ZimmCast with NGFA Communications

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Audio, Feed, Grains, ZimmCast

With this week’s program I’m starting a series of podcasts with the communications directors of agricultural organizations. I thought it would be interesting and hopefully entertaining to talk with the people who are helping communicate their organization’s message to various audiences, which includes their own members. I hope they will share some of the methods they are employing to get …

Ag Group, Audio, Feed, Grains, ZimmCast

Nebraska Governor Praises Grain Trade with Mexico

Cindy Zimmerman Agribusiness, AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Energy, Audio, Corn, Grains, NCGA, Trade, USGC

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts asked grain industry officials from Mexico and the United States join him Tuesday for a press conference to highlight the importance of Mexico to U.S. agriculture and how the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has benefited both countries. “Bilateral trade with Mexico has helped grow agriculture in our state over the years,” said Governor Ricketts. …

Agribusiness, AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Energy, Audio, Corn, Grains, NCGA, Trade, USGC

John Deere C850 Air Cart for Small-Grain Producers

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, Grains, John Deere

The John Deere C850 Air Cart sat centerstage in their booth during the 2017 Commodity Classic. At times you even had to wait in line for a chance to climb the latter for a birds eye view and get a first-hand look at the cart’s 850-bushel carrying capacity. Tyson Harris, product manager at John Deere, also had a line of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, Grains, John Deere

Addressing Sustainability with International Buyers

Kelly Marshall Audio, Ethanol, Exports, Feed, Grains, RFA, USGC

Addressing the issue of sustainability with international buyers of U.S. grains at the Export Exchange 2016 was Field to Market data and technology director Paul Hishmeh. Field to Market focuses on quantifiable sustainability in agriculture and Hishmeh brought an overview of what that looks like to the conference, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable …

Audio, Ethanol, Exports, Feed, Grains, RFA, USGC

Megatrends Offer Agribusiness Opportunities

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Ethanol, Feed, Grains, USGC

A number of global megatrends can mean new opportunities for agribusiness moving forward, according to Chris Nolan with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), who gave the keynote address this week at the 2016 Export Exchange co-sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council. Nolan identified five global megatrends – demographic shifts, global economic power shifts, accelerating urbanization, resource scarcity, …

Audio, Ethanol, Feed, Grains, USGC

Event Seeks to Boost Exports

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Events, Exports, Grains, RFA, USGC

Hundreds of buyers and sellers of U.S. coarse grains and ethanol co-products have arrived in Detroit for Export Exchange 2016 and even though they are from more than 30 countries they are busy making connections and building relationships. The event, which has been held every two years since 2010, is co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Events, Exports, Grains, RFA, USGC

Malaysian Market Resumes Import of US Corn

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, Corn, Exports, Grains

It’s been five years since U.S. grain landed in Malaysia.  Member of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) were recently on hand to welcome the first vessel of corn into the country since the drought in 2012/13.  The grain was loaded from the Pacific Northwest and was sold from one USGC member to another, destined for serval key USGC allies. “This …

Ag Group, Corn, Exports, Grains

The Great Grain Marketing Debate

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Grains, Marketing, Monsanto

Grain marketing was at the center of many educational sessions during the 2016 Commodity Classic, as the stressful state of the economy has made it imperative for farmers to have a clear understanding of grain marketing. One session at this year’s event, the Great Grain Marketing Debate, offered attendees a valuable panel discussion on grain marketing strategies for 2016. One …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Grains, Marketing, Monsanto

China Opens DDGS Anti-Dumping Investigation

Joanna Schroeder Exports, Grains, Growth Energy, USGC

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has initiated, again, an anti-dumping countervailing duty investigations into U.S. produced distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) exported to the country. This is not the first time that China has been down this road. Back in 2011 China began an investigation into DDGs but then in 2012, they dropped it. Now, in 2015, they have …

Exports, Grains, Growth Energy, USGC

Latest FAPRI Commodity Price Report

John Davis Agribusiness, Corn, Cotton, Grains, Soybean, Swine

The prices for grains, oilseeds, cotton, milk and hogs are down sharply from record levels set in recent years. An update to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute’s (FAPRI) long-term baseline report says no quick price recovery is expected. Given all of the assumptions of the analysis, here are a few highlights of the results: · Projected corn prices …

Agribusiness, Corn, Cotton, Grains, Soybean, Swine