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CNH Industrial Names Danford to New Position

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CNH Industrial has named Dan Danford to the new position of Industry Relations Manager, Precision Solutions and Telematics (PS&T). CNH Industrial is the parent company of Case IH and New Holland Agriculture and Construction brands. Danford...Show More Summary

New Offerings for Specialty Crops from John Deere

John Deere has something new up its sleeve again. Carl Weidemeier attended the Potato Expo in San Fransisco to show growers the latest offering for specialty crops. Beginning in the spring of 2017 growers will be able to connect their third party yield monitors to the My John Deere platform. A harness converts the message from the third party monitor... Read More

A more constructive approach to SSB restrictions in SNAP

An old debateFirst, let me review the harsh back and forth in a somewhat typical week of debate about sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).The New York Times this week published anShow More Summary

MLK Day reflection: 8 places I love in Georgia's 5th Congressional District

Today, Martin Luther King Day 2017, feels like a good day to list some of my favorite places in Rep. John Lewis' 5th Congressional District in Georgia, from a visit one year ago, in January, 2016, which I will long remember: Emory University,...Show More Summary

Producers’ new strategies in response to loss of antibiotics

The 2 most common changes livestock and poultry producers are making in response to the loss of shared use antibiotics are increased use of vaccines and better sanitation and biosecurity.

Looking into teff grain for broiler feed

Not all countries in the world have an ample supply of corn available to include in their poultry diets. The quest for alternatives is often driven by crops that are locally available. This has led to research into sorghum and now into teff grain.

Latest technological advancements at IPPE

In just a few days’ time, from 31 January until 2 February, visitors from all corners of the planet will gather in Atlanta Georgia. The IPPE is again preparing to welcome the global poultry industry to showcase the latest technological advancements.

'Cliff edge' for farmers

As I write this post, the Council of the National Farmers' Union is debating options for farming post Brexit a few miles away at Stoneleigh Park and none of the scenarios looks particularly promising. If area subsidies are withdrawn overnight, farmers will face a 'cliff edge'. Show More Summary

Church Brothers promotes Josh Ruiz

Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., promoted director of harvest innovation Josh Ruiz to vice president of ag operations. Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., promoted director of harvest innovation Josh Ruiz to vice president of ag operations.

Fyffes takeover backed by investors

At a shareholder meeting in Dublin, with protesters outside, investors approved Fyffes’ $796 million sale to the Sumitomo Corp. At a shareholder meeting in Dublin, with protesters outside, investors approved Fyffes’ $796 million sale to the Sumitomo Corp.

Devaluation of Mexican peso has implications for produce

The declining worth of the Mexican peso, a result of uncertainty about the future of U.S. trade with the country, could affect the produce industry in several ways. The declining worth of the Mexican peso, a result of uncertainty about the future of U.S. trade with the country, could affect the produce industry in several ways.

Gladstone Land buys $54 million in organic farmland

Gladstone Land Corporation purchased nearly 3,750 acres of organic farmland in southern Florida for $54 million. Gladstone Land Corporation purchased nearly 3,750 acres of organic farmland in southern Florida for $54 million.

Homegrown Organic Farms hires new manager

Homegrown Organic Farms, Porterville, Calif., hired Caylan Gingerich as grower services manager for the company’s organic blueberry category. Homegrown Organic Farms, Porterville, Calif., hired Caylan Gingerich as grower services manager for the company’s organic blueberry category.

USDA lowers forecast for Florida orange crop

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates in its Jan. 12 report that the Florida orange crop will be 71 million 90-pound boxes, one million less than expected in the December forecast, a decrease of about 1%. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates in its Jan. Show More Summary

TQL to open Milwaukee office

Total Quality Logistics will open a sales office in March in Milwaukee. Total Quality Logistics will open a sales office in March in Milwaukee.

World Poultry and Poultry World join forces

The 16th January 2017 marks a historical moment in time for World Poultry. It’s the moment we went back to our strong roots to make way for an even greater future.

Nufarm Seeing Results in Citrus Greening

The Potato Expo in San Fansisco earlier this month gave Chuck Zimmerman a chance to talk to Nufarm Manager of Tech Services, Alan Haack about an issue affecting the home state of AgWired’s world headquarters. Citrus greening has devastated the citrus industry of Florida, affecting half of the state’s fruit production. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

The early bird deadline to register for the IFAJ International Congress in South Africa is coming up! Register by January 17, 2017 to receive the early bird rate and save! The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute...Show More Summary

Trouw Nutrition’s improves milk replacer product

Trouw Nutrition has updated its milk replacer product with health-supporting benefits, developed using the latest insights from scientific research.

US: ‘Poultry raised without hormones’ – a misleading claim

So, which chicken is healthier and safer for consumers — the brand with the no-nonsense label or the premium brand that claims its chickens were “raised without added hormones”?

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