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Trump a Future Farmer?

Donald Trump was “honored” that he placed second in the Monday caucuses in Iowa and expressed his love for the state during his speech to supporters last night, with a parting note that he could become a farmer. “Iowa, we love you, we thank you, you’re special,” said Trump. “We will be back many, many times – in fact, I... Read More

Record-Setting Attendance at IPPE

The 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) saw an estimated 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. The show also hosted a record-setting 1,301 exhibitors in more than 464,750 net square feet of exhibit space. Show More Summary

New Holland’s Commitment to Cattlemen

The New Holland booth at the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention features plenty of new equipment for cattle producers, and the New Holland team is on hand to talk quality forage production with attendees. Seth Doman, Hay and Forage Marketing...Show More Summary

Innovation Feeds the World

Monsanto‘s GMO crop technology is arguably one of the most influential innovations of the past century; while it remains incredibly controversial among members of the public, the science has led to unprecedented advancements throughout the realm of biotechnology, and has held a key role in the process of creating a food secure world. Show More Summary

Ag Retailers Storm the Hill

It’s a beautiful sunny day in Washington, DC. Perfect timing for members of the board of the Agricultural Retailers Association to take their priorities to Senate and House offices. All day these members will be visiting with their elected leaders to distribute information and talk with the Representative, Senator and/or their aides. Show More Summary

IFCO to introduce customized displays at Fruit Logistica

IFCO Systems is introducing a variety of merchandising products that allow for the customization of standard reusable plastic containers.

Palm Beach to Host International Agricultural Summit

The Florida Chamber Foundation and the Economic Council of Palm Beach County will be hosting an event to showcase one of Florida’s most important industries– agriculture.  The International Agricultural Summit will take place on Wednesday, May 4the at the Palm Beach Convention Center. Show More Summary

Ag Retailers Hold Winter Board Meeting

The agriblogger is on the highway again this week, moving to Washington, DC for a few days to work with the Agricultural Retailers Association at their Winter Board Meeting. ARA planned this right since the snow was a week ago and has been pretty well cleared up on the streets. I talked with Daren Coppock, President/CEO, ARA, to have him... Read More

Beck Ag Acquires Adayana Agribusiness Group

Beck Ag has just announced the acquisition of Adayana Agribusiness Group and I spoke with Stephanie Liska, President/CEO of Beck Ag to learn more about it. The acquisition of Adayana brings its focus on strategy and management consulting, and learning solutions delivery to strengthen the total customer offering from Beck Ag according to Stephanie. Show More Summary

Food science group adds new schools

The Institute of Food Technologist’s Higher Education Review Board has added four new schools to the group’s list of approved undergraduate food science programs.

Hall of fame to induct former Florida strawberry growers leader

Chip Hinton, former executive director of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, is one of the candidates scheduled for induction into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame.

FPFC welcomes first Northern California chairman

PASADENA, Calif. — The Anaheim, Calif.-based Fresh Produce & Floral Council has actively courted Northern California members by sponsoring luncheons, expos and special events there since 2002.

CDC declares Chipotle E. coli outbreaks over

The E. coli outbreak that affected more than 50 Chipotle Mexican Grill customers last fall has been declared over, but the ingredient that caused the outbreak could not be determined, federal health officials said Feb. 1

ZimmCast from #NBB16

The 13th National Biodiesel Conference and Expo was held last week in Tampa and it was the 11th year that ZimmComm has done the Biodiesel Conference Blog. Way back in 2006, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) was one of the first industry organizations to see the value in new media like blogs and they continue to stay on the cutting... Read More

Nebraska Ban on Packer Ownership of Livestock is Constitutional

As Nebraska lawmakers debate the state’s ban on meatpacker ownership of hogs, opponents of the law are raising a new argument about the constitutionality of ban. We believe that the present law is constitutional, and we urge lawmakers...Show More Summary

Seaweeds: Good for meat and egg quality

Seaweeds can have a prebiotic effect in pig diets and improve egg quality in laying hens. However, high amounts of seaweed in the diet can have an opposite effect. The inclusion rate is therefore important.

New probiotic optimises feed conversion poultry

A new probiotic has been shown to improve feed utilisation in poultry and improved gut health of the animals.(Video: Story behind probiotics).

Feed production: what is the carbon footprint?

The recently launched Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) aims to provide a freely accessible, transparent LCA (life cycle assessment) database of feed ingredients.

Farmers Love #LibertyLink #RealYield

It’s the first of February, which means planting season is getting closer. Farmers who might still be thinking about what varieties to plant this year should take a listen to what growers who use Bayer’s LibertyLink system have to say about their real yields last season. I talked with Ross Aigner of Wilkin County, Minnesota about his 2015 season with... Read More

Trump Tops Agri-Pulse Poll of Farmers

As Iowa voters gather to caucus today, a new Agri-Pulse poll shows most farmers support Donald Trump for president. In the most extensive poll of how U.S. farmers and ranchers plan to vote for president, respondents overwhelmingly say they’ll support a Republican, and 40 percent of those are Trump supporters. That compares to 15 percent for Sen. Ted Cruz, 11... Read More

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