Canadian grains contain high levels of mycotoxins. This is according to new data from animal nutrition company Alltech.
One of the new exhibitors at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Phoenix this week was the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), a groups that AFBF was instrumental in creating five years ago. Show More Summary
Russia: In late December the poultry industry in Russia was rocked by several huge outbreaks of avian influenza (AI), which forced manufacturers to cull 160,000 heads of turkey and 350,000 heads of broiler. The country is bracing itself now for an oversupply crisis and a new AI epidemic.
The H5N8 strain of avian influenza found in wild birds across the UK and on a Lincolnshire turkey farm has been discovered in backyard chickens and ducks in Carmarthenshire.
Early parity number born alive classification effectively predicts later parity performance, US scientists report after a comprehensive study containing details from years.
While the U.S. Department of Agriculture won’t issue a seal or label for the program, marketers will be able to claim their products are “certified transitional organic” under a new USDA program designed to help growers make the transition from conventional to organically grown. While the U.S. Show More Summary
The Reusable Packaging Association has new leadership for 2017. The Reusable Packaging Association has new leadership for 2017.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is making available $27 million in grants to support local and regional food producers and businesses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is making available $27 million in grants to support local and regional food producers and businesses.
NEW ORLEANS — The United Fresh Start Foundation is known for spurring the industry to donate salad bars to schools to promote fresh produce. Now the foundation seeks to expand that access to fresh fruits and vegetables beyond schools,...Show More Summary
GROWMARK is announcing a new scholarship program, according to Youth and Cooperative Education Specialist Karen Jones. “The GROWMARK Foundation was looking for ways to support education in agriculture for students. We decided a scholarship...Show More Summary
Wyatt Fraas, our Farm and Community Assistant Director, has spent 20 years advising landowners and beginning farmers on farm asset and business transfer. Recently, we posted a blog for retiring farmers. Here is another interview with Traci Tiernan of FarmandRanchJobs.com for beginning farmers. Show More Summary
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall held a town hall meeting with National Association of State Departments of Agriculture President and Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain this week at the 2017 Annual Convention...Show More Summary
Cuba has become a near and dear topic for me since visiting the country a few months ago with fellow ag media. The people of Cuba are eager to normalize relations with their big neighbor to the North opening trade and opportunities for U.S. agriculture. During the 2017 American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show experts gathered... Read More
There was a lot of interest in the development of the next farm bill at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting this week in Phoenix. A session on the topic featuring a couple of top agriculture committee staffers was standing room only. AFBF Senior Director of Congressional Relations Mary Kay Thatcher, who moderated the session, says Congress has a... Read More
The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas is planning to repeat a well-received food safety exercise at this year’s Spring Policy Summit. The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas is planning to repeat a well-received food safety exercise at this year’s Spring Policy Summit.
Recent rain in California has made harvesting and planting more difficult than usual and may eventually lead to some shortages. Recent rain in California has made harvesting and planting more difficult than usual and may eventually lead to some shortages.
The 98th American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting came to a close yesterday after the voting delegate session where members set policy for the coming year. Delegates approved policy resolutions on a number of issues including crop...Show More Summary
As from this week, no single health problem in a pig farm has to stay a mystery. Pig Progress has launched its Health Tool, a detailed and interactive compendium summarising 126 pig diseases and disorders.
Bob Ehart, senior policy and science advisor with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), spoke to farmers and ranchers during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show on the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Show More Summary
One of agriculture’s biggest frustrations is sustainability; not because we aren’t doing it, but because others are defining it for us, says Katie Heger, a farmer serving on American Farm Bureau Federation‘s Dirt on Sustainability panel. Show More Summary