43rd Annual First Lady’s Commemorative Egg Unveiled

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Egg Board has officially unveiled the 43rd Annual First Lady’s Commemorative Egg in a first-ever virtual gallery, showcasing decades of Commemorative Eggs presented at the White House on behalf of America’s egg farmers. This inaugural digital gallery includes decades of previous First Lady’s Commemorative Eggs all of which are actual eggshells, and behind-the-scenes footage of the creation of …

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Liberty Brings Back Women’s Bibs

Cindy Zimmerman

Liberty bibs for women are back! Liberty, an iconic American brand and manufacturer of bib overalls since 1912, has reintroduced its line of women’s bibs after discontinuing the female-focused products 18 years ago. The new line includes both denim and duck bib overalls that offer the unwavering quality and craftsmanship Liberty is known for, while featuring female-specific fits and all-new …

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NFU Elects New President Rob Larew

Cindy Zimmerman

Delegates to the National Farmers Union (NFU) 118th Anniversary Convention this week elected Rob Larew to succeed Roger Johnson as the organization’s president. Larew, who was raised on a West Virginia dairy farm, served as NFU’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Communications since fall 2016. In that role, he oversaw the organization’s legislative advocacy in Congress and the …

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Energy Ag News 2/25

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with the Industrial Steel Drum Institute and TRANSCAER®, will host safety training in Davenport, Iowa March 4. The free seminars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/TRANSCAER grant. Students from Ridgewater College in Wilmar toured Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson last week to learn about ethanol and dried distiller’s grains with solubles …

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Energy Ag News 2/18

Cindy Zimmerman

Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed $2.31 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) last year, according to a new study by ABF Economics. In 2019, the industry produced 1.31 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.6 million tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) and 327 million pounds of corn oil. This generated $6.7 billion in gross sales for Minnesota businesses …

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CARBO Ceramics Signs Agreement With INNOVAR AG

Cindy Zimmerman

CARBO Ceramics and INNOVAR AG, LLC have just signed an agreement that combines CARBO’s manufacturing and material science expertise with INNOVAR’s new Encapsulated Infused Fertilizer (“EIF”) technology, and extensive experience with Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers (“EEF”), with benefits for both the agricultural and turf markets. The companies have worked together on a new product that reduces nitrogen loss, increases microbial populations, …

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Veteran Farm Broadcaster Going Part Time

Cindy Zimmerman

Tom Steever has won pretty much every award a farm broadcaster can win, he’s been a member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) for 45 years and served as president more than once, and he has been anchor/reporter for the biggest farm network in the country for over 15 years – so it’s time to slow it down …

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Hoosier Ag Today to Acquire Michigan Ag Information Network

Cindy Zimmerman

Hoosier Ag Today is acquiring the Michigan Ag Information Network (MAIN) and will assume program production and distribution starting May 6. Programs will continue to be referred to as the Michigan Ag Information Network. Pat Driscoll will remain as a contributor and consultant, providing invaluable direction and insight as the network’s programing and coverage is expanded. Michigan-based content will continue …

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Guess Whose Boots

Chuck Zimmerman

It has been a while since I’ve lightened things up with a guessing game about boots. So, here we go again. The first person who posts the correct answer in comments will be the winner. Simple, right? If it gets to be too tough I’ll add some hints but I’m betting I won’t have to. There will be a prize …

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How Eggs Can Provide Sustainable Nutrition to Fight World Hunger

Cindy Zimmerman

By Mickey Rubin, PhD Executive Director The Egg Nutrition Center (part of the American Egg Board) According to the World Health Organization, millions of children around the world suffer from stunting and wasting as a result of insufficient nutrition. In other words, they’re not growing normally and their bodies are skeletal and frail. Even here in the United States, one …

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