Industry Ag News 9/25

Carrie Muehling

  • The Fertilizer Institute released the Fertilizer Industry Economic Impact Study, highlighting the importance and economic contributions of the U.S. fertilizer industry to the national, state and local economies. The study found that the fertilizer industry contributed over $130 billion and nearly 500,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in 2019.
  • The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference held annually in Savannah, Georgia, announced that the 2021 conference will be held virtually this year January 5-7, 2021. This event is the largest educational conference and trade show in the Southeast that unites growers, vendors and suppliers from across the specialty crop industry.
  • Farmer Veteran Coalition announces new state chapters in Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
  • Delivering performance advantages built on its unique chemical structure, market leaders including Ford Motor Company, Sherwin-Williams, Rust-Oleum, John Deere, Columbia Forest Products and Goodyear have all realised better products from better chemistry with U.S. Soy. To learn about the potential of this renewable feedstock with more than 80 years of commercialization success, join the next free webinar – Sustainability & enhanced product performance: achieving both with U.S soy – in partnership with United Soybean Board, on Wednesday, September 30.
  • American Farmland Trust announces the winners of its 12th Annual Farmers Market Celebration – recognizing the leading market in each region of the country and awarding cash prizes to the winners of the “People’s Choice” awards for markets with the most endorsements nationwide. More than 1,250 markets participated in the celebration with the total number of votes up 350% over 2019, demonstrating the critical role farmers markets have continued to play in feeding Americas throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
  • After more than three decades of service, Missouri Corn Merchandising Council and Missouri Corn Growers Association Chief Executive Officer Gary Marshall will be shifting into retirement effective April 2021.
  • For more than 52 years, World Ag Expo® has served agriculture by bringing buyers and sellers together to innovate, collaborate, and advance agriculture. In 2021, the show will not be held live for the first time in World Ag Expo® history. Attendees are encouraged to follow World Ag Expo® social media channels and watch their email inboxes for more information on World Ag Expo® projects throughout 2020 and 2021. They can join the World Ag Expo® email list to stay up-to-date at
  • American Agri-Women Past President (1988-89) Mitzi Perdue recently installed the 2020-21 Officers of the Florida Agri-Women in Port Charlotte, Florida. They are President Ruth Jensen, Port Charlotte; Vice President Sonia Tighe, Tampa; Secretary Carol Harris, Homestead; Treasurer Jamie Lang, Wauchula and Immediate Past President Deborah Brady, Dunnellon.
  • Renewable Energy Group, Inc. broke ground for a single wind turbine that will provide power to the company’s biorefinery in Albert Lea, Minnesota. This project will provide locally sourced, clean electrical power, lowering the carbon footprint of the biodiesel plant.
  • The next Ag Outlook Forum is scheduled for September 28, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST in person at Kansas City Marriott Downtown or online. Register here.
  • Join Agri-Pulse for a webinar discussion about “The Intersection of Rural America & Manufacturing: A Preview of Election Issues with Rep. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M, Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D. and AEM’s Kip Eideberg” on Sept. 29 from noon to 1 pm EST. Register here.
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