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Two business leaders from the People’s Republic of China visited the National Corn Growers Association’s St. Louis office to discuss the U.S. corn industry and NCGA’s role in working to create opportunities for corn farmers. The National Agri-Marketing Association has named Zippy Duvall,President of the American Farm Bureau Federation, as the 2019 Ag Association Leader of the Year. The California …

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New Ag International hosts three conferences at the same location during “High-Tech Ag Week” March 25-29 in Dublin, Ireland. Click here for more information or to register. A new Farm Foundation Issue Report highlights the role of the judicial branch in the system of checks and balances created by the nation’s founders. The report, “Agriculture and the Judicial Branch: The …

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Carrie Muehling

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to participate in the third annual “Better Seed, Better Life” student video contest sponsored by the American Seed Trade Association, the National Association of Plant Breeders, and the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America. The 2019 contest theme is: “Our Planet, Our Health, Our Food …

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BIO is now accepting nominations for the the 2019 George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology and Agriculture to be presented at this year’s BIO World Congress, July 8 -11 in Des Moines, Iowa. Submit nominations by March 14, 2019. March is National Peanut Month, and the Georgia peanut industry kicked off the celebration by hosting the 2019 …

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Carrie Muehling

The Renewable Fuels Association announced that DSM has recently joined the organization. DSM’s Bio-based Products and Services unit is headquartered in Elgin, Ill., with global research capabilities at the Elgin site and a start-of-the art facility in Delft, The Netherlands. Registration is now open for the 2019 Water for Food Global Conference scheduled for April 29-30, 2019 at the Nebraska …

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Carrie Muehling

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, announced that it has acquired the Clearfield® Canola Production System in Canada and the United States from BASF. The 3rd annual Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit will be March 18, 2019, at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Summit will focus on “Shaping Farm and Food Policy Strategies for 2040.” You …

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Tom Sleight, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Grains Council since 2012, will retire this summer following the appointment of his successor, the Council’s Board of Directors announced this week at the organization’s membership meeting in Cartagena, Colombia. American Vanguard Corporation, parent company to AMVAC Chemical Corporation, is celebrating 50 years in business. The milestone is being honored …

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Carrie Muehling

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) molecular biologist, Elizabeth Ainsworth, is receiving the National Academy of Science’s Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the USDA, in cooperation with the Office of the United States Trade Representative, is accepting nominations for new members to serve on its agricultural trade …

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Carrie Muehling

During the past two weeks, 83 FFA members visited South Africa for a 12-day educational and cultural experience. Members participated in the 2019 International Leadership Seminar for State Officers as an annual, international opportunity through the National FFA Organization. K2 Insurance Services, LLC has announced the completion of the acquisition of the assets and operations of Mid-America Risk Managers, Inc. …

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Nineteen innovation pioneers were announced as the 2019 Class of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®. 2019 Inductee David Walt invented Microwell Arrays, which help to improve crop disease resistance. The Corn Refiners Association announced that it has joined Farmers for Free Trade. U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Al Lawson (D-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to make more United States …

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