Industry Ag News 10/23

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Record potato sales continued at retail from July through September 2020. Total store potato sales increased by 13.6% in dollar sales and 10.6% in volume sales, compared to the same time frame in 2019. These sales levels are also the highest they have been for the past five years. FFA members and supporters from across the country will log on …

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Industry Ag News 10/16

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an export sale of 420,000 metric tons of U.S. corn to China. The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to award a scholarship to an outstanding high school senior interested in pursuing agriculture. The Soy Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time award presented to a high school senior who plans to pursue agriculture as an …

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Industry Ag News 10/9

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Register now for NAMA’s Fall Webinar Series. Programs include: Driving Around the Beltway on October 15 at 11 a.m. CDT with Matt Roberts; Marketing: What’s On Our Minds Now on October 29 – 11 a.m CDT with David Meerman Scott; and a Producer Panel on November 12 – 11 a.m. CDT moderated by Cyndi Young with Brownfield Network. The National …

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Industry Ag News 10/2

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This week, the National FFA Organization shared with colleagues and stakeholders the new Agricultural Education for All roadmap, which outlines the strategies the organization is taking to support inclusion, diversity and equity. FFA is taking steps to ensure the organization is a bully-free zone that reflects society’s demographics in membership, leadership and staff, and celebrates individuality. The Office of the …

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Industry Ag News 9/25

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The Fertilizer Institute released the Fertilizer Industry Economic Impact Study, highlighting the importance and economic contributions of the U.S. fertilizer industry to the national, state and local economies. The study found that the fertilizer industry contributed over $130 billion and nearly 500,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in 2019. The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference held annually in Savannah, …

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Industry Ag News 9/18

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InfoAg Conference is Now All-Virtual for December. Content sessions will address blockchain and traceability; biostimulants and micronutrients; integrating big data into nutrient recommendations, carbon markets, soil health and more. Mark your calendar for December 15-17, 2020. Michael Torrey Associates welcomed Brandon Barnett to its team as a Policy Coordinator. The Washington, D.C.-based firm offers government relations, strategic communications, and issue …

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Industry Ag News 9/11

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An interdisciplinary University of Nebraska team led by the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI), has received a three-year, one million dollar grant from the International Fund for Agricultural Development to advance access and education around smallholder farmer irrigation in Africa. The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute welcomes Dr. Jesse Bell to its leadership team. The new position …

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Industry Ag News 9/4

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designated 18 Iowa counties as primary natural disaster areas, enabling producers who suffered losses because of the recent Derecho, that occurred on August 10, 2020, to be eligible for emergency loans. Additionally, Perdue reminded producers about the suite of disaster assistance programs available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including program flexibilities and a …

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Industry Ag News 8/28

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FLM Harvest announces it has selected the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) as the recipient of its 2020 Seed to Succeed pro-bono program. The agency will provide up to $75,000 in services to promote PBH’s signature 2020 “State of the Plate” fruit and vegetable consumption research. The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension …

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Industry Ag News 8/21

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Corn and soybeans in Iowa have been particularly impacted by the recent derecho. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will collect harvested acreage information for both crops in Iowa in preparation for the September 11 Crop Production report. These additional data will help to better assess the full impact. If the newly collected data justifies any changes, NASS will publish updated …

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