Growers and ADC to Launch National Ag Data Cooperative

Kelly Marshall

Grower Information Services Cooperative (GiSC) and Agricultural Data Collation (ADC) have combined their technology platforms to create the AgXchange, an independent, secure and private data repository where producers control their data assets. The new platform sill utilize GiSC’s working data storage and visualization platform and ADC’s data storage and sharing pilot repository for increased functionality and value. From the platform …

Ag Group, Data

SMART Farmer Podcast with Chip Bowling

Jamie Johansen

Our new SMART Farmer podcast episode features Maryland grain farmer Chip Bowling, vice chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance who was recently in Panama with the U.S. Grains Council. He talks about his family farm, which is located almost in the shadow of the DC beltway, and how he uses the latest innovation and technology to be more …

Ag Group, Audio, Podcast, SMART Farmer, USFRA

Encourage Infrastructure with #RebuildRural

Kelly Marshall

Two hundred some #RebuildRural organizations representing U.S. agriculture, rural businesses, communities and families sent a letter to the President, asking him to make infrastructure in rural America a priority. The letter highlights the needs in rural communicates where a lack of population density creates challenges. “American agriculture truly feeds the world and creates millions of jobs for U.S. workers. Our …

Ag Group, Infrastructure

Classic to Hear from Chair of House Committee on Ag

Kelly Marshall

U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway, chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, will give an address at Commodity Classic on Friday, March 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Conaway represents 29 counties in the 11th congressional district of Texas– his native state. He also serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Premanent Select Committee on Intelligence. “We are …

Ag Group, Commodity Classic

Regional Conservation Legacy Awards Announced

Kelly Marshall

The American Soybean Association offers congratulations to Andy Bendsend of Dallas, Wisconsin (Midwest Region), Keith Masser from Sacramento, Pennsylvania (Northeast Region) and Matt Griggs hailing from Humboldt, Tennessee (South Region) as regional winners of this year’s Conservation Legacy Awards. The three winners will be honored at the ASA Awards Banquet at Commodity Classic on March 3. At that time one …

Ag Group, ASA, Award, Soybeans

ASTA Announces Educational Website

Kelly Marshall

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) has announced a new, educational website, The organization hopes to provide answers to consumer questions like: What is plant breeding innovation? What do plant breeders do? And what could the latest breeding techniques like gene editing mean for the future of agriculture and our society? The new site offers informational videos, blog posts, …

Ag Group, ASTA, Website

US Grains Council Welcomes Communications Manager

Kelly Marshall

Julia Debes has joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) as their Communications Manager. She has served as communications director for the National Sorghum Producers, assistant director of communications at U.S. Wheat Associates, and in her own communications company. “Having known Julia professionally for several years, I am confident she will be an immediate asset to the Council and a friendly …

Ag Group, Grain

Challenges and Opportunities for #CIRB2017

Kelly Marshall

The 53rd annual meeting of the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau is officially underway with the theme of Change-Challenge-Opportunity and record attendance, according to Executive Vice President Michael Torrey. “I think it reflects the theme,” said Torrey. “Obviously a transition is going on, there’s going to be a lot of new people, and we’re going to have a lot of …

Ag Group, Audio, Crop Insurance