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USDA files PACA complaint against McAllen Produce

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an administrative complaint under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act against McAllen Produce LLC, Brenda Edwards and Charles Edwards, according to a USDA news release. The U.S. Department...Show More Summary

Vision Produce makes changes for Arizona growth

Los Angeles-based Vision Produce has promoted Lance Nichols to vice president and general manager for its Arizona operations. Los Angeles-based Vision Produce has promoted Lance Nichols to vice president and general manager for its Arizona operations.

Wal-Mart sees massive growth in online sales

The investments Wal-Mart has made in e-commerce appear to be paying off. The investments Wal-Mart has made in e-commerce appear to be paying off.

President’s 2018 budget undercuts rural communities

President Trump’s budget released on May 23 demonstrates his lack of understanding and prioritization of the struggles of rural communities. Although Trump won the presidency with broad support from rural voters, his budget proposes to zero out several programs that address the challenges of rural communities. Show More Summary

What are the Multi-Value Project Transmission Lines?

Think about the last time you drove into a major city.  Chances are you traveled on a highway that allowed many cars to travel quickly to their general destination. If you imagine our highway system as transmission lines and cars asShow More Summary

West Coast Expo booths No. 2

The Packer Copy Chief Amelia Freidline collected these news items at the West Coast Produce Expo, May 20, in Palm Desert, Calif.

Mission opens ripening center in Canada

Mission Produce has completed construction on a new ripening center in Calgary, Alberta. Mission Produce has completed construction on a new ripening center in Calgary, Alberta.

Zimfo Bytes

Swanson Russell announced five promotions of current employees: Claire Abelbeck was promoted to senior digital producer, Jack Christie was promoted to associate art director, Megan Woodard was promoted to associate user experience designer, Peter Worth was promoted to associate art designer, and Emma Hulsey was promoted to senior project manager. Show More Summary

Lighting Up Poultry Production With LED Sensors

Steve Parsons has been a part of the chicken industry throughout his entire life, and his company, Greengage Lighting Ltd, is using LED systems to help poultry and swine farmers further improve the efficiency and productivity of their operations. Show More Summary

Agrilyst Fulfills Digital Need for Indoor Farming

Two years ago Allison Kopf left her job of finding ways to be innovative in greenhouse spaces to start a company that would fill a gaping need she saw. While she could find many programs for outdoor crops, Agrilyst is a software program specifically created for indoor farming. The software is very specific, Kopf explains. It can be difficult to... Read More

Bee Losses are Down

The latest report from the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is good news for beekeepers in their efforts to improve the health of their colonies in the United States. Show More Summary

Review 2nd webinar on Piglet Livability

The second webinar in the ‘Piglet Livability’ series, organised by Pig Progress and Cargill Animal Nutrition, zoomed in on the importance of transition feeding for gestating sows.

How Russia hopes to keep Crimea safe from ASF

Russian authorities announced quarantine measures have been applied to 3 more districts in Crimea, following several outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in wild boars.

Turning frequency during incubation

4 main aspects of turning hatching eggs have been identified as being integral to the ultimate success of incubation. This article in a series, will focus on the turning frequency during incubation.

Agribusiness potential for Cambodia, Mongolia and Myanmar

Double digit GDP growth rates, plenty of farm land and strategically located in Asia. This is why Cambodia, Mongolia, Myanmar are considered emerging markets with huge potential for agribusiness and feed production.

Barley genome sequenced

Researchers have sequenced the complete genome of barley. The research, 10 years in the making, has been published in the journal Nature.

An attempt to repeal and replace the Clean Water Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has formally began the process to withdraw the Clean Water Rule, as prescribed by executive order. Meetings among the EPA, governors, and other state and local environmental regulators have begun. The issuance of a draft rule of repeal is only the first phase to withdraw and replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule. Show More Summary

Ag Outlook Forum Planned for Kansas City

The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Communications have joined together to present an Ag Outlook Forum on September 28th in Kansas City. Those scheduled to appear at the event include Kansas City Federal Reserve...Show More Summary

Feeding the World With Grasshopper Protein

When Dror Tamir founded Hargol Food Tech, he named it after the Hebrew word for grasshopper, and that isn’t a coincidence. The company, which develops solutions to combat global malnutrition and food insecurity, is pioneering the production and processing of grasshopper-based protein sources. Show More Summary

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