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The North American Equipment Dealers Assn. (NAEDA) has announced the recipients of its Dealer’s Choice Award and Gold Level service awards for 2015. Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) Emerging Leaders Program for 2015-16. KatieAnn Sievert of Bonduel, Wisconsin, has been named the Wisconsin state winner of the 2015 GROWMARK …

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DuPont announced it has agreed to acquire Taxon Biosciences, Inc., a leading microbiome discovery company. The American Soybean Association welcomes the renewed focus from the Senate Agriculture Committee on expanding agricultural trade to Cuba as part of a hearing held on Capitol Hill. USPOULTRY is hosting a free webinar to members addressing “ON-Farm Waterfowl Mitigation Practices” on Wednesday, May 13, …

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USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a new reporting model to keep up with the rapid spread of high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the nation’s chicken and turkey flocks. FARMLAND in partnership with Campus Solutions, are showing more than a dozen screenings of the film at colleges around the country. The National Association of Conservation Districts …

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The Syngenta “Good Growth through Advanced Analytics” program has won the 2015 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences. The Dairy Business Association of Wisconsin has hired Jamie Mara, a news media veteran, as its new director of public relations. DTN/The Progressive Farmer has launched a new enterprise management platform called DTN Connect to …

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DTN/The Progressive Farmer, agriculture’s trusted source for information and data solutions, has been selected by the board members of four state soybean associations to custom publish each group’s publication, effective immediately. Elanco, The Kroger Co.’s Central Division, Rose Acre Farms, Gleaners Food Bank and Midwest Food Bank introduced a way consumers, food stores and farmers can easily work together to …

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Cathleen Enright, PhD, has been named the new president and CEO for the Pet Food Institute, effective April 27, 2015. The Missouri Dairy Association (MDA) applauds Governor Jay Nixon for signing the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2015 into law. Archer Daniels Midland Company announced that Mark Schweitzer has been appointed vice president, Investor Relations, where he will represent the …

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service announced that it is accepting applications for fiscal year 2016 funding for five export market development programs. Mark your calendars for the 17th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference, July 23-25, 2015, at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia. As of April 1, Valent U.S.A. Corporation became the exclusive provider of the MGK crop …

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CNH Industrial N.V. is proud to announce the most recent achievements from STEYR, its European agricultural machinery brand, and Case IH, one of its global agricultural machinery brands. Agri-Pulse founder and President Sara Wyant was named to the annual Folio: “Top Women in Media” recognition in the Entrepreneurs category. The American Feed Industry Association recently released the redesign of its …

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Bayer pledged $100,000 to the N.C. Department of Transportation to be used for roadside pollinator plantings this spring. The U.S. Food Waste Challenge calls on organizations and businesses across the food supply chain to join the fight against food waste. The United States Potato Board (USPB) is pleased to announce Caitlin Mueller as Meeting Planner and Renee O’Brien as Assistant …

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NFL Hall of Famer and the Chicago Bears beloved Coach Mike Ditka will deliver the Wednesday Keynote Address at the United Fresh 2015 General Session, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Two of Farm Journal Media’s print entities were recognized at the Neal Awards during American Business Media’s 61st annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism …

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