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Bayer Spotlights Sustainability at #IFAJ2016

While the rest of the world is talking about Bayer’s bid to buy Monsanto, many representatives of the company are busy in Germany helping international journalists learn more about them and their sustainability efforts. Dr. Helmut Schramm,...Show More Summary & Ag Future of America to Partner

A new partnership has been formed between and Agriculture Future of America (AFA) to continue encouraging college students to pursue careers in agriculture. Through this partnership, AFA industry partners can post their...Show More Summary

Bayer Increases Monsanto Offer

Bayer has increased its all-cash offer to acquire Monsanto to USD 125 per share after additional information received in private discussions. Over the past several weeks Bayer has engaged in private talks with Monsanto. Following receipt...Show More Summary

Irish unite to ship 260 gilts to Rwanda

The Irish pig industry has started a fundraising initiative to be able to send 260 gilts to farming families in Rwanda, Africa.

FAO calls for increased H5N1 vigilance in Africa

Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country to detect the disease.

Gut health: Innovative solutions needed

There is still a lot to discover regarding the digestive system, especially in farmed animals. Coping with digestive health problems therefore remains a challenge, and needs innovative solutions. This was stated at the recently held 3rd international seminar, organised by Huvepharma in Porto, Portugal.

Phytase efficacy in turkeys vs broilers

The efficacy of 2 phytase sources are similar in young turkeys and young broilers. This was shown by research by Schothorst Feed Research (SFR) in the Netherlands.

Coming Home to Rural America

Home. What do you think of when you hear the word? Is it the old, creaky house you grew up in? The wheat fields of North Dakota or cornfields of Iowa? The laughter of your family while gathering for the holidays? For me, it’s the small...Show More Summary

Western Growers receives $30K to support ag tech development

The Wells Fargo Foundation awarded a $30,000 grant to Western Growers, Irvine, Calif., to give scholarships to start-up companies working on technology that aims to benefit agriculture.

Dole receives innovation award from Nielsen

Dole Food Company, Westlake Village, Calif., received a 2016 U.S. Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Award for its line of Dole Chopped Salad Kits, which launched in 2013.

Potatoes USA launches new website

Potatoes USA, Denver, has a new website,, designed to make accessible resources and market information to the U.S. potato industry.

Fresno Food Expo sets table for new product judging

RPE Inc., Setton Farms of Terra Bella Inc. and Califresh of California LLC rank among the produce and value-added suppliers who will compete for new product awards at the Fresno Food Expo in Fresno, Calif.

Tops Friendly Markets acquires six supermarkets in Northeast

Tops Friendly Markets acquired four Stop & Shop and two Hannaford supermarkets, bringing its corporate store total to 171, according to a news release.

Organic Agriculture Research Symposium content available

Those interested in the content of this year’s Organic Agriculture Research Symposium can access summaries and videos of the presentations and workshops online.

President Expected to Sign #GMO Disclosure Bill

The U.S. House today approved the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard by a vote of 309 to 117. The legislation, which preempts individual state laws to require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients, was passed by the Senate last week and is expected to be signed by President Obama. Show More Summary

Zimfo Bytes

RFD-TV has launched LandLeader, a new real estate show that travels the country to showcase exclusive rural properties, stories from landowners, and the lives they live. CNH Industrial has he launched a totally redesigned version of their corporate website, as well as Newsroom, a brand new, one-stop media portal for the press. Show More Summary

BrightFarms Chicagoland Greenhouse makes first shipment to Roundy’s

BrightFarms, New York, recently made its first shipment from its Chicago greenhouse in Rochelle, Ill., to Mariano’s Chicagoland stores and Roundy’s Pick ‘n Save and Metro Market stores in Wisconsin.

PMA Australia-New Zealand affiliate appoints new CEO

Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand announced Darren Keating would be replacing retiring CEO Michael Worthington, according to a news release. Worthington announced his retirement earlier this year. Keating will take over in mid-August, but will work with Worthington for the next several months through the transition.

Andrea Leadsom is new Defra secretary

Andrea Leadsom, formerly a junior minister at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, is the new Defra secretary of state. A Warwick University politics graduate, she stood down from the leadership race against Theresa May after her performance in the referendum debates had raised her profile. Show More Summary

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