National Agricultural Genotyping Center Announces New Tools in Corn Disease Identification

June 5, 2017, St. Louis — Identifying corn diseases and pursuing the best management plan available just got easier, faster and more cost effective due to new testing protocols announced today by the National Agricultural Genotyping Center located in Fargo, North Dakota. “Farming is a complicated pursuit that involves many choices. Making the right choice […]

Growing the Economy through Innovation: New Rules for the Commercial and Scientific Use of Drones

JUNE 21, 2016 Washington D.C. by SECRETARY ANTHONY FOXX, JASON MILLER, ED FELTEN, and MICHAEL HUERTA Summary:  Today, the Administration is releasing new ground rules to govern the use of small unmanned aircraft for commercial, educational and public purposes. America’s capacity for creativity, innovation, and invention is the envy of the world. Over the past seven years, the […]

Summit Agricultural Group Leads the Way with State-of-the-Art Brazil Corn Ethanol Plant

Historic $115 million facility by Iowa-based Summit and Brazilian partner Fiagril will take advantage of expected ethanol supply/demand imbalance and introduce valuable feedstocks to Brazil’s livestock industry Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso, Brazil – April 6, 2016 – Summit Agricultural Group, a leader in renewable energy, international agribusiness development, and production agriculture, broke ground […]

FAA Launches UAS Safety App

The FAA has publicly released the B4UFLY mobile application for Apple products (iOS) following a beta test last year as well as a beta version of the app for Android devices. B4UFLY allows UAS operators to check current and upcoming airspace restrictions in areas they wish to fly in.  A drone safety FAA checklist is also […]

DuPont Celebrates the Opening of the World’s Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

DuPont’s Cellulosic Technology Positioned to Transform Transportation Energy Supply with 90 Percent Cleaner Fuel from Biomass Technology Expected to Create Rural Economic Opportunities throughout the Globe Oct. 30, 2015, NEVADA, Iowa – DuPont celebrated the opening of its cellulosic biofuel facility in Nevada, Iowa, with a ceremony including Iowa Gov. Terry Brandstad and many other dignitaries. […]

THE WHITE HOUSE: FACT SHEET – Increasing Investment in Rural America

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the White House Rural Council will host the inaugural Rural Opportunity Investment Conference (ROI) to promote potential investment opportunities that exist throughout rural America. Top leaders from the business community and financial institutions, senior government officials, rural economic development experts and others from across the country, will come together to […]