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Industry Ag News 6/2/23

Cindy Zimmerman

  • Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce that Rep. Brad Finstad, the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition, Foreign Agriculture and Horticulture will be the luncheon keynote speaker at this year’s Food & Ag Issues Summit in Sacramento on June 5. First elected in 2022, Finstad is a farmer, soil lab business owner and a former state Rural Development director in Minnesota. He will be speaking virtually at the Summit. In person and virtual registration for the event is available here.
  • Michelin has announced its plan to invest more than $100 million into its Junction City, Kan. operations over the next five years to increase production capacity of tracks for agricultural equipment. The investment, part of Michelin’s global growth strategy, will increase the output of Camso agricultural rubber tracks to better respond to market evolution.
  • A group of 13 Southern Land Grant University Extension Programs in collaboration with the Southern Extension Economics Committee, the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M, and the Southern Risk Management Education Center at the
    University of Arkansas officially launched Southern Ag Today, a new digital platform to provide timely, concise, insightful analysis on issues facing southern agriculture. The platform distributes a daily digital periodical that features a short peer-reviewed article on a different issue of interest. The topics follow a set schedule and include crop marketing, livestock marketing, farm management, agricultural policy, trade, and agricultural law.
  • Five FFA members were recently named U.S. Presidential Scholars — one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students — for their academic accomplishments, the arts, and career and technical education. Congratulations to Madison Echols of Hattiesburg, MS; Isabella Herrod of Shinnston, WV; Hannah Rice of Brunswick, MO; Cecelia Rogers of Bardstown, KY; and Alaina Whittington of Diagnol, IA.
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