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Sen. Flake hopes for bipartisan action on immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brushing off protesters who briefly interrupted his remarks, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., called for bipartisan immigration legislation, expanded trade agreements and tax reform in a Sept. 19 general session speech at the United Fresh Produce Association Washington Conference. WASHINGTON, D.C. Show More Summary

NAFTA redo takes backseat to other issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While an ambitious end-of-year deadline remains for completion of the retooled North American Free Trade Agreement, the issue took a backseat to farm labor, tax reform, nutrition policy and other topics during the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference. WASHINGTON, D.C. Show More Summary

Bayer’s Condon Answers Questions About Future Goals

This week Chuck is traveling with Bayer for the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog taking place in Monheim, Germany. The U.S. delegation of journalists had the opportunity to visit further with Liam Condon, President, Crop Science, a division of Bayer, following his executive address. Show More Summary

Precision Ag Bytes 9/20

The Things Network is working to build a global Internet of Things network.  They took a step closer to that goal when they helped a team of collaborating companies connect a Vinduino agricultural sensor station to the eVineyard application via a long-range wireless data connection. Show More Summary

The 7th edition of Poultry World 2017 is now online

This issue of Poultry World talks to Jefo’s president and founder of Jefo, visits several broiler facilities in Denmark and looks at the Wintergarten for layer welfare and using carmeras for individual carcass analysis.

New Danish welfare label encouraging pork sales

The introduction of a new welfare logo for fresh pork is perceived to be a success. According to Danish Crown 25% of its fresh pork currently sold in Denmark carries the new welfare label.

EU support for small Polish pig producers due to ASF

Polish pig farmers will be eligible for EU funds in case they had to stop their activities in the context of African Swine Fever (ASF).

Sustainability of Canadian eggs reviewed

Poultry given organic chicken feed can help to produce eggs with a smaller environmental footprint than those fed non-organic feeds that contain animal by-products.

Oneonta hires national marketing representative

Brent Shammo is the new national marketing representative for Wenatchee, Wash.-based Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers. Brent Shammo is the new national marketing representative for Wenatchee, Wash.-based Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers.

Farm bill conversations: crop insurance

The Center for Rural Affairs farm bill team has been working hard to make sure you have up-to-date and important farm bill information. Over the past few weeks we have sent out information regarding our farm bill priorities. This week,...Show More Summary

Highline donates $50K to community foundation

Highline Mushrooms, Leamington, Ontario, presented a $50,000 check to Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation at Highline’s annual family picnic. Highline Mushrooms, Leamington, Ontario, presented a $50,000 check to Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Foundation at Highline’s annual family picnic.

APHIS establishes Medfly quarantine in Los Angeles County

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has quarantined an area in Los Angeles County after finding multiple Mediterranean fruit flies there. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has quarantined an area in Los Angeles County after finding multiple Mediterranean fruit flies there.

Report: Private equity firms interested in buying Dole

Dole Food Co. has been exploring a sale, and private equity firms are among those interested, according to The Wall Street Journal. Dole Food Co. has been exploring a sale, and private equity firms are among those interested, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Rep. Goodlatte's guest worker plan would replace H-2A

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., plans to introduce the Agricultural Guestworker Act next week, which would replace the H-2A program that many fresh produce growers use for labor. Speaking Sept. 19 at theShow More Summary

Jazz names winners in consumer contest

An eight-week photo contest around Jazz apples drew more than 500 entries and spurred more than 5,600 interactions. An eight-week photo contest around Jazz apples drew more than 500 entries and spurred more than 5,600 interactions.

G&R Farms donates for scholarships

Glennville, Ga.-based G&R Farms has donated $34,700 to provide scholarships to students who plan to pursue careers in production agriculture. Glennville, Ga.-based G&R Farms has donated $34,700 to provide scholarships to students who plan to pursue careers in production agriculture.

Egg Nutritional Research: Taking the World by Storm

Evidence is growing of the huge human health effects eggs can have at all stages of life.

How acidification of water improves gut health

Acidifying water is a key part of eliminating pathogenic bacteria, promoting healthy gut flora and ultimately boosting bird health. However, it’s vital to get the right balance, as Olivia Cooper reports.

Corn Progress Lagging

About seven percent of the nation’s corn crop has been harvested so far, but maturity of the crop is running behind average. Less corn acres have reached the dented or mature stage than the five-year average according to the latest USDA crop progress report. With 86 percent of total corn acres dented by September 17 and mature acres at only... Read More

Executive Address From Liam Condon, Bayer

During the 2017 Bayer Future Farming Dialog we heard an address from Liam Condon, President, Crop Science, a division of Bayer. Focusing in his speech on sustainable agriculture, Liam Condon also reaffirmed the commitment of the Crop...Show More Summary

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