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Oral and vaccine immunisation for PEDv compared

US researchers compared the efficacy of two different ways of immunisation against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv). The oral route appeared the more efficacious method, especially when looking at the production of milk antiviral antibody levels.

Building Small Business IS a Global Affair

You know you are passionate about work when someone invites you to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Medellin, Colombia, while on vacation, and you still think about attending.   That is exactly what happened while I was visiting relatives on my trip to South America in March. Show More Summary

FPFC apprentice program participants announced

The Fresh Produce & Floral Council Apprentice Program provides supply chain exposure to apprenctices as well as educational sessions and group projects.

Ahold USA among leaders in green power

Retailer Ahold USA is No. 18 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s national top 100 list of largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership.

3 Top Tips for Recycling Farm Waste

Earth Day may have come and gone but it’s always a good time to be kind to Mother Earth and recycling is one such way. Recycle Farm waste can often contain some of the most recyclable materials around. Organic materials, animal manure and dirty straw and hay can all be used to make materials such as compost, which can be... Read More

New Group is Growing Global Solutions

We’ve been in the agricultural communications business for a very, very long time and we are very blessed that so many of the people we started in the business with are still involved, so it’s always nice to touch base with good friends we have known from the beginning who are starting new ventures. We were happy to hear from... Read More Releases New Updates

The Job Seeker mobile app has gotten an upgrade on both its Apple and Android platforms.  New updates mean significant changes to enhance the search process. The app, which as been available since 2013, now includes better search criteria, equating to more accurate results. Show More Summary

Miratorg aiming for double meat output by 2020

Russian pork giant Miratorg aims to double its meat production from a forecasted 500,000 tonnes in 2016 to 1 million tonnes in 2020. The investments should boost turnover to US$ 4-5 billion, being currently US$1.8 billion.

FEFAC 2030 vision adopted by feed sector

At the 194th FEFAC Council meeting on 22 April, following the XXVII FEFAC Congress in Antalya, the delegates adopted the FEFAC 2030 vision on the Animal Feed Industry.

Premature Deaths on the Rise in Rural Areas

Where you live should not determine how long you live. New research shows it does. Americans have enjoyed increasingly longer lives over time. Advances in medicine, a decline in fatal car accidents, and falling violent crime rates mean we are living longer. But new research is showing a reversal of this trend for some. Show More Summary

T-HIP Bracketed, Coverage Gap Remains

The Transitional Health Insurance Program, LB 1032, failed to pass this year. But that doesn’t change the fact that nearly 100,000 Nebraskans still do not have a solution. Almost 100,000 of our friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family...Show More Summary

We need to stay in the CAP but we must continue to work for reform

I was one of the speakers at an event on the impact of Brexit on food at the House of Commons last night. It was organized by the Food Foundation, Food Research Collaboration and the Food Ethics Council. The other speakers were Tim Lang...Show More Summary

#Plant16 Progress Surges

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that corn planting continues to be ahead of the five-year average.  Last week results showed 30 percent of the total corn acres have been planted, numbers that exceed the average by 14 percentage points and ten percentage points ahead of where growers were just the week before. Show More Summary

Youth Programs Help @GROWMARK Grow

When it comes to sustainability in agriculture, the most precious natural resource for the industry to preserve is our young people, and the GROWMARK System and FS member cooperatives are all about that. GROWMARK has a long history of making a significant investment in youth, from helping to fund Ag in the Classroom, to supporting FFA and 4-H, to a... Read More

Debut of Thirsty Land Film

Thirsty Land debuted this weekend at the Water for Food Global Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. The film was brought about in a collaboration between the Water for Food Institute and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska. Now the makers of this film are in the process of submitting their work to film festivals across... Read More

AgChat Acquires Ask the Farmers Initiative

The AgChat Foundation has reached an agreement with the creators of Ask The Farmers to acquire its websites, trademarks and platforms. “This is an exciting time for both ACF and Ask The Farmers,” said AgChat Foundation Vice-President Marie Bowers-Stagg. Show More Summary

Allen Lund Co. receives award

The Christus Magistar Medal from the University of Portland has been awarded to CEO and president of the Allen Lund Co., Allen Lund, and his wife, Kathleen.

Christopher Ranch celebrating 60th anniversary

Christopher Ranch, founded in 1956, is celebrating 60 years in the garlic business.

Ocean Mist names vice president of operations

Chris Drew will be the new vice president of operations for Ocean Mist Farms.

Crowd Gathers for Thirsty Land Debut at #Water4Food

As a hush came over the theater last night and the lights went down for the opening scene of the documentary Thirsty Land, the sound of rain pounding on the roof served as background noise. A bit ironic. Especially in light of meeting a community in California that has run out of water. Thirsty Land, directed and produced by Conrad... Read More

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