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Herrmann Concludes Year as ASTA Chair

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:59:29 +0000

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting marks the end of Mark Herrmann’s service as Chair of the organization. For the past year he has lead the group in some major changes and successes, including the passing of a federal GMO bill. “The GMO transparency bill being a federal bill, as opposed to the patchwork that was being done ...

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Panel Offers Food Company Perspectives

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:01:47 +0000

The Opening Session of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting featured three speakers offering “Perspectives from Today’s Major Food Companies.”  John Wiebold from General Mills, Jenny Verner from Cargill, Inc., and Autumn Price representing Land O’Lakes each addressed the audience before participating in a panel discussion and taking questions from the audience. Each spoke of the challenges of ...

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The GROWMARK Endure Initiative Grows

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:52:19 +0000

The GROWMARK Endure sustainability initiative is enduring. For the second year GROWMARK has announced winners of the Endure 4R Advocate award. They are: Adam Dexter – West Central FS – Williamsfield, Illinois Don Jones – GROWMARK FS – New York/Pennsylvania Jay Matthews – AgVantage FS – Charles City, Iowa John Musser – Stephenson Service Company – Stockton, Illinois Nicole Weber ...

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ASI Debuts SheepCast

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:10 +0000

The American Sheep Industry (ASI) debuts their broadcast, SheepCast. The weekly audio program is designed to keep you up to date on the latest happenings in the sheep industry. This week, ASI discusses the efforts on behalf of the nation’s 88,000 sheep producers. Top priorities are maintaining support for agricultural research in the upcoming farm bill and continued work toward ...

Trump Commits to Agriculture in Iowa

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:26:53 +0000

President Donald Trump stood among various models of John Deere and Case IH farm equipment as he pledged to boost agriculture exports, loosen federal regulations on the agriculture industry, and support ethanol and biofuels yesterday while speaking to a crowd of about 250 at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “Today we are celebrating the dignity of work and ...

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Joe Funk Earns ASTA Distinguished Service Award

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:53:00 +0000

Joe Funk, Editor at SEED TODAY, was selected as this year’s American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Distinguished Service Award winner. He was honored during the Opening General Session of the ASTA Annual convention in Minneapolis, MN. The award is given to a member who has made a significant contribution both to ASTA and the seed industry. “Joe has been faithfully ...

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ASTA Annual Conference in Full Swing

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:45:44 +0000

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual conference is in full swing in Minneapolis, MN with both Cindy and Kelly on the ground to bring you all the news.  To kick off our coverage of the event Cindy spoke with President and CEO Andy LaVigne about the past year’s work and what ASTA hopes to accomplish at the conference for the ...

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Joe Swedberg to Lead Farm Foundation Board

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:00:42 +0000

Joe C. Swedberg of Longmont, CO., was elected to serve as chairman of the Board of Directors of Farm Foundation on June 9th at the Board’s annual meeting in Charlottesville, VA, succedding Mark Scholl from Owensboro, KY. Larkin Martin, Courtland, AL, was elected to serve as Vice Chair. In addition to the election, the Farm Foundation Trust Agreement name has ...

FLM+ and Harvest PR & Marketing Merge

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:29:04 +0000

FLM+ and Harvest PR & Marketing are creating a new company by merging their portfolios across the farm, food, environmental sciences and lifestyle spectrum. The new organization has been rebranded FLM Harvest. Both firms have seen rapid growth in the past ten years and have become two of the most successful agencies in the food and agriculture space. Together, they ...

Agri-Pulse Welcomes Editorial Coordinator

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:02:25 +0000

Agri-Pulse is welcoming Sandra Cowherd to their staff as Editorial Coordinator. Cowherd has worked in communications for 15 years, as a news reporter, a production and marketing assistant, and in various other roles for radio groups including social media promotion. Originally from a farm in Missouri, Cowherd holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University. “As someone who understands ...