Industry Ag News 10/15

Carrie Muehling

  • Agri-Pulse Communications is looking for an intern who is passionate about reporting on farm, food and rural policy issues and serving our growing audience. Please send a cover letter, resume and at least three writing samples by Friday, Nov. 19 to
  • USDA announced the appointments of five Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Directors and seven Rural Development (RD) State Directors.
  • Bushel, an independently-owned software technology company focused on developing solutions for the grain supply chain, today announced its acquisition of GrainBridge, LLC, a joint venture owned by ADM and Cargill Incorporated.
  • The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) announced they have entered into an agreement with the goal of increasing minority involvement in agriculture.
  • Case IH announces Scott Harris, current vice president of North America, will lead the brand as Case IH global president. Harris replaces Brad Crews, who will serve as president of North America for CNH Industrial. Kurt Coffey, current global brand marketing manager and marketing communications leader for North America, will lead the brand as Case IH vice president of North America, effective immediately.
  • Following an extensive search, Alltech Crop Science has filled its newly created CEO position. Andrew Thomas has been appointed to lead the global team and further cultivate the strategic growth of Alltech Crop Science.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rolling out a new insurance option specifically for agricultural producers with small farms who sell locally. The new Micro Farm policy simplifies record keeping and covers post-production costs like washing and value-added products.
  • Travel to the “River City” – Richmond, Va. – for the 2021 Agricultural Relations Council Annual Meeting, Oct. 26-28, in Richmond, Va., at the Courtyard Richmond Downtown.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the appointment of four members to serve on the United Sorghum Checkoff Program’s Board of Directors. All four appointees will serve three-year terms starting December 2021 and ending December 2024.
  • The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) held its annual business meeting virtually this week, and elected officers for 2021-2022. The group also filled several board of director positions at the September 17 meeting.
  • Register now for MEET & Potatoes in Anaheim, the annual Potato Expo. The in-person event is planned for Jan. 5 & 6, 2022.
  • AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® Company, is pleased to announce the third annual Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship winners. A total of seven students were selected from 17 qualified applicants. Each scholarship recipient was awarded $2,000.
  • The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced that Matthew Ziegler has joined NCGA as the Manager of Public Policy and will lead the organization’s efforts on transportation, research and new uses policy.
  • Golden Harvest announced today the launch of “We’re All Ears” — a new podcast miniseries with episodes releasing weekly throughout harvest 2021. Farmers can tune in this fall to gain insights on local, national and global topics in agriculture to help them plan for the 2022 season and beyond.
  • Farm Journal Foundation’s next Speaker Series online event will cover the intersection of agriculture and nutrition. This World Food Prize side event will feature a panel of leading international experts who will discuss challenges in our global food system that contribute to malnutrition, and how these challenges ultimately might be solved. The event will take place from 3-4:30 PM CT on Thursday, Oct. 21, via Zoom and Facebook Live.
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