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Industry Ag News 9/3

Carrie Muehling

  • Protein is a critically important part of a basic diet but how can the global animal protein sector continue to sustainably feed a growing and increasingly hungry world? That question is at the core of the upcoming forum, Sustainable Solutions for Zero Hunger by 2030: A Vision for Animal Agriculture, scheduled virtually for 12-5 p.m. ET on September 14, 2021.
  • The Georgia Peanut Commission is hosting a photo contest May 12-Oct. 1, 2021, to fill the pages of the 2022 Georgia Peanut Calendar. Photo entries must be taken during the 2020 or 2021 peanut crop year and feature peanut production. Entries must also be high resolution (300 dpi), horizontal and not taken with a phone; otherwise, they may be disqualified.
  • The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Tifton, Georgia.
  • MGEX, a Designated Contract Market and Derivatives Clearing Organization, reports August 2021 as the third best month in the history of the Exchange with a total of 394,547 contracts traded. This past month is now the best August in history edging out August 2020 by 24%. Total options volume was 11,033, making it the third month in a row where volume surpassed 10,000 contracts.
  • To more accurately reflect current capabilities and premier execution solutions for the agriculture marketplace, Beck Ag, Inc. announced updated branding. This new branding represents the ongoing evolution of Beck Ag’s capabilities and focus on strategic partnerships with clients enabling execution excellence within their organizations.
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