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Yamaha Outdoors Partners with ACT Again

To learn more about the partnership between Yamaha Outdoors and the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, I spoke with Van Holmes, a Yamaha Outdoors representative at Ag Media Summit. For several years, Yamaha Outdoors has sponsored a scholarship to help cover costs for college students to attend Ag Media Summit. Show More Summary

Gallup Poll Shows Sharp Drop in the Uninsured Rate

By Jon Bailey on August 21, 2014 - 2:56pm Gallup, the polling and survey organization, recently reported on the nation’s uninsured rate since enrollment in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces began. The overall uninsured rate in the second quarter of 2014 (after the initial open enrollment period of the ACA) fell to an historical low. Show More Summary

Choptank Transport to expand hiring

Third-party logistics specialist Choptank Transport is gearing up for a hiring blitz.

Children’s character highlights Produce for Kids campaign

Produce for Kids is planning to partner with the Very Hungry Caterpillar children’s character for the organization’s fall fundraising campaign.

Retail sales vet joins Mann Packing

Terence Billingsley has joined the retail sales staff at Salinas, Calif.-based Mann Packing Co.

Zimfo Bytes

Zoetis welcomes Cheryl Marti as senior marketing manager for U.S. Dairy Genetics and Reproductives. DuPont Crop Protection announced an agreement with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) for DuPont to sell its global Kocide® and ManKocide® copper fungicide business assets to Mitsui. Show More Summary

Mango board expanding on ripening, handling program

The National Mango Board is expanding its efforts to educate retailers, importers and handlers on mango best practices through its Ripe and Ready to Eat Program.

4Earth Farms earns highest food safety certification

Los Angeles-based 4Earth Farms has earned the highest certification recognized by the Safe Quality Food Institute, Arlington, Va.

Mango board expanding on ripening, handling program

The National Mango Board is expanding its efforts to educate retailers, importers and handlers on mango best practices through its Ripe and Ready to Eat Program.

New Brand Launches Coming Soon for Koch Agronomics

At the 2014 Ag Media Summit, Koch Agronomic Services was there to share with the media their new brand launches that will be formally announced at next week’s Farm Progress Show. Chuck spoke with Koch’s Wayne Jellinek during the event. “Through our R&D and agronomy team we spend a fair amount of time listening to our customers in terms of... Read More

Tight supplies pressure sweet potato markets

Southern sweet potato shippers are set to enjoy a strong market to start the season this fall, with tight supplies creating high demand.

Total Quality Logistics makes Inc. 5000 list

Total Quality Logistics has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies.

FMC Talks Pre-Emergent Herbicides at AMS

At the recent Ag Media Summit Chuck spoke with FMC’s, Len Dobbins, about the importance of pre-emergent herbicide technology when looking ahead to next year’s growing season. “FMC has really developed a number of herbicides to be used pre-emergently for soybeans and corn. Show More Summary

Carolina group offers videos to supplement GAP manual

A new series of videos from the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association seeks to help growers navigate the food safety certification process, which association officials say can be a roadblock to sealing deals with retailers and foodservice operators.

Stemilt adopts Rushing Rivers pear label

Rushing Rivers is the new label for all Stemilt Growers LLC conventional pears, as the company brings attention to the fruit from one of the world’s premier growing regions.

John Deere Introduces New Commercial Series of Tractors

Besides having the media in for John Deere’s product launch, dealers and others came for information and training on all their new equipment rolling out. Chuck’s first interview for the event was with Dave Guetterman who specializes in John Deere’s 9R and 9RT. Show More Summary

State Fairs – A Family Affair

I literally grew up at the Missouri State Fair. I was just a little one when I first attended the fair with my dad and I haven’t missed a year since. My dad worked for the Missouri FFA and ran the FFA Building during the two-week event. I remember hanging out with the State FFA Officers while running through displays... Read More

Pinterest contest promotes healthy school lunchboxes

With school starting, a Pinterest contest is trying to encourage parents to pack healthier foods in their children’s lunchboxes.

Pinterest contest promotes healthy school lunchboxes

With school starting, a Pinterest contest is trying to encourage parents to pack healthier foods in their children’s lunchboxes.

Watermelon takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Watermelon has taken the plunge, getting drenched in the national ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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