Industry Ag News 11/5

Carrie Muehling

  • A new report, funded by the United Soybean Board and conducted by the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society, revealed that providing U.S. farmers and ranchers access to fast, affordable and reliable broadband will increase sustainability. It will also allow more reliable and efficient food production for a growing population and strengthen America’s rural communities.
  • The National Corn Growers Association joined four other agricultural groups in encouraging the U.S. Court of International Trade to overturn an earlier decision by the International Trade Commission, which imposed tariffs on imported phosphate fertilizers from Morocco.
  • The National FFA Organization awarded Kathy Eichlin, head of Internal Communications for Syngenta Crop Protection in North America, and Robin Thomas, Early Talent Acquisition manager for Syngenta in North America, Honorary American FFA Degrees at the 94th National FFA Convention and Expo on Oct. 29 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Kyle Walker, director of asset management at Peoples Company in Indianola, Iowa, was named the 2021 Professional Farm Manager of the Year. The award, co-sponsored by Syngenta, Farm Journal’s The Scoop magazine and the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), recognizes farm managers who display excellence in client service and a commitment to agriculture.
  • Beck Ag, Inc. is accelerating its focus on enabling execution excellence within client organizations. This approach addresses critical business initiatives for clients that will improve the performance of their organizations.
  • On the sidelines of the Group of 20 Summit, European Union officials and the Biden administration brokered a deal that will ease tariffs on E.U. steel and aluminum imports into the U.S. while eliminating retaliatory duties from the E.U. on several U.S. goods, including U.S. Corn.
  • European Union Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski and United States Secretary of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued a statement on a newly created transatlantic collaboration platform on agriculture designed to take on the global challenges of sustainability and climate change.
  • On November 2, at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), the United States and United Arab Emirates officially launched the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) alongside 31 countries and over 48 non-government partners. In remarks at the World Leaders Summit, President Biden announced that the United States intends to mobilize $1 billion in investment in climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation over five years (2021-2025).
  • GROWMARK, Inc. is honored to have received the Corporate Innovation Award during Plug and Play’s 2021 Fall Summit. Plug and Play is a global innovation platform that connects startups with their corporate partner network. The Corporate Innovation Award is presented to its most active and engaged partners who embrace Plug and Play’s mission of open innovation and cross-collaboration.
  • A National Corn Growers Association staff member was recently elected to a national organization focused on the inland waterways system. Anne Thompson, who has served as director of PAC and political strategy at NCGA since January of 2020, was elected as a trustee for the National Waterways Foundation. Her three-year term will begin immediately.
  • The ASA Soy Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time award presented to a high school senior who plans to pursue agriculture as an area of study at any accredited college or university in the 2022-23 academic year. The scholarship is made possible through a grant by BASF Corporation. High school seniors may apply online Oct. 27-Dec. 31, 2021. Click here to apply.
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