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Analysts examine challenges, opportunities for Amazon grocery

Seattle-based Amazon is stepping up its grocery game. First the e-commerce giant scrapped its annual fee of $299 for delivery service in favor of a more palatable $15 per month. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon plans to open convenience stores where customers can get produce, meat, milk and other perishables, and to offer curbside pickup locations.

Tyson’s Donates 33,000 lbs. of Protein at #TransformFFA

During the 89th National FFA Convention, Tyson Foods donated a truck load of protein to Gleaners Food Bank as part of the National FFA Days of Service. The truck carried 1,546 cases of chicken totally over 33,000 pounds of protein and 100 FFA member volunteers took time to unload it all. I stopped by the Tyson Foods booth during the... Read More

Meet the 2016-17 National FFA Officer Team

Students from Delaware, Florida, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina and Texas have been elected by delegates from throughout the United States to serve on the 2016-17 National FFA Officer team. David Townsend, an agricultural and natural resources and plant science major at the University of Delaware, was elected president. Show More Summary

E4D Trip to China is a Success

Eleven journalists representing ten countries recently took part in an eight day trip to China. The group experienced Beijing, Changzhou and Shanghai, meeting farmers, cooperative members, and industry professionals from companies like their sponsor, AGCO and DeLaval. Show More Summary

CNH Industrial Named World Leader on Climate Change

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has named CNH Industrial to its Climate A List. The CDP is the only global disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts, also providing investors and organizations with access to environmental information. Show More Summary

Event Seeks to Boost Exports

Hundreds of buyers and sellers of U.S. coarse grains and ethanol co-products have arrived in Detroit for Export Exchange 2016 and even though they are from more than 30 countries they are busy making connections and building relationships. The event, which has been held every two years since 2010, is co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable... Read More

EuroTier special feature: Indoor emission control measures

Controlling the emissions from poultry buildings into the environment will be the subject of a special feature at EuroTier 2016, which takes place at Hanover exhibition grounds, Germany, from 15-18 November.

VIV China moves to Nanjing in 2018

The next edition of VIV China, in 2018, will be held in Nanjing, capital city of China’s Jiangsu province. The new venue comes with a new concept for VIV China, with more activities and with a clearer focus on the different target groups per day.

Agricultural Biz Committed to FFA & Careers in Ag

Winners of the 2016 National Agricultural Proficiency Awards were announced during the sixth general session at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo. These awards honor FFA members who, through their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs, have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Show More Summary

International Drone Expo to Host Drone Pitchfest Competition

International Drone Expo (IDE) will hold a Drone Pitchfest Competition sponsored by Singh Ventures. The competition is open to domestic and international entrepreneur applicants who are seeking the opportunity to present their ideas and business concepts surrounding the unmanned aerial systems industry. Show More Summary

Custom Wheat Harvesting – A Family Affair

Tracey Zeorian was only 12 years old the first time she traveled along the custom wheat harvesting highway. Her passion for custom wheat harvesting was instilled in her by her grandparents and you could say the rest is history. Once married, she and her husband quickly knew they too wanted to follow in her families footsteps and first loaded up... Read More

UK: Green light given to build 2 large pig farms

Two councils in the United Kingdom, one in Shropshire, the other in Lincolnshire, have approved proposals for building pig rearing units with 2,000 animals each.

Ready Pac names innovation director

Ready Pac Foods Inc. has named Galit Feinreich director of innovation. Ready Pac Foods Inc. has named Galit Feinreich director of innovation.

Filipino wins young poultry vet award

Dennis Umali, a Filipino veterinarian, was presented the 5th WVPA-Zoetis Young Poultry Veterinarian Award on the opening day of the 3rd WVPA Asia Meeting.

Afla B1 risk in Austria gone from medium to low

The risk profile for Aflatoxin B1 for Austria has been adjusted from risk ‘Medium’ to ‘Low’.

Evonik increases DL-methionine production in Asia

Evonik Industries plans to build a 2nd world-scale plant for the production of the amino acid DL-methionine in Singapore are on schedule.

Krska awarded at World Nutrition Forum

Dr Rudolf Krska of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) was awarded the biennial B.R.A.I.N. award on the second day of the scientific conference hosted by Biomin in Vancouver, Canada.

Trace minerals for reproductive success in sows

Copper, zinc and manganese are the 3 trace minerals most demanded by sows. Feeding the right amounts of these minerals is essential to the longevity and reproductive success of sows.

Meet the American Star Winners from #TransformFFA

The most prestigious honor awarded to students by the National FFA Organization is the American Star awards and was presented Thursday at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. The American Star awards – including the...Show More Summary

National FFA Advisor Challenges Members to Be Engaged

National FFA Advisor Dr. Steve Brown addressed FFA members at the 89th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN during the opening general session. He encouraged not only the thousands in attendance but all 649,355 FFA members from across the country to get the most out of their FFA experience. “FFA is not a spectator sport. The education, the experience, the... Read More

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