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Industry Ag News 3/19

Carrie Muehling

  • The American Soybean Association recognized Dr. Pengyin Chen from Sikeston, Missouri, with its Pinnacle Award and John Heisdorffer, from Keota, Iowa, with its Distinguished Leadership Award during an awards ceremony broadcast March 16.
  • Farm Foundation and the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute will host a free, two-day virtual conference to explore agricultural trade in the context of a global environment in which climate change policies have become increasingly ambitious and diverse among international players. Register here for the April 7 and 9 conference.
  • The virtual 2021 Water for Food Research Forum on Tuesday, April 6, 10-12:00 p.m. celebrates the important research of University of Nebraska students working toward food and water security and supported by the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. The forum will showcase examples of their work, focusing on the theme “Creating Impact through Science.”
  • For the fifth year, the Stoneville® Legacy Club™ celebrated cotton growers who, despite unprecedented times, proved their ability to grow high-quality, high-yielding Stoneville cotton – and with record enrollment. The Stoneville Legacy Club honors cotton growers across the entire Cotton Belt who pair the high-caliber performance and premium quality of Stoneville cotton with their own skills to maximize yields.
  • For this upcoming weekend, Anthony Alfredo will have a new nickname thanks to the Georgia Peanut Commission. Alfredo, known as “Fast Pasta,” will be sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission during Sunday’s 500-miler at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The new partnership will make Alfredo become “Fast Peanut” for the one-race partnership.
  • For the first time since the agency’s founding, the FLM Harvest Board of Advisors has a new chair. Danita Rodibaugh, an eight-year veteran of the board, has been named chair, assuming the role held since 2011 by Ted Priebe, who will remain on the board as past chair and assist in the transition. In addition, 25-year ag and food marketing leader Heidi Nelson is joining the board as an Advisor.
  • The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes one of China’s top three denim manufacturers, Advance Denim, as a member of the system that provides mills and manufacturers the critical assurances they need to prove to their customers that they are an approved supply chain partner for brands and retailers who are sourcing more sustainably grown cotton.
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