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Iowa Biofuels Interests Get White House Attention

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President Donald Trump called Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Wednesday to assure her that he continues to support the renewable fuels industry. “He reached out to me,” said Gov. Reynolds during a press conference in Iowa. “He made it clear that he stood with the Renewable Fuel Standard.” Gov. Reynolds also got a call from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who met... Read More

Updated Deere Utility Tractors in the Sunbelt

John Deere is updating its popular 3-cylinder 5E Series Utility Tractors for model year 2018 and these versatile machines are on display this week at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. “We lowered the hood down about five inches to give more visibility,” said John Doyle, product marketing manager for Deere. “We increased the size of the operator platform... Read More

Precision Ag Bytes 10/18

The Farm Foundation Forum on Wednesday, November 1 will explore the forces that drive soil and water conservation on farms today. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Register to attend in person or online. Wingtra, a drone company fast becoming an industry favorite for its aerial data collection, has formed a partnership... Read More

BASF Executives Discuss Bayer Acquisition

BASF Crop Protection business executives held a conference call with reporters Tuesday to discuss the agreement announced last Friday to purchase significant Bayer assets in the largest deal of its kind in history. The $7 billion deal...Show More Summary

US system uses sensors to reduce crushed piglets

A novel US innovation using sensor-based technology can help reduce the number of piglets dying as a result of crushing.

Sustained margin pressure for most crop farmers

In 2018, the prices for global agricultural commodities are expected to rise marginally, compared to this year. The associated farmer margins per country remain under pressure, with the exception of some countries.

Cotton Growers Seek Right Varieties to Fight Disease

Growers attending the 2017 Bayer Showcase Plot Tour saw a brand new cotton breeding facility and had the opportunity to learn more about current cotton varieties as well as those that are up and coming. Western Region Agronomic Manager Kenny Melton said they especially heard questions about which varieties fit on acres affected by verticillium wilt. Show More Summary

Natural alternative to treating eggs with formaldehyde

Concern about the ongoing use of the chemical formaldehyde to eliminate germs in hatching eggs has led Austrian scientists to develop a natural alternative.

Dutch bird flu outbreak leads to trade bans

Hong Kong has banned regional Dutch poultry products following an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza which led to the culling of more than 40,000 birds.

Effect in-ovo feeding on growth broiler chickens

Adding nutrients when the chicken is still in the egg can increase hatching weight, growth performance, and pectoral muscle weight of broiler chickens.

EFSA: Report dead water birds to curb AI

Water birds found dead during the avian influenza season should be reported to the local veterinary authorities.

Different types of oil in sow diets: Effect on milk

Milk fat is an important component in sow milk, as this helps to boost survival rates for the newborn piglets. Chinese researchers compared different types of oil in sow diets and the effect of milk parameters.

Farm Bill Listening Session at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Opening day of the 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo featured a Farm Bill Listening Session held in the R.W. Griffin Building and hosted by Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA). Also in attendance were Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA) and Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL) and all are members of the House Agriculture Committee. Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black served as moderator. The session... Read More

Outhouse Honey Farm is one of 220+ gardens on the Omaha Reservation

Members of the Omaha Tribe are working to improve access to fresh food, starting with growing produce in their own communities. The Center for Rural Affairs has worked alongside them during the last four years. In 2016, gardeners had...Show More Summary

America’s farmers and ranchers let down by USDA’s rollback of GIPSA rules

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today a rollback of two rules of the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). Also today, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue decided not to move forward with anShow More Summary

GIPSA Rules Withdrawn by Administration

The Trump administration today announced it will withdraw controversial regulations under the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration (GIPSA) related to the buying and selling of livestock. The action includes an interim...Show More Summary

Secretary Perdue in Europe

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has been on a whirlwind trip around Europe for the past several days, starting with meetings in London before taking part in the G-7 ministerial, taking part in World Food Day in Rome and meeting Pope Francis yesterday, and concluding his trip today in Madrid. “It’s been a very productive trip,” said Perdue during... Read More

2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo

I am here and ready for the games to begin. Here is the 40th Annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition in Moultrie, GA. It is a beautiful sunny day with cool temperatures. Kind of breezy but I can deal with that. This year the show has 1,211 exhibitors with over 100 of them new to the show. Way back in 1978 the... Read More

Hubbard Robo-Max Custom Feed for Automated Systems

As robotic milking equipment is becoming more prevalent in the dairy industry, the need for customized feed to use in the systems is increasing, so Hubbard Feeds came up with Robo-Max Computerized Feeder Pellets. “What we’ve found is that you really need to fine tune what’s going into your pellet formula by having the right amount of starch or energy... Read More

New SAWS scheme not ruled out

The Government has now responded to the House of Commons Defra committee report on the agricultural labour market: Response It argues that the sector faces a 'challenging situation' rather than a crisis. However, it does not rule out a new version of the SAWS scheme and says that such a scheme could be introduced within months of it being needed.

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