Industry Ag News 7/10

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Internationally recognized experts in consumer insights and the food industry will reveal the latest research on consumer trends, the current environment in food and agriculture and what the future holds during a free fundraiser webcast to help those experiencing hardship. “CFI NOW: COVID-19 Pivot from Panic to Progress,” a three-part webinar, Tues., July 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT, …

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Industry Ag News 7/3

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During a board meeting in November 2019, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance board of directors voted to move the organization’s activities from the prior 501c6 to a 501c3 charitable organization. This required USFRA to rebrand itself to avoid confusion between the two organizations. In March, the board of directors adopted the 501c3 organization’s new name – U.S. Farmers & …

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Industry Ag News 6/26

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UPL North America recently announced the addition of David Haas as territory sales manager. In his new role, David will work directly with customers in California’s Southern San Joaquin Valley, representing the UPL product portfolio for the Kern and Tulare county regions. He will report to Gene Vernon, Western Region Sales Manager. Farm Foundation and the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute …

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Industry Ag News 6/19

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Syngenta Group Co. Ltd. announced the official launch of Syngenta Group, a new global leader in agricultural science and innovation. Under a single entity, it unites the strengths of Syngenta AG, headquartered in Switzerland, ADAMA, based in Israel, and the agricultural businesses of Sinochem, based in China. The new entity, headquartered in Switzerland, has 48,000 employees in more than 100 …

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Industry Ag News 6/12

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Beck Ag, Inc. is bringing its U.S.-recognized experience and expertise for creating and executing data-driven go-to-market strategies in the agriculture space north of the border. The announcement from Beck Ag CEO Richard Bettison coincides with the appointment of David Webb as the General Manager of Beck Ag Canada. Alabama Peanut Producers Association donated 14,400 jars of peanut butter to the …

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Industry Ag News 6/5

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the USDA Farm Service Agency has already approved more than $545 million in payments to producers who have applied for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. FSA began taking applications May 26, and the agency has received over 86,000 applications for this important relief program. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue also announced that …

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Industry Ag News 5/29

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Discovery Park of America has announced new partners and more details for “AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival,” a permanent exhibit dedicated to telling the story of innovation in agriculture. The exhibit will open Dec. 5, 2020 in the Simmons Bank Ag Center. New partners include The Dairy Alliance; East Tennessee Nursery and Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry; H&R …

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Industry Ag News 5/22

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The National FFA Organization has developed the FFA COVID-19 Chapter Assistance Program to help chapters in these uncertain times. Cargill, a 60-year partner of FFA, announced today that they will contribute $500,000 to the program to assist chapters. This contribution is part of Cargill’s $35 million commitment to COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts and specifically to Cargill’s North America Protein …

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Industry Ag News 5/15

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Brian Ahrens has been named UPL Head of U.S. Ag Sales. In this role he will oversee all divisions of the U.S. sales division and identify new market strategies to further UPL’s growing U.S. manufacturing business. The Missouri Hemp Association LLC has announced a collaboration with Bela Vida Nurseries, Inc. Through the collaboration, MHA and Bela Vida will be working …

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Industry Ag News 5/8

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Farm Foundation, the Cornell University Initiative for Digital Agriculture, and the University of Illinois Center for Digital Agriculture and Center for the Economics of Sustainability are pleased to announce a new, virtual, multi-day policy workshop on Advancing Digital Agriculture and Conservation to be held on May 20, 27, 29 and June 3. The workshop aims to advance policy discussions to …

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