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USFRA Celebrates Ag Day

Tomorrow is National Agriculture Day and hundreds of groups, companies and people will be participating in activities that celebrate American ag. US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) will be honoring the day by co-sponsoring a panel...Show More Summary

Focus on basic management factors improves flock production

There are many factors influencing broiler production parameters, health and economics of a flock. A clear focus on the basic management factors can limit negative production responses in an early stage, improving overall profitabil...

FMC’s Topguard Terra Now Approved for Even More

Ken Smith, FMC Technical Service Representative for Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, says Topguard Terra fungicide is something cotton growers are going to adopt. At the recent Mid-South Farm and Gin Show he explained how the productShow More Summary

Bayer Investment Big for Soybean Growers

Soybean growers are pleased with Bayer’s increased investment in the research and development of new soybean varieties. “It’s outstanding that Bayer has put up a billion dollars to expand their soybean breeding all across the United States,” said American Soybean Association president and Illinois farmer Ron Moore. Show More Summary

Rising oversupply and AI worry Russian poultry industry

By the end of 2016 the poultry industry in Russia was rocked with several huge outbreaks of avian influenza (AI), which forced manufacturers to cull hundreds of thousands of birds. And a large-scale epidemic is feared, similar to the one that took place in 2006 and that brought huge losses to the poultry industry. Show More Summary

A photo can show the importance of ventilation

You may think it’s not that dusty inside, but the flash on your camera might show you otherwise.

"It leaves you powerless. This has an enormous impact"

In 2016 poultry farm Waddenei was struck twice by avian influenza, low pathogenic at first, followed by a high pathogenic variety. And again the chickens were destroyed. Laying hen farmer Rimer Dijkstra tells his story. “Fate has struck again.”

Chicken of Tomorrow is here today

Over the last three years, the variety of chicken that is for sale in supermarkets has changed in a major way. By the end of this year a Dutch supermarket which sells regularly produced chicken meat will be hard to find.

A good look at the egg

Former researcher Piet Simons has been retired for fifteen years now but he is still active in his beloved subject area, poultry farming, every day. Simons discusses his new book ’Egg signals’.

Could rapeseed meal replace soy in pig feed?

Pig diets containing significant levels of rapeseed meal and wheat dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) can support growth performance compared to soya based diets of similar nutrient specification. This means they have the potential to displace soya in the future.

Pacific Trellis/Dulcinea Farms hires marketing manager

Micki Dirtzu is the new marketing manager at Los Angeles-based Pacific Trellis Fruit/Dulcinea Farms. Micki Dirtzu is the new marketing manager at Los Angeles-based Pacific Trellis Fruit/Dulcinea Farms.

Viva Tierra Organic hires salesman

Mount Vernon, Wash.-based Viva Tierra Organic Inc. has hired Erik Lee as sales representative. Mount Vernon, Wash.-based Viva Tierra Organic Inc. has hired Erik Lee as sales representative.

Mann Packing hires three

Salinas, Calif.-based Mann Packing Co. has hired Tim Short, Jim Rodger, and Josh Campo to the positions of senior director of strategic vegetable operations, safety supervisor and crop production manager, respectively. Salinas, Calif.-based Mann Packing Co. Show More Summary

Canada's Pure Hothouse hires three

Leamington, Ontario-based greenhouse vegetable grower-shipper Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. has hired Richard Yousseff as commodities manager, Duff McDonald as logistics manager and Mira Skaljac as human resources director. Leamington, Ontario-based greenhouse vegetable grower-shipper Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. Show More Summary

Preview of Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit

Prior to National Ag Day Activities in Washington, DC next week, Agri-Pulse will be holding a Farm Bill Summit, part of their on-going Farm Bill Series. For the first time, Cindy will be attending along with Jamie Johansen. But to get a preview of what this event will consist of I spoke with Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse. The event is free... Read More

Farm Foundation Forum Rescheduled

The Farm Foundation Forum that was canceled this past Tuesday, March 14, will now take place on Wednesday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT in the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club in Washington D.C. The speaker line-up remains the same: Bob Stallman, a Texas farmer and former President of the American Farm Bureau Federation; Melissa... Read More

Nutrient intake in horses: Key factors

There are several factors that affect nutrient delivery in the horse. This ranges from the way grains are processed to mineral imbalance and parasites.

Perdue Confirmation Hearing Set

Sonny Perdue will get a step closer to the office of agriculture secretary next week. The Senate agriculture committee will hold a hearing March 23 on the nomination of the former Georgia governor, who was the last cabinet member to be named by President Trump. Two other cabinet members, Robert Lighthizer for U.S. trade representative and Alexander Acosta for labor... Read More

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