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Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CropLife America (CLA), announced that Dr. Janet E. Collins will join CLA as senior vice president of science and regulatory affairs, effective January 5, 2015. The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failure to issue the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). …

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of eight individuals to serve on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. The American Farm Bureau Federation together with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s StartupHoyas announced the four national finalists of the first-ever Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. Missouri Farm …

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Professors Paul Ferraro of Georgia State University and Kent Messer of the University of Delaware will head the newly created Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research (CBEAR), supported with a $750,000 award from the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The annual meeting of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics will take place …

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The National Pork Producers Council has named Dr. Daniel Kovich as assistant director of science and technology, focusing on food and feed safety and animal handling issues. Verdesian Life Sciences, LLC (Verdesian) is bolstering its sales force to further enhance customer focus and service. Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC has successfully acquired Reck Aviation, Inc. Sarah Miller, a National Sales Account …

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Farmers have been early adopters of many communications technologies, and Successful Farming and AgriCharts are meeting that growing demand by launching a new app for farmers on the go. AgGateway’s Data Privacy and Security Committee has published a white paper to help the agriculture industry consider ways to incorporate data privacy best practices and standards into their operations. “This Week …

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Laboratory Management Partners, Inc. has selected Swanson Russell to lead a re-branding effort. Allen Harim, a leading producer and processor of chicken on Delmarva, has hired poultry industry veteran, Jack Coleman, as Senior Director of Marketing and Sales. Bayer CropScience is helping to make the holiday season a bit brighter for Americans struggling with hunger by sponsoring #Thankful4Ag in conjunction …

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National Farmers Union (NFU) announced the opening of registration for the 2015 NFU Women’s Conference, a conference for farm and rural women. One of the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) MVPs, Heather Cox, is back with a new lineup of weekly videos and contests that are scoring big points with college football and Idaho® potato fans across the country. Filament Marketing, …

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Farm Journal Media announced the creation of a ten-year, $60,000 scholarship program with the Life Science Communications (LSC) department of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) at University of Wisconsin-Madison to promote agricultural journalism as an exciting career path for students. Ms. Linda M. Chimenti, who has served as the Executive Vice President of the Council for Agricultural …

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New Century FS, Grinnell, Iowa, was named the Environmental Respect Award winner for the state of Iowa. The American Soybean Association (ASA) will present its Soy Champion Award to Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas. MGEX has concluded the 2nd-best October in its long history. The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) has partnered with BASF to give away four scholarships for students …

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A new leadership team was elected by the members of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants while at the organization’s annual conference. Farm Journal Media announced that it has acquired the highly-regarded The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter, a well-known bi-weekly newsletter published continuously since 1929. DRYLAND will be showing at 3:30 PM, Saturday, November 15 in the 41st Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival …

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