RFA CEO Discusses EPA Proposal

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Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper held a telephone media call with reporters Thursday shortly after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposed rule to establish required Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes and percentage standards for 2023, 2024, and 2025, as well as to propose a series of important modifications to strengthen and expand the RFS program. …

ASTA CSS & Seed Expo 2022 “Farewell Chicago”

The theme of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo 2022 December 5-8 is “Farewell Chicago” to commemorate this last year the historic event will be held in that location before it moves to the Hyatt Regency Orlando in 2023. After 77 years of holding this event in Chicago, and specifically, 45 years at the Hyatt Regency …

Verdant Robotics Raises $46.5 Million to Reduce Ag Chemicals, Improve Farm Profits

Multi-action autonomous robot delivers simultaneous solutions beyond weeding Verdant Robotics announced the close of a $46.5 million Series A funding to scale its advanced robotic technology and accelerate broad adoption of its regenerative and precision ag solutions. Lead investor Cleveland Avenue was joined by DCVC Bio, Future Ventures, SeaX Ventures and all existing investors, including Autotech Ventures, Cavallo Ventures, and …

Ethanol Report on Carbon Pipeline Projects

New pipeline projects in the Midwest utilizing Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration (CCUS), also called Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), technology offer the opportunity for the ethanol industry to lead the way to a net zero energy future and the Renewable Fuels Association is supporting that pathway for its members. In this episode of the Ethanol Report podcast we hear …

MyLand Company Completes $12M First Closing of Series B Funding to Advance Scale-up of Soil-as-a-ServiceTM in Key Regions

The new funding will significantly expand MyLand’s approach to regenerative agriculture in California, Arizona, Florida, Texas, and the Pacific Northwest PHOENIX, AZ — MyLand Company Inc. (“MyLand”), a soil health company, announced today the recent successful first closing of its Series B financing round led by The Borden Family Trust and Waterpoint Lane. The new $12M investment will fuel MyLand’s …

Soil Regen Co-Owner Breaks National Dryland Corn Yield Record

Soil Regen is proud to share that co-founder and first-generation farmer, Russell Hedrick has submitted an entry of 459.51 bushels per acre to the North Carolina Corn Growers Association. The yield bests the current national yield record of 442 bushels per acre held by Francis Childs.  “The average corn yield for Catawba County is somewhere between 100 and 124 bushels …

ZimmCast 701 – A View from the Top with Syngenta Crop Protection

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode I’m going to share some interviews with Syngenta leadership from the company’s crop protection media summit. So, let’s learn what’s new with Syngenta Crop Protection. First I’ll share my conversation with Vern Hawkins, President, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, followed by Jeff Cecil, Head of North America Crop Protection Marketing. Vern will …

AgGateway 2022 Annual Conference

“Create, Engage, Grow – 2.0” is the theme for the AgGateway 2022 Annual Conference, November 14-16 at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Beach, Florida. The AgGateway Annual Conference is a benchmarking event, where the industry gathers to understand the state of interconnectivity in agriculture, what the association and its membership has accomplished over the past year, and the core …

MyLand Offers Educational Webinars

MyLand Company, LLC (“MyLand), a company dedicated to the advancement of soil health and regenerative agriculture, will hold two free educational webinars on November 17th and 29th at 9 a.m. PST to promote the perspective of Soil-as-a-Service. This new paradigm of soil health will help growers to better understand and enhance the natural capabilities of their soils.  The free webinar opportunities will …

DWFI Podcast 19 – Renee San Souci, Omaha Tribe Member

In this episode of the Water for Food Podcast, DWFI Director of Communications Frances Hayes caught up with Renee San Souci at the 2022 Platte River Basin Conference in Kearney, Nebraska. Renee was a featured speaker at the conference, providing a tribal perspective on creating vibrant, resilient solutions for the future of the people and wildlife who depend on the …

2022 Syngenta Media Summit

Held in New Orleans and St. Gabriel, Louisiana October 31 – November 2, 2022, Syngenta hosted media representatives to learn about the company’s latest sustainability efforts, digital tools, the economics of agronomics, maximizing fertilizer efficiency, as well as an update on policy issues and EPA’s review of atrazine. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available …

US Identity Preserved Brand Introduced in Vietnam

The U.S. Identity Preserved brand is now officially a global entity with its introduction this week at an event in Vietnam. The Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA) met with buyers and food producers in Saigon to introduce the new international mark designating premium crops with verifiable origins and superior products from the U.S. The U.S. Identity Preserved quality assurance …

Research Reveals Farmer Concerns About Carbon Markets

Are farmers ready for carbon markets – or not? That was the question that Farm Journal’s Trust In Food™ set out to answer in its inaugural “Ready or Not? Ag Carbon Markets and U.S. Farmers” report, highlighting perspectives from 500 U.S. row crop producers on pathways and barriers to participating in carbon ecosystems. The majority of farmers surveyed report serious …

AMVAC® and NewLeaf Symbiotics® Partner to Bring Biological Solutions to North American Crop Markets

Partnership to bolster AMVAC’s growing GreenSolutions™ biological portfolio; NewLeaf Symbiotics set to gain wider market access NEWPORT BEACH, California, Oct. 31, 2022 — AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® Company, and NewLeaf Symbiotics® of St. Louis, Missouri, are pleased to announce a new partnership to bring new and existing biologicals solutions to North American crop markets beginning in 2023. This collaboration will …

Ethanol Report with New RFA Chair

The Renewable Fuels Association elected officers at its recent annual membership meeting and Erik Huschitt, CEO of Badger State Ethanol in Monroe, Wisconsin, was elected Chairman of the organization. Huschitt has been with Badger State for more than 20 years and also currently serves as president of the Wisconsin BioFuels Association. In this edition of The Ethanol Report, we have …