Industry Ag News 8/13

Carrie Muehling

  • The Crop Production report issued by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) forecasted soybean and corn production up from 2020. Soybean production is up 5% from last year, forecast at 4.34 billion bushels; corn growers are expected to increase their production 4% from 2020, forecast at 14.8 billion bushels.
  • AgTech Insight is pleased to support the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, an event connecting the global agri-food ecosystem on September 28-29.
  • The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute invites you to the Water for Food Global Forum. The Forum is a virtual series of events held throughout October that will convene leading international experts, growers and organizations to focus on achieving global water and food security.
  • ASTA announces the hiring of Jordan Gregory as the association’s new Manager, Membership Engagement. Jordan comes to ASTA from the Texas Department of Agriculture where she served as a Policy Specialist. Gregory started with the ASTA team on August 2.
  • announced the launch of its new television show, “Machinery Pete TV Auction Edition.” The 30-minute program gives viewers an in-depth, inside look at featured tractors and farm equipment for sale on the upcoming Machinery Pete monthly online auctions. The first season premiered Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021, on RFD-TV, one week before the Machinery Pete August Auction set for August 17, 2021.
  • Case IH is partnering with Lee Brice, American country music singer and songwriter, as its newest brand ambassador. In celebration on Sept. 1, Case IH will present Lee Brice in concert, co-sponsored by Farm Progress Show, where Brice will debut his brand-new song “Farmer” in support of Case IH’s Built by Farmers campaign.
  • Culver’s announced the winners of its seventh annual FFA Essay Contest, which awards three students with funds for their FFA chapters. The FFA members chosen to receive $15,000 total from Culver’s to support educational initiatives are: First place ($7,500): Katlyn M., Clyde FFA in Clyde, Ohio; second place ($5,000): Gwen H., Cambria FFA in Randolph, Wisconsin; and third place ($2,500): Dilyn B., Elkmont FFA in Elkmont, Alabama.
  • Start making your plans to attend the 2021 NAFB Convention today. Join more than 650 agricultural industry leaders November 17-19 in Kansas City for three days of learning, newsmaker sessions, networking, and more.
  • GSI unveiled an updated brand identity and website. The changes reflect the brand’s commitment to helping make customers’ jobs easier and the work they do more profitable. The refreshed identity includes a modernized logo that evolved from the original to preserve the equity the brand has earned over nearly 50 years serving farmers and commercial grain operations all over the world.
  • The Association of Equipment Manufacturers announced that Dennis J. Slater will retire as AEM President, effective December 31, 2021. The AEM Board of Directors has selected AEM’s Senior Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector Megan Tanel to succeed Slater and serve as AEM President effective January 1, 2022.
  • As harvest begins across the country, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) reminds farmers about the importance of taking precautions to ensure treated seed does not enter the grain supply. ASTA and other stakeholder groups offer a variety of educational resources to assist those involved in the process of treating, handling, transporting, or planting treated seeds. To learn more, visit:
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