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USDA to host first U.S.-China Agricultural Symposium

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that government and industry leaders from the United States and China will gather in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, Feb. 16, for the first U.S.-China Agricultural Symposium. Vilsack traveled...

Experts say biodiesel & other renewable fuels must be part of a sustainable society

Experts from the U.S. and Canada called for increased usage of biodiesel in North America, saying the sustainable transportation fuel protects the continent’s energy security and augments the food supply of the entire world,...

Final day of National Hard Spring Wheat Show

Today marks the final day of the 59th Annual Hard Spring Wheat Show at the Airport International Inn in Williston, ND. The show focuses on the business of agriculture, and several speakers have covered topics...

Orlando Biodiesel Vehicle Showcase features Orange County Choppers

Attendees at the 2012 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Orlando this week were witness to history in the making  as Paul Teutul, Sr., the iconic founder of New York's custom motorcycle shop Orange...

Dalrymple discusses options for Walhalla plant with ADM

Governor Jack Dalrymple requested Archer Daniels Midland officials work with state and local officials and private developers to consider alternatives to the company’s planned closing of its ethanol plant in Walhalla, N.D. “I spoke with...

Gov. Daugaard appoints Burke to SD GFP Commission

Governor Dennis Daugaard has appointed Burke farmer Bill Cerny to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission. Cerny is a former South Dakota legislator who served in the state House of Representatives from 1979-2000. “I’m...

CWT assists with 7.2 million pounds of butter & cheese export sales

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 35 requests for export assistance from Bongards, Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, Foremost Farms, Land O’Lakes, Upstate-Niagara subsidiary O-AT-KA and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell a total...

ASA points to biotech labeling, renewable energy directive in comments on EU Free Trade...

 As United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk moves to consider ways to improve the nation’s trade relationship with the European Union (EU) as part of the recently-formed U.S.-EU High Level Working Group on Jobs...

APHIS discussion of streamlined approvals highlights meeting of Biotech Working Group

 Members of the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) Biotech Working Group met in Washington, D.C. last week to discuss, among other items, a new effort on the part of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health...

Wheat Growers Board of Directors elects officers for 2012

The Board of Directors of Wheat Growers elected their officers for 2012 at their January meeting in Aberdeen. Board officers are elected each year by their fellow board members. Hal Clemensen of Conde, South Dakota,...

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