I AM @USFRA – Chris Galen @NMPF

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The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) was one of the founding members of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) five years ago to amplify the voice that dairy producers have in speaking about food production. “Ultimately, a lot of what USFRA is doing is built around communicating messages to people who influence the food marketing environment,” says NMPF Senior …

Audio, Dairy, NMPF, USFRA

New Digs for Agricultural Agency and Media Group

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A major agricultural PR agency and an ag media group have just announced new offices. G&S Business Communications, a global independent public relations and marketing agency, has moved its Raleigh office to the new Bank of America Tower located in the North Hills section. “After more than doubling our Raleigh presence within three years and expanding our services and capabilities, …

Agency, Media

#Ethanol Helps Consumers Save $$ at the Pump

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Ethanol was in the spotlight at the Iowa Speedway during the recent American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen. One person who got media and NASCAR fans alike exited about the high-performance E15 racing fuel was Delayne Johnson with Quad County Corn Processors. His ethanol biorefinery broke some speed records of its own two years ago when they successfully launched …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR

4R is Right for @GROWMARK Award Winner

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Jason Wesslund, area manager for the eastern half of Heritage FS in central Illinois, was one of five crop specialists recently named as the first recipients of the new GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award. Wesslund supervises four agronomy locations and four energy territories and also leads education and training of sustainable best management practices at Heritage FS. Wesslund uses the …

Agronomy, Audio, Award, Fertilizer, FS System, GROWMARK

#Ethanol Markets Outlook from @Novozymes

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Current market conditions affecting the ethanol industry today were a big topic of discussion at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Milwaukee this week. Jack Rogers, global marketing manager in charge of Novozymes bioenzymes portfolio, says one of the challenges the ethanol industry is facing today includes a big dip in commodity prices so oil, corn and ethanol prices have come …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Novozymes

Industry Pleased with #GMO Labeling Compromise

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Leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday announced a bipartisan compromise on GMO labeling legislation in advance of the pending implementation of a state law in Vermont. “Our marketplace – both consumers and producers – needs a national biotechnology standard to avoid chaos in interstate commerce,” said Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) about the compromise reached with Ranking …

AFBF, Biotech, Government, NCGA, NFU

Historic #ASTAannual with OSA is a Win-Win

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The leadership of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the Oregon Seed Association (OSA) were all smiles at the Gala Banquet concluding the trailblazing joint annual meeting of the two organizations this week in Portland, Oregon. “This worked out wonderfully,” said OSA president Greg Loberg of West Coast Beet Seed. “We wanted to enhance the partnerships between members of …

ASTA, Audio, Seed

Senate Committee to Vote on Plant Genetics Treaty

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The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be voting today on one of the the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) top legislative priorities – the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. ASTA is urging the Committee to vote in favor of the Treaty to move it forward to the full Senate for ratification. ASTA president and …

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Soil Health Institute at #ASTAannual

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The cover crops session at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting in Portland, Oregon heard about a new initiative focused on soil health – the Soil Health Institute. Dr. Wayne Honeycutt, who was Deputy Chief for Science and Technology for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, is president and CEO of the group that is working to protect and …

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Supporting Future #Seed Researchers

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The future of the seed industry is in good hands if the students who are attending this year’s American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting are any indication. ASTA has a strong interest in encouraging young people pursuing careers in the industry in a number of ways, from programs that mentor students to supporting the efforts of the American Seed …

ASTA, Audio, Award, Research, Seed