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ARA Recognizes Efforts to Support Ag Retailers

The Agricultural Retailers Association recognized two legislators who led efforts to defend the industry’s freedom to operate: Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas). Both were named ARA’s 2017 Legislator of the Year. Show More Summary

State of the Industry – Ethanol Strong

The Reverend of Renewable Fuels took the stage at the 2018 National Ethanol Conference to give his annual State of the Ethanol Industry Address. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen said with confidence the state of U.S. ethanol is strong, because of the strong character of the people who call the ethanol community home. “I am more... Read More

ASA Hires Ryan Findlay as CEO

The American Soybean Association have selected Ryan Findlay as its new Chief Executive Officer. Findlay replaces Stephen Censky, who left ASA in October of 2017 after confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. Show More Summary

John Deere Collaborates with Dealers and Developers

Precision agriculture is giving farmers more and more tools to use in their operations, but it continues to be complex. That’s one reason the company has offered the Develop with Deere Conference to allow farmers, dealers and developers...Show More Summary

Precision Ag Meets Customized Crop Insurance

PartnerRe Ltd and Farmers Edge™ have joined forces to couple real-time field data with customized insurance products to help farmers around the globe. This exclusive, four-year agreement between Farmers Edge and PartnerRe brings together...Show More Summary

ICYMI: Water for Food International Forum

The Water for Food International Forum, produced by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska and The World Bank, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development, was held January 29 – 30, 2018 at The World Bank in Washington DC. The theme was Farmer-Led Irrigated... Read More

Tune in for State of Ethanol Industry Address

The annual “State of the Ethanol Industry” address by Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen is coming up this morning at 8:15 am central time live from the 23rd National Ethanol Conference in San Antonio, Texas. We have been doing a live video stream of this address since 2007, but it is much easier these days with... Read More

Livestock ESBLs and human ESBLs are not the same

Meat consumption does not necessarily lead to ingestion of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Instead, humans tend to transfer these resistant bugs themselves, according to new research from the Netherlands.

Value of rural communities weighed at conference

What do you love about rural communities? We asked attendees of the Practical Farmers of Iowa’s annual conference last month, when they stopped by our Center for Rural Affairs booth. “Neighbors invest their time, talents, and equipment...Show More Summary

2017 Deer Hunt – John Deere Gator – Episode 3

Hello and welcome to episode number three of a series of videos and posts I’ve been doing from the Crystal Pig Hunt Club (CPHC) 2017 Georgia deer hunting season. The season is over but I’ve got plenty of venison in the freezer. No monster rack this year. Our last hunt was just before the season ended in January. My brother... Read More

Ag Policy Update: Farm Bill, Budget Deals & Trade

The Missouri Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference took place over the weekend. I was able to attend with my husband and had great intentions to not ‘work.’ But when I heard topics being discussed that are timely and others might learn from, I couldn’t help but pull out my recorder and gather some content. Missouri Farm Bureau’s Director... Read More

AFIA urges FDA to reduce regulatory burden

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is calling upon the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider reducing the regulatory burden for feed manufactures.

US state propose tracking air pollution from chickens

Fears about potential health hazards caused by the rise of industrial poultry plants in a north eastern corner of the United States have prompted authorities to see if they are causing air pollution.

Freedom farrowing strategies put to the test

Australian researchers have put ‘swing pens’ to the test – farrowing crates that can be opened on one side, giving the sow and piglets more freedom. Their outcome: confinement appears essential until day 7 post-farrowing.

Danish processed pork allowed on Chinese market

Tulip Food, a subsidiary of pig processor Danish Crown, has received permission to export salami, frankfurter sausages and canned pork to China.

Australian regulator defines free range egg standard

New guidance for free-range egg producers has been provided by the Australian government ahead of the launch of new National information Standards rules that come into force in April.

The Crystalyx BioBarrel Focuses on Environment

The Crystalyx BioBarrel was on display in the Alltech booth during hte 2018 Cattle Industry Convetion & NCBA Tade Show. This unique barrel allows for optimal mineral intact and is environmentally friendly. “Crystalyx products are unique because they are a low moisture block. Show More Summary

Processed soya to improve performance of broiler chickens

Processed soya bean meal in broilers led to significantly increased feed conversion rates and body weight gain, according to newly published research.

ICYMI: National Biodiesel Conference

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo was held at the Fort Worth Convention Center January 22-24. The event included a vehicle showcase and ride-and-drive opportunity alongside demonstrations and presentations on the latest in the industry. Show More Summary

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