Innovations

USDA Announces Loans to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure and Upgrade Energy Efficiency

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is providing $858 million in loans to upgrade rural electric systems in 17 states (PDF, 111 KB). The funding includes $64 million...

Meet Chuck, the Virtual Beef Assistant

The beef industry is going high-tech when it comes to promoting its products. The “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner” brand is launching what it calls a “beef virtual assistant.” Chuck Knows Beef is powered...

Sentera Announces Real-Time Analytics for FieldAgent

Sentera FieldAgent now delivers instant plant population and weed pressure reports in the FieldAgent™ mobile app, while the drone is still in flight. Agriculture professionals can obtain up to 100 times more in-field measurements...

FCSAmerica’s Magnify Puts Farmers on the Cutting Edge

A new farm management tool Farm Credit Services of America is introducing to farmers has hit the market. Stephanie Lunden talked with Farm News Director Rusty Halvorson on the new Magnify software. A new software...

Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge Offers $145K in Startup Funds

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, this week opened online applications for its 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds. The competition provides...

Growth Energy Awards Kwik Trip’s Joel Hirschboeck with America’s Fuel Award

Yesterday, Feb. 8, Growth Energy awarded its highest honor – the America’s Fuel Award – to Joel Hirschboeck, general manager of fuel marketing and procurement at Kwik Trip, Inc., at the association’s ninth annual...

Growth Energy Holds 9th Annual Conference for Biofuels Industry Leaders and Supporters

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor kicked off the association’s Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) today, welcoming more than 300 ethanol leaders and allies to the industry’s annual inside look into the market and political landscape...

New Capability for Rapid, Automated Look-Up of Certified Fertilizer Facilities

AgGateway and ResponsibleAg have collaborated on new look-up functionality that allows fertilizer manufacturers, distributors and retailers to quickly and automatically confirm that fertilizer locations they are doing business with are certified for safe fertilizer...

American Drivers Top 3 Billion Miles Driven on E15

Today Growth Energy announces that American drivers have logged yet another billion miles on clean burning E15 in just the past three months. The total number of miles driven on E15 now sits at...

National Biodiesel Conference to Celebrate 25 Years of Growth

Producers, marketers and aficionados are preparing to return to Fort Worth this month when the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo opens at the convention center for four days of all things biodiesel.  This year’s conference...

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