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Last Build Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:50:37 +0000


Ethanol and Earth Day

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:50:37 +0000

Ethanol has a seat on the ground at one of the largest Earth Day events in the country this weekend – Earth Day Texas, which last year hosted over 130,000 attendees, over 700 exhibitors and more than 250 speakers. Even bigger and better this year, the event includes the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey where Renewable Fuels Association ...

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Bayer Bee Center Celebrates 10K Visitors

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:44:55 +0000

The Bee Care Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina celebrated its third anniversary this week by welcoming its 10,000th visitor. The Bee Care Program invited a group of fourth-graders from a local school to serve as the honorary “10,000th visitors” and everyone had a great time while learning about the role honey bees play in the environment through a ...

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Farm Foundation Reschedules NAFTA Forum

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:46:24 +0000

A Farm Foundation Forum on the Future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that was postponed last month due to a snowstorm has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 26. Invited to present perspectives on the issue are former American Farm Bureau president Bob Stallman, Melissa San Miguel with the Grocery Manufacturers Association; and Linda Dempsey, Vice President of ...

Earth Day Science Resources from USFRA

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:37:33 +0000

Earth Day is joining the March for Science this year with a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Saturday to “defend the vital public service role science plays in our communities and our world,” with support from organizations like the American Chemical Society. The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has prepared a toolkit for farmers ...

Zimfo Bytes

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:30:28 +0000

Brownfield has welcomed DayWeather Network to the suite of agriculture networks it represents for national sales, expanding the marketing reach available for advertising partners to more than 700 affiliate radio stations in a 15-state region of prime agricultural production. The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has announced that FLM+ is now a Sustaining Partner, which will allow FLM+ to receive all ...

New NAMA App

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:43:02 +0000

For the National Agri-Marketing Association, there’s a new app in town. NAMA is very excited to announce our new and improved mobile app, just in time for the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference! Make sure you download the new app – or update to the new version – so you can stay up to date while you are in Dallas next week! ...

ASTA Pleased with New International Seed Standard

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:43:27 +0000

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is pleased with the passage of a final International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) for Seed during the recent International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in Korea. American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Senior Director of Seed Health and Trade Ric Dunkle, who attended the IPPC, says ASTA has been advocating for a seed ISPM for ...

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USDA Gearing up for 2017 Census

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:32:46 +0000

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is gearing up for 2017 Census of Agriculture, which will be mailed to all known farmers and ranchers in the nation at the end of this year. The census is conducted every five years by and is a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches and those who operate them. “The Census of Agriculture remains ...

A Little Lesson on the Water Markets

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:15:48 +0000

Mammoth Trading’s President, Richael Young sat on a panel during the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference called, “Drought, Water Risk and the Context for Water Markets.” Drought risk management was positioned as a focal point as panelists discussed the water transaction outlook, water policy trends and the role of public versus private investment in water markets. Mammoth Trading develops ...

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Wet Weather Delays Corn Planting

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:56:00 +0000

Many planters around the Corn Belt were sitting idle last week as wet weather continued to delay planting progress at the start of the season, much to the dismay of farmers anxious to get into the fields. The latest crop progress report from USDA this week shows corn planting progress at six percent falling behind last year at this time ...