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Rhea + Kaiser (R+K) has added Monica Hennessey as Assistant Account Manager and Brittany Lantry as a Media Assistant. RFD-TV, “Rural America’s Most Important Network,” announced the expansion of the news department with the appointment of new team members targeted to build RFD-TV’s momentum as an innovative leader in broadcast media. This fall, five college-bound students will have financial support …

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For three days and with five unique components and involving more than twenty farms, the jam-packed SOIL SISTERS culinary event celebrates Wisconsin’s family farms and rural life in and around the farming communities of Monroe and Brodhead, Wisconsin. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the expansion of crop insurance to provide additional options for fruit and nut producers. Farm …

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Kimberly Atkins, a longtime staffer and current director of global programs for the U.S. Grains Council, will be the next vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of the organization. In a major expansion of its international alcohol division, Alltech, has acquired a craft brewery in Northern Ireland and also one in mainland United Kingdom. It’s time to send in …

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Tucker Carlson, Political News Commentator and Co-host of Fox and Friends Weekend, will present An Insider’s Look at Washington, Politics and Everything In Between on Wednesay, September 30 at the General Session Luncheon of the 2015 United Fresh Washington Conference. Swanson Russell announces the addition of five employees to its Lincoln office: Claire Abelbeck, Brooke Behrendt, Paul Rankin, Neale Stadler …

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Forrest Lucas, founder and owner of Lucas Oil Products, Inc., MAVTV, Lucas Cattle Company, and the naming rights to the Indianapolis Colts’ Stadium, “Lucas Oil Stadium”, has teamed with Ali Afshar, the record-setting professional racecar driver, turned actor, turned movie producer, to launch ESX Entertainment. NovaSource announces the addition of Tim Kuechmann as Account Manager for the Pacific Northwest and …

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BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, has acquired a majority interest in Target Brasil Fertilizantes Ltda. through its Brazilian subsidiary. Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CropLife America (CLA), announced that Dr. Nader M. Elkassabany will join CLA as senior director of environmental policy, effective July 20, 2015. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and United States …

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Go straight to the source of your favorite Vermont food during Vermont Open Farm Week, August 3-9, taking place across the state. DuPont Pioneer opened a new research facility in Lethbridge, Alberta, that will focus on providing growers additional, higher-value crop choices and fueling growth of the Western Canada agricultural landscape. Dow AgroSciences announced that its new corn herbicide, previously …

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Lessing-Flynn’s 2015 Battle of the Brands is set to begin on Monday, July 13th at 8 a.m. with 32 Iowa based brands are set to go head-to-head in this year’s battle. Midwestern BioAg, Inc., announced that it has acquired Meeker Farms Trucking, Inc. Located in Davenport, Iowa, Meeker Farms is the exclusive manufacturer of Midwestern BioAg’s calcium-based soil amendments, Bio-Cal® …

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The United States Potato Board (USPB) announces nominations are now open for new Board Members for the 2016-2019 term. Filament Marketing, LLC announces the hiring of Ann Marie Ames as a marketing executive, specializing in content development. U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) welcomes Erica Oakley to its Arlington, VA, headquarters office staff as Programs Manager effective July 6, 2015. The National …

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced the appointment of 130 private-sector members to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs). Bayer CropScience, a chemical manufacturer of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and other agricultural products, plans to invest $50 million into its production facility in Muskegon Charter …

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