Industry Ag News 12/22

Carrie Muehling

  • Richard Rominger, fifth-generation California farmer who served as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture under President Clinton from 1993 to 2001, died Sunday of a heart attack at the age of 93.
  • Building on its legacy of support for FFA, John Deere announced this week that it is donating $1 million in 2021 to help support the National FFA Organization’s mission to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
  • The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board has honored Mike Kruger as the 2020 recipient of the Richard E. Lyng Award for his contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion.
  • The Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show scheduled for Feb. 4, 2021 in Dothan has been postponed until February 2022. The Alabama Peanut Producers Association and Florida Peanut Producers Association made the decision after the Alabama COVID-19 Safer at Home order was extended until Jan. 22, 2021. Should the mandate be extended past Jan. 22, the trade show staff would not be able to regulate social distancing and mask guidelines for attendees to enjoy the trade show safely.
  • The Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, originally scheduled for Jan. 20-21, 2021 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, has been postponed until January 2022.
  • Frenchman Valley Farmers Cooperative, Inc. announces the launch of a strategic new partnership, VantagePoint™.
  • Wounded Warrior Project® expanded partnerships to include 12 new and existing veteran and military service organizations to help meet the needs of our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured veterans and their families. Farmer Veteran Coalition was one of the dozen awarded.
  • A belief in transparency, a core value at CLUTCH, and putting people first, were among the ingredients in the mix that enabled the firm to add eight new clients in 2020. Among the new CLUTCH clients spanning the agribusiness, food business and construction categories heading into 2021: Heartland Ag Systems, the largest Case IH Application distributor in North America; Real American Hardwood Coalition; the Sod Industry Checkoff; genetics company Benson Hill; the Ag Climate Partnership, led by U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, and the World Farmers Organisation; and crop nutrition company AdvanSix.
  • The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes its first ten U.S. cotton textile manufacturers – Buhler Quality Yarns, Cap Yarns, CCW, Contempora Fabrics, Cotswold Industries Inc., Frontier Yarns, Hamrick Mills, Inman Mills, Parkdale Inc., Swisstex Direct as members. U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol membership enables these mills and manufacturers to prove that they are an approved supply chain partner for brands and retailers who are sourcing more sustainably grown cotton.
  • Growth Energy announced the return of Dave Vander Griend to the association’s Board of Directors during its December 2020 board meeting in a move to further unify the industry and develop winning strategies on clean fuels, air quality, and climate goals.
  • The American Gelbvieh Association is excited to announce the addition of Laura Handke to the AGA publications team, serving as editorial contractor.
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