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Perilla frutescens seeds reduce methane

A research team from China and the US showed that extracts of 12 medicinal herbs effectively lowered the methane production from ruminants, in particular extract of Perilla frutecsens seeds.

US poultry and egg leaders ‘fact-find’ in Cuba

The heads of 4 national US poultry and egg organisations will lead a delegation representing the poultry, egg and US soybean industries to Cuba for a fact-finding trade mission Sept. 27-30.

Nogales Produce Convention readies for import season, FSMA

Buyers and distributors of Mexican produce will get a preview of the coming season when the Mexican Produce Import Report is unveiled during the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas’ Nogales Produce Convention. Buyers and distributors...Show More Summary

Taylor Farms funds reading program

Taylor Farms is funding implementation of the Read to Me Project in seven fourth-grade classrooms at La Gloria Elementary School, Gonzales, Calif. Taylor Farms is funding implementation of the Read to Me Project in seven fourth-grade classrooms at La Gloria Elementary School, Gonzales, Calif.

Bake It Happen, Pink Pumpkin partner for breast cancer research

The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation is teaming up for the third time with Bake It Happen to raise funds for breast cancer research.    Bake It Happen donates funds to the cause every time someone registers for the event, bakes a recipe, and then shares photos or video on social media.   

ReposiTrak debuts services for auditors

ReposiTrak, which assists companies with supply chain management and regulatory compliance, has expanded its services to include automation of audit processes. ReposiTrak, which assists companies with supply chain management and regulatory compliance, has expanded its services to include automation of audit processes.

Students ill after eating mushrooms from community garden in L.A.

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety is investigating after several elementary school students fell ill after eating mushrooms from a community garden, according to the district. The Los...Show More Summary

Fresh Summit to make talent acquisition a focus

Developing the people side of the produce business will be an emphasis of Produce Marketing Association’s 2016 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo. Developing the people side of the produce business will be an emphasis of Produce Marketing Association’s 2016 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo.

In support of expanding Medicaid

By Amanda Christenson, a registered nurse at a primary health care clinic in rural Nebraska Reprinted from the Norfolk Daily News, Sept. 23, 2016. In my work, l meet people who are unable to obtain health insurance on a regular basis. Show More Summary

Baking pies can actually bring home the bacon

Two New Jersey women each won the grand prize of a $300 check and bragging rights at their farmers markets’ Perfect Peach Pie” competition. Two New Jersey women each won the grand prize of a $300 check and bragging rights at their farmers markets’ Perfect Peach Pie” competition.

It’s Time for #CFWF16 in Saskatoon

I’ll be traveling with Case IH this week to attend the 2016 Canadian Farm Writers Federation Conference. This year we will be in Saskatoon. It’s another Canadian place I’ve never been. This annual conference has been a great way to see parts of Canada I’ve never had a chance to visit. And I have made lots of good friends as... Read More

Zimfo Bytes

The National Farmers Union (NFU) General Counsel and Vice President of International Relations Dave Velde represented the world’s farmers during high-level meeting of the United Nations (U.N.) earlier this month to discuss global antibiotic resistance, which concluded with all 193 U.N. Show More Summary

Pearse Lyons Accelerator Seeking Entrepreneurs

The Pearse Lyons Accelerator is now accepting applications for its inaugural term.  The progarm is looking for food and agribusiness innovators with a proven technology that is ready for market.  Selected participants will be part of...Show More Summary

Candidates Give Views on #Ag Issues

While the candidates may weigh in during tonight’s debate on issues such as immigration and trade, which are important to agriculture, it’s not likely they will address topics such as the farm bill and biotechnology. So, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) went to both nominees and asked them the same questions on a number of issues that concern farmers... Read More

Monsanto Invests $1.6 Million in Carbon Smart Research

Monsanto has announced they will be supporting the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and its Soil Health Partnership (SHP)‘s efforts with a $1.6 million investment.  NCGA was recently awarded $1 million dollars from the U.S. Department...Show More Summary

World’s first commercial piglet feed with insect oil

A Dutch feed company is the world’s first to put a feed product on the market with insect oil. The weaner feed with the insect ingredient has a lot of potential to reduce bacteria, prevent diarrhoea and improve feed intake; the key components to have a smooth transition from piglet to grower.

Peace in Colombia good for agriculture

Today, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono, the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), sign a peace agreement. Crop protection company Yara International praises the deal, as this will boost the agricultural development in the country.

Pig Progress presents webinar ‘Robust Piglets’

Following the success of the Piglets Special Edition, Pig Progress is excited to announce a webinar devoted to the theme of ‘Robust Piglets’, to be broadcast on Thursday October 6 2016.

Large Russian poultry producer facing bankruptcy

Russian agricultural holding Kirovhleb has accumulated debts of RUB7 billion (US$120 million) and has had to virtually stop operation at its 3 broiler farms and 2 eggs farms, as it prepares to enter bankruptcy.

Four threats to global food security

This blog piece looks at four threats to global food security and what we can do about them: Food security The four threats identified are drought, emerging diseases, salty soils and over dependence on fertilisers.

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