodities.
  • The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) recently honored Blank Page Marketing (BLNKPG) with three awards at the Best of NAMA Region 4 Awards in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on January 23.
  • The United States Department of Agriculture announced the selection of 30 university students who will attend USDA’s 2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum as participants of the USDA Future Leaders in Agriculture Program.
  • USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will no longer publish county level estimates for dry edible beans, flaxseed, hay (alfalfa and other), potatoes, sugarbeets, sugarcane, sunflower (non-oil and oil varieties) and tobacco. In addition, NASS will discontinue county estimates based on irrigated/non-irrigated practices for all crops. These changes are effective beginning with the 2019 crop year.
  • The Agricultural Retailers Association honored U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., with its 2019 Legislator of the Year award.
  • FLM Harvest is pleased to announce the hiring of Cristie Mather as vice president of food.
  • National Farmers Union’s 118th Anniversary Convention will bring together members, industry professionals, policymakers, and reporters for educational sessions, award presentations, the organization’s signature grassroots policy adoption process, and an election for its next president.
  • Swanson Russell welcomes Lindsey Franklin, Ian Gurney, Randy Hill, Madison Knopik, Kristi Leaders and Brett Summers.
  • HELM Agro US, Inc. announces the hiring of Mark Chupp as Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast.
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