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U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced the appointment of 130 private-sector members to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs). Bayer CropScience, a chemical manufacturer of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and other agricultural products, plans to invest $50 million into its production facility in Muskegon Charter …

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National Sorghum Producers is pleased to announce StollerUSA has committed as a Bronze Level sponsor of the National Sorghum Producers through its Industry Partner program. Buddy Deimler of Salt Lake City, Utah; Jason Hughes of Ravenswood, W.Va; and Jonathan Ulmer of Lubbock, Texas have recently been named to the National FFA Board of Directors. Land O’Lakes, Inc. and United Suppliers, …

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On June 16, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced its long anticipated regulation to revoke the “Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS)” status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) – a source of artificial trans fatty acids (TFAs) – for use in food. Thousands of FFA members from throughout the country are converging on Washington, D.C., this summer to analyze …

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The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to be a part of the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced it has been named a 5-star member of the National FFA Foundation. DuPont Pioneer announced a technology license and research collaboration agreement with Vilnius University to further the technical and commercial utility of guided Cas9 …

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The American Farm Bureau Federation announced that Trudy Wastweet has joined the organization as director of congressional relations in the Public Policy Department. A corner of downtown Lancaster will transform into a mini music festival when LNP Media Group and New Holland present Live on Vine, a six-hour block party and county music concert event for the 21-and-over crowd. West …

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St. Louis marketing and communications firm Osborn Barr (O+B) welcomed 18 of the nation’s best and brightest for its internship program, one of the largest intern classes in St. Louis. BIO’s new Board Chair, Ron Cohen, CEO of Acorda Therapeutics, announced during the Keynote Luncheon of the 2015 BIO International Convention that the Biotechnology Industry Organization would soon become the …

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AgriCharts, a division of Barchart.com, Inc. and a leading provider of information and technology solutions for agribusinesses, announced the launch of Grains.com, an online marketplace for farmers and grain buyers. ADAMA has received EPA approval for Captan Gold 4L liquid fungicide for use on strawberries, tree fruits and other specialty crops. The Peanut Standards Board will meet in Washington, D.C., …

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has been named a Top Workplace in Southeast Wisconsin for 2015 by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The referendum on the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff passed by an overwhelming 96.5 percent reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service. Prepare your communications plan in the event of an accident, fire, spill or …

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To help first responders save lives, Landmark Services Cooperative hosted a grain engulfment rescuer training. The National Association of Farm Broadcasting Hall of Fame committee is asking for nominations for present, past or deceased NAFB Broadcast Council members that have made significant contributions to farm broadcasting and the association. The National Agri-Marketing Association and the Agricultural Relations Council invite you …

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Rhea + Kaiser welcomes two college seniors from Illinois for its summer internship program. United Suppliers, Inc., and Grow Community of Independent Ag Retails Ltd. have aligned to become United Suppliers Canada, Inc., Crop Protection and Seed Business Unit, which will be a high performing distribution and service company that independent dealers will have an opportunity to own. Woodruff Sweitzer …

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