Industry Ag News 4/4

Cindy Zimmerman

  • The National Agri-Marketing Association announces its top award winners for 2023. Eric Boeck is named NAMA’s Agribusiness Leader of the Year, Beth Burgy is named NAMA Marketer of the Year and Timothy L. Price is named Ag Association Leader of the Year. The three awards are NAMA’s highest honors and will be given at the 2023 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 26–28, 2023, in St. Louis.
  • The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska has announced that Land O’Lakes, Inc. President and CEO Beth Ford will be the featured speaker at the Heuermann Lecture on May 8, part of the 2023 Water for Food Global Conference. The free lecture, sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will be held 4:30-6 p.m. at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, 2021 Transformation Drive and livestreamed online.
  • Global hunger and malnutrition pose significant threats to U.S. national security, underscoring the need to invest in international agricultural research and development, according to a new report commissioned by Farm Journal Foundation The report, authored by researchers from Texas A&M University, examines how global food insecurity is linked to numerous geopolitical risks, and how increasing investments in agricultural development and innovation would help mitigate these risks by enabling developing countries to improve their crop yields and better feed themselves.
  • Almost three-quarters of Americans say that not reauthorizing the farm bill in 2023 would have a significant impact on the country, according to a new poll from the American Farm Bureau Federation. Nearly 70% of respondents also identified two areas of the farm bill as top priorities for government funding: risk management programs that serve as a safety net for farmers and nutrition programs that serve as a safety net for families facing hunger.
  • On Wednesday, March 22, more than 200 World Food Prize Foundation partners, state leaders and community members gathered at the Hall of Laureates to formally welcome Ambassador Terry Branstad as the Foundation’s new president. Governor Kim Reynolds was also on hand to share her congratulations and declare March 22, 2023 as Norman E. Borlaug and World Food Prize Heritage Day in Iowa.
  • The United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP) has announced its strategic partnership with Google to increase sorghum consumer awareness through innovative marketing strategies. USCP is a producer-funded national organization dedicated to improving the sorghum industry and representing sorghum farmers across the United States.
  • On April 16, Cotton Incorporated encourages you to wear cotton pajamas to work as part of National Wear Pajamas to Work Day. This year, Cotton Incorporated celebrates 50 years of the Seal of Cotton, the iconic logo that indicates a product contains cotton.
  • The United States Peanut Federation (USPF) combined advocacy with service during their Spring 2023 Washington D.C. fly-in. The Georgia Peanut Commission in conjunction with USPF proudly partnered with Peanut Proud, the peanut industry’s humanitarian relief organization, to donate 10,080 jars of peanut butter to serve the nation’s capital and surrounding area. This donation was made to the Capital Area Food Bank in order to recognize and celebrate National Peanut Month in March.
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