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Replacement of soybean cake with insect meal

When soybean cake was replaced by insect meal, no drop in feed intake or egg production was noticed, a recent trial showed.

Initiative launched to train Saudis in poultry

More than 50 million Saudi Arabian riyal (US $13 million) is being invested in the Al Watania Institute of Technology (WIT), set up as a charity to train the country’s nationals to world-class standards in poultry production with a plan to extend this opportunity to students across the GCC’s member states.

Lock in Your Legacy

Through years of deliberate donations in support of the Center for Rural Affairs, many of you have built your legacy by associating your name with creating a bright and vibrant future for rural America.  In the last year, Congress has passed two laws to make it easier than ever for you to lock in your legacy. Show More Summary

North Dakota Measure 1 - Say NO to Corporate Farming

As corporate farming laws come under renewed and aggressive attacks, it is important to remember that for 100 years Great Plains states have battled against corporate farming. As we face the next 100 years we will need the wisdom ofShow More Summary

The Alltech Idea Man

The idea man himself took time out of his busy schedule to talk about what separates ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference from the many successful symposiums they have held in the past. Dr. Pearse Lyons and his team are always setting the bar a notch higher and seeking something different. “There is a growing hunger for information in a palatable... Read More

ONE International Welcome Dinner

There is never a disappointing moment when you attend an Alltech event and ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference is hitting the mark. A favorite for many is the International Welcome Dinner which featured world-class entertainment, premier dining and international networking opportunities. Show More Summary

Survey Results Shape Future

A heartfelt Thank You to the 602 people from Nebraska who completed the fifth biennial Small Business Needs Assessment survey, which was offered both in English and Spanish. We have begun the fascinating work of putting together the responses. Show More Summary

Bayer Discusses Bid to Acquire Monsanto

Top Bayer company representatives held an international press conference this morning to discuss the contents of its private proposal to acquire Monsanto. In a May 10 proposal, Bayer made an all-cash offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Monsanto Company for $122 US per share or an aggregate value of $62 billion. “We... Read More

CBP seized over $1 million worth of narcotics at Pharr International Bridge

Two men from Mexico were arrested at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found $1,302,000 worth of alleged cocaine and marijuana in two separate, unrelated incidents.

ONE Vision – A Planet of Plenty

This week the AgWired team is in Lexington, Kentucky for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. ONE is all about creation and innovation, allowing attendees to engage and interact with mind-expanding visionaries across a range of topics....Show More Summary

1st ZimmComm NAFB Foundation Weekend

We were thrilled to host our good friends from Agri-Pulse this past weekend at our Pensacola beach retreat condo. Sara Wyant and Al Johnson were the winning bidders for our first ZimmComm weekend getaway at the beach offering at the NAFB Foundation auction last fall. Also joining us were Agri-Pulse Marketing and Sales Association Jason Lutz and his lovely wife... Read More

Agri-Pulse Poll Shows Growers Ready to Act on Prices

Soybeans won’t be sitting in the bin much longer, says a new survey by Agri-Pulse.  The $2 per bushel rise in market prices has Iowa producers getting rid of last year’s inventory. “Thirty-seven percent of respondents said a price of $10.25 would compel them to sell their 2015 crop while another 12 percent said $10.75,” Wyant said. “Ten percent said... Read More

West Coast Produce Expo booths No.2

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — The Packer's Editor Greg Johnson compiled these news items from the show floor at the West Coast Produce Expo May 14.

Antibiotic use and resistance in people

There seems to be a constant barrage of attacks against antibiotic use in the pig industry at the moment by all sorts of lobbyists and government? Is this only a UK thing or is it the same in the rest of the EU?

Wheat blast threatens Asian agriculture

Wheat blast is a fungal disease and can cause tremendous losses in the crop. Scientists in the UK and Bangladesh have teamed up to find a solution by making genetic data available online.

Andritz to supply new feed mill to Scotland

Andritz Feed & Biofuel Technologies, part of international technology Group Andritz, has received an order from 2Agriculture Ltd., UK, to supply a new 300,000 tons-per-year poultry feed plant to Scotland.

Legion Logistics announces veteran development program

Legion Logistics announced a new program, Legion’s Veterans Externship, a three-month workforce development program aimed at preparing returning servicemen and women to enter the workforce.

DeltaTrak releases two new transit loggers

DeltaTrak has released two FlashLink Mini PDF In-transit loggers, single-use temperature recorders to monitor conditions during transport, storage and handling.

West Coast Produce Expo booths No. 1

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — The Packer's Sections Editor Dan Galbraith compiled these news items from the show floor at the West Coast Produce Expo May 14.

Climate FieldView Helps @GROWMARK Customers

Climate Corporation’s Climate FieldView products are among the most exciting innovations that GROWMARK’s Ron Milby has seen come along for agriculture in the past two decades. “I’ve been involved with precision ag for over 20 years and...Show More Summary

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