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Bayer Award Honors Cotton Extension Specialist

37 minutes agoIndustries / Agriculture : AgWired

A former University of Missouri Extension cotton specialist was recognized last week during the Beltwide Cotton Conference as the 2018 Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year, an annual award sponsored by Bayer. Andrea Jones, the first...Show More Summary

Berries and ramsoms could kill E. coli in piglets

A cocktail of ramsons and acidic berries has been found to be have strong and synergistic antimicrobial activity. Danish researchers think the combination could be used as feed additive in both organic and conventional pig productio...

DBMMC Now Officially Edge

It’s official – Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative is now Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. The formal resolution was passed at the cooperative’s annual business meeting this week during the Dairy Strong conference in Wisconsin.Show More Summary

New Coalition Advocates For NAFTA Preservation

More than 30 organizations have joined to form Americans for Farmers & Families (AFF), a coalition dedicated to preserving and modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by educating political leaders about its importance to agriculture. Show More Summary

More bird flu discovered: prevention zone imposed

A second discovery of wild birds carrying AI has prompted Defra to impose a 'prevention zone'.

Designing poultry diets for digestion

To improve the overall health of birds, attention needs to be placed on the whole production system. Healthy animals are much more likely to perform at their potential and produce more efficiently.

Keeping communities vibrant through forward thinking

Jordan Feyerherm and Carlos Barcenas co-wrote this blog. For hundreds of years, immigration has shaped U.S. history. And, it continues to shape America, especially in rural areas. Jordan and Carlos recently sat down to chat about our...Show More Summary

Cold Tolerant Berseem Clover Provides Frost Seeding Option

As cold as it has already been this winter in so many areas, Frosty Berseem Clover might be just the ticket for farmers and ranchers implementing frost seeding into their hay and pasture systems. Grassland Oregon was recently awarded a patent for Frosty Berseem Clover, making it the first cold tolerant berseem clover suitable for frost seeding in the United... Read More

Agri-Pulse Launches Breeding Edge Editorial Series

Agri-Pulse has launched a new seven-part editorial series, “The Breeding Edge,” focused on new scientific discoveries, genetic research, and systems for precision breeding for producing food, protecting the environment, and improving animal health. Show More Summary

Alpha-amylase activity as an indicator of pasteurisation efficiency

Eggs very are nutritious, but are also used in many food products because of their emulsifying, foaming, gelling and whipping properties. As shell eggs are often contaminated with Salmonellae and other pathogens, liquid egg products have to be pasteurised before use.

GROWMARK Continues Nationwide Scholarship Program

For the second year, the GROWMARK Foundation is offering a $1,500 scholarship program for students in the United States and Ontario, Canada, who are pursuing college degrees or trade school certification in an agriculture-related field. Show More Summary

Precision Ag Bytes 1/17

The Honey Bee Health Coalition announced that it has awarded $40,000 to four innovative projects aimed at improving honey bee nutrition and supporting honey bee and pollinator health. The awards, announced at the 2018 American Bee Research Conference, are part of the Coalition’s inaugural Bee Nutrition Challenge. Show More Summary

Evaluation of encapsulated sodium butyrate

Previous research has shown the positive effect of adding butyric acid on both body weight gain and feed convention ratio in broilers.

Russian poultry - high levels of antibiotics, microorganisms

High levels of antibiotics have been found in poultry following an independent investigation of six Russian poultry firms.

Farm policy after Brexit

My latest reflections after Michael Gove's Oxford speech: The future of farm policy after Brexit

Wheat: From seed-to-seed in 8 weeks

A new speedy way of breeding crops, such as wheat, has been developed by researchers from John Innes Centre, University of Queensland and University of Sydney.

EU compound feed: Stable in 2017, slight rise in 2018

The industrial compound feed production for farmed animals in the EU-28 (Greece, Malta and Luxembourg excluded) reached an estimated level of 156.7 million tons in 2017. This is 0.2% more than in 2016, according to data provided by FEFAC members.

Women’s Business Center Kicks off 16th year

Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center is kicking off its 16th year as a program of the Center for Rural Affairs. We continue to partner with local organizations to offer learning opportunities throughoutShow More Summary

NCBA Hosts ARC Internship

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) is entering year two of its internship program and the 2018 Intern will be hosted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), under the mentorship of Daren Williams, NCBA’s senior executive director, issues management and media relations, and past ARC president. Show More Summary

Cattlemen Kick Off Campaign to Prevent Regulation

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) kicked off a media campaign aimed at spotlighting and correcting a recent court decision that will require livestock producers to comply with laws that are only meant to apply to highly toxic Superfund sites. Show More Summary

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