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Nebraska USFRA Food Dialogues to Focus on GMOs

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is joining with the Nebraska Soybean Board to host a “Food Dialogues: Pivoting the GMO Conversation” at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln September 6 from 1:00-2:30 pm. Among the Dialogue...Show More Summary

Bayer at Work to Combat Citrus Greening

During the 2017 Citrus Expo I visited with Adrian Percy, Bayer, about the partnership announcement between Bayer and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation to combat citrus greening disease. Adrian says that Bayer is uniquely...Show More Summary

U.S. Grain Inspection – What to Expect

One of the breakout sessions during the 2017 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange provided an overview on how the soy and grain inspection system operated. This gave U.S. growers a better understanding of how their grain was managed once it left the farm and more importantly provided international buyers with the information needed to ensure they were getting a quality... Read More

Shifting to High Octane Ethanol Future

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference last week included a panel on shifting to high-octane fuel. First, Trey Binford, product manager of North America Dispensers at Wayne Fueling Systems, discussed the infrastructure component. Show More Summary

Nebraska Proudly Hosts #USSoyExchange

To kick off the 2017 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley provided opening remarks to the international and domestic soybean audience. I was able to speak with the Lt. Governor who shared how proud the state is of its agricultural industry. He said, “It’s really the backbone of our economy. We like to grow things.” “It’s... Read More

Animal Ag Bites 8/21

Nath Morris has been promoted  to executive vice president- expo for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).  He has served as vice president- expo and before that as IPE sales director. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council gave the 2017 safety awards to 147 chicken and turkey facilities at their recent conference in Destin, Florida. Show More Summary

Moving More Ethanol Exports

U.S. ethanol exports are setting records this year and that is due at least in part to the efforts of the U.S. Grains Council ethanol advisory team, chaired this year by Jim Glavin, CEO of Lakeview Energy. Galvin spoke at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference last week in Omaha about some of the global headwinds and tailwinds... Read More

New Brownfield Reporter for IN and OH

The newest anchor/reporter on the Brownfield Ag News team is Amie Sites who will cover Indiana and Ohio for the multi-state radio network. Amie grew up in Walton, Ind. She majored in journalism and creative writing at Indiana University. Show More Summary

GROWMARK and COFCO Announce Grain Partnership

A new grain partnership was created on Friday between agricultural cooperative GROWMARK, Inc. and global supply chain agribusiness COFCO International Limited (CIL) providing a direct link from farmers in the Midwest to the global marketplace, and China in particular. Show More Summary

Trade Offers Stability for Rural Economies

Jason Hafemeister, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Trade & Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) addressed the attendees of the 2017 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange, bringing a message of greater trade opportunities for America’s farmers. Show More Summary

Secretary Perdue in Florida

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited the Citrus Expo in Fort Myers, Florida this week to learn more about citrus greening and hold a farm bill listening session with Congressman Francis Rooney of the local district. The only...Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization have signed a memorandum outlining their plans to create a more agriculture literate society. They will focus on opportunities...Show More Summary

Feed A Bee Plantings Happening Coast to Coast

The Bayer Bee Care program launched the grant initiative, Feed a Bee in 2015 with a goal of planting 50 million flowers. They’ve now distributed more than 3 billion wildflower seeds and the organization is moving forward with a grander goal- to facilitate forage plantings or enhancements in every state by the end of 2018. This Saturday will be an... Read More

NE Gov Highlights Value-Added Ag and Ethanol

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted Nebraska value-added agriculture efforts during a press conference at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference held in Omaha. “The ethanol industry is a prime example of how we can add value to the agriculture commodities that we grow right here in Nebraska,” said Governor Ricketts. Show More Summary

NCBA Encourages Comments on WOTUS

The comment period for the repeal of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) ends Monday, August 28, 2017 and members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) want to encourage farmers and ranchers to participate. The organization has released a video featuring Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Show More Summary

A Growing North Asia U.S. Soy Market

To kick off the 2017 U.S. Soy GLobal Trade Exchange eleven Chinese purchasing agreements were signed with five U.S. soybean exporters for 3.8 MMT valued at $1.561 billion. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Midwest ShippersShow More Summary

Bayer Enters Partnership to Combat Citrus Greening

This morning Bayer teamed up with the Citrus Research and Development Foundation to find solutions to the devastating Citrus Greening disease. During the partnership press conference the organizations signed a research collaboration agreement. Show More Summary

Relationships Drive U.S. Soy Exports

The U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Midwest Specialty Grains Conference and Trade Show in Omaha, Nebraska is running full tilt and Jamie Johansen has it covered.  In her interview with U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) CEO Jim Sutter, the two addressed the relationship building essential to trade and the reasons the global market chooses U.S. Show More Summary

Precision Ag Bytes 8/16

The Soil Health Institute in Research Triangle Park (RTP) near Raleigh, NC is seeking an experienced, professional Soil Scientist/Agronomist with expertise in both fields for a 1-3 year term appointment. Agri-tech company, Inocucor,Show More Summary

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