New Bill Would Address On-Farm Fuel Storage

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Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has introduced legislation that would modify EPA regulations regarding on-farm fuel storage. The bill, known as the Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship (FUELS) Act, is co-sponsored by Committee Chairman Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK). “I am proud to introduce the Senate-version of the FUELS Act, which would …

Environment, EPA, Farming, Government

Food and Ag Company Leaders Commit to Sustainability

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Leaders of food and agriculture companies joined the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) today to release a new call to action on improving sustainable production. “Food for Thought: A Call to Action on the Future of Sustainable Agriculture” notes that food producers are making important strides on improving sustainable production, but should continue to step up their commitments. Leaders of DuPont, …

Agribusiness, Sustainability

Monsanto Rejects Bayer AG Bid

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Responding to a $62 billion acquisition offer from Bayer AG, Monsanto Company has announced that its Board of Directors views the proposal as “incomplete and financially inadequate, but is open to continued and constructive conversations.” In a company release, Monsanto chairman and CEO Hugh Grant gave a short statement. “We believe in the substantial benefits an integrated strategy could provide …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

Bayer Discusses Bid to Acquire Monsanto

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Top Bayer company representatives held an international press conference this morning to discuss the contents of its private proposal to acquire Monsanto. In a May 10 proposal, Bayer made an all-cash offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Monsanto Company for $122 US per share or an aggregate value of $62 billion. “We …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Monsanto

1st ZimmComm NAFB Foundation Weekend

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We were thrilled to host our good friends from Agri-Pulse this past weekend at our Pensacola beach retreat condo. Sara Wyant and Al Johnson were the winning bidders for our first ZimmComm weekend getaway at the beach offering at the NAFB Foundation auction last fall. Also joining us were Agri-Pulse Marketing and Sales Association Jason Lutz and his lovely wife …

Agri-Pulse, ZimmComm Announcement

Climate FieldView Helps @GROWMARK Customers

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Climate Corporation’s Climate FieldView products are among the most exciting innovations that GROWMARK’s Ron Milby has seen come along for agriculture in the past two decades. “I’ve been involved with precision ag for over 20 years and just having satellite images so you can see what’s going on, that really is a tremendous value,” says Milby, GROWMARK’s executive director for …

Audio, FS System, GROWMARK, Precision Agriculture

I AM USFRA – Brad Greenway

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Brad Greenway of Mitchell, South Dakota owns a wean-to-finish operation that markets 6,400 hogs annually, also raises corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa on 1,700 acres, and is proud to be able to serve as vice chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to represent the National Pork Board. “Since I’ve been on the board the last three years, …

Audio, USFRA

ITC Study Predicts #TPP Benefits for Farmers

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The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) this week released a report on the expected impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on various industries and agriculture fares especially well. The report finds that, “Among broad sectors of the U.S. economy, agriculture and food would see the greatest percentage gain relative to the baseline projections, output would be $10.0 billion, or 0.5 …

Trade, USDA

Join us for the 18th Southern #Peanut Conference

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After a brief excursion to enjoy the mountains in Georgia last year, the 2016 Southern Peanut Growers Conference is back on the Gulf Coast at a new location – Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. The 18th annual event will be held July 21-23, with sessions on peanut production, legislative issues, marketing and promotion. In addition to …

Peanuts