Blue Ridge Biofuels Proud to Supply Local

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Energy, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Soybean

Blue Ridge Biofuels (BRB) started as a way for one business to make its own sustainable diesel fuel – now they provide clean burning biodiesel for customers all over Western North Carolina. The Asheville, N.C.-based company collects over 700,000 gallons of used cooking oil annually from nearly 1,500 restaurants in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia to produce renewable …

AgWired Energy, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Soybean

Censky Nominated as Deputy Ag Secretary

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, ASA, Biodiesel, Government, Soybean, USDA

Over two months since he took office, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is finally getting some nominations to fill USDA positions. Late Thursday, Perdue announced that President Trump has nominated American Soybean Association CEO Stephen Censky to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. “Our work has only just begun in delivering results for the people of American agriculture, and the experience and …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, ASA, Biodiesel, Government, Soybean, USDA

Showcase Plot Tour with Bayer in North Dakota

Chuck Zimmerman Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Soybean

I did a whole lot of PT on my recovering shoulder out in a field west of Minot, ND. It was a Bayer Showcase Plot Tour and a beautifully sunny day, with lots of wind. Glad I brought my wind screen for the Golden ZimmComm Microphone! The focus was on cereal crops as well as products for soybeans, canola and …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Soybean

Dicamba Concerns Prompt State Actions

Jamie Johansen Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, Soybean

*POST UPDATE* 7/14/17 Missouri Department of Agriculture releases Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order for ENGENIA, XTENDIMAX and FEXAPAN herbicides On the heels of Arkansas, Missouri has issued a pause on sale, use, and removal of all products labeled for agricultural use that contain dicamba. As of today, Monday, July 10th, the Missouri Department of Agriculture has had 145 pesticide …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, Soybean

USDA Reports Record High Soybean Acreage, Corn Acres Down

Chuck Zimmerman AgWired AgNewsWire, Audio, Corn, Cotton, Soybean, USDA

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is estimating a record high 89.5 million acres of soybeans planted in the U.S. for 2017. That’s up seven percent from last year. Corn acres are looking to be down about three percent. All cotton acreage for 2017 is estimated at 12.1 million acres, 20 percent above last year, while all wheat planted …

AgWired AgNewsWire, Audio, Corn, Cotton, Soybean, USDA

Biodiesel Industry Considering Options Against Argentina

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Energy, Biodiesel, International, Soybean

The U.S. biodiesel industry is considering legal options as imports of subsidized biodiesel have continued to increase since the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition filed an antidumping petition in March alleging that dumped biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia have injured U.S. producers. “What we’re seeing is a vast amount of imports continue to flood into our ports,” …

AgWired Energy, Biodiesel, International, Soybean

DieselSellerz to Promote Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman AgWired Energy, Biodiesel, Soybean

The DieselSellerz are going bio with the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) to promote biodiesel. The DieselSellerz is the “world’s largest diesel truck classifieds community,” with a crew that has become known for building and giving away tricked-out diesel trucks, as well as other antics, on the Discovery Channel show “Diesel Brothers.” The crew will take on the …

AgWired Energy, Biodiesel, Soybean

Iowa Gov and Ag Groups to Make China Trip

Cindy Zimmerman Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Beef, Corn, Ethanol, Pork, Soybean

Iowa’s new governor and the state’s agricultural organizations miss Terry Branstad so much that they are already planning a trip to see him in China. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will lead an all-Iowa agriculture trade mission to China July 19-28 with representatives from the state’s corn, pork, soy, beef, egg, poultry, dairy and turkey industries. The trip marks the first …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Beef, Corn, Ethanol, Pork, Soybean

SMART Farmer Nancy Kavazanjian

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Corn, Podcasting, SMART Farmer, Soybean, USFRA

This is episode number six of the USFRA SMART Farmer podcast and this one is with Nancy Kavazanjian, who served as the second chairperson of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. Nancy farms with her husband Charlie Hammer in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on land that has been in his family for 150 years. She grew up on Long Island, made …

Audio, Corn, Podcasting, SMART Farmer, Soybean, USFRA