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Industry Ag News 10/22

Carrie Muehling

  • The American Farm Bureau Federation announced the opening of general registration for the 2022 American Farm Bureau Convention. The convention will be held in-person Jan. 7-12, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia, with a virtual option for portions of the event available to those not attending in-person.
  • The Farm Credit Administration board announced the selection of Ashley Waldron as secretary to the board. Dale Aultman, who has served as secretary to the board since November 2010, is retiring at the end of this month.
  • After a 16-month wait, the 2022 World Ag Expo® season was kicked off by Show Chairman Steve Wilbur on Saturday, September 25. The “Kickoff Dinner” was attended by volunteers, staff, and invited guests at the Social Hall on the International Agri-Center® grounds.
  • GROWMARK and its FS System of companies announced the results of its Check-In to Cash-In program during the Farm Progress Show in late August.
  • To help the industry understand the demand for domestically produced potatoes and better understand the sales in the domestic market, Potatoes USA conducts an annual sales and utilization study. This study utilizes retail data from IRI, estimated foodservice sales from Technomics, and import and export data to provide additional clarity of domestically produced potatoes. The results showed an overall decline of U.S. potato use for the July 2020 – June 2021 marketing year.
  • The National Corn Growers Association is now accepting applications for the 2022 Scholarship Programs.
  • Bill Conrad of Malone, Florida, was named the overall winner of the 2021 Southeastern Hay Contest as part of the 2021 Sunbelt Ag Expo. Conrad wins a choice of a Massey Ferguson DM Series disc mower or RK Series rotary rake for the 2022 hay production season, plus $1,000 cash.
  • Agricultural consultants: Make your continuing education more efficient by attending the American Society of Agricultural Consultants Annual Conference, Nov. 7-10, at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown, Nashville, Tenn., and then take ASAC 410 – Agricultural Consulting Practice Management – on Nov. 10.
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