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EPA Puts More Woe in WOTUS

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army managed to yet further muddy the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) this week by announcing a final rule amending the 2023 definition of “waters of the United States” to conform with the recent Supreme Court decision in Sackett v. EPA. The agencies are committed to following the …

Audio, Corn, EPA, Farm Progress Show, NCGA

Secretary Vilsack Announces More IRA Funding

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack stopped briefly at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois Wednesday to award $266 million in loans and grants for agriculture producers and rural small businesses to make investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements, made possible in part by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Vilsack used a white board to talk about funding under …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, climate, Farm Progress Show, USDA

Golden Harvest Celebrates 50 Years at #FPS23

Cindy Zimmerman

Golden Harvest is celebrating its golden anniversary this week at the 2023 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. Fifty years ago, seven families came together to create a new way to sell seed. That spirit of innovation continues today with investments in research and technology to continually deliver an expanded portfolio of proven corn and soybean products, including game-changing corn …

Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Seed, Soybean, Syngenta

#FPS23 Panel Highlights Ag Outlook

Cindy Zimmerman

The Syngenta Golden Harvest tent featured an Agricultural Outlook panel on the first day of the 2023 Farm Progress Show that provided perspectives from officials in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri on a host of ag policy issues. Agri-Pulse Managing Editor Spencer Chase moderated the panel which included Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL), Missouri Secretary of Agriculture Chris Chinn, and Iowa Secretary …

Audio, Farm Bill, Farm Policy, Syngenta

Syngenta Seeds and Sustainable Oils to Sell Camelina Seed

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta Seeds was pleased to make a big announcement the first day of Farm Progress Show Tuesday about a new agreement with Sustainable Oils, Inc. to sell Camelina sativa (camelina) seed – an ultra-low carbon oilseed crop that can be used as feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel and renewable fuels, and an ingredient for sustainable animal feed. The collaboration reflects …

Audio, Biofuels, Farm Progress Show, Seed, Sustainability, Syngenta

Bayer and Kroger Team Up to Take Care, Now

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer is announcing a new campaign with Kroger to remind rural America to “Take Care, Now” and help alleviate care deserts in rural America, areas significantly impacted by both food insecurity and limited access to healthcare. Bayer hosted a press event Monday at the Northeast Community Fund Food Bank in Decatur, Illinois, to announce the campaign, which includes Kroger and …

Audio, Bayer, Food, Video

2023 American Coalition for Ethanol Annual Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

Cindy has been working on the ACE Annual Conference and you can find her stories on and also in our AgNewsWire virtual newsroom. Here’s a taste from the start of the conference. The increased emphasis on reducing carbon provides a great opportunity for the ethanol industry and everything counts when it comes to getting that carbon score down. In …

ACE, Ag Groups, Audio, Energy, Ethanol

DWFI Podcast 27- Dick Wolfe and Felicia Marcus

Cindy Zimmerman

In our third and last episode from the 2023 Water for Food Global Conference, produced by the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska (DWFI), we hear about “Western rivers, a changing climate, and the role of irrigated agriculture.” Our guests for this episode are retired Colorado state engineer Dick Wolfe, a farmer and Senior Advisor …

Audio, Podcasts, Water, Water for Food

ASTA Excited About Field Crop Seed Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is underway for the event formally known as CSS & Seed Expo and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is excited about the newly named Field Crop Seed Convention to be held December 5-8 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. “We see really strong participation numbers in our registration, outpacing where we have been in previous years,” said ASTA President …

ASTA, Audio, Corn, Seed, Soybean

Rabo AgriFinance at Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

“U.S. Agriculture’s Labor Crisis: Can It Be Fixed?” was the topic for the Ag Media Summit Newsmakers session last week, sponsored by Rabo AgriFinance. David Magaña, RaboResearch Fresh Produce Analyst, gave some insights into the reduction of the agricultural labor force available due to a declining percentage of young people. “Obviously this has been a challenge for years for agriculture,” …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, labor