Alltech Founder to Receive 2014 Henry Clay Medallion

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The founder of a company that improves the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation will be honored with an award that recognizes individuals of exceptional merit. Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, will receive the 2014 Henry Clay Medallion for Distinguished Service. The Henry Clay Medallion recognizes, honors and celebrates …

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Ethanol Group Commits to FFA

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A group that represents the producers and supporters of ethanol who feed the world and fuel America is showing its commitment to the future of agriculture. Growth Energy announced a multi-year commitment and new partnership with the National FFA Organization to build on critical projects that prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders in American agriculture, starting with teacher and …

Ag Group, Ethanol, FFA, Growth Energy

New USDA Ag Census Maps App Puts Info in Farmers’ Hands

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A new tool offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will let producers see and analyze more data. The agency’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is now offering the Ag Census Web Maps application, a dynamic online tool that gives users rapid access to Census of Agriculture maps and data about crops and plants, livestock and animals, economics, farms, and …

Agribusiness, Apps, USDA

Corn Growers Part of White House Women in Ag Event

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A Past President of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) was part of a White House ceremony last week recognizing women is agriculture. Pam Johnson joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden for the Dialogue on Women Leaders in Agriculture, along with more than thirty participants representing ag associations, businesses and higher education, including …

Corn, NCGA, USDA

USDA Seeks to Move New Products Into BioPreferred Program

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The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to move some new products into a preferred procurement initiative for federal agencies. USDA is using the 2014 Farm Bill to justify making available some new, biobased forest products in the BioPreferred® program, along with some other traditional biobased products and other mature market products, which have been produced in innovative ways. “Today, …

biobased, Farm Bill, Forestry, USDA

GROWMARK Highlights 2014 Achievements

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A new report from GROWMARK highlights the company’s achievements in the fields of agronomy and energy production during the past year. This company news release says Fiscal Year 2014 was in the top five income years in company history, with volume records in agronomy and energy products coupled with significant investments in information management technology and infrastructure improvements leading to …

Agribusiness, Agronomy, Energy, GROWMARK, Renewable Energy

World Ag Expo Video Contest to Give $3,000 Grand Prize

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A $3,000 grand prize is being offered in the World Ag Expo contest for the video that best answers the questions, “Where Would We Be Without Farmers?” The videos are due for submission by December 1, when they will be evaluated by a panel of judges and then posted on www.WorldAgExpo.org for the public to vote for their favorites. “Farmers …

Ag Group, Video, World Ag Expo

PERC: Winter Propane Woes a Thing of the Past

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Last winter’s propane shortages that hit farmers and rural residents hard for their business and home heating needs should not be repeated this winter. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is citing U.S. Energy Information Administration information that expects a warmer winter and a propane stocks up 17 percent from a year ago in the Gulf Coast and Midwest, …

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FAPRI: Crop Prices Dropping Even More

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A new report is either good news or bad news, depending on whether you just raise crops or just raise livestock. But for many producers who do both, the latest report from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri is certainly a dose of both good and bad news. Earlier this month, we told …

Animal Agriculture, Corn, Cotton, Farm Bill, Feed, Livestock, Soybean

Farm Foundation to Discuss WOTUS

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As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes public comment on their proposed “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS regulations, Farm Foundation is offering a forum on the issue. Next Wednesday, Sept. 17th from 9 am-11 am at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Farm Foundation hosts a free forum on how …

Farm Foundation, Water