Trade Offers Stability for Rural Economies

Kelly Marshall AgWired Precision, Audio, Soybean, Trade, USDA 0 Comments

Jason Hafemeister, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Trade & Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) addressed the attendees of the 2017 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, bringing a message of greater trade opportunities for America’s farmers. “A substantial part of our farm income comes from foreign markets,” said Hafemeister. “So we at the department are always …

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Secretary Perdue in Florida

Chuck Zimmerman AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, USDA 0 Comments

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited the Citrus Expo in Fort Myers, Florida this week to learn more about citrus greening and hold a farm bill listening session with Congressman Tom Rooney of the local district. The only opportunity for reporters to ask questions of the secretary was a short, crowded, disorganized gaggle that covered a wide range of non-agricultural …

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Bayer Enters Partnership to Combat Citrus Greening

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Bayer, Citrus, Video 0 Comments

This morning Bayer teamed up with the Citrus Research and Development Foundation to find solutions to the devastating Citrus Greening disease. During the partnership press conference the organizations signed a research collaboration agreement. Pictured are (l-r) Adrian Percy, Head of R&D, Bayer, Tom Jerkins, citrus grower & President of CRDF and Dr. Harold Browning, COO, CRDF. Citrus Greening disease currently …

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30th Annual ACE Conference Underway

Cindy Zimmerman ACE, AgWired Energy, Audio, Corn, Ethanol 0 Comments

Members of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) have gathered in Omaha for the organization’s 30th annual conference this week, with the theme “Tested. Proven. Driven.” Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says the industry has a lot to celebrate. “We are on the precipice of opportunity in a lot of areas,” he said. “We’ve made as much progress as this …

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ZimmCast with Abe Hughes, Trimble – Agriculture

Chuck Zimmerman Agribusiness, Audio, Precision Agriculture, ZimmCast 0 Comments

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Abe Hughes when he worked for New Holland and now he has just been appointed to worldwide general manager for Trimble’s Agriculture Division within the Resources and Utilities segment. So congratulations Abe! Abe has only been on the job a little while but I bothered him for a phone interview for this week’s ZimmCast. “I …

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Ethanol and Motorcycles Mix at Sturgis Rally

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Ethanol, Podcasting, RFA 0 Comments

At the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally last week, the Renewable Fuels Association stepped up its efforts to provide motorcycle owners with the facts about the use of ethanol their engines – mainly that ten percent ethanol is approved by every major motorcycle manufacturer. This was ninth year for the ethanol sponsorship at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground and it just …

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Drive to Feed Kids Combats Childhood Food Insecurity

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, Audio, Brownfield, Food, Food Security 0 Comments

The Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) launched the Drive to Feed Kids on the opening day of the Missouri State Fair in an effort to combat childhood food insecurity and showcase Missouri agriculture. Funds from the Drive will leverage food bank distribution networks to deliver kid-friendly meals to hungry children across Missouri. The Drive is led by Missouri Farmers Care, Feeding …

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Miss South Dakota Pumps Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Energy, Audio, Ethanol, RFA 0 Comments

Probably no other contestant at the 2017 Miss America pageant September 10 can say that they have pumped 10 percent ethanol fuel for bikers at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. But Miss South Dakota can. Miranda Mack is from Redfield, home to Redfield Energy and the South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association, (SDEPA) which is a big sponsor of Miss South Dakota. …

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SMART Farmer Phil Borgic

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Animal, Audio, SMART Farmer, USFRA 0 Comments

Meet the Illinois hog farmer whose family farm is the star of the 360 video the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance has been sharing around the country this year. You can watch the video without effects below – and if you have a VR viewer or headset take a look in 360. Phil Borgic has a family farm in Nokomis, …

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