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Agroecology: the bold future of farming in Africa

24 minutes agoIndustries / Agriculture : Grain

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) today launched a publication highlighting the huge potential of agroecology to feed Africa, fix broken food systems and repair damaged landscapes, providing abundant healthy and nutritious food sustainably while increasing incomes and improving climate resilience. Show More Summary

QPMA and Chilean fruit group create food guide

The Quebec Produce Marketing Association, in partnership with the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association, has created a consumer food guide about produce from Chile. The Quebec Produce Marketing Association, in partnership with the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association, has created a consumer food guide about produce from Chile.

Mettler Toledo designs weighing guide

Columbus, Ohio.-based Mettler Toledo has designed a “Grocer’s Guide to Metrology,” to provide retail grocery personnel the opportunity to understand their weighing equipment better. Columbus, Ohio.-based Mettler Toledo has designed a “Grocer’s Guide to Metrology,” to provide retail grocery personnel the opportunity to understand their weighing equipment better.

Ag Groups Support Farm Bill Funding

The 2014 Farm Bill helped reduce the nation’s deficit with budget cuts, but further cutbacks in 2018 could cause a serious threat, says a letter from 502 agriculture groups, nutrition organizations, conservation departments and local governments. Show More Summary

Think beyond biases to create welcoming communities

We all discriminate. It does not matter if you are a person of color or not, female or male, young or old, gay or straight. We all discriminate. I’m not talking about intentional discrimination, like denying housing based on gender or the color of skin. Show More Summary

Farm and Rural Ag Network Launches Podcast

Podcasts are becoming more and more the thing, especially for agriculture when they’re targeted, downloadable and mobile. That’s what lead to the creation of The Farm and Rural Ag Network, a home for ag related podcasts featuring Shark...Show More Summary

Media Scrum Sighted at #RFANEC

I have to admit to never having heard the word “scrum” – meaning an impromptu press conference – until yesterday. According to Wikipedia, the word comes form a rugby term where players from both teams cluster around the ball competing for possession. “Analogously, in a media scrum reporters cluster around a public figure competing for his or her attention.” So... Read More

Farm Faster with 3RIVE 3D

It was two years ago at National Farm Machinery Show that FMC Corporation introduced us to the revolutionary 3RIVE 3D application technology. Last year it won a FINovation award. This year, the product is now available through Micro-Trak Systems dealers in seven Midwest locations, according to company representative Heath McCormick. Show More Summary

NFU Announces Speakers, Panelists for Convention

The National Farmers Union will be celebrating 115 years at their annual convention in San Diego next month. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals, policy makers and reporters during the four-day event. Show More Summary

Scientists describe Porcine Circovirus, type 3

American scientists have described the novel type of porcine circovirus, called PCV3, in both sows and piglets.

Andritz to supply new feed mill in Turkey

Andritz Feed & Biofuel Technologies has received an order from Camli Yem Besicilik Sanayii ve Ticaret A.S, Turkey to supply equipment for a new cattle and poultry feed plant in Turgutlu/Manisa, Turkey.

200 insect plants to speed up use of insect meal

AgriProtein has partnered with international engineering group Christof Industries to build new insect factories to up-cycle organic waste into insect protein for animal feeds.

Market Fresh hires category manager

Market Fresh Produce has hired Aspen Berning as category manager, at its Nixa, Mo., location. Market Fresh Produce has hired Aspen Berning as category manager, at its Nixa, Mo., location.

CPMA promotes “Half Your Plate” campaign

February is Heart Month and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association wants British Columbians to follow the “Half Your Plate” campaign. February is Heart Month and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association wants British Columbians to follow the “Half Your Plate” campaign.

ASOEX to give about $600K to Chilean fire relief

Members of the Fruit Exporters Association of Chile have committed to donate about $600,000 (U.S.) to fire relief efforts in the country. Members of the Fruit Exporters Association of Chile have committed to donate about $600,000 (U.S.) to fire relief efforts in the country.

In Brazil, samba drums up opposition to factory farming

18 hours agoIndustries / Agriculture : Grain

Concern about the environmental impact of industrialised farming through the use of pesticides and the destruction of the rainforest has even spread to Brazil’s famous Rio carnival. One of the most famous samba schools, Imperatriz Leopoldinese,...Show More Summary

Campbell’s fresh division showcase

Campbell Fresh, a division of the Campbell Soup Co., plans to feature recent introductions to its smoothies, dressings and snack lines at the Natural Products Expo West. Campbell Fresh, a division of the Campbell Soup Co., plans to feature recent introductions to its smoothies, dressings and snack lines at the Natural Products Expo West.

Wisconsin potato growers donate salad bars

Antigo, Wis.-based Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association has donated salad bars to a local school. Antigo, Wis.-based Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association has donated salad bars to a local school.

NAITCO hires executive director

The National Agricultural in the Classroom Organization named Lisa Gaskalla its executive director. The National Agricultural in the Classroom Organization named Lisa Gaskalla its executive director.

Taylor Farms thanks field workers

Taylor Farms partnered with Yuma, Ariz.-based Labor of Love to thank harvesting crews for their service. Taylor Farms partnered with Yuma, Ariz.-based Labor of Love to thank harvesting crews for their service.

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