Biden Administration Delays GREET Model Revision

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed the Commodity Classic in Houston on March 1 and announced that the Biden Administration will miss its self-imposed March 1 deadline to complete modifications to the GREET model for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). The model is critically important for determining eligibility for the Inflation Reduction Act’s “40B” SAF tax credit and the administration agencies …

2024 Commodity Classic

The theme for the 2024 Commodity Classic, February 28 – March 2 in Houston, Texas is “New Frontiers in Agriculture.” Commodity Classic is presented annually by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers, and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Thanks to Syngenta for sponsorship of this virtual ag newsroom which includes …

DPH BIOLOGICALS BUILDS ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITMENT TO QUANTIFY FULL POTENTIAL OF BIOLOGICALS

Introduces BioAgonomics™ to Redefine On-Farm Value Houston, TX – February 29, 2024 – To instill confidence and foster innovation in the agricultural biologicals sector, DPH Biologicals announced the expansion of its science-first, data-verified approach with a multi-year effort to quantify the comprehensive value potential of biologicals. “DPH Bio has been committed to science that yields results from day one. Based …

ZimmCast 726 – Clean and Renewable Fuels

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The push for everything to be more carbon neutral and sustainable has never been stronger, and that continues to increase the demand for clean and renewable fuels. Clean Fuels Alliance America and the Renewable Fuels Association have both held their annual conferences this year to focus on the challenges and opportunities for the U.S. biofuels industry. The Clean Fuels Conference …

Ethanol Report on 29th NEC

The 29th National Ethanol Conference held in San Diego California last week may go down as one of the best and most timely industry meetings ever, setting the stage for major decisions that hang in the balance this year, including year-round availability of E15 and a revised GREET model that will determine ethanol’s role in sustainable aviation fuel. The Renewable …

DWFI Podcast 33 – Economic Cost of Drought

Aakanksha Melkani, a postdoctoral research associate at the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI), researches the economic implications of drought in the United States, specifically on agricultural sectors. In this edition of the Water for Food Podcast, we are sharing an episode of Nebraska on Tap, a podcast produced by the Middle Republican Natural Resources District in Nebraska. Host …

EPA Announces E15 Waiver Approval for 8 States in 2025

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday approval of requests from state governors to remove the 1-psi volatility waiver for gasoline-ethanol blends containing 10 percent ethanol in their states, but delays the effective date to April 28, 2025. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack previewed the announcement earlier this week at the National Ethanol Conference, adding that he believes the approval will ultimately …

Cargill Elevate™ Grain Marketing Solutions Empower Farmers to Make Informed Decisions Tailored to Their Farm

February 22, 2024 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Cargill is raising the bar in grain marketing, helping farmers unlock enhanced profitability with Cargill Elevate™ a mix of market insights, pricing solutions, world-class expertise and access to robust farm management platforms that give farmers the flexibility and control they need to make informed decisions to stay competitive in the marketplace. “Our grain representatives actively …

Huma® Acquires Gro-Power and Strengthens Sales Teams

Humic solutions leader enters the granular fertilizer market and shifts to a regional sales focus GILBERT, Ariz., U.S., February 20, 2024 — Agricultural humic solutions leader, Huma®, Inc., has acquired the global granular fertilizer company, Gro-Power, Inc., effective immediately. The acquisition follows a longtime partnership of Huma® supplying high-quality humates — all-natural mineral solutions formed from prehistoric plant material — …

Pivot Bio Growers Receive $6M+ since FY2022 for Improved Nitrogen Management

Hundreds of growers participating in the company’s N-OVATORTM program receiving payments from Pivot Bio’s partnership with leading companies A global food and beverage company purchased nitrogen credits from the FY2023 program representing the avoidance of 100,000 metric tons of CO2e and additional co-benefits across 300,000 acres Berkeley, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2024) – Pivot Bio, a leading sustainable agriculture company, today …

Taranis Board Welcomes Accomplished Syngenta Executive Vern Hawkins

Westfield, IN, February 20, 2024 —Taranis, the global leader in AI-powered crop intelligence, announces the appointment of Vern Hawkins to its Board of Directors, effective February 15, 2024. Hawkins, currently serving as Syngenta’s President of Crop Protection and Regional Director of North America, brings extensive international agricultural leadership to Taranis. Taranis is at the forefront of agricultural innovation, creating engagement …

2024 National Ethanol Conference

The Renewable Fuels Association National Ethanol Conference is the nation’s most widely attended executive-level conference for the ethanol industry, and this year’s conference February 19-21 in San Diego is anticipated to be one of the largest in recent years. Nearly 1,000 industry professionals are expected to attend the conference with the theme “Powered by Partnerships” to reflect the deeply collaborative …

EmGenisys Announces EmVision™ Enrollment for Cattle Producers

Technology analyzes viability and health of embryos EmGenisys, Inc., an animal health company improving success rates of embryo transfer (ET) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) for cattle producers, announces open enrollment for EmVision™. EmVision™ analyzes the viability and health of embryos at the microscope, giving producers and embryologists objective data to make strategic decisions on transferring embryos. The software will …

Yield10 Bioscience Grants Global License to VISION Bioenergy Oilseeds for Herbicide Tolerant Camelina Cultivated for the Production of Biofuel Feedstock

Global License of Industry-Leading Elite Herbicide Tolerant Camelina Accelerates Biofuel Feedstock Production (WOBURN, Mass. and Longmont, CO. – February 14, 2024) Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:YTEN) (“Yield10” or the “Company”), an agricultural bioscience company, and VISION Bioenergy Oilseeds, LLC (“VISION”), a U.S. agricultural company focused on commercial production of ultra-low carbon biofuel feedstock, today announced that Yield10 has granted to VISION …

USDA Releases 2022 Census of Agriculture Data

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on Tuesday released results of the 2022 Census of Agriculture, which includes more than 6 million data points about America’s farms and ranches and the people who operate them down to the county level. The information collected directly from producers shows a continued decline in the total number of U.S. farms. However, the data …