Industry Ag News 6/6

Carrie Muehling

  • Agriculture producers who did not receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture and do not receive other USDA surveys or censuses have until June 30 to sign up to receive the 2022 Census of Agriculture at USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will mail ag census survey codes for responding securely online to every known U.S. producer this November. Hard copy questionnaires will follow in December.
  • The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) is accepting entries for its 2023 NAFB Membership Directory cover photo contest. The winning entry will receive $100, and the photo will be featured on the cover of the 2023 NAFB Membership Directory. The entry deadline is September 30, 2022.
  • The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) welcomes two interns this summer thanks to the generous support of the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA). Emma Hoffschneider, who is majoring in agricultural economics and agricultural & environmental sciences communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will be working in the NCGA office in Washington, D.C. Savannah Peterson is interning with the NCGA office in St. Louis, Missouri. Peterson majored in agricultural communications and animal science at Casper College and will begin at Kansas State University this fall.
  • The Kroger Co., America’s largest grocery retailer, launched a digital farmers market in Atlanta, Georgia, in partnership with Market Wagon. Developed as an e-commerce marketplace for local farmers and businesses, the service is a digital platform that offers customers a wide range of fresh, local products.
  • Prof. Louise O. Fresco, President of Wageningen University & Research, was presented the Norman E. Borlaug Medallion by World Food Prize Foundation President, Barbara Stinson, at a special celebration at the university.
  • The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recommends that producers initiate discussions with propane suppliers now, as recent weather and global geo-political events continue to introduce challenges to many markets. By having those conversations now, producers can take advantage of early order discounts and other benefits of filling tanks sooner than previous years, while ensuring continuous access to the energy they need throughout the 2022 harvest season and beyond.
  • Ag Supply Chain and Challenges will be the topic for the Agricultural Council of Kansas City’s June 16 monthly luncheon meeting. The panel discussion will be moderated by Tom Brand with NAFB and will feature experts from the meat, dairy, crop, and equipment sectors.
  • Commodity Classic announced Maureen Feck has accepted the role of Show Director and will begin her new job on July 1, 2022.
  • U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action took to the global stage at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where food and agriculture were front and center in the conversation for the first time.
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