Zimfo Bytes 7/28

Kelly Marshall

The International Federation of Agriculture Journalists and Swiss Agriculture Journalists are hosting a press tour in Lucerne on September 22-25, 2017. The topic will be “Food Security, Free Trade and Sustainability.” The American Feed Industry Association welcomes Victoria Broehm as the new director of communications. She will lead the association’s media relations and strategic communications efforts and serve as editor …

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Zimfo Bytes 7/21

Kelly Marshall

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, is joining alliantgroup as the firm’s new Chairmen of Agriculture. Mahindra North America and RFD-TV are honoring first responders with an essay contest.  Police departments, firefighter departments, and EMTs are eligible to be nominated by anyone over the age of 18. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has appointed three positions within the USDA’s …

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Zimfo Bytes 7/14

Cindy Zimmerman

MGEX continues to break open interest records. Another daily record of 105,832 contracts set after Thursday’s activity, with records set almost every day this week. USDA announced that a proposed amendment to the federal marketing order for cranberries allowing the Cranberry Marketing Committee to receive and expend voluntary contributions from domestic sources failed to receive a majority of processor volume, …

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Precision Ag Bytes 7/11

Kelly Marshall

Hortau Irrigation Management Systems was recently named a CogX Award finalist in the Best Artificial Intelligence Product in Agriculture category at the recent awards event in London. InfoAg 2017 is coming July 25-27, Union Station, St. Louis, MO and it’s not too late to register.  This year’s keynote speaker will be Steve Sonka, the Emeritus Chaired Professor of Agricultural Strategy at the …

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Precision Bytes 7/7

Kelly Marshall

Agri-Inject has announced the newest of their fluid injection check valves, the Mister Mist’r.  The new versatile and durable designs brings consistent product injection to a wide variety of applications. Benson Hill Biosystems will be working with GDM Seeds to improve and enhance their soybean research program globally.  GDM will be using Benson Hill’s cognitive platform, Crop OS, to achieve accelerated …

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Lizzy Schultz

The 2017 class of the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program, now entering its fourth year of helping farming couples and individuals become better communicators, leaders and advocates for agriculture, held its first session last week in Johnston, Iowa. U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has joined Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to introduce the bipartisan Agriculture Equipment and …

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Zimfo Bites 7/3

Cindy Zimmerman

Five county Farm Bureaus were selected from a competitive pool of applicants to each receive a $500 grant from the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program to help fund “Our Food Link” projects. The new Potato Expo Innovation Hub is now open and accepting abstract submissions for the Potato Expo 2018, which takes place January 10-12, 2018 at the Rosen …

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Precision Bytes 6/30

Kelly Marshall

Jeff Morris is stepping into the role of vice president and chief marketing officer for AgJunction Inc., a leader in automated steering and machine control technology for precision agriculture. Morris will now be responsible for leading all marketing initiatives, developing go-to-market strategies and driving the product road map for AgJunction. Isagro USA, Inc. has signed an agreement to market Vestaron …

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Lizzy Schultz

Peak Nanosystems has selected Swanson Russell to lead its branding efforts in three industries. The company focuses on nanotechnology development used in an array of products made for government and corporate clients. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) would like to remind new farmers and rancher, as well as those not previously contacted by NASS, have until the end of …

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Animal Ag Bites 6/23

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis joins existing industry partners, adoption organizations and equine advocates in partnering with the Right Horse Initiative to help horses in transition and promote adoption as a preferred method of finding a horse. Angus Productions Inc. (API) has selected Rick Cozzitorto to take the helm as API’s new President. His role will begin June 30th. Zoetis, in partnership with American …

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