Industry Ag News 6/5

Carrie Muehling

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

Carrie Muehling

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

Carrie Muehling

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

Carrie Muehling

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

Carrie Muehling

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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Industry Ag News 5/1

Carrie Muehling

Farm Foundation, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture, is now accepting nominations for its Young Farmer Accelerator Program, aimed at helping young farmers grow their knowledge, experience and network. The deadline to nominate a young farmer is May 15, 2020. The Alabama Peanut Producers Association and its farmer members have donated 5,760 jars of peanut butter to regional food …

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Industry Ag News 4/24

Carrie Muehling

Register now to virtually attend Farm Journal’s Farm Country Update on Thursday, April 30 at 3:00 pm CDT. Why are producers dumping milk and breaking eggs? We’ll talk directly with producers about the challenges they face in getting products from the farm to the hands of consumers. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health …

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Industry Ag News 4/17

Carrie Muehling

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall will join the Great American Economic Revival Industry Group focused on agriculture. President Donald Trump created 17 groups to help shape plans to reopen the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic. As food banks struggle to keep up with dramatic increases in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers and ranchers are eager to …

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Industry Ag News 4/10

Carrie Muehling

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges for an increasing number of Iowans, including the most basic need of food security. The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation announced a $100,000 donation to the Iowa Food Bank Association to help feed the need for Iowans across the state who are impacted during this unprecedented time. The 2020 California Antique Farm Equipment Show® …

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Industry Ag News 4/3

Carrie Muehling

MGEX announces its best March and the fifth best overall month in MGEX history with a total of 277,629 contracts. This new record shatters the previous record by 37%, previously set in 2017. March’s volume is also 6% higher than February 2020. The House Agriculture Committee has launched a resources page for food and agriculture and COVID-19. CNH Industrial announces …

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