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Terry Brandstad Addresses Ag Outlook Forum

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The distinguished speaker at this year’s USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum was former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, who was recently nominated as ambassador to China. Branstad took time during his speech to praise incoming Secretary of...Show More Summary

NFU goes for three pronged approach

The National Farmers Union has gone for a 'three pronged' approach to British agricultural policy after Brexit. If it seems a little short on detail, this is no surprise as different sectors of the industry want different things and even farmers within the same sector. Show More Summary

Farm Bureau President Speaks at USDA Ag Outlook Forum

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s public policy agenda shares much in common with the Trump administration on issues like regulatory reform and tax reform. But even harder issues such as farm labor and trade should present opportunities...Show More Summary

Deere Debutes Sprayer Improvements at #NFMS17

Attendees of the National Farm Machinery Show got the first view of John Deere‘s new CommandView III cab on their 4-Series Sprayers and the 4600 CommandCenter that comes with it. Customers are always looking for ways to be more efficient– to spend less time setting up and more time spraying, says Jason Beuligmann, which is why John Deere has made... Read More

New boar feed could be the answer to castration

A diet to prevent boar meat from smelling badly after heating – doesn’t that sound too good to be true? Nevertheless, Belgium-based animal feed company Dumoulin recently launched just that.

Weather Outlook at #NFMS17

Weather is always the main topic of discussion whenever farmers get together, so the weather outlook from Bryce Anderson, Senior Ag Meteorologist at DTN/The Progressive Farmer, is always a big draw at the National Farm Machinery Show. Anderson says the outlook for the corn belt is good this year as the Pacific Ocean has moved from a weak La Nina... Read More

Bayer Building on Feed a Bee Buzz

The Feed a Bee program has planted more than 2 billion wildflowers with the help of 900,000 individuals and 117 partner organizations in the past three years, but Bayer says it’s not stopping there. The company recently requested proposals to establish pollinator forage in all 50 states by 2018, hoping to build upon their success and move the needle forward.... Read More

Estimating crop yields from space

By using high-res photos snapped by a new wave of compact satellites, crop yield can be estimated from space.

Transition cows in focus at dairy feed conference

New perspectives on transition cow management will be the theme of the next International Dairy Nutrition Symposium, held on Thursday 26 October 2017 in Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Modern poultry industry taking shape in Africa

Africa is ready to take its place on the world stage, as the poultry industry is evolving, from a national and regional basis to a more global platform, according to RaboResearch’s latest report ‘Time for Africa: Capturing the African Poultry Investment Opportunity’.

James Beard Foundation launches mushroom burger blend contest

Restaurants nationwide can register to take part in JBF’s summer competition to blend mushrooms with meat for burgers. Restaurants nationwide can register to take part in JBF’s summer competition to blend mushrooms with meat for burgers.

Produce For Kids thanks companies with reception

Produce For Kids is hosting a reception at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure show in Orlando. Produce For Kids is hosting a reception at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure show in Orlando.

Time to call your legislators

With legislative sessions in full swing, it is vital for rural constituents to contact legislators regarding issues that affect our communities. Here are some simple tips for calling your legislators. Before contacting your legislator,...Show More Summary

Fresno Food Expo launches business seminar

The Fresno Food Expo has invited award-winning author Gregg Lederman to kick off its annual program. The Fresno Food Expo has invited award-winning author Gregg Lederman to kick off its annual program.

AIB International launches online course

Manhattan, Kan.-based AIB International has launched the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls Online course. Manhattan, Kan.-based AIB International has launched the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls Online course.

Michigan blueberry growers wary of warm weather

Michigan blueberry growers have been watching the weather closely, hoping warm days don’t lead to early blooming and later losses due to freezing. Michigan blueberry growers have been watching the weather closely, hoping warm days don’t lead to early blooming and later losses due to freezing.

Bonduelle agrees to acquire Ready Pac

French vegetable company Bonduelle has agreed to acquire Irwindale, Calif.-based Ready Pac Foods. French vegetable company Bonduelle has agreed to acquire Irwindale, Calif.-based Ready Pac Foods.

Familiar face will give keynote at Viva Fresh

David and Catherine Katz, known for their work in preventative medicine and nutrition, are keynote speakers at the 2017 Viva Fresh Expo. David and Catherine Katz, known for their work in preventative medicine and nutrition, are keynote speakers at the 2017 Viva Fresh Expo.

Farmer suicide rate at historic high

A recent article in Iowa Farmer Today caught my attention. The article highlighted a 2016 Center for Disease Control (CDC) report that found national suicide rates for people working in agriculture are now more than 50 percent higher than they were in 1982. Show More Summary

#RebuildRural Encourages Trump to Prioritize Infrastructure

Two hundred some #RebuildRural organizations representing U.S. agriculture, rural businesses, communities and families sent a letter to the President, asking him to make infrastructure in rural America a priority. The letter highlights the needs in rural communicates where a lack of population density creates challenges. Show More Summary

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