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White striping and woody breast myopathies

Myopathies have been gaining the attention of poultry meat producers globally since 2009. The two main myopathies are white striping and woody breast.

US farmers expect record soy harvest

Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 89.5 million acres of soybeans in 2017, up 7% from last year and a record high, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Welcome @SecretarySonny

Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tuesday and officially introduced his new Twitter handle – @SecretarySonny. Welcome to Twitter Secretary Perdue. After he took the oath of office, Perdue’s first order of business was to address employees at the USDA. “The only legacy that I seek is the only one that any grandparent or... Read More

Trump Puts Agriculture in the Spotlight

President Trump welcomed new Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on his first day in office for a White House “Farmers Roundtable” and the signing of an Executive Order establishing an Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity. Show More Summary

‘Ugly’ still of interest at Viva Fresh

AUSTIN, Texas — Momentum around selling off-spec fresh produce items has been building for a while, and two companies at Viva Fresh Produce Expo planned to get involved or continue to be involved in that space. AUSTIN, Texas — Momentum...Show More Summary

Service First Logistics to host golf charity event

Service First Logistics is hosting its second annual charity golf event, with proceeds for the The Redwood Rehabilitation Center. Service First Logistics is hosting its second annual charity golf event, with proceeds for the The Redwood Rehabilitation Center.

Mexico aims for sustainability

The International Fruit and Vegetables Alliance for Social Responsibility continues to try to improving working conditions and wages for Mexico’s agricultural employees through new partnerships and the creation of its first international...Show More Summary

Viva Fresh Booths No. 2

Staff writer Ashley Nickle collected these news items on the show floor of Viva Fresh Produce Expo on April 22 in Austin, Texas.

Veg noodles featured at Viva Fresh

AUSTIN, Texas — As fresh-cut continues to be a focus for produce companies, so do vegetable noodles. AUSTIN, Texas — As fresh-cut continues to be a focus for produce companies, so do vegetable noodles.

Rico Farms creates new program

Organic grower Rico Farms has started an innovative program focused on creating changes in its farmworkers’ lives. Organic grower Rico Farms has started an innovative program focused on creating changes in its farmworkers’ lives.

N.J. Food Council sets trade relations conference

The New Jersey Food Council announced Chris Lane, executive vice president for Wakefern Food Corp., will present the keynote address during the 2017 trade relations conference. The New Jersey Food Council announced Chris Lane, executive vice president for Wakefern Food Corp., will present the keynote address during the 2017 trade relations conference.

Ag Unites – Now Time for Business

As Monday came to a close, news in ag circles was still streaming in. We now have a leader at the USDA and agricultural organizations have welcomed the news of the confirmation of George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III as the next Secretary of Agriculture. But this appointment comes with a long list of to-dos. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy... Read More

Go Big with ZimmComm at #NAMA17

Bring your eyes and ears to the ZimmComm New Media booth at the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference Connection Point trade show to see and hear about agriculture’s virtual newsroom and podcasting as we Go Big with Facebook Live. Joining us is the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to provide demos of their new 360-degree pig videos, which utilizes a virtual... Read More

#Plant17 Makes Progress

Some dry days last week helped farmers make up for slow progress the week before as corn planting gained 11 points to almost be at the average for this time of year at 17 percent, according to the latest crop progress report out Monday. Illinois and Missouri jumped ahead last week in corn planting progress, planting over one quarter of... Read More

It’s a Sonny Day for America

The U.S. Senate has formally confirmed the nomination of George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III to serve as the 31st Secretary of Agriculture. Agribusinessman, veterinarian, state legislator, and governor of Georgia, Perdue worked on the family farm in central Georgia andn will be only the fourth agriculture secretary who can claim to have been a farmer. Show More Summary

MountainKing announces grilling promotion

Houston-based MountainKing Potatoes is bringing back a summertime promotion focused on grilling. Houston-based MountainKing Potatoes is bringing back a summertime promotion focused on grilling.

Ag support group schedules luncheon

The 10th annual Down To Earth Women luncheon will be Thursday, May 11 at Driscoll’s Rancho Corralitos in Watsonville, Calif. The 10th annual Down To Earth Women luncheon will be Thursday, May 11 at Driscoll’s Rancho Corralitos in Watsonville, Calif.

Making a case for NAFTA at Viva Fresh

AUSTIN, Texas — Representatives from the three NAFTA countries made their case for the importance of free trade, and no doubt the Viva Fresh audience was receptive. Those expecting fireworks at the Viva Fresh Produce Expo workshop April 21 got more of an advocacy position on free trade. Show More Summary

RubyFrost apples finish their seaso

Crunch Time Apple Growers’ RubyFrost apples have ended their season on retail shelves, selling out of the last of the 2016 harvest. Crunch Time Apple Growers’ RubyFrost apples have ended their season on retail shelves, selling out of the last of the 2016 harvest.

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