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Iowa Corn Growers Attend CUTC

6/19/2018
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Members of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board attended the 2018 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference in St. Louis to showcase a current research project on developing monoethylene glycol (MEG) from corn. MEG is used in products like antifreeze, plastic soda bottles and polyester clothes. It provides a renewable product and expands the market for corn. ... Read More

Duration:00:04:59

ZimmCast 588 – Social Networking & Ethanol Education

6/19/2018
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In this week’s program I’m going to cover a couple of different topics, although there are some common elements from an educational perspective. First up is Joanna Guza, Digital Communications Manager, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative and Dairy Business Association, as well as volunteer with GMO Answers. We talk about social networking as a tool to reach people about topics like ... Read More

Duration:00:30:24

WPX18 Sets Records

6/19/2018
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The 2018 World Pork Expo, presented by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), marked 30 years June 6-8 with a record number of trade-show exhibitors, hospitality tents, educational seminars and live hogs in the Junior National show. “It’s hard to believe Expo has been around for 30 years,” says Jim Heimerl, NPPC president and producer from Johnstown, Ohio. “I hope ... Read More

Duration:00:45:34

Allgaier Wins NASCAR Iowa 250 presented by Enogen

6/18/2018
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It has been a hot day in Iowa, especially on the track at Iowa Speedway. Winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Iowa 250 presented by Enogen is Justin Allgaier, JR Motorsports. Here’s the Syngenta Enogen team in victory lane with Justin, his wife and daughter and the car. After all the victory lane festivities Justin came over to the media center ... Read More

Duration:00:01:11

Enogen Corn is a Win Win Win

6/15/2018
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Enogen® is a win for corn growers, ethanol plants and rural communities, and its footprint just keeps growing. Syngenta now has agreements with more than 30 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 3 billion gallons. As new plants come on board, Syngenta expects ethanol produced with Enogen® corn enzyme technology to be approximately 2.5 billion gallons this ... Read More

Duration:00:04:38

Profitability Begins with Nutrition

6/14/2018
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Pork producers visiting the World Pork Expo each year are often looking for new innovations and technologies that can help them to be more profitable. “When they look at production, they want sows that have good litters, healthy litters,” said Lori Stevemer, species marketing manager with Hubbard Feeds. “They want pigs to get going in the nursery, to grow well, ... Read More

Duration:00:02:35

Show-Rite Feeds Champions

6/14/2018
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Show-Rite® Show Feeds has made winning a habit for its customers and, as part of the Alltech Feed Division and Hubbard Feeds, the company is part of an even bigger winning team. “Our team is second to none and in some way all of our specialists are tied to the industry,” says Show-Rite regional representative Mari Palacio. “Then the opportunities ... Read More

Duration:00:04:02

Analyzing Mycotoxin Levels in Swine Feed

6/14/2018
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The results of the 2017 harvest analysis with regard to mycotoxin levels show that the 2017 crop was similar to the 2016 crop, and levels were possibly a bit less than in 2015. Alltech‘s Dr. Max Hawkins said analysis is important as swine producers try to mitigate the risk of mycotoxin exposure in feed. “We need to get an idea ... Read More

Duration:00:03:23

Senate Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill

6/14/2018
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By a vote of 20 to 1, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 Wednesday “The Senate Agriculture Committee’s bipartisan Farm Bill process is a reminder of how things should work in Washington – listening to the folks back home, working through issues with the other side of the aisle, then writing a good bill,” said ... Read More

Duration:00:05:03

EPA Administrator Gets an Earful from Corn Farmers

6/14/2018
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been on a tour of farm country this week, meeting with corn farmers and ethanol producers in Kansas and South Dakota already and next to Nebraska. At the East Kansas Agri-Energy ethanol plant in Garnett, Kansas, Pruitt sat down with a roomful of farmers and ethanol supporters who told him they were “mad as hell” ... Read More

Duration:00:04:29

Making Chemicals From Ethanol

6/13/2018
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Participants in the 2018 Corn Utilization & Technology Conference in St. Louis were largely interested in expanding the market for ethanol, and not necessarily in conventional ways. “We’re hoping to provide alternatives to the sale of ethanol into the fuels market,” said Ron Cascone, principal with Nexant, Inc. “The theme of what I’m doing here is to show that there ... Read More

Duration:01:13:45

New Processes Create Opportunities in Biochemical Industry

6/13/2018
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Companies like Dedert Corporation are watching technologies they’ve used in the petrochemical industry for years now being applied to the biochemical industry in exciting ways. The company provides thermal systems to the starch and ethanol industry, with a focus on drying solids and concentrating liquids. “For us, the most interesting thing is seeing what’s happening with in particular the bio-based ... Read More

Duration:00:04:24

New Driving Ethanol Podcast from Growth Energy

6/13/2018
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The past two years have been among the most challenging for the ethanol industry, and Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has been at the front lines of the battles which are continuing stronger than ever. In this edition of the Driving Ethanol podcast, Skor reflects on her two years at the helm of the industry organization and talks about what ... Read More

Duration:00:18:12

Paul Jr. Gets Ethanol Education Building RFA Bike

6/13/2018
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The slick, custom-made motorcycle that runs on 85% ethanol was a big hit at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop Tuesday and so was its creator Paul Teutul Jr., who spent two hours at the Renewable Fuels Association trade show booth taking photos with FEW attendees. Teutul is the owner and master-designer of Paul Jr. Designs and one of the stars of ... Read More

Duration:00:07:35

Show-Rite on Site at World Pork Expo

6/12/2018
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Show-Rite®, which is part of Hubbard Feeds family, provides nutrition programs formulated specifically for breeders and exhibitors who want their show animals to perform their very best. Ryan Sites was at World Pork Expo last week as part of the technical support team for Show-Rite and had a chance to talk to many of those who were participating in the ... Read More

Duration:00:03:02

Growth Energy CEO Keynotes #FEW18

6/12/2018
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Two years ago, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor was brand new to the job and the Fuel Ethanol Workshop was her first public introduction to the ethanol industry. Today, Skor keynoted the industry event again as an ethanol professional who has been seasoned by fighting for the fuel during some very difficult battles. “The battles ahead are tougher, and higher-stakes, ... Read More

Duration:00:27:01

Hubbard Showcases Blueprint Swine Program at #WPX18

6/12/2018
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Success is often achieved by simply following the blueprint. At last week’s World Pork Expo, Hubbard Feeds showcased its Blueprint® program for swine, a species-specific program to help producers identify ways to improve efficiency and maximize genetic performance. “For pigs, we designed different sow, nursery, and finisher programs that include between six and 12 different Alltech technologies,” said Dr. Stewart ... Read More

Duration:00:04:35

ASTA Elects 2018-19 Officer Team

6/12/2018
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The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is pleased to announce its 2018-19 officer team, officially elected during the ASTA Policy & Leadership Development Conference in Washington, D.C. The members of the 2018-19 ASTA officer team are: • Chair – Jerry Flint, Corteva Agriscience™ • First Vice Chair – Wayne Gale, Stokes Seeds • Second Vice Chair — John Latham, Latham ... Read More

Duration:00:15:47

ZimmCast 587 – IFAJ Congress 2018

6/11/2018
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In this week’s program we’ll get a preview of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists annual Congress which will take place in the Netherlands this year. I spoke via Skype with one of the organizers of the Congress, Jacqueline Wijbenga, Adjunct-uitgever, Eisma Businessmedia. We discussed the program and the theme of this year’s Congress. Here is some more information. The ... Read More

Duration:00:28:37

Filter Technology Key to Corn Milling Process

6/8/2018
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The sifting and separation process is an important one when it comes to corn and wet milling. Sefar is a global company headquartered in Switzerland, whose specialty is precision weaving synthetic fabrics used in a variety of applications primarily for filtration, including in corn and wet milling plants. “We have a lot of partnerships and ongoing businesses with the corn ... Read More

Duration:00:03:01