Industry Ag News 11/27

Carrie Muehling

  • Miami International Holdings, Inc., the parent holding company of the MIAX Exchange Group™, and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, Inc., a Designated Contract Market and Derivatives Clearing Organization, announced that in connection with MIH’s anticipated acquisition of MGEX, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved the transfer of MGEX’s Contract Market Designation to Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC, an entity created for purposes of the transaction.
  • USDA is proud to announce the official launch of its AskUSDA program. In an effort to transform how the public interacts with the Department, the AskUSDA program has been established as the “one front door” for customers to access information and help from USDA. AskUSDA gives customers the ability to resolve questions by creating a single destination for phone, chat and web inquiries in order to create a more streamlined experience for the public. AskUSDA also hosts over five thousand knowledge articles that facilitate self-service customer service to address citizens’ most common issues and questions.
  • John Deere and top country artists Dustin Lynch, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Travis Denning and Tyler Farr are coming together to raise money for farmers in need. On December 9, these musicians will be performing at The Farm Must Go On by John Deere virtual benefit concert. Fans can join John Deere in its support for Farm Rescue with the chance to win exclusive virtual meet and greets with the performing artists. To enter, fans can show support by donating a minimum of $10 here.
  • COVID-19 has forced marketers to rethink live events and how brands activate. Hear how the experiential team at OBP charted a new course for their clients at Farm Progress Show — and how they’re using these learnings to redefine experiential for the future. The webinar, entitled “Case Study: The Future of Experiential” with Zach Hicks, John Roth & David Camma from OBP, is scheduled for December 3 at 11 a.m. CST. Registration is free for NAMA members and $40 for non-members.
  • Farm Foundation® and Farm Credit will host Training for Success: Resources and Tools for Working with Beginning Farmers and Ranchers—a free, two-day virtual conference—on December 10-11, 2020. A follow-up to November’s Emerging Research on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Conference, which highlighted academic research, this event will focus on providing practitioners and organizations with practical tools and information to support new agriculture professionals. The conference will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST on December 10, and 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CST on December 11, with networking opportunities both days until 4:00 p.m. CST. Attendees may review session descriptions and register at
  • On Fri., Dec. 4, 2020, Discovery Park of America will offer media and leaders in agriculture a sneak peek at its new exhibit, “AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival.” This one-million- dollar permanent exhibit located in Discovery Park’s 14,000-square-foot Simmons Bank Ag Center will tell the stories of farming innovation in the past, present — and especially — future.
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