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Ag Day Essay Contest Winner

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:57:17 +0000

Some 400 young people from around the country entered the National Ag Day written essay contest and the winning entry was Rio Bonham from Tishomingo, Oklahoma. He received a $1,000 prize and travel to Washington, D.C., for recognition during the National Press Club Event this week. With the theme Agriculture: Food for Life, Rio’s essay highlighted job opportunities in an ...

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Ethanol Supporter Optimistic About Industry

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:07:48 +0000

Senator Joni Ernst has earned the title of “ethanol champion” for her work on behalf of the industry to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), but she took the time today to visit with people she thinks are the real champions – the grassroots farmers, producers, retailers and investors who make up the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). “You are ...

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KEENAN Connects Farmers to Nutrition Specialists

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:58:16 +0000

U.S. dairy farmers visiting the headquarters for KEENAN Systems in Dublin, Ireland, learned more about MechFiber and the impact it can make on a dairy herd. KEENAN Corporate Marketing Manager Martin Minchen shared that the concept, developed in 2008, has been a key value proposition for the company globally. The focus is on consistent fiber lengths and an even mix ...

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Sen. Heitkamp Opposes RIN Price Cap

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:00:29 +0000

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) one of several lawmakers on Capitol Hill who received a visit from a team of American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) members in DC for their annual fly-in, and she was overjoyed to be presented with one of the organization’s special corn kernel cracking display for her office. She’s pictured here with National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) ...

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Bringing Together Soy Food Stakeholders in SE Asia

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:44:39 +0000

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) hosted its 13th Annual Southeast Asia Soy Food Symposium in Indonesia, bringing together all stakeholders in the soy food industry in that region. “Soy food is one of the most important sources of diet for our region, so it has become one of the most important food sources for many of us here. So ...

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Customization Sets KEENAN Apart

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:56:21 +0000

Since Alltech‘s acquisition of iconic Irish brand KEENAN Systems, the company has expanded into new markets and reignited the innovation side of the business. KEENAN Systems CEO Robbie Walker explained that the company’s philosophy is different than most industries where everything is outsourced. “Because we have our own sales force who goes directly to the farmer, because we have our ...

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Precision Ag Bytes 3/21

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:36:13 +0000

Corn farmers and Midwest landowners who want to help honey bees and Monarch butterflies have a unique opportunity to do this in a strategic fashion through The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund’s SEED A LEGACY Pollinator Habitat Program, which is being supported by the National Corn Growers Association. The updated program, expanded in 2018 to include 11 states, seeks partnerships ...

Administration Shows Support for Ag Day

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:10:26 +0000

The Trump administration went out of its way to show appreciation for the nation’s farmers and ranchers on National Agriculture Day Tuesday, with proclamation at USDA featuring the vice president, and an address by Sec. Sonny Perdue during a Ag Day at the National Press Club. Introducing Vice President Mike Pence, Perdue commented that he was happy to be able ...

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President Proclaims National Ag Day

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:19:15 +0000

This morning U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, along with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, presented a proclamation signed by President Trump naming the first day of spring National Ag Day. Cindy was attending and will have more to add later today. The photo is courtesy of @SecretarySonny‘s Twitter account! Also pictured with the proclamation is Spencer Flood, Minnesota FFA. This ...

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Fungicide Use Differs Based on Geography

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:26:57 +0000

With another growing season approaching, growers all over the country will have to make decisions about using fungicides. And no two years are alike, with varying environmental conditions and stress factors that can lead to an increase in pathogens being present. “The first line of defense is choosing a good hybrid or variety that is going to be tolerant to ...

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