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Taylor Farms continues investing in automated harvesting

SALINAS, Calif. — Increasing automation in the field remains a priority for Taylor Farms. SALINAS, Calif. — Increasing automation in the field remains a priority for Taylor Farms.

Market Fresh creates new sourcing position

Market Fresh Produce has promoted Jeff Jones to fill a new position at the company, vice president of sourcing. Market Fresh Produce has promoted Jeff Jones to fill a new position at the company, vice president of sourcing.

Pro Ag Insurance Group to Acquire International Ag

Producers Ag Insurance Group, Inc. (ProAg), announced a purchase agreement had been signed to acquire crop managing general agent (MGA) International Ag Insurance Solutions, LLC (International Ag). The transaction, which is subject to...Show More Summary

Duvall Addresses Agri-Pulse Summitt

President of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Zippy Duvall addressed the participants of the Agri-Pulse Summitt in recognition of National Ag Day earlier this week. Using his best southern charm, Duvall addressed the issueShow More Summary

GROWMARK Proud to Support Ag Day

GROWMARK and its FS member companies are proud to among the major sponsors of National Ag Day every year, according to corporate relations manager Amy Bradford who attended this year’s event. “This is one of the events that we support in a big way financially,” said Bradford. “It’s just important for us to support the farmers who are doing the... Read More

Pig cells made resistant against PRRS

A team from mostly UK scientists has produced pigs that may be protected from Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).

H7N9 risk addressed in China

A resurgent outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza that can be lethal for humans underscores the need for robust and rapid detection and response systems at animal source. This would reduce the risk associated with virus spread and impacts on public health, according to Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organisation for Animal Health.

USDA sanctions three PACA violators

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards.

Center joins property tax reform and education coalition

As the Nebraska Legislature continues with its session, there have been many tax reform bills introduced by senators and our governor. At the Center for Rural Affairs, we believe in a more balanced tax system for Nebraska taxpayers. When I think of what makes rural Nebraska thrive, I think back to my hometown. Show More Summary

Spark: Women in Agribusiness Podcast Host Sara Steever

Cindy turns the table on Sara Steever, Paulsen, is this week’s program. Sara started a podcast last year, Spark: Women in Agribusiness, and interviewed Cindy. You can listen to Sara’s podcast with Cindy here. So this week, Cindy interviewed Sara during Ag Day activities in Washington, DC. Sara talks about why she started her podcast which includes feeling a need... Read More

Agri-Women Advocate Ag Day Every Day

National Ag Day is an important day, but American Agri-Women are challenging members of the industry to take it further– much further. “We join together on Ag Day, but I want to challenge you; what are you going to do tomorrow? and the next day? and the next day?” asks American Agri-Women president Doris Mold. “Are you going to be... Read More

The political economy of California agriculture

“Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don’t want the job.” Trump’s immigration crackdown is supposed to help U.S. citizens. For California farmers, it’s worsening a desperate labor shortage. By Natalie Kitroeff and Geoffrey...Show More Summary

$6 Million to Aid Farmers & Ranchers Hit by Wildfire

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced that the USDA has designated $6 million in aid to help farmers and ranchers affected by recent wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Show More Summary

SMART Farms Take Stage at Ag Day

This is the time of year things really get rolling in agriculture, making it a great time to celebrate National Ag Day. Yesterday the US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) made the most of that day with a panel discussion about SMART farms and how producers today are growing sustainable, nutritious food and how to communicate that to consumers. The... Read More

2017 Doan Award Announced

The winner of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation’s prestigious Doan Award is Dustin Hoffmann, farm broadcaster with KLGR Radio in Redwood Falls, Minn. Hoffmann’s winning entry titled, Yearly Cattle Vaccinations in Southwest Minnesota, focused on herd health management, detailing the care and low-stress treatment of the calves. Show More Summary

First insect farm in Saudi Arabia

Insect producer AgriProtein has signed a deal with Saudi technology hub Sajt to build a commercial-scale production of insect-based animal feed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Wild birds an unlikely source of Newcastle disease

Wild ducks and shorebirds do not appear to carry Newcastle disease viruses that sicken or kill poultry, according to a new study led by the US Geological Survey.

Successful ‘Phytogenics in Focus’ Seminar VIV Asia

The market for phytogenics is growing at a fast pace and the use of these natural ingredients are one of the solutions to reduce antibiotic use for livestock production. This was one of the conclusions from the successful Biomin event at the recent VIV Asia.

Head-only stunning offers alternative to gas

Many consider water bath or controlled atmosphere stunning to be the two best choices when choosing ways to render poultry unconscious before a more welfare-friendly kill. But one Dutch company is marketing an alternative, stunning poultry by the head individually.

Count on it: Speaker says success as easy as 5-4-3-2-1

Mel Robbins says she’s come a long way by counting backward from 5. Mel Robbins says she’s come a long way by counting backward from 5.

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