Farmergy Acquires Missouri Valley Renewable Energy

John Davis

St. Louis-based Farmergy… a provider of technology to help farmers and ranchers “get off the grid”… has bought Missouri Valley Renewable Energy, a company touted as a leader in Missouri for renewable energy sources. MOVRE was founded in 2000 by Henry Rentz, after an extended power outage left his farm and home without the capability to pump water or provide …

Agribusiness, Distribution, Miscellaneous

Promoting Alt Fuel in Atlanta

Chuck Zimmerman

It seems like everywhere I go I find 25X’25. No one was home here in this booth at the combined International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo going on in Atlanta, GA but I got a picture anyway. I’m here for reasons other than renewable fuel but you can’t escape it. For poultry producers what’s happening in the renewable fuels …


More Than Enough Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite a dry summer in many parts of the country, there’s still plenty of corn to go around. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service September crop report calls for an 11.114 billion bushel corn crop for the current marketing year, which would be the second-largest crop on record. The forecast is one percent higher than last month report and up just …


Dupont/Bunge Announce Treus

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the big announcements here at the Farm Progress Show on opening day was from Bunge and Dupont who have a biotech alliance. Basically they’ve created a new brand, “Treus.” This is being done to “reflect their expansion of the companies’ soy collaboration beyond food and nutrition products to include industrial applications, biofuels and other opportunities.” Low linolenic soybean …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biodiesel, Biotech, Ethanol

American Agriculture on the Move

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Agriculture Movement is organizing a “Drive for American Bio-Energy for Jobs, Family Farms, and National Security.” According to the AAM, a “small group of patriotic family farm advocates, business people, and concerned citizens” will travel east from Kansas City to Washington, D.C. in antique tractors and cars “in an effort to raise public awareness about the contribution agriculture …

Agribusiness, Energy