- The National Corn Growers Association welcomes back Robyn Allscheid, who rejoins the organization as the director of Research and Productivity in the St. Louis, Mo. office. Allscheid previously served at NCGA as manager of research and business development from 2008 to 2010. She will serve as staff lead for the Corn Productivity and Quality Action Team as well as leading NCGA’s research programs.
- New Holland ended its two-year-long Survivor Tractor campaign the way it began: with an auction raising awareness and money for cancer research. A fully restored 1939 tractor, the Survivor Tractor was auctioned off for $8,000 to Mr. Joseph “Bubby” Knott, original tractor owner on Nov. 10 at the Mecum Auctions Iowa Premier 2018 in Davenport, Iowa. During the campaign, New Holland raised more than $100,000 with all funds being donated to the American Cancer Society and localized support organizations identified through participating New Holland dealers.
- Hannah Pagel will join the Agri-Pulse editorial team in Washington, D.C. as an associate editor, handling writing and broadcast duties.
- Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of eight members, eight alternate members and two advisors to serve on the Cotton Board.