Industry Ag News 5/17

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Charleston Orwig, a collective of independent brands comprised of C.O.nxt and Jigsaw agencies recently welcomed Meghan Ebbe to its 100% employee-owned agency. She brings extensive digital marketing experience to the collective’s robust roster of purpose-driven brands in agriculture and food & beverage, as well as service industries and considered purchases clientele. Orbia Netafim, the global leader in sustainable precision irrigation …

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Industry Ag News 5/10

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In response to President Biden’s Executive Order 14081, “Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a plan to update, streamline, and clarify their regulations and oversight mechanisms for products of biotechnology. U.S. …

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Industry Ag News 5/3

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In the presence of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield and U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small, the UN General Assembly declared 2026 as the International Year of the Woman Farmer. The resolution, and the U.S. government’s efforts to generate support for it, were spearheaded by USDA and garnered more than 100 co-sponsors, underscoring the …

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Industry Ag News 4/26

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Nominations are now open for the Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by The Rockefeller Foundation. This accolade acknowledges exceptional achievements in international agriculture and food production based on scientific research and application. With a focus on individuals under the age of 40, the award comes with a $10,000 prize. Nominations close on June 15, …

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Industry Ag News 4/19

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USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) appoints Lance Honig as Chair of USDA’s Agricultural Statistics Board, as well as the Methodology Division Director. Honig has served in an acting capacity for both roles since November 2023. As the chair, he will lead the preparation and dissemination of market-sensitive agricultural forecasts and estimates. The American Farm Bureau Federation urged USDA to …

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Industry Ag News 4/12

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The Food and Agriculture – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Food and Ag-ISAC) announced the launch of a new University Partnership Program to drive improved collaboration between the industry and leading universities on a range of security issues impacting America’s food and agriculture sector. The partnership program has launched with four founding collaborators: Iowa State University of Science and Technology, …

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Industry Ag News 4/5

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of an historic $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2024 to invest in partner-driven conservation and climate solutions through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting project proposals now through July 2, 2024, that will help farmers, ranchers, …

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Industry Ag News 3/22

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The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City will honor the late Cliff Becker and Dr. Scott Brown with the group’s prestigious Jay B. Dillingham Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence at a luncheon on May 16 in Kansas City’s historic Union Station. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Center for Risk Management Education and Research at Kansas State University …

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Industry Ag News 3/18

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Farm and ranch families from across the nation donated 31 million pounds of food and raised $425,879 to help fight hunger and assist in other community service outreach in 2023 through Farm Bureau’s “Harvest for All” program. Combined, the monetary and food donations totaled the equivalent of 26 million meals. The winner of the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & …

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Industry Ag News 3/8

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The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) honored Representatives Jim Baird of Indiana and Jimmy Panetta of California with its 2023 Legislator of the Year awards. Each year, ARA recognizes top legislators who have championed the issues of importance to agriculture and agriculture suppliers. The American Soybean Association presented industry awards during the recent Commodity Classic. ASA recognized Steve Pitstick, Illinois, with …

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