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Potato company starts its ‘Little Chef’ program

The Little Potato Co. has launched its new program, ‘Little Chef,’ which will provide tools and tips to make it easier for parents to cook with their children of various ages and share important skills, according to a news release

Senate sets date for child nutrition markup

With high stakes for fruit and vegetable marketers, the Senate Agriculture Committee will put its mark on legislation that will reauthorize child nutrition programs on Sept. 17.

Locus Traxx Worldwide promotes staff member

Locus Traxx Worldwide has promoted Ray Hoffman to vice president of operations and logistics.

Mid-year cattle inventory confirms expansion. Ag Minute for July 28, 2015

USDA's July 1 cattle inventory report verifies beef herd expansion with increases in beef cow and heifer replacement numbers. Click here for full story.

Demand growth for food likely to slow

Reports from the European Commission suggest that the growth in demand for food is likely to slow down due to declining population growth and more stabilisation in consumption per capita: Long-term trends Despite slowing economic growth, China is likely to remain the main target for EU agri-food exports. Show More Summary

Kids and Carrots

Nothing says happy and healthy like an image of children harvesting, cleaning, or eating a carrot. Seriously, not everyone likes carrots, but when you see a child gardening, harvesting carrots, preparing them, or eating a bunch of carrots, you just know there is something good, wholesome, and healthy about that image. Show More Summary

New app says whether to spray crops or not

A new smartphone app aims to help farmers and advisers reduce the risk of key pesticides entering water this autumn, such as metaldehyde slug pellets and oilseed rape herbicide metazachlor.

Foster Farms enters organic ground turkey market

Increasing consumer demand for organic and lean protein options has driven the expansion of Foster Farm’s turkey line.

#AgMedia Future is in Good Hands

The AMS Student Awards and Recognition Luncheon was a good reminder of the great up and coming talent we have in this industry. The American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA) scholarships, presented by Future Ag CommunicatorsShow More Summary

Braga Fresh hires farming, harvesting manager

Soledad, Calif.-based Braga Fresh Family Farms has hired Joe Pulido as its farming and harvesting manager.

Fruit and vegetable committee rechartered through 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee has been rechartered through 2017.

Maine partners with Homegrown by Heroes

Following Arkansas earlier this month, Maine has now partnered with the Homegrown by Heroes Program, becoming the fifth state to do so.

Lori Koster to be honored at Center for Community Advocacy banquet

The Center for Community Advocacy’s 20th annual Dia de Los Muertos afternoon party is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the California State University, Monterey Bay, according to a news release.

U.S. House bill would prevent mandatory GMO labeling. Ag Minute for July 27, 2015

The bill scheduled for a vote Thursday is backed by the food industry, which has fought state labeling efforts around the country. So far, Vermont is the only state set to require the labels. Click here for full story.

New Features in New Holland’s T6 Tractors

The new T6 series tractors from New Holland Agriculture should be hitting the pavement at dealerships across the country as we speak and Chuck got a first hand look at the new features while attending New Holland Media Days last week. There he spoke with Gary Wojcik who gave him the inside scoop. “Some of the benefits of the new... Read More

Deputy Agriculture Secretary Returns to Her Roots

It was a homecoming for Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden at the 2015 Southern Peanut Growers Conference. The number two person at the USDA was raised on a peanut farm in Camilla, Georgia so she felt right at home. “That’s what qualifies me for my job, that’s what gives me my passion and my love and the ability to... Read More

Florida Congressman Addresses Peanut Farmers

Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) is serving his second term as representative of North Central Florida’s 3rd Congressional district which encompasses 13 counties, including two of the largest peanut growing areas of the state – Lafayette and Suwanee counties. Show More Summary

GROWMARK Names Summer Exploring Agriculture Interns

GROWMARK has named the newest members of its summer Exploring Agriculture Intern program. This news release from the company says the program helps bridge the gap between students and faculty at the two year community and/or technical college level and the GROWMARK system retail companies. Show More Summary

US consumers prefer labelled meat products, study shows

While US congress considers repealing a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry, marketing researchers at the University of Arkansas have found that such labels influence consumer perceptions about food safety and quality.

Recycling heat economically in the poultry house

A waste heat recovery system to make heating of poultry barns more even, efficient and cost effective by driving down the amount of propane required to heat the barns in the winter, has been developed in the US.

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