October 12 , 2017
A five-minute summary of AAI, regulation, and industry activities for members of the largest state agribusiness association in the nation.
In This Issue
Exhibitor & Attendee Registration Open

Exhibitor registration is now open. Exhibitors to ASC 2018 get access to 1100 of the most influential people in Iowa agribusiness. Reserve your exhibit space today!

Early-bird and member discounts on exhibit spaces are available  through December 15, 2017. Important dates for exhibitors, documents, floor map, and other downloads are online at:   agribizshowcase.com/exhibitor .

A knowledge packed conference and the latest in agricultural technology and conservation. Plus, up to 16 CEUs!

Attendees of the Agribusiness Showcase and Conference can take advantage of our early-bird registration discounts through January 16, 2018. On-site prices are effective after January 16. Register online agribizshowcase.com.

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Fall Photo Contest Ends Oct 31!

You still have time to submit your images into the 3rd Annual Fall Photo Contest! All images will be accepted through October 31st. No entry fee. 

We had fantastic participation in 2016! AAI wants to continue to engage our members and Iowans in showing off what agribusinesses around Iowa contribute to this great state. View all 2016 entries here! 

States Ask Applicators About Dicamba
by: AgPro

As the industry searches for the right solution for in-season dicamba some states are turning back to the users and applicators to find what they think is happening. Read More

Ag Processing Inc. Announces Three Promotions 

Ag Processing Inc a cooperative (AGP) announced three  promotions;  Troy Alberts, Mark Sandeen, and Chris Schaffer. Read More

Farmers Gain Access to Vital Weed Control Technology Through Comprehensive Closed-loop System

U.S. farmers will have access to Enlist E3™ soybeans for 2018 planting through an agreement between Dow AgroSciences and ADM. The companies today announced a collaboration that features a comprehensive closed-loop system designed to provide growers access to Enlist E3 soybeans and deliver the soybeans and their resulting products to customers for use within North America. 

The Dow AgroSciences program requires participating farmers to adhere to a comprehensive, robust set of protocols designed to ensure the soybeans reach specific ADM facilities, which will process them for use in North American markets only. Farmers will deliver their Enlist E3™ soybean crop to 1 of 4 ADM plants designated for this program:
  • Mankato, Minnesota
  • Frankfort, Indiana
  • Mexico, Missouri
  • Deerfield, Missouri
Read More

Iowa Ag Department Adds Emergency Management Position

This year, the Iowa Legislature promised to help prevent livestock disease by giving the Iowa Department of Agriculture (IDALS) additional dollars. With part of that funding, IDALS has created a new position to help better support the livestock industry.

Dr. Judith LaBounty started just over a week ago as the Emergency Management Veterinarian. The position is to support preparations for a foreign animal disease outbreak like the avian influenza outbreak in 2015.

She will oversee emergency response plans, organize efforts and exercises with industry partners, and work in the field as a district veterinarian. Read More


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Jan 23, 2018
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