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For over half a century the struggle against poverty has been a focus of global rhetoric. Rarely, however, do people ask the most important question: Who is going to fight poverty? The World Bank and many governments have their answer: outside experts, donors and corporations will alleviate poverty. Show More Summary

Editorial: Agroecology getting to the root causes of climate change

This issue of Farming Matters addresses the intersection of agroecology, food sovereignty and the climate crisis. Climate change is a political problem that highlights the need for systemic change to the way food is produced, processed and distributed. Show More Summary

Canadian pension funds grab farmland in Brazil

Campaign seeks divestment from speculative land-grabbing at home and abroad.

Expansion at 2 Sisters Scottish cutting plant

2 Sisters Food Group has announced investment in its Coupar Angus processing site in Perthshire.

Bayer Building on Credenz Momentum

Credenz® soybeans continue to build momentum. This year, Bayer released 10 new Credenz soybean varieties with smart genetics and even more are expected for 2018, pending label approval for Balance® Bean herbicide later this year. “We’re...Show More Summary

Animal Ag Bites 7/24

Jon Thompson is the new Strategic Account Manager for Ceva Animal Health’s swine division.  Thompson has most recently worked for Bayer Animal Health. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is inviting members to “Blaze a Trail” to the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention on January 31- February 2 in Phoenix, Arizona. Show More Summary

A-Z of insect protein/oil companies

Insect based ingredients as valuable additions to livestock and fish diets is a hot topic. But who is doing what and where? All About Feed has listed some of the top companies from around the world, active in producing insects or insect meal/oil for livestock and fish.

More Relief for Livestock Producers in Drought States

USDA is making the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands available for emergency grazing and haying in and around portions of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota affected by severe drought. “We are working toShow More Summary

American Agri-Women Honor Senator Ernst

The American Agri-Women (AAW) recently honored Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa with its Champion of Agriculture Award during the annual AAW Fly-In in Washington D.C. “We are honored to recognize a true Champion of Agriculture in Senator Joni Ernst. Show More Summary

Keel bone damage in poultry layers explored

Modern demands on the laying hen have created a “perfect storm” of conditions for generating keel bone damage, one of the leading researchers on the topic has warned.

Literature study: Antibiotic use should be restricted

The usage of antimicrobials should be reduced further in order to ensure the health and well-being of farm animals, according to a new literature study.

More sheep in the EU

According to the 2016 December livestock survey from the European Union, the number of sheep in the EU increased by 1.4 million (+1.6 %).

6 facts on water intake horses

Water is an important nutrient for all animals, so also for horses. These 6 facts need to be considered when filling up the bucket.

Congressmen Talk Farm Bill at Peanut Meeting

U.S. Representatives Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Austin Scott (R-GA) both shared their perspectives on the new administration, gridlock in Congress, and the outlook for a 2018 farm bill at the 2017 Southern Peanut Growers Conference Saturday. Show More Summary

2017 Ag Media Summit

In between the Southern Peanut Growers Conference and the InfoAg Conference is this year’s Ag Media Summit. Yep, the ZimmComm Team is on the agriblogging highway. Cindy just finished covering the Peanut Growers Conference in San Destin, FL and producing content for their blog. Jamie Johansen and I are attending the Ag Media Summit, in Snowbird, UT, courtesy of FMC,... Read More

Peanut Growers Navigating the Marketplace

The theme for the 19th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference theme is Navigating the Marketplace and this marks the 10th year in a row for us to attend and populate the conference blog for this great group of farmers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. This is the second year the event has been held at the Sandestin Resort on... Read More

FPFC 2017 Southern California Expo

The Packer’s Western Correspondent Tom Burfield gathered these news items at the Fresh Produce & Floral Association’s annual Southern California Expo on July 18 in Anaheim, Calif.

Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors and rural communities

Tucked within the text of both the House and Senate’s bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is language which seeks to fundamentally change the Medicaid program. While the enactment of this legislation is unknown, the principle...Show More Summary

NAFTA negotiations to begin in August

The U.S., Canada and Mexico are set to start the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in August. The U.S., Canada and Mexico are set to start the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in August...

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