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A powerful natural antioxidant

Highly productive animals require a balanced nutritional diet to stay healthy and perform maximally. Carefully selected plant-based polyphenols, such as those found in the product, Vitanox, contribute to optimal technical and financial results by supporting animals in maintaining the balance between intracellular oxidation and antioxidant capacity.

Five signs of small business identity theft, new protection methods

IRS Tax Tip 2017-86, Dec. 4, 2017 Small business identity theft is a big business. Just like individuals, businesses can be victims too. Thieves use a business’s information to file fake tax returns or get credit cards. Identity thieves are more sophisticated than they used to be. Show More Summary

2018 #DevelopWithDeere Conference

The Develop with Deere conference, Growing Solutions Together, is taking place much earlier this year in Kansas City, MO. The event is getting underway this afternoon with registration and a reception. I sat down with Randy Kasparbauer, B2B Software Product Manager, John Deere, to get a preview of this year’s event. It looks like a big crowd and John Deere... Read More

Welcome to #NBB18

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo opened today at the Fort Worth Convention Center with the theme of “Driven” to celebrate to 25th anniversary of the National Biodiesel Board. “For the visionaries who launched what would become the National Biodiesel Board in 1992, we want to say ‘thank you,’” said NBB CEO Donnell Rehagan. Show More Summary

Conservation needs strong support in next farm bill

By Cameron Peirce, published on the High Plains Journal “Farmers help feed the world.” I’ve heard that many times and have seen it on signs and in magazines. My family on the Peirce farm takes pride in those words. However, I think it’s...Show More Summary

Aptimmune Completes $6 Million Series B Funding

Aptimmune Biologics has completed its Series B funding initiative, raising more than $6 million from several investors. This increases the combined total investment to almost $9 million, generated by the company through three rounds of funding. Show More Summary

Modified Marek’s vaccine could protect against multiple diseases

A breakthrough by scientists at the Pirbright Institute in Scotland may reduce the number of vaccines that need to be administered to birds, potentially reducing costs and improving animal welfare.

Boar meat tested in 4 European countries

Researchers tested out the acceptance amongst consumers of burger-style meat products derived from boar meat in 4 different countries in the European Union (EU).

Iowa Farmers Share Commitment to Soil Health

Being a part of the Soil Health Partnership was a natural decision for two Iowa farmers who have now been enrolled in the program for a number of years. “I wanted to learn more about my soils and we were just getting into cover crops, so it just fit very well into what I was already doing,” said northeastern Iowa... Read More

To close the digital divide, it must first be identified

Despite the potential for broadband to modernize the economy in rural America, access and availability continue to lag. The President’s recent executive order affirmed this limitation and the need to commit resources to close rural America's...Show More Summary

Rural Nebraska's access to broadband internet up for discussion in the Unicameral

Access to high speed internet is essential to ensuring equitable quality of life in the modern economy. Two legislative bills introduced this week by Sen. Lynne Walz, of Fremont, seek to close the digital divide in Nebraska. Currently,...Show More Summary

Veal Myths Busted

Did you know milk-fed veal calves are raised significantly different today? The American Veal Association (AVA) made a goal in 2007 to move completely to group housing over a ten-year period. Since then, AVA members have researched the best facilities to provide optimal care and the financial resources to make it happen by the end of 2017. I had the... Read More

NCGA Pleased with Soil Health Progress

More and more farmers are signing up to be a part of the Soil Health Partnership, a fact that was evident at the 2018 Soil Health Summit. The initial goal was to enroll 100 farmers over a five-year period. Organizers reached that goal after just three years and have now extended the program to at least 10 years based on... Read More

First Soil Health Partnership Awards Presented

Four “Seeds of Change” awards were presented at the 4th Annual Soil Health Partnership Summit, Jan. 18-19 in Chicago. These first awards were developed to highlight those members of the Soil Health Partnership who go above and beyond to advocate for the partnership and for soil health throughout the year. And the winners are – from left to right in... Read More

Animal Ag Bites 1/22

The National Pork Board is seeking the next America’s Pig Farmer of the Year, with applications now open for the annual industry award at americaspigfarmer.com. The award recognizes a U.S. pork producer who demonstrates excellence in raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and in sharing his or her story with the public. Show More Summary

Dyson defends subsidies to big farms

Sir James Dyson has written to the Spectator in response to an article that said that subsidies 'absurdly' favour bigger farms. He writes: 'My family's farming business, Beeswax Dyson Farming, farms 33,000 acres directly and has invested £75m in technology, training, soil improvement and environmental stewardship over the past five years. Show More Summary

Mealworms may turn infected wheat into cash

Canadian research has uncovered a potential solution for producers stuck with unsellable fusarium-infected wheat and open up a new worm-based niche market for the feed industry.

Chinese corn acreage to rebound in next season

The use of corn in China has been increasing over the last few years. It is expected that the increase will continue, mainly driven by pig restocking.

Rikilt becomes EURL for myctoxins and plant toxins

Research institute Rikilt, part of Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands is the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for mycotoxins and plant toxins.

Compartmentalisation – Ensuring security of supply

Ensuring security of supply to provide food for a growing population is a key priority for the global poultry industry. In times of consistent and increasing disease threats such as Avian Influenza (AI), it is of paramount importance for all involved in the production, import and export process to make use of tools such as compartmentalisation.

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