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Peanut Growers Navigating the Marketplace

The theme for the 19th annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference theme is Navigating the Marketplace and this marks the 10th year in a row for us to attend and populate the conference blog for this great group of farmers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. This is the second year the event has been held at the Sandestin Resort on... Read More

FPFC 2017 Southern California Expo

The Packer’s Western Correspondent Tom Burfield gathered these news items at the Fresh Produce & Floral Association’s annual Southern California Expo on July 18 in Anaheim, Calif.

Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors and rural communities

Tucked within the text of both the House and Senate’s bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is language which seeks to fundamentally change the Medicaid program. While the enactment of this legislation is unknown, the principle...Show More Summary

NAFTA negotiations to begin in August

The U.S., Canada and Mexico are set to start the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in August. The U.S., Canada and Mexico are set to start the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in August...

Indoor farming company receives $200 million

Investors have poured $200 million into Plenty, an indoor farming company based in San Francisco. Investors have poured $200 million into Plenty, an indoor farming company based in San Francisco.

Founding partner takes helm at Boggiatto Produce

Jeff Hitchcock is president and CEO of Boggiatto Produce Inc., after purchasing Michael Boggiatto’s stock. Jeff Hitchcock is president and CEO of Boggiatto Produce Inc., after purchasing Michael Boggiatto’s stock.

ZimmCast with FLM Harvest CEO

We recently published the announcement about the Harvest PR & Marketing acquisition by FLM+ and I thought it would be interesting to have a conversation with Rob McClelland, president/CEO, of what will now be known as FLM Harvest. So, that’s this week’s program. Rob and I have a conversation about how this deal came to be and what it means... Read More

Effect of antibiotics on gut health in older birds

What is the effect on gut health when antibiotics are supplied in older broilers? Dutch researchers put this to the test.

Indian poultry farms breed super-resistant bacteria

Evidence is showing that poultry farms in India are breeding germs that are capable of thwarting most antibiotics.

Scientists look at genetics behind chicken weight gain

Scientists in the United States have achieved a better understanding of the genetic architecture behind chicken weight.

Aviagen launches new grandparent farm in Spain

Global poultry breeding company Aviagen has opened its first new Grandparent (GP) rearing farm in Villaneuva de Sigena, in the Huesca province of Spain.

Business update: What's new in the feed industry?

This week, All About Feed wraps up the latest product and business updates again from the global animal feed industry.

Zimfo Bytes 7/21

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, is joining alliantgroup as the firm’s new Chairmen of Agriculture. Mahindra North America and RFD-TV are honoring first responders with an essay contest.  Police departments, firefighter departments, and EMTs are eligible to be nominated by anyone over the age of 18. Show More Summary

U.S. Rice Heading to China

History was made this week when an agreement permitting US rice exports to China was signed during bi-lateral trade meetings held in Washington DC. An inspection of US rice mills and packaging facilities by the Chinese phytosanitary authorities is the next step to take place. The first exports to China will take several months but will provide a boost to... Read More

Pigs like the presence of their mirror image

Pigs recognise their reflection in the mirror as a companion, American research has shown. Although applying mirrors in commercial production appears difficult, the knowledge gathered may help increase the knowledge about swine.

High-carotenoid maize instead of pigments

High-carotenoid maize can be a suitable alternative to adding pigments to the feed. This is also cheaper because maize is already part of the diet, a group of Spanish researchers concluded.

Gove to outline farm subsidy plans

Michael Gove will outline his plans for the future of farm subsidies today: Green Brexit Farmers will have to earn support in the future by providing environmental benefits, although it looks as if there will be some scope for assistance with investment and food promotion. Upland farmers will also continue to receive support.

People's summit against RCEP

Join us at the People's summit against RCEP in Hyderabad, India, starting Saturday 22 July!

Female catheterization product wins Nebraska InnovateHER 2017 Challenge

Problem: The anatomy of the female pelvic region makes women particularly susceptible to inappropriate urethral catheterization. To date, there are no devices that block the vaginal entrance, expose the urethral opening, and guide the...Show More Summary

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