Industry Ag News 1/29

Carrie Muehling

Family farms comprise 96% of all U.S. farms, account for 87% of land in farms, and 82% of the value of all agricultural products sold, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture Farm Typology report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Access the full farm typology report and additional information such as maps and data …

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Industry Ag News 1/22

Carrie Muehling

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s Feeding Minds Press released a new book, My Family’s Soybean Farm, along with a companion educator guide. My Family’s Soybean Farm is now available in paperback for purchase directly from Feeding Minds Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble online. Special bulk pricing is also available. A strong majority of farmers/farmworkers say the COVID-19 …

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Industry Ag News 1/15

Carrie Muehling

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 102nd Annual Convention have adopted policies to guide the organization’s work in 2021. Key topics ranged from farm diversity to farm labor and dairy policy to livestock marketing. For the first time in AFBF history, delegates met and voted virtually due to COVID-19. The GROWMARK Foundation is once again offering …

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Industry Ag News 1/8

Carrie Muehling

CLAAS is saddened to announce that Helmut Claas, long-time managing director, chairman of the Supervisory Board and chairman of the Shareholders’ Committee of the CLAAS group, passed away on January 5 at the age of 94. The National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow elected five student officers to serve until July of 2021. President Layne Mustian is a senior at Texas …

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Industry Ag News 12/29

Carrie Muehling

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services hosted a virtual event to announce the release of Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. The latest edition of the guidelines was built upon Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015-2020, with updates grounded in the scientific reviews of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, along with comments received from the public and …

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Industry Ag News 12/22

Carrie Muehling

Richard Rominger, fifth-generation California farmer who served as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture under President Clinton from 1993 to 2001, died Sunday of a heart attack at the age of 93. Building on its legacy of support for FFA, John Deere announced this week that it is donating $1 million in 2021 to help support the National FFA Organization’s mission to …

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Industry Ag News 12/18

Carrie Muehling

Kentucky Venues announced the 56th annual National Farm Machinery Show and 53rd annual Championship Tractor Pull would shift the scheduled 2021 dates from February to March 31-April 3. KEY Apparel, NY Farm Girls, and American Agri-Women have joined together to bring awareness to the ‘Face of a Female Farmer’. KEY apparel will donate $4 to AAW for every #FaceofaFemaleFarmer item …

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Industry Ag News 12/11

Carrie Muehling

AMVAC® Chemical Corporation, an American Vanguard® company, has named Archer Malmo the company’s integrated agency of record to support its SIMPAS-applied Solutions™ product portfolio. Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®) and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) announce the planned December 14 relaunch of futures on the SPIKES® Index on MGEX via the CME Globex® platform. Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH), …

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Industry Ag News 11/27

Carrie Muehling

Miami International Holdings, Inc., the parent holding company of the MIAX Exchange Group™, and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, Inc., a Designated Contract Market and Derivatives Clearing Organization, announced that in connection with MIH’s anticipated acquisition of MGEX, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved the transfer of MGEX’s Contract Market Designation to Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC, an entity created for …

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Industry Ag News 11/20

Carrie Muehling

For every dollar Americans spend on their Thanksgiving dinner this year, farmers and ranchers will earn approximately 11.9 cents, according to National Farmers Union. This marks a slight decline from 2019, when farmers claimed 12.15 cents of the Thanksgiving food dollar. For the first time in show history, the 2021 World Ag Expo® will be an online event February 9-11. …

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